#RiNoWriMo – Week 2 #canidothis? #MondayBlogs

Instead of boring you each day, and I really have had to stop myself, I thought I would do a weekly post to let you know whether I have managed to accomplish what I wanted during this creative month of August that I have named, #RiNoWriMo! (Ritu’s Novel Writing Month).

As I said in my last #RiNoWriMo post, found here, going to my parents means I expect much-reduced productivity this week, even though they are all rooting for me to continue writing… let’s see. I’m not expecting 2,500+ words this week, but even if I get 1,000 a day, I’ll be happy!

Day 7

Up early, but got a jam packed day today, what with packing for my week-long trip to my parents, and getting the house in some semblance of order before we leave. Also need to deposit Lil Man at a cricket match, slap bang in the middle of the day too! The ironing beckons, as does the hoover, and my Surface is waving too, saying, “Wanna write?”

Of course, I want to, but will I get a chance?

Squeezed a little time in the morning and managed to write a few words.

Word count today: 1151

Day 8

Wasn’t sure if I’d get a chance to write at all today, with the travelling, and then subsequent socialising with my parents, catching up on things, but I did manage!

I woke up, and after Hubby Dearest left for work, before the kids rose, I quickly powered up my Surface. An hour later, I had written another chapter!

Word count today: 1059

Day 9

First day in Birmingham with my parents. I had fallen asleep early the previous night, it was exhausting, all that driving!

But an early night meant a good night’s sleep, and I was up early, so got typing… We were going swimming later, and keeping the kids busy so I knew it was my only option!

Word count today: 1166

Day 10

Another day of plans, including taking Lil MAn to Edgbaston, to see some cricket shops, and the Warwickshire stadium. And a little shopping to keep Lil Princess happy! She alsy asked me to read some of the story to her, so censoring it slightly, I read some of the later chapters. She told me this: “At school they say if the words you hear or read create a picture in your mind, then that is a good thing. I have a whole picture in my mind now! I can imagine it all!” Felt pretty chuffed at my 9-year old Beta’ reader’s opinion!



My writing station this week!


Squeezed some writing in too though!

Word count today: 1105

Day 11

We’re off to the cinema later tonight, and, though I am a little too much into the ‘holiday’ mode of being at home, I needed to get myself focussed, for a short while at least! Amidst kids waking and wanting attentions, helping Pops with some technical issues, and talking to family on the phone, I got some words down!

Word count today: 1230

Day 12

Am I ever going to manage to write today? Woke early, with all good intentions, and ended up reading most of the manuscript to both kids, as Lil Man wanted to hear the story too. We got half way, then stopped for a late breakfast. I had every intention of writing after, then he decided he wanted to hear more. Read with him until lunch time!

That’s the whole morning gone, but at least I had some good feedback from them both!

And I did manage to sneak a little writing time too.

Word count today: 1140

Day 13

Travelling back home, so not sure what time I’ll have to write today!

No, scrap that, I made time, first thing, as I had woken up early.

Word count today: 1138


So, the total number of words written in my first 2 weeks of #RiNoWriMo?


I am amazed. my WIP is now nearly 35,000 words long!

Another two and a half weeks to go. Here’s hoping that word count just keeps on rising!

Have a creative week Peeps! I’ll be back with another update next Monday!

39 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. willowdot21
    Aug 15, 2017 @ 13:08:54

    Impressive Sis keep it up 💜💗

    Liked by 1 person


  2. noellekelly
    Aug 14, 2017 @ 19:58:36

    You’re in the zone, keep going! Every word counts!

    Liked by 1 person


  3. Judy E Martin
    Aug 14, 2017 @ 19:00:12

    Well done Sis, keep on going, you are doing brilliantly! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


  4. dornahainds
    Aug 14, 2017 @ 15:45:31

    Such Great Accomplishments! 🥀🥀🥀

    Liked by 1 person


  5. vinnieh
    Aug 14, 2017 @ 15:37:25

    Well done on your progress. Just keep going.

    Liked by 1 person


  6. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Aug 14, 2017 @ 14:41:35

    Write on! Woman!

    Liked by 1 person


  7. Lucy Mitchell
    Aug 14, 2017 @ 12:09:07

    Keep up the good work Ritu!

    Liked by 1 person


  8. MarinaSofia
    Aug 14, 2017 @ 10:25:23

    You are doing so well, in the midst of what looks like a very busy week! Well done!

    Liked by 1 person


  9. Gloria
    Aug 14, 2017 @ 10:21:37

    Well done Ritu. You’re doing brilliant!! Keep going.

    Liked by 1 person


  10. Daisy in the Willows
    Aug 14, 2017 @ 09:23:48

    keep going, You are doing great!

    Liked by 1 person


  11. Miriam Hurdle
    Aug 14, 2017 @ 08:26:53

    You’re an inspiration to me. I have 3 writing projects. I better start doing the word count also. Good job!

    Liked by 1 person


  12. April Munday
    Aug 14, 2017 @ 07:46:24

    Excellent. Once you start, you won’t be able to stop.

    Liked by 1 person


  13. Don Royster
    Aug 14, 2017 @ 06:54:51

    Keep going and pretty soon you will have a novel.

    Liked by 1 person


  14. robinleeann
    Aug 14, 2017 @ 06:16:43

    You got this! You did great this week and can keep going. I believe in you. – What is your story about?

    Liked by 1 person


  15. robbiesinspiration
    Aug 14, 2017 @ 05:37:00

    A good week, all in all, Ritu. I also try to write about 3000 words per weekend but sometimes it goes pear shaped and now that I am writing my Mom’s memoirs that has to take precedence [I wonder why? – tee hee]

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  16. Mr. Militant Negro
    Aug 14, 2017 @ 05:05:30

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.

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