Oh no! For the first time since I joined ROW I missed a check-in! On Sunday I kept thinking “Oh I’ll do my check-in later” and the net result was that it didn’t get done at all. Been really struggling with Emily Swann. Have done the occasional page but not nearly enough. I’ve just been feeling really apathetic. Everything seems too much effort. Thankfully, felt better today so I finished typing up chapter three. I just have to revise it on the computer now.
Also my printer cartridges finally arrived so I was able to print out chapters one and two and spot all the typos I’d made! But at least I think I’m making progress again. Its funny that in the last round of ROW I gave myself more goals and in this round I have less but I’m achieving a lot less as well. I stopped blogging every day but I think I might start doing that again. I used to do my blog for about half an hour and then spend about an hour on my novel. I guess I used the blog as a kind of warm-up which seemed to work.
I’ve stopped writing my diary every day as well so I think I need to start doing that again. I’ve also reduced my amount of reading to one poem a day; not sure about changing that. Before I was reading two poems a day but I found I was just skimming and not really taking them in so I might just stick with the one for now.
So the changed goals are every day I will: work on Emily Swann, read at least one poem, write a blog post, read at least one chapter of a book (any book) and write my diary.
On a very positive note, my cat Widget had an appointment at the animal hospital today and her temperature has gone down and her blood sugar has gone down as well so she’s well on the way to recovery!