Mid Week Check-In – Row 80


Time for our Mid-week check-in at Row 80 – the writing challenge that recognizes we all have lives but still want and need to write.

My goals are listed here for this round and in bold is the progress from the past week.


  1. Write daily – at least 500 words daily. Yes
  2. Take part in CampNaNoWriMo. No – did not finish, but did make some progress over the month
  3. Write first draft of MG novel “Jack’s Summer” –worked on more research and plotting

4.. Write first draft of  chapter book “Hazel” –No

  1. Write at least one picture book a month Yes
  2. Take 2 online writing courses and enter at least one writing contest. – will start a new course in May
  3. Outline two other novels –Not yet


  1. Revise/edit “ Catching Love” –No
  2. Revise/edit “Love Has No Age” –No


  1. Support my ROW team 2x a week – getting back on track this week, so yes
  2. Take part in A to Z challenge – Yes, and almost caught up
  3. Write at least 2 other posts weekly besides ROW80 posts.- Yes

 Reading (I am adding this section this week as reading has been my saviour over the past few weeks!)

1. Read several picture books for study purpose each week – Yes

2. Read 3 books on writing as well as articles – read several articles

3. Read something for pleasure – read 2 novels


  1. Create daily – yes
  2. Complete 2 online art courses. – hope to do more in May
  3. Follow healthy habits:

~walk 3x a week – No

~eat gluten/dairy free – I have been naughty – muffin and ice cream! ugh! (but so good)

~drink 6 – 8 glasses of water a day – up to 4-5 glasses

7 thoughts on “Mid Week Check-In – Row 80

  1. I hope things are going better, healthwise, for your husband. And that you can focus on the good, like reading, and let the rest be what it is.

    I find that every challenge stretches me, and shifts my understanding. To be honest, I do them for those reasons much more than to “win”.

    • Thanks Shan. He’s slowly improving.
      And I know what you mean about the challenges – I try them to improve, to learn more, to have fun. I’ve enjoyed the A to Z a lot.

      • It’s really a great approach. That way, you never lose, only gain!

        Happy to hear he’s on the mend. I know how scary it can be to have an illness with a mate.

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