This week, I have made some serious progress on my ROW80 goals and I am quite pleased. Even though I didn’t finish all of them, I’ve managed to lever myself out of the rut that I’ve been in re: reading and writing and editing and life.
My goals for ROW80 are:
- read a book a fortnight
- blog about something other than WIPpet/ROW80
- practice Swedish/French/Spanish/Russian
- edit Queen of Hearts
- write something, anything
Where I wanted to be at the end of this week:
- finished editing Chapters 9 & 10
- read a book (Captive Prince)
- practice a language every day
- prep my interview with my next character 🙂 You can help me choose which character to speak with!
- submitted 3 more job applications
How I went:
- read a book a fortnight – my goal was to read Captive Prince before I went to listen to a talk by the author on Tuesday night. It turns out that yes, I can still read a book in less than a day.
- blog about something other than WIPpet/ ROW80 – done and done, my good sirs and madams. I also shared some great posts on medieval literature and world-building.
- practice Swedish/Spanish/French/Russian every day – DONE 🙂 I focused on Swedish again this week although I also spent a bit of time revising French.
- edit Queen of Hearts – I had hoped to be finished chapters 9 and 10 by the end of this week but alas, I am still working on Chapter 9. I did have to toss everything already in those chapters, restructure and start again, which is why the process is taking longer than I had hoped.
- write something, anything – Success! This has mostly been rewriting/redrafting the aforementioned chapters 9 and 10.
- prep my interview with my next character – I didn’t do this as far in advance as I would have liked but Jahinda proved talkative and it looks likely that I’ll have to visit her again later.
- submit 3 more job applications – done.
There’s a lot of green here which makes me happy. Remember to pop round on Saturdays for the character interviews. Who will it be next week – Kalegos or Zri? YOU decide! 🙂
Kalegos has magic but in Lygea, magic is a death sentence. Sent to live with an elderly scholar, Kalegos buries his magic, focusing instead on scrolls of history and languages. But what is buried cannot stay so forever.
Zri is the son of the legendary Miri, the woman who planned and executed the assassination of the previous Four, corrupt leaders who held Erelda under their thumb. When the Sacred Flame names the next Four, Zri struggles to live up to his mother’s reputation.