ROW80-1 -13/01 -A bit sore

I did get to meet up with my son for lunch Friday at his new job, and we had a great time. I met his co-workers, had a quick tour, and ate in the cafeteria. But, it was -21c, -29c with the wind chill, so I dressed up. Too much. I donned my  heavier long underwear, a parka with hood zipped up,  wool jacket underneath,  heavy boots, ski mitts, and wool cap. It's about a 20 minute walk, and I was a little late, so really chugged along - when I got to his lobby I was dying of heat. It was at least twice my normal walking distance, and at a fast pace, so yesterday and today my hamstrings are sore. But a good sore.  Other than that, I did some writing, as well as tackling several 'write better' things.  And I set up anther Flash Fiction Friday prompt — a random choice of a location and a thing, from two lists.

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Autumn Endings

Autumn This week's Flash Fiction Friday challenge was based on a random photo. Mine was from PapaPiper, on Flickr.  This is a very warm and restful photo, evoking in me feelings of beauty and peace and of  contentment, of celebrating the end of a year and thinking ahead to Spring. So, of  course, I had to change it up a bit.  I had fun with this idea. This could be a longer piece, maybe even a novel.

Limit was 1000 words, I'm about 950. 

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ROW80-1 -09/01 -Waiting for more?

I seem to delay my bi-weekly check-ins until the evening, waiting for more I suppose. But then I often forget, annoying myself. I've been working on my FlashFiction story for this week, and signed up (again) on a critique site. 


  • Writing
    • I'm slowly fleshing out my FF for this week, for my site  It's SF, set on another planet with some intriguing variations. However, the temptation is to explain all those like e Wikipedia entry, using up all 1000 words without any real characters or issues. I'll have to try to compress things, with either less details or a shorter story line. 
    • I'm going to join the NYCMidnight Short Story challenge. We'll see how it goes.

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ROW80-1 -06/01 -Second Check-in!

I know, that should be no big deal, but I'm trying to set the bar low for me this Round for a number of things. Better the get some habits and a sense of accomplishment established. I did do pretty well so far, also, if I apply my general 'writerly' focus to things.


  • Write
    • New stuff - I did get a story done for my new Flash Fiction site. Comments welcome.
    • Editing - I started back into my third NaNoWriMo novel, Agnes of Grimm. I really like the characters, but I know it needs a lot of work. Usually, I attack it every few months, reviewing the outline and characters to see if the base is solid. And drop it after a week. Hopefully, this ROW will keep me at it long enough to see some progress.

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