My Week In Review – ROW80 Check-In 4

Hello gentle reader,

So I’m trying something new today. Instead of my usual ROW80 Check-In + Inspiring Writer’s Story, I’m starting a new series of posts. I hope you enjoy it. Let me know in the comment section!

Quote of the Week

“Watch your step. Keep your wits about you; you will need them.” The Crimson Petal & the White by Michel Faber

Especially if you’re attempting to write a YA Historical Fantasy set in Victorian London, like me.

Book of the Week


The Ruby In The Smoke by Philip Pullman (YA Historical Fantasy set in Victorian London)

Read in your genre, they say…

Picture of the Week

M.LIN St Paul's Cathedral

St Paul’s Cathedral – London (by my friend M.LIN)

My WIP’s opening is set in St Paul’s Churchyard…

Word Count of the Week

As of yesterday, my WIP is at  6000 words. Also it has a secret title and my MC has a name. It’s taking shape! I’m hoping to add more words today.

TV Show of the Week

Spartacus-War of the Damned

Spartacus – War of the Damned (Starz)

This show has its flaws, but I’m addicted. And this is the last season…

Good News of the Week

The ever-awesome Amanda Foody got an agent and celebrated with a hilarious post. Go and congratulate her!

ROW80 Check-In

ROW80 Logo

My goal for this round is to write every day. This week I managed to write 4 days out of 7.

Music of the Week

Les Miserables Musical 1985

I’ve been listening to this on repeat. If you’ve read this post, you know why.

Links of the Week

On my blog I discussed how to write unforgettable secondary characters.

Over on There And Draft Again Raewyn talked about Magical Creatures in Fantasy and Rachel gave some advice on writing fantasy without clichés.

On the Writer Diaries Blog, Vicky Leigh posted a great post about the querying process – with Gifs

Dahlia Adler did the same, but without Gifs

Next week

My blog is so close to 300 followers I have decided to thank you by giving away a book! Stay tuned 🙂

What did you do this week? Make sure to share your writing progress and what inspired you this week in the comment section below!

8 thoughts on “My Week In Review – ROW80 Check-In 4

  1. shanjeniah says:

    Hooray for progress, and I love your new post style. Concise, and visually appealing, too!

    4 out of 7 is moving in the right direction!

    I’m writing a lot, moving though my buffet of projects, and embarking on a class…

    And I’ve had several epiphanies, around my writing, this week – and I promptly turned them into blogposts!

    I’ve never thought of having a secret title…that’s intriguing!

  2. crystalwriterak says:

    Cool post EM Castellan. I working slowly & surely.

  3. Shah Wharton says:

    I’m loving your new update post! Going to spin by those links too. Congrats on 300 followers, and the word count progress. Best of luck for next week. X

  4. S. J. Maylee says:

    I was a big fan our you past updates and I like this too. I feel like a got a sense of your week and there are treats for me too. Thank you. 🙂
    I’m feeling your forward movement and I love it. Hope you have another great week.

  5. EM Castellan says:

    Thanks for your support SJ! I’m glad you enjoyed the new update. Have a great week too!

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