The last milestone was my 800th post, which featured the first sentence of a story, milking a cow, and lots more.
Prior to that, I celebrated my 500th post with a week-long contest and a recap of all the posts that had gone before, including a very handy list of all the books I'd reviewed, plus blog awards and writing snips and author interviews and writers' houseparties and Charles II and so on. I'd really like to do that for today's post. Unfortunately, I don't have time to go through 400 posts one by one. Maybe when I hit 1,000 I can make the effort, especially since going through the list of posts has gotten me intrigued about all the authors I've reviewed or interviewed.
Instead, I'm going to share a few random ones from the last 400 posts that leap out at me based on their titles:
ew round of A Round of Words in 80 Days starts on 2 July!
"What Is ROW80?A Round of Words in 80 Days is the writing challenge that knows you have a life.
We are all different and we all have different demands on our time.
Why should we all have the same goal? The simple answer is that we
shouldn’t. If you want to be a writer, then you have to be able to roll
with the punches and adapt to your changing circumstances. If that
means changing your goals when your life blows up, so be it. ROW80 is
the challenge that champions the marriage of writing and real life. For more on why I started it, see this post.
So here’s the skinny:We have 4 rounds a year, each running 80 days. Your goal can be anything you like as long as it is measurable (e.g. number of words/pages, specified amount of time to spend on writing per day/week, number of pages edited, etc.–for more on what makes a measurable goal, see this post).Once you have settled on a goal, you write it up on your blog (yes,…
Read: 278, including the following (roughly, and not counting any
of the houseparties we’ve done on thelitforum.com (which run to hundreds of
thousands of words; various essays, journal articles, book excerpts, etc. for
school; or the ongoing rereads of board books from previous years): 36 novels 181 board books, MG, and YA 31 essays and non-fiction and comics 14 short stories and anthologies 16 poems I’m
not sure if it’s because I’m also doing a Master’s degree or because I’m
reading more and more books to the kids, or both, but the number of novels I
read seems to go down every year. I’d like to find a way to change this and
bring up the number once more – as long as it doesn’t interfere with editing my
2018: 66 novels, 133 board books (plus ongoing rereads), 27 essays and
non-fiction and …