Gearing up for Round 2 – ROW80 Check In

My my weeks fly by so quickly these days. Is this what getter older feels like? I remember when weeks used to drag on, and now it seems I can barely register what day is it before the next one comes along!

Last Week’s Goals

Write 6 blog posts, 3 for this blog and 3 for my lifestyle blog. I only ended up writing 5 posts this week, but I’m still counting it as a victory. I blog because I enjoy it, and I don’t want to be that person who churns out meaningless lists just for the sake of reaching an arbitrary target.

Finish The Amber ShadowsI finished this on Friday night. You can find my review here.

Write 500 words every day. This definitely didn’t happen. I’ve been writing something every day, but definitely not 500 words a day. Again, I’m not too disappointed. I’ve never been one to go cold-turkey into (or out of) something.

Figure out a more solid plotI still want to do a bit more tweaking/organising, but I have a plot, I have an ending I’m working towards, and I have a title! You might remember ages ago I renamed Rebellion to Blood of Kings. Well, I decided that Blood of Kings is actually THIS project (yeah, my brain works in mysterious ways), and Rebellion should be called Centuries. Long story short, current WIP = Blood of Kings.

Create novel-related pinterest boards. They’re obviously not 100% done forever completed, because that’s not the point of a pinterest board. But they’re done in the sense that my goal for this week has been accomplished. Again, you can check them out here, along with all my other non-writing pinterest boards (if they take your fancy).


I’d say I had a pretty successful week last week, goals-wise at least. It also felt embarrassingly amazing to finish a novel. The reading slump has been fierce, you guys.

This round is almost over (so close), but I’m still setting goals for this week. My goals are really just lead ups to Round 2 at the moment, anyway, and I don’t want to ruin the momentum I’m building.

This Week’s Goals

Keep up with blogging. I’m not setting myself a numerical goal this week. I feel like I’m getting back into the routine of blogging, and I want to feel free to post more flexibly (4 on this site, 2 on my other one, for example). Creativity and all that.

Develop plot more fully. This is deliberately vague. I’m not sure if I want to follow the good old snowflaking method, or follow another plotting strategy. Either way, I want to iron out a few big picture plot details before I really delve into writing.

Create character interviews/profiles. I love this little blogging trend, and I find it really helps me get to know my characters. I want to do them now, so that I can get to know my characters better. If anyone is interested, I’ll also post them here.

Read The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds. My mum sent me this book to read, as it’s set in Edinburgh (and everyone knows how much I love Edinburgh). I know literally nothing about it other than it’s a detective-y story (I think), but it’s less than 300 pages and sounds interesting, so I figured I’d give it a go (also I means I can cross another genre off my Reading Challenge list)!

Do something creative every day. This can be write, pin, plot, doodle, world-build, whatever. Just something creative (and related to writing).

So that’s it, they’re my goals for the week. Once again, not much, but I’m easing into this, remember? How was your week? Successful? Fast?


3 thoughts on “Gearing up for Round 2 – ROW80 Check In

  1. You sound excited and passionate, and I think those are so much more valuable than word counts. With those feelings, I’m betting the words you’re writing add up, albeit more slowly, to a better story.

    May you find the passion and insight swelling! =)

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