Must Do’s 4th to 10th February

A quick reminder to those of you who enjoyed part 1 of Janet Govers Media Workshop. Part 2 went live yesterday πŸ™‚

So how have I done this week? Not very well (be prepared for a really whiney IWSG post on Wednesday). I’ve discovered what my problem actually is, now I just need to work on overcoming it lol. So yesterday I printed off the whole of the WIP, and now, I just need to read it lol. It kinda feels like editing, but it’s not, I’m not actually gunna touch it. Just work out where I need to add things.

So last week the list looked like this:
1. Go through Mels Critique of TLWC. Done! Thank you honey πŸ™‚
2. Keep up with 1000 words a day. Kept up, as such, but not on the WIP 😦
3. Catch up with e mails and blogs etc. Done! But I feel like I’m fighting a losing battle lol. It’s a bit like when you have kids and tidy up….5 minutes later it’s messy again lol
4. Prep for the weekend (Writing Retreat). Done! Although, I didn’t get as much writing done as I’d hoped.
5. Sort out Blog Awards and prep post. Half way there, still working on them lol.

This weeks looking like this:


Looking forward to Sunday and a trip to the seaside πŸ˜‰

What are your writing plans for the week?

34 thoughts on “Must Do’s 4th to 10th February

  1. Dear Vikki,
    Good luck ticking the items off your list.
    yours truly,
    – One of your messy kids (tee hee!)

    For me, three more unruly chapters to thrash around in HitList. I swear to get it done!


  2. You are so organized! Have a great week. Me? Am flaking out on the sofa this morning allowing myself to breathe before the rest of the week goes completely mad on me. See you on tour! XX


    • I end up letting it slide a couple of times a week CB, and like you say, I pay for it 😦

      I’m still struggling with the whole idea of not being able to do EVERYTHING…hence why I hardly ever comment on others blogs anymore, that makes me sad 😦



  3. Once again you amaze me!
    I got really caught up in blogging last week, so I accomplished last week’s goal of blogging every day. I finished my contest entry and I read a book last week. (I’m still behind by at least a book).
    My goal for this week is to prioritize. I’m not sure my daily blog posts are the most important thing I should be doing as a writer. I’ve got a 50,000+ word manuscript I should be revising. So far I’ve managed to work on it every week, but I have a long way to go. I noticed how inspired I was after re-reading The Bell Jar, so I’m going to focus more on reading this week, maybe catch up my goal of reading one book a week. I’m going to write posts in response to what I’ve read to keep the momentum going. I don’t have a particular word count as a goal for revision, but I will work on one section that really needs help.
    Thanks again for sharing. I am so inspired by you!


  4. Okay Vikki, with no formal system per se … I have set my goals to finish the last edit on my first mystery. Did 150 pages of the 375 pages and will be finished and ready to send to my BETA readers by the w/e. Then I can settle into the finish of a WF project I’ve been itching to complete.

    The computer has more or less settled in (though I don’t like Windows 7) and I have replaced the car with a newer/used one … got my house half in order and will finish that in two weeks and hopefully the wicked gremlins will go bother someone else for a while πŸ™‚


    • *nods as she reads*
      Excellent, Beta reader stage Florence! EXCITING!!!! πŸ™‚

      Ha ha ha, awwwww, honey, you have been through the wars recently 😦 Fingers crossed that that’s it for a while…a looooooong while πŸ˜‰



    • 600 a day is brilliant EM πŸ™‚

      I know a lot of people who signed up for the 100k challenge who are not quite managing the 1000 a day, but so what I say….even 100 words a day is an achievement in my book πŸ˜‰

      Thanks honey, keep going and good luck to you too!



  5. My writing plans are still low key this week. I am working on writing more and making some progress. I’m still trying to keep up on reading emails and blogs, but it does seem to be a losing battle at times. I’m wondering if I don’t need to go through and reevaluate things, perhaps there are some blogs I don’t need to be following and maybe some automatic emails I can stop getting.


    • I have to day Sabrina, I’m thinking the same 😦

      The guy I saw at Faber the other day Ewan Morrison said he got to the stage where he was suffering from Social Media burn out so he just stopped….FaceBook, Twitter, Blogging….3 months ago….and it’s the best thing he ever did! Lol. I’m not sure I could do that, but, like you say, I could definitely unsubscribe from a few e mail lists….I get over 100 a day! Lol

      Good luck honey xx


  6. Hi Vikki, well done for getting through so much! My week is like this: finish indexing The English Legal System (!) and move on to indexing BTEC Sport. So, lots of indexing mainly! Around this I’ll be organising the lauch of The Family Trap and blogging and trying to fit in the odd tweet/facebook post. I’m also totally behind on reading blogs and answering emails. I don’t know what to do about this. Maybe a topic for a blog post? πŸ™‚ x


    • Good luck Jo and thanks πŸ™‚

      It’s hard isn’t it 😦 I feel so guilty! I spend most of my time now reading blog posts by e mail and just dashing on to the site to click the like button. Not good *shakes head* But I don’t know what the answer is. I want those wonderful bloggers to know I’m still there, reading their posts, and offering support, but I just don’t physically have time to reply to every single post 😦



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