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
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 (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!
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
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
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!
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!
Thanks for your support! It sounds like you had a good week, keep it up!
Cool post EM Castellan. I working slowly & surely.
Slowly and surely sounds good!
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
Thanks Shah! Best of luck to you too 🙂
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.
Thanks for your support SJ! I’m glad you enjoyed the new update. Have a great week too!