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Midweek Update for ROW80

This week’s update for ROW80 really is short and sweet.

It’s all going according to plan, more or less. I can almost see the finish line for NaNo, only about 11k to go until I hit the 50k. I approached it all differently this year, writing individual scenes instead of one continuous narrative, so it’ll need a lot of editing and re-jigging etc. but I can focus on one scene while I write and that helps.

My ROW80 stories are going well. I’ve got a whole list of prompts, and try to write down a Story Title based on the prompt. One for each day. Then I go, read the title, and base my short stories on that. It seems to be working.

The blogging is going very well, as you can see. This blog is going from strength to strength. Tomorrow is Throwback Thursday, so I’ll promote some of my old work. I’ve also had a few emails about my Frankenstein Review last week, from people telling me I should look into reviewing theatre shows as a career. So I take it that means they liked it. I’m going to see the Role Reversal tomorrow night and review that as well.

I know I must sound crazy, but I’m really inspired by ROW80 and I want to continue. I’d love to make it my challenge to write a short story every day in 2015. To me, this is just like the A Photo A Day challenge, just for people who use their words instead of cameras.

At some point next year (AFTER I’ve handed in my Master Thesis) I also want to do a 30 Books in 30 Days challenge. I usually read very fast and my To Read Pile is growing higher and higher.

So yeah, burst of creativity here, just not enough coffee and not enough daylight. But I now have a local writing group and we’re already discussing continuing write-ins after NaNo to keep going and be creative and supportive.

Anyway. Here’s the rest of the ROW80 crowd….


3 thoughts on “Midweek Update for ROW80”

  1. Great energy, and congrats on getting so close to ‘finishing’ NaNo, and as you point out, next month will bring a new set of goals. Keep immersing yourself in the writing . . . these challenges push us deeper into the stories we want to tell!

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