#RiNoWriMo – Week 4 #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).

What barriers do I have to overcome this week? Tiredness. Sleep overs. Playdates. Hmm… this’ll be fun! Oh, and I need to label uniform!

Day 21

I was seriously shattered this morning. Didn’t think I would be able to get up, let alone do any writing. I was so tired I couldn’t even remember what I had written last. But I tried. I figured even a few hundred words would be something.

Then something came over me, possibly inspiration, and I was so excited that I forgot to eat breakfast!

My fingers worked their magic, despite my furry muse wanting to give me a morning massage, whilst I was trying to type!



Right in front of my keyboard!

We also had the first of several playdates in the afternoon!

Word Count: 2523

Day 22

A little more awake today, and words got written! Though as I write, I wonder how much will actually stay in the end result… after final edits etc. Actually, why am I thinking about that? I need to finish the first draft yet!!!



Writing in bed!


Word Count: 2718

Day 23

It was a manic kinda day today. I had words to write, a house to clean, words to write, five kids to occupy with the sleepover, words to write… you get my drift?

I’m not actually sure what I wrote today, whether it made any sense at all, and I was a little annoyed with myself that I didn’t it 2,500, but I was close, and having over achieved on previous days, theoretically, I was still on target!

Word Count: 2430

Day 24

Typical kids! You’d think that after being up so late, they would sleep in? That was the hope. That Hubby Dearest would go to work, and I’d get, maybe an undisturbed hour, two if I was lucky, to write something at least.

But no. They were all up by 8.30am!

So, fed and watered, I left them to it and camped on the dining room table to try and write a bit more., with my furry muse to keep me company.



I got this!


They departed after lunch, then we had another little friend coming to visit, and I had to be sociable with her mum for a couple of hours, so writing time cut short… again! but still…

Word Count: 2549

Day 25

There’s a chance we’ll be busy this weekend, bank holiday and all, so I decided to really focus. After writing a bit, I cleaned the house. I wrote more, then fed the kids lunch. Then I showered and wrote even more!

Sonu Singh tried hard to distract me…



How can you ignore that face?



Then he decided to commandeer an old laptop – If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em!


As I looked at my word count, it dawned on me that I had, in less than the 30 days that NaNoWriMo allows, written over 50,000 new words! OMG!




How did that happen?!


Word Count: 3171

Day 26

I contemplated a day of no writing today… I was shattered. A late night, followed by an early wake-up call from my Finnish family meant I was running on empty. Yet I had to get this section complete. I still didn’t end it where I wanted yet, but managed a few words at least!

Word Count: 1021

Day 27

I decided, as I was shattered, that I needed a day off!

Word Count:  0

Taking everything into account this means I wrote 14,412 words this week, and the #RiNoWriMo word count stands at

51,379 words in four weeks!

4 days to go!

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

(I still have the uniform labelling to do!)

42 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Erika Kind
    Aug 29, 2017 @ 19:54:07

    It is coming together just by itself… word by word and line by line. You are doing great, sis.

    Liked by 1 person


  2. willowdot21
    Aug 29, 2017 @ 11:39:30

    You are doing so well 💜

    Liked by 1 person


  3. susielindau
    Aug 28, 2017 @ 16:05:26

    Way to go! I did Nanowrimo, so I know it takes perseverance.

    Liked by 1 person


  4. Laura
    Aug 28, 2017 @ 15:36:08

    It’s wonderful to see what progress you’re making! Keep up the good work.

    Liked by 1 person


  5. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Aug 28, 2017 @ 15:03:08

    A true, inspirational woman of the words, world!

    Liked by 1 person


  6. Judy E Martin
    Aug 28, 2017 @ 15:03:07

    Well done, you are smashing it Sis! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


  7. OIKOS™-Redaktion
    Aug 28, 2017 @ 12:57:25


  8. charlypriest
    Aug 28, 2017 @ 11:29:17

    Hi superwoman, taking care of kids, even a cat! I think he or she writes also….
    and you writing and writing, I don’t think you sleep right?

    Liked by 1 person


  9. weejars
    Aug 28, 2017 @ 10:44:43

    Amazing! Well done 👍🏻

    Liked by 1 person


  10. robbiesinspiration
    Aug 28, 2017 @ 07:40:06

    50 000 words is awesome, Ritu. Writing is a huge effort. I have only written 6 000 words while on holiday of my new Silly Willy but it is a holiday after all.

    Liked by 1 person


  11. April Munday
    Aug 28, 2017 @ 07:16:36

    It’s coming along nicely, then.

    Liked by 1 person


  12. Miriam Hurdle
    Aug 28, 2017 @ 05:42:08

    Bravo! You never know what you can do next. Every day brings you surprises. great job for the word count!

    Liked by 1 person


  13. Mr. Militant Negro
    Aug 28, 2017 @ 05:06:53

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.

    Liked by 1 person


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