My Week In Review – ROW80 Check-In 8

Hello gentle reader,

It is time for another weekly check-in! I hope you had a great and productive week…

Quote of the Week

    “I’m not running away. But this is one corner in one country in one continent in one planet that’s a corner of a galaxy that is a corner of a universe that is forever growing and shrinking and creating and destroying and never remaining the same for a single millisecond. And this is so much, SO MUCH, to see, Amy. Because it goes so fast. I’m not running away from things. I’m running to them before they flare and fade forever.”

Doctor Who, The Power of Three written by Chris Chibnall

Picture of the Week

Lea Kaspar - In London - Gordon Sq

Gordon Square, London by my friend Lea

ROW80 Check-In

ROW80 Logo

My goal for this round is to write every day. This week again I managed to write

6 days out of 7.

Word Count of the Week

This week I added 2250 words to my Work In Progress. I don’t know… it was a slow week.

Book of the Week

Clockwork Angel

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (YA Historical Fantasy/Steampunk)

This week I finally started to read the first book in The Infernal Devices series. And so far I like it!

Good News of the Week

 I had a lot of good news this week! First I won not one but TWO query critiques, one by The Writer Diaries ladies and one by Lit Agency Intern Lauren Spieller. I also celebrated the first anniversary of my blog with a book giveaway. Finally the lovely Vikki Thompson gave me the Very Inspiring Blog Award. I had already received it back in November 2012 and you can read my post here.

Links of the Week

On my blog I posted about which movies inspired me to write a YA Historical Fantasy novel set in Victorian London.

On There And Draft Again this week, Kathi talked about characters in fantasy and I shared the list of SFWA awards’ nominations.

The ever awesome Rachel O’Laughlin is self-publishing her Epic Fantasy Coldness of Marek and its sequel Knights of Rilch and she explained when you will be able to buy them here.

Finally The Evolution of Mara Dyer is now out in the UK and if you haven’t read it GO AND BUY IT NOW!

Next week

Next week on my blog I will celebrate World Book Day!

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

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

  1. Hooray 6 out of 7 days writing! And congrats on winning the query critiques – that query will be so shiny the agents will have to pick you up!!! I hope next week is just as good.

  2. caswebb says:

    Congrats on getting so close with your goals, and good luck with writing every day in the coming week 🙂

  3. S. J. Maylee says:

    Good for you for getting your fingers on the keys almost everyday this week, well done. Two query critiques, so cool. I’ve had Clockwork Angel on my kindle since the day it came out, not sure why I haven’t started it yet. Looking forward to reading your impression. Love the picture of the week. Spring is coming. Wahoo! Have a great week.

  4. Lauren Garafalo says:

    Hooray for 6 days!! Don’t worry about it being slow – sometimes it’s harder to pull the right words out. But you sat down and worked, and that’s the whole point anyway 😀

    I’m so happy for you about your critiques too!! Doesn’t this make like 3 in 10 days?!

    Going to check out your movie post now. Have a great week!

  5. Em says:

    6 out of 7 days is great! Maybe not as many words as you are used to but words are words!

    Huge congratulations on the critique wins….maybe you should write a serious of posts about writing queries as you obviously know what you are doing! Have a great week and hopefully I’ll make a couple of sprints!

    • EM Castellan says:

      Yes, I’ve been thinking about doing a post on How To Write A Query for a while, but I feel I should have an agent first 😉 Thanks for your support and see you during our sprints!

  6. Congratulations on winning those query critiques!! Best of luck in the coming week!

  7. Congrats on your query critiques. 6 out of 7 days writing is an accomplishment too. Next week will be even better good luck 🙂

  8. Rachel O'Laughlin says:

    Aww, thanks for mentioning my books! Muah!
    I’m pretty terrible about actually leaving comments, but I read every one of your posts as they come out. You totally deserve the Very Inspiring Blog award over and over, because you always inspire me bigtime!
    And that’s awesome you won some critiques! Yaaaay!

  9. bgreentr says:

    I’ve just read the Clockwork Angel and Clockwork Prince in the last two weeks. My suggestion: stop now until she brings out the third one. While they annoy me for various reasons (if you have read her Mortal Instruments Series, anyone else see EXACTLY the same characters and character arcs? Or is it just me?) they are still addictive and end on a cliffhanger.
    I am holding Cassandra completely responsible for the fact I didn’t quite meet my ROW80 goals for the last two weeks. But it was well worth it.
    Well done on everything else!

    • EM Castellan says:

      I haven’t read The Mortal Instruments series but I’ve heard that The Infernal Devices series is very similar. And hey, sometimes my reading time takes over my writing time too 🙂

  10. katecopeseeley says:

    More writing days than ME, that’s for sure. I read the first series by CC, but they weren’t for me. The incesty stuff really grossed me out. LOL
    It’s weird, but I’m more inspired by music than movies. I just tend to get all wrapped up in movies and forget everything else. 🙂

    Good luck on those 7 days next week!

  11. Kat Morrisey says:

    Wow! You are doing great with your goals-6 out of 7 days is awesome! And congrats on the critiques-you won two of ’em so maybe you should play the lottery…good things happen in threes, right?! 😀 Good luck this week.

  12. Congratulations on your good news of the week honey! 🙂

    What was the prize/prizes?


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