Sunday, 15 September 2013

#ROW80 - Final Sunday Check-In

The #ROW80 Challenge comes to an end on Wednesday and this is my last check-in post so I thought I would recap my original goals and let you know how I got on.

  • Take part in Camp NaNo during July and write at least 20 pieces of flash fiction or 10,000 words. - I have 11 stories ready for second drafting and the foundations laid for 15 more, and my word count was 6,184.
  • I will spend Aug editing the pieces I have written and either submitting them to magazines or putting together my own collection. - Not started yet. With all the curve balls thrown at me in my personal life during August and September editing my short stories and (as you may have noticed) writing blog posts were the first things that had to be put aside.
  • Read and review 11 books. - Completed, but two of the reviews are yet to go live. I am also part way through two more.
  • Complete the challenge for the month of August (use the site to write a minimum of 750 words a day). - Completed
  • Work through the kinks in my WIP and progress with that, or finally lay it rest and start work on another novel. - Reading a couple of craft books has revitalised my interest in this WIP and I am having more and more ideas by the day on how to unstick it. This past week in particular has been a real boost and I am feeling more confident about it again.

Although I didn't achieve all of the goals I set myself, #ROW80 has been a great experience. With everything that has been going on it would have been easy to do nothing this past couple of months, but knowing that I had to check-in with everyone once a week gave me the motivation I needed to get stuff done. You can't beat the feeling of accountability to get you through the procrastinating! The support of a great community of like-minded individuals has also been a huge help.

How about you? How did you get on this week? Let me know in the comments below, I'd love to hear from you. And remember, if you want to visit others in the #ROW80 blog hop you can use the links below.


  1. Congrats on your progress--you accomplished quite a lot, and you should be proud of yourself! :)

  2. Wonderful 10,000 words and flash fiction, an awesome accomplishment!

  3. It sounds like this was a great round. I like to look at my progress and growth. Because I like a buffet of goals, I often don't finish all of them. But, in seven rounds of ROW80, I've never failed to learn and grow - as a writer, and a person. I've also never failed to make some new connections and fall in love with this community all over again. =)

    Like my finding you on my sponsor list, here at your last update, when I don't think I've been here before. Pleasure to meet you! I'm Shan, and I hope I will see you again in Round 4! =D