Let me see if I can remember how to do this whole 'blog post' business. I just read my last post when I was going to join in with the first ROW80 round because on our third attempt we were surely going to get our Internet installed. Surely they would come at the right time on the right day. And then they didn't.
Not having the Internet has held me back and made me feel completely out of the loop. I can get it on my phone but pages won't load and to be honest I could do with a new phone as mine is starting to show signs of old age.
But I am here. And I am excited!! When I have the support of my #row80 friends behind me I do SO MUCH better than when I plod along solo. Now, I just need some goals!
I wasn't sure what to start working on. I am probably a quarter of the way through my chick lit re-write but I haven't looked at that in a whole and the size of the project overwhelms me somewhat. And then, like a writing fairy, my friend Lisa sends me an email telling me the short story competition she entered last year is running again. So I have decided to enter. The only slight issue is the deadline is 1st May so I only have 3 weeks. Therefore my goals for the first 3 weeks of the round will revolve around getting this short story done.
Week one goals:
1) Complete outline and plot short story.
2) Complete character profiles.
3) Check-in on the Sunday.
Week two goals:
1) Research on location (I'm setting it in Bruges where I am going on a mini-break next week! Can't wait! Surely my fiancé will understand...)
2) Write first draft.
3) Check-in on Sunday
Week three goals:
1) Edit, revise, rewrite, mould, burn, cry and repeat until finished.
2) submit the short story.
3) check-in on Sunday.
So, there we have it. I feel excited by this new challenge and feel like I am jumping head first back into this crazy writing game. Good luck I everyone taking part in this round and I look forward to seeing your amazing progress!