Hello!

This always happens – I have a bad week, I mope about it and then I get my ass in gear.

Now this isn’t a complete 180 – I’ve made some decisions and still not been 100% in my goals and I’m still finding it really difficult to motivate myself but I’m working on it. I’m trying to prioritise my mental health over my debilitating fear of failing.

Also I’m writing this super late because I’ve been playing Pokemon Go pretty solidly for two days.

In terms of workout updates, it’s mostly a case of I’ve been to the gym once since last week’s blog post which is okay, I think – at least I went! And I’ve decided that rather than trying to maintain this challenge every few days, I’m going to start again in August and do it properly. I’m going to make myself have a more structured routine and I found that when I did the challenges on consecutive days I really noticed the difference and felt stronger because of it but it doesn’t have the same effect when done intermittently.

August begins a week today, so I’ll let you know how that’s going in terms of Day 1 (where I won’t be moving this month!) next Monday!

Writing is where the exciting news comes in – I’ve actually done a lot of writing! Am I going to hit 50k by this time next week? Probably not, but I’m a hell of a lot closer than I was a week ago.

I’ve written 15,054 words! (And I’ve not started writing tonight, I do most of my writing between midnight and 2am which isn’t healthy but gets the books rewritten). In terms of ‘if I’d written 1613 words everyday’, I should be hitting 40,325 words today so I’m not too close to that. But compared to the 2,382 words I’d written last week I’ve come on in leaps and bounds and I’m really proud of myself for pulling myself out of this rut.

I’m just about to start writing Chapter 5, so my sixth character has made her appearance and the plot is really starting to pick up the pace like a toddler who’s just learnt to walk.

I don’t know where the simile came from, I think I just really cheered myself up by actually putting in writing how much I’d done.

I’m feeling excited about the rest of the rewrite and almost excited about writing 35,000 words in the remaining six days but it’s a challenge I’m willing to accept – I’ll try my best because it will make August a hell of a lot easier! Writing 1613 words a day will be so easy.

Everything seemed a bit hopeless last week, but I’m getting there – next week should be even better. Fingers crossed!

Thank you for reading,

Sophie xx

 

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