ROW80 – Sunday coffee break update #1

So the first week of A Round of Words in 80 Days (ROW80) is over and it’s time for a check-in to see how I’m doing.

Write a short story every day: Well, so far I managed to write flash fiction on most days except Friday (due to hectic work and a party straight after). So if I write two stories today I should be back on track!

Alternate writing in English and German: Only one of my stories so far is in German. However, my post about Your Soul’s Language might help explain why that is the case. I am trying, but most of my reading is in English, as are most prompts I find, so it’s easiest for me to imagine a story in English.

Write in 4 genres other than fanfiction: I’m a BBC Sherlock fan and writing fanfiction is one of my guilty pleasures. Especially when it’s late it’s so easy to just borrow the characters and play with them. My German story is Young Adult, I’d say, but the rest, so far, is fanfic with drama and murder mystery elements. I uploaded samples of my writing styles from my NaNoWriMo 2013 novel The Bravery of the Soldier (which was fanfiction but included action/thriller, crime, drama hurt/comfort elements), as well as a real-lief theatre review for Martin Freeman as Richard III (I’m a journalist by training) to this blog, just so you can get an idea of what my writing’s like.

Update Study. Read.Write. 5x per week: This is my seventh blog post since I posted my ROW80 Goals and this challenge started, so I’m good.

Update Fernweh & Wanderlust 3x per week: I haven’t managed to update the blog yet, but I have 2 blogposts ready to go online, I just need to double-check a few things.

Start German to English translation of Gap Year journal: For me to do this I’d actually have to find the journal first… it’s on my To Do List.

So to recap: Writing-wise I’m doing fine, just my travel blog is getting neglected at the moment.

Check out what the other ROW80 peeps are up to by visiting the Blog Hop.


3 thoughts on “ROW80 – Sunday coffee break update #1”

  1. I keep a travel blog as well as a writing blog and am constantly torn between them. Shifting from English to German and back again adds another duality. Perseverance furthers! Interesting that you have a journalist’s background. So maybe deadlines and the structure of ROW80 help you focus your writing productivity? And getting ready for NaNoWriMo? Wow. I’m truly impressed.


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