#RiNoWriMo – Week 3 #canidothis? #SundayBlogShare

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).

Back home and hoping to get back to 2,000/2,500 words a day, if I can manage it! Still got to keep the kids occupied though, I don’t have the luxury of sending them to the grandparents for days at a time this week, and we have a wedding to attend, so a couple of days may have to be written off!

Day 14

I was relieved when Hubby Dearest decided against working from home today. Him getting up and going signals time for me to write!

I still had shopping to do, the cupboards were bare when we arrived back home yesterday, and there was cleaning and laundry to do too!

But first things first, writing time! Split it into two sittings, but I managed!

Word Count: 2511

Day 15

He did it again. Threw me first thing by announcing he was working from home! But I left him to it and settled myself on a table in the living room.

I had a throbbing foot, where I managed to lose a toenail the day before (thanks, Lil Princess for stepping on my foot – hard!)

The plan is to write and maybe visit the nail place, today or tomorrow, to get a refresh done before the wedding on Saturday.

It was hard today, the words weren’t flowing in the same way as they had previously. Possibly because I was writing about a place and situation that I hadn’t experienced myself.

I find it so much easier to draw on past experiences when writing. It’s not an autobiography by any stretch of the imagination, but I feel that the realism shows clearly when I  can relate to what I am writing about!

Still, I had my determined hat on and I managed!

Word Count: 2597

Day 16

Great start to today! Hubby at work, kids still asleep, and it’s early.

I’m hoping to be productive again today!

And boy was I!

Word Count: 2802!

Day 17

I wasn’t sure I’d be up to writing today, to be honest. Been caught with a dodgy tummy the night before, I was shattered, and didn’t think I had it in me.

But I waved Hubby Dearest off to work, settled the kids down for the morning, with activities they wanted, and had a go. Smashed it!

Word Count: 2568

Day 18

I woke up feeling dog tired, literally!

But determined to get something done, I set myself up. The kids interrupted, as usual, and then I had housework to get done too.

And even though it took a little longer than previous days, I managed,

Word Count: 2637

Day 19

We’re going to a wedding reception today, and staying out. Will I get anything done? I have shopping to do before we go, as well as packing, since we are staying out for the night….

Ok, so I cheated a little. Well, actually, it’s not cheating, but rather forward planning. I knew I wouldn’t get time today, so the day before, I kept on finding time to go and write. And I added this much to it, to count towards today’s word count!

Word Count: 2556

Day 20

Today I felt like curling up into a little ball and hibernating, but I couldn’t! I was so tired from the wedding, late night, and then even though we stayed close by, we still needed to get up and drive home.

I totted up my numbers and decided I deserved a writing free day (apart from my post, obviously 😉 ) Took advice from my friend Spidey, who was extremely wise yesterday. If you didn’t get a chance, read his wisdom here!

Word Count: 0

Taking everything into account this means I wrote 15,671 words this week, and the #RiNoWriMo word count stands at

36,967 words in three weeks!

And not only that, I have managed to push my WIP to over 50,000 words! Eeek! How did that happen!?!

One and a half weeks to go!

Enjoy your creativity Peeps, and I’ll be back with another update next week!

56 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jona Kantis
    Oct 01, 2017 @ 01:52:14

    Thank you. I will come returning.



  2. drallisonbrown
    Aug 27, 2017 @ 22:30:37

    Wow, I can’t imagine trying to write with kids at home! I really have to have a long stretch of time where I can concentrate without being interrupted. By the way, did you lose the whole toenail? My big toe got bruised recently….it didn’t fall off, but it looks like hell and it’s taking forever to heal!

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    • Ritu
      Aug 27, 2017 @ 22:32:41

      I have managed to get things sorted where they know not to disturb me too much in the mornings, and I Can concentrate!
      And the toenail… I had to cut over halfway down as it was flapping! Ouch!

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  3. Gary
    Aug 27, 2017 @ 14:31:08

    Inspiring Ritu, I should read this regularly and get myself ready to tackle mine again 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


  4. angelanoelauthor
    Aug 27, 2017 @ 13:31:27

    You are really making this happen! Great job prioritizing your writing, even when it’s particularly hard (or painful–your poor foot!)!

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  5. hotmessmemoir
    Aug 27, 2017 @ 13:26:43

    I need your dedication! Congrats on everything you have accomplished!

    Liked by 1 person


  6. You Can Always Start Now
    Aug 27, 2017 @ 12:35:19

    Impressive. I think you are rocking this I really do.

    Liked by 1 person


  7. blondieaka
    Aug 27, 2017 @ 09:37:35

    Wow that is very impressive..you put me to shame …I need to start writing again..my novel is taking a back seat and it shouldn’t..Starting from tomorrow I am going to allocate time and stick to it…You have enthused me Ritu..Thank you 🙂

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  8. Bee Halton
    Aug 22, 2017 @ 17:39:37

    Congratulations! Well done!

    Liked by 1 person


  9. D. Wallace Peach
    Aug 22, 2017 @ 16:25:10

    That’s excellent productivity, Ritu. I’d be very happy with that about now. 😀

    Liked by 1 person


  10. dornahainds
    Aug 22, 2017 @ 16:12:39

    Congratulations on your nearly completed success. 🥀🥀🥀🥀🥀

    Liked by 1 person


  11. Jennie
    Aug 22, 2017 @ 12:24:23

    You go girl!

    Liked by 1 person


  12. watchingthedaisies
    Aug 21, 2017 @ 18:22:38

    Very impressive Ritu. Well done. 🌼

    Liked by 1 person


  13. Judy E Martin
    Aug 21, 2017 @ 17:01:42

    Well done Sis, you accomplished so much last week. You make me feel lazy!!!

    Liked by 1 person


  14. Prajakta
    Aug 21, 2017 @ 13:27:54

    Keep it up Ritu! These leaps and bounds sound fabulous and exciting 🙂 Looking forward to the product.

    Liked by 1 person


  15. organiclovebykatia
    Aug 21, 2017 @ 12:06:08

    Well done, keep going 💪
    By the way sorry if I missed it, but what are you writing about? Is it a book?

    Liked by 1 person


  16. shaunkellett
    Aug 21, 2017 @ 09:38:42

    Inspiring as always, Ritu! You can do this 😀

    Liked by 1 person


  17. MarinaSofia
    Aug 21, 2017 @ 09:13:13

    You are amazing, and I love your forward planning for those days when you know you are going to be out!

    Liked by 1 person


  18. OIKOS™-Redaktion
    Aug 21, 2017 @ 09:12:38


  19. Tony Burgess
    Aug 21, 2017 @ 08:26:31

    Write on my friend. May the words flow with gusto.

    Liked by 1 person


  20. April Munday
    Aug 21, 2017 @ 07:29:20

    Still going well, then 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


  21. Miriam Hurdle
    Aug 21, 2017 @ 07:20:15

    Great discipline! Impressive accomplishment! You still keep up with your busy life, wow!

    Liked by 1 person


  22. Mr. Militant Negro
    Aug 21, 2017 @ 06:31:47

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.

    Liked by 1 person


  23. davidprosser
    Aug 21, 2017 @ 06:09:36

    You’ve done amazingly well Ritu for someone as busy as you obviously are. Well done.
    xxx Hugs Galore xxx

    Liked by 1 person


  24. robbiesinspiration
    Aug 21, 2017 @ 05:44:15

    You had a great writing week, Ritu. Well done.

    Liked by 1 person


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