All Fired Up! #AmWriting

Hey! I hope my Peeps are all well out there, not shaped too much like the chocolate eggs you may, or may not, have consumed over the Easter weekend!

I am officially at the start of the Easter break, Hubby Dearest is at work, and the kids are occupying themselves with TV, computers and more TV!

We are off on an impromptu London break again this weekend, so I thought, “why not be a little productive these next few days, before going?”

I loaded up my infamous WIP.

I say infamous as I appear to have guest posted a few times about it… here, at Shaun’s Clockwork Clouds, and here, over at Blonde Write More… and even here at Sue’s Daily Echo!

My plan was to re-read what I had written over the month of August last year. If you remember, I decided to have my own writing month, #RiNoWriMo, and I did a grand job, if I do say so myself, finishing at just over 69,000 words!

But I still hadn’t finished that age-old WIP. It’s so old, it’ll be able to drive soon enough, and drink too!

So, the idea was to read, and refresh my memory, and maybe, just maybe, start thinking about how I could finally finish it.


I read it. And ended up smiling.

I don’t know how right it is to smile at your own writing. But that’s what I did. I enjoyed reading what I had managed to create in the summer. And that was it, the fever pitch had been reached.

I needed to type!

And now!

So, I made sure the kids and pets were all fed and watered, then hunkered down for some serious writing.

Two hours and 2100 words later, I surfaced!

I read the scene I had written to Lil Princess. My kids have both been really interested in my writing, and though I have had to censor some scenes, they have heard a lot of it.

She sighed at the end. (A good sigh, I mean!) “Mummy, even though I have kinda read it all already, I think I’d really like a copy of this book.”

I know she’s only ten years old, but my first beta reader is happy… and even though there is still a while to go to tie up the ends, and truly finish it, her comments have given me the will to carry on! I guess I have another couple of writing days to use now before going away!

I really #AmWriting!!!!!


49 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mary E. Nolte
    Apr 06, 2018 @ 02:09:50

    Usually what happens for me is I finish something, take a break, worry endlessly about how awful it is, and then re-read it and realize it isn’t so bad after all. I definitely smile. I think that’s such an important part of the process — falling in love with what you’ve written over and over again, until it’s finished.

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    • Ritu
      Apr 06, 2018 @ 08:40:20

      Thanks Mary! It was a good feeling, because when I had actually written the last bit, I was exhausted from a month long writing binge, and I thought whatever I had written would be pure rubbish!

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  2. Jennie
    Apr 04, 2018 @ 01:11:54

    Way to go, Ritu!! That is wonderful news. When your biggest and best critic (Princess) wants a copy, that is the best review. Children are true and honest. 👏🏻👍😀

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  3. Tony Burgess
    Apr 03, 2018 @ 23:14:53

    Write like there is no tomorrow!

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  4. willowdot21
    Apr 03, 2018 @ 21:55:48

    Well done you Hun💜💜🖖🖖

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  5. OIKOS™-Redaktion
    Apr 03, 2018 @ 21:26:12

    Great to hear, Ritu! Nowadays its very good to have engaged children interested in writing and reading. There should be a kids challenge soon! Best wishes for the week Best greetings to the Queen. LOL. Michael

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  6. OIKOS™-Redaktion
    Apr 03, 2018 @ 21:23:53


  7. Ritu
    Apr 03, 2018 @ 19:16:42

    Thank you Cristian!



  8. Erika Kind
    Apr 03, 2018 @ 18:58:18

    That is the most wonderful compliment. I can relate to it very well. I was so touched when my teenage daughter said that she liked my first recorded song and that she would even download it for herself.
    Enjoy your days, sis. I know you will fill the time easily!

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  9. Judy E Martin
    Apr 03, 2018 @ 17:42:59

    Well done, Sis. I am sure it is going to be a fabulous book and I can’t wait to read it! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


  10. TanGental
    Apr 03, 2018 @ 17:33:20

    marvellous… truly splendiferous…

    Liked by 1 person


  11. Dan Antion
    Apr 03, 2018 @ 16:58:59

    I think it’s a good sign that what you wrote made you smile. If you don’t like it, that’s not a good sign.

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  12. robbiesinspiration
    Apr 03, 2018 @ 16:36:56

    It is wonderful that your children are such great fans, Ritu. Mine are not interested in my adult writing.

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  13. Julie
    Apr 03, 2018 @ 16:18:37

    Go, go, go!

    Liked by 1 person


  14. syl65
    Apr 03, 2018 @ 15:59:03

    Glad you’re able to dive back in Sister! Take full advantage of the time! 😊

    Liked by 1 person


  15. Cristian Mihai
    Apr 03, 2018 @ 15:46:56

    When you read what you have written and smile, that’s how you know you’re on the right path. Keep writing!

    Liked by 1 person


  16. niasunset
    Apr 03, 2018 @ 15:11:43

    Add me too dear Ritu, I am so glad to hear this, Good Luck, Muses, the sun and beauty be with you, Thanks and Love, nia

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  17. Claire Saul (PainPalsBlog)
    Apr 03, 2018 @ 14:57:14

    Put me at the top of that readers list when you have tied up the loose ends, Ritu….or if you need a proof reader???….happy holidays, xxx

    Liked by 1 person


  18. susieshy45
    Apr 03, 2018 @ 14:56:59

    I look forward to reading your book too.
    Happy writing !



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