Sunday Check-In ROW 80


Time for Sunday 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, but still minimally each day
  2. Write first draft of MG novel “Jack’s Summer” –No –but researching farms 
  3. Write first draft of  chapter book “Hazel” –No
  4. Write at least one picture book a month –yes for the month, but revising now
  5. Take 2 online writing courses and enter at least one writing contest. – working on”Idea to Plot” through RWA
  6. Outline two other novels –No – still jotting down ideas and scenes as they appear



  1. Revise/edit “ Catching Love” –Working on first three chapters
  2. Revise/edit “Love Has No Age” –No – will put forward to next round



  1. Support my ROW team 2x a week –yes
  2. Take part in A to Z challenge – Yes – finished
  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
  1. Read something for pleasure – read 3 novel this past week (finally finished the Karen Marie Moning “Highlander” series today)

Here’s a quote I have always loved, by William Wordsworth

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4 thoughts on “Sunday Check-In ROW 80

  1. Don’t knock minimal writing, at least it is writing! Little drops can fill a lake and a running toilet can fill a swimming pool five times over in a month (or so the water company lady told my office manager back in 2000 when the office’s toilet was running). You did good this week! Be proud.

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