Time for another ROW80 check-in!
- Posting to my blog. I have actually posted to my blog, other than a ROW80 check-in, so I’m counting that as a success this week. The goal was to post at least once a week. At some point, I’d like to bump that number up, but for now … baby steps.
- 12 Stories/12 Months challenge. Since the first prompt won’t be posted until 9th January, I have done nothing, but at the same time, I’m right on track. Score!
- Daily journal writing. I haven’t gotten into the rhythm of writing every day (yet), but being more consistent is already having a beneficial effect, both with my mood and with my creativity. That counts as a win-win situation in my book. So it’s having the effect I was hoping for, and I’m laying the groundwork to turn this into a daily instead of almost-daily habit.
- Read one short story a week. This week I read Ray Bradbury’s story “Marionettes, Inc.” from his collection The Illustrated Man. Since this goal was inspired in large part by Bradbury’s advice to read a short story (among other things) every day, I thought it only appropriate that my first story for this challenge be one of his. It was sufficiently creepy that I haven’t decided yet if I liked it.
I’ve also continued work on a short story I started quite a while ago. And I’ve determined whether or not one of the characters is going to die. That’s been bugging me. Now I just need to finish writing it.
All told, I’m pleased with the progress made this week, especially with the drama going on in my personal life right now.
I hope all the other ROW80ers are feeling as pleased with their progress. Happy writing!