Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Keeping On

This is my first ROW80 check in. I only posted my goals yesterday.

So what have I learnt or done? A lot and not much at all.

Yesterday's post served a dual purpose. It was part DIY MFA and part ROW80. I got some comments to the post which I found really useful, and will be using during the redrafting stage of the novel. I think the biggest thing I learnt is that stories aren't created from nothing, and that it is okay to use prompts to add depth and direction to a story.

As for my ROW80 goals? I have edited 10 pages, rewritten and reprinted ready for the next round of editing. I haven't done anything on the Structure Novel book, nor the short story course.

But I am moving forward.

How about you?


  1. That's some good progress for just posting your goals the day before. Welcome to RoW80! :)

  2. Welcome to ROW80! I'm continually surprised by how the rhythm of reporting in 2x a week keeps me focused on my writing goals. This online community is encouraging and, at the same time, keeps me reassessing my progress. This month's quote for inspiration is: "Focus is doing things with a clear intention and making sure that all your decisions match your intention." ROW80 helps me achieve my goals! So I hope you find the process of reflection, writing, and reporting in as useful for you! I am at the very beginning of a writing project, just fleshing out something different each day, sometimes writing a scene, other times research. But so we go forward. Have a great week.


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