Wednesday, 30 March 2011

ROW80 and a new outlook

Towards the end of round 1 I started doing a lot of thinking. I realised my blog is my public platform and while it's great having support from other writers I need to think about "general reader." General reader will be deterred from my ups and downs of a wip, general reader doesn't need to know my private life, everything I do on this blog affects how my writing and my newsletter are perceived. It is also a representation of the end product whether that's my novellas or my poetry collections. It's high time I become more professional.

It's too easy to post my poetry on the blog so as of now my poetry stays offline and I will be back to actually submitting to markets and building a writing career. I'll be reverting back to the old notebook and pen method to chart my ups and downs and problem solving with writing.

Now for my ROW80 round 2 goals. As I'm still studying, I'll be aiming to write between 100-500 words on Tuesday nights on my novella Shroud of Death and will check in on Wednesday's only.

Best of luck to everyone with their goals and look forward to catching up with you all.

14 comments:

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I just created my goal post...and I'm keeping it simple this time, too.

Good luck!

Ghenet Myrthil said...

Good luck with your goal! This is my first time participating in ROW80 and I'm excited to make progress with my WIP.

benmind said...

Well thought out goals, and I've no doubt you'll accomplish everything you want with both your studies and with Shroud. I've been having similar thoughts about my own blog and I wonder if it's a question of establishing how much primacy to give to one's blog.

Katy Bennett said...

Thanks everyone.

C.Farrell said...

I'm probably a good example of what not to do on a blog. :D

I'm glad you'll be sticking with us, hope the next few months go well for your course and your writing.

Katy Bennett said...

Claire thanks with a teeny weeny goal for the challenge I shouldn't have to keep changing my plan every 5 minutes.

Claudia Lefeve said...

Look forward to your Wed. posts! In Round 1 I slacked a bit during the bi-weekly updates, so I can totally relate to just wanting to do a once a week check-in.

busy91 said...

Good luck with your round 2 goals. I look foward to reading your check-ins.

alberta ross said...

Hi - best of luck with your goals for round 2 - may not see your posting every week as |I only check in on Sundays - but I want to read wednesdays efforts in bits over the weeks - keep up with you all

CathrynLouis said...

Sounds like you have a good plan Katy. I'll look for you on Wednesdays. I'll be checking in on Sundays only. During those weeks when I have a guest poster, I'll be stealing 365andMe's method of Twitter checkin. I'm sure you'll do well!

Katy Bennett said...

Thanks Alberta and Cathrynlouis, if not at the check ins I'll see you both on twitter

kerrymeacham said...

Good luck Katy. My first ROW80, so I'm curious to see how everything goes.

Andrew said...

Hey Katy! I wouldn't totally count out the personal stuff on the blog. Kait Nolan's Sunday Summaries rarely have anything to do with writng, just stuff happening in her life. I love reading those little tidbits. See ya in round 2.

evylingibbs said...

Best of luck with your goal! And I agree with what some of the other commenters have mentioned; readers love knowing more about their new favorite author! :)