ROW80: A Return to the Fold

It has been a while, but I am finally back with a new ROW80 update.


There have been a lot of crazy changes going on in recent weeks, and to be honest with you all, I just pure forgot about the check-in each time. I remembered but always a day two too late. By which time I just said, oh well, I’ll give a longer update next time around. Then I go and forget that check in aswell.

I have now started my new novel. Title was set a long time ago. Par for the Course. I am really excited about this novel, and do not want to give too much away at this point in time, but it is a much more character driven piece and focuses around two central characters and builds up to an electric final chapter / scene.

It has been slow going this week, but after so many months out editing, I expected to have to warm up a little bit.


Tuesday: 500

Wednesday: 250

Thursday: 384

Friday: 340

Saturday: 470

As you can see I was below my standard target every day, but am still just testing the water. I have the central plot firmly in my mind now, and after a conversation with one of my most trusted friends, the fabulous L M Stull, my trepidation for the project has gone away and I am left with nothing but the limits of my imagination.

How is the round going for all of you? I have been very bad at blog reading recently, and I promise to get back to it this weekend.

The other target I set myself at the start of this round was to read more. I have happily ben able to read every day this year and have 4 books finished already. I am not the quickest of readers, I guess an average reader in terms of speed.

I am now reading Dracula, a rather lengthy novel, but I will not rush it. I am loving it until now, and despite having read it years ago, when I was around 10 or 11, I cannot remember much of the novel.It is more the Gary Oldman representation that sticks in my mind.


2 thoughts on “ROW80: A Return to the Fold

  1. Ooh I like the title for you new book Alex! I’m so glad that you’re excited about writing it. When you’re excited, we the reader will be excited. That’s awesome. And you posted today on twitter and that’s how I found you! Nice to meet you Alex and I look forward to your next check-in. Don’t forget now! LOL! Just kidding! Have a great week! 🙂

    1. Thank you Karen, I am glad you found me. Twitter is great for finding new people. The title was one of the first things that came to me.. after the setting that it. It just fits, and creates a great double if not tripple meaning once you have read the book itself.

      I won’t forget I promise… wait a minute, what won’t I forget…. um,

      only kidding 🙂

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