My Week In Review – ROW80 Check-In 8

Hello gentle reader,

It is time for another weekly check-in! This week I’m happy to be back to my normal routine, and I can offer you a proper Week In Review post…

Quote and Film of the Week


“I was within and without. Simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life.”

The Great Gatsby by Francis Scott Fitzgerald. Film by Baz Luhrmann.

To me, The Great Gatsby is a masterpiece because of its writing, not because of its story. Thus turning the book into a film is incredibly hard. I enjoyed Baz Luhrmann’s interpretation because that’s what it is: a vision of the book.

TV Show of the Week

World Without End

World Without End (Channel 4)

I missed this show when it aired in September. I played catch-up this week because I love The Pillars of the Earth and this is the sequel. However I was a bit disappointed: the plot is exactly the same and therefore very predictable.

Good News of the Week

I bought my first Kindle! I resisted peer pressure for a long time, because I love reading paper books. But I travel all the time and my bookshelf space isn’t unlimited, so I finally gave in and got the Kindle Fire. Any tips welcome!

ROW80 Check-In

ROW80 Logo

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

2 days out of 7.

With my WIP in the hands of beta-readers, I basically took the week off writing…

Links of the Week

I was interviewed by the ever awesome Serena Lawless about my Work In Progress. You can read it here.

On my blog I posted my reasons for writing Lily In The Shadows.

On There And Draft Again this week, it’s giveaway time! Our group blog has reached 100 followers and we’re giving away Fantasy books to celebrate. Make sure to enter here.

The Like a Virgin Contest has been announced! It will be held in July 2013. It is co-organized by Rhiann Wynn-Nolet and Kristina Perez, the ladies behind the weekly Thursday’s Children blog hop. It will be open only to manuscripts that have yet to go through the online contest trenches. They want your fresh, sparkly and new manuscripts. How exciting is that?!

Next week

Next week on my blog I will be sharing my latest readings…

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

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

  1. S. J. Maylee says:

    Good for you to take a writing break, smart. I hear you on the Gatsby. I haven’t seen it yet, but I’ll have the same concern. Yeah for the Kindle fire. I’m an ipad mini gal. So, I won’t be much help, but I’m guessing you’ll be wondering soon why you waited. enjoy and have a great week.

  2. Totally agree about The Great Gatsby. Movie and book.

  3. Kate Frost says:

    I love paper books too but I wouldn’t be without my Kindle now – I’m sure you’re going to love it. I can’t wait to see The Great Gatsby mainly because it’s directed by Baz Luhrman and I just love his movies especially his version of Romeo + Juliet. The soundtrack was incredible.

  4. Sometimes you just have to take a break, so I agree with S.J. I’ll be interested in your reaction to the Kindle–I resisted for a long time, too, and now can’t imagine life without it.

    I got some editing done, which almost met my goal this past week. I’ll take whatever I can get, so I’m happy!

    Have a great week!

  5. I was always the same way about the Kindle. I looooove paper books so much, the emergence of the eReader was almost scary. But then, ironically, I won a Kindle in a giveaway, hehehe. I’ve gotten used to it, and it’s handy as all get-out, but still. Paper is my favorite, and I will always buy a book in print if I possibly can.

  6. Im behind too 😉

    Have fun with that Kindle!


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