Hello gentle reader,
you may have noticed my last ROW80 Check-In was… 6 weeks ago. I was supposed to check-in every week, but life got hectic in May and I chose to use the little free time I had to read and write instead of checking in. But now we’ve reached the end of this Round and it’s only fair that I let you know how I did.
My goal for this round was to read or write every day.
This round I read 8 novels, 1 novella and 2 non-fiction books for research. I also beta-read 2 manuscripts. My goal being to read one book per week this year, I’m on target here!
This round, I also added 14K to my Work In Progress. It’s not as high a word count as I wanted it to be, but considering that I’m editing my other manuscript at the same time, it’s a good number, I think.
What I’ve been reading
The City’s Son by Tom Pollock (YA Urban Fantasy)
Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch (YA Epic Fantasy)
Murder (Mayhem #2) by Sarah Pinborough (Historical Fantasy)
Debutantes by Cora Harrison (YA Historical)
Curses and Smoke: A Novel of Pompeii by Vicky Alvear Shecter (YA Historical)
Unravel Me (Shatter Me #2) by Tahereh Mafi (YA Sci-Fi/Dystopian)
Ignite Me (Shatter Me #3) by Tahereh Mafi (YA Sci-Fi/Dystopian)
The Forever Song (Blood of Eden #3) by Julie Kagawa (YA Paranormal/Dystopian)
Born of Corruption: A Born of Illusion Novella by Teri Brown (YA Historical Fantasy)
What I’ve been watching
Places I’ve been
I went to London this week, and walked around Foyles’ new flagship bookstore.
It’s an amazing place, with a huge YA section.
I also went to Liberty on Regent Street, one of my favourite department stores in London.
I just love its Tudor revival building!
In July I’ll be taking part in CampNaNoWriMo, another writing challenge. Feel free to join in!
How was your ROW80 Round? Make sure to share your writing progress and what inspired you in the comment section below! And here is the Linky to check out the other ROW80 posts.