So I’ve just finished my first week of ROW80 challenge (I joined in a few days late) and so far it’s going well (although I’ve been told this is often the case for the first week).
For the record, my goals are:
1- I shall write the first draft of my new dystopian novel with at least 750 words per day.
2- I shall also self-edit/revise The Last Queen so that I finally have a final draft for it.
And this is what happened this week:
1- I did write 750 words per day of my new dystopian novel.
2- I didn’t revise The Last Queen per say but I’ve been reading a book on self-editing (Self-editing for fiction writers by Browne and King) so I still think I’ve worked toward this goal.
As a result: yeah! This challenge is doing me some good.
Here is the Linky for the other check-in posts.
Also, please have a look at my post for today: an exclusive interview with YA Dystopian author Teri Hall on her books and the craft of writing.
How are you other ROW80 writers doing?
Well done on hitting all your goals in the first week.
The first weeks are definitely easier than the later weeks, but if you’re focused with realistic goals you can stay on track all the way to the end.
Hope week 2 goes as well as the first week.
I love this challenge – really helped me focus last round and it is no different this round. Good for you on your success so far! X
Welcome to the party, EM! You’ve got some wonderful goals to work on for this round — ambitious, but broken down in ways that are achievable. 😀
Have a wonderful week!
Hi there, EM! The first week does seem to fly by as you are filled with energy, and they do tend to feel a bit overwhelming as the challenge drags on, but that’s when you also really “find yourself” in the ROW80. Because you do look and realize how much you’ve actually accomplished, it’s heady. You’ll do just great.