Monster Review-a-thon focused just on writing reviews. It was just one week (when I had only two days with the kids in school), so my goals were modest:
- Write reviews of 3 books
- Write a Big Book Summer Challenge Wrap-Up post
Review of Defending Jacob
Review of The Ask and the Answer
Post on Book Adaptations on TV
Weekend Cooking Post
So, not quite as many reviews as I'd hoped, but the challenge did serve as an extra motivator to get back into my normal blogging routine. And I wrote another review, plus the Big Book Summer Challenge Wrap-up Post the following week.
I also joined Sit Down and Write 4 Challenge, hosted by Stories Inside: the Writing Blog of the True Book Addict. My goals were:
- The book review goals listed above, plus two more reviews and/or book blog posts next week.
- Write and publish 3 new posts for my chronic illness blog, Learning to Live with CFS, which has been badly neglected this summer.
- Write and send 4 new pitches, including 2 for travel articles.
- Finish the first draft of chapter 1 of my book on living with chronic illness.
- Edit my article on CFS into brief guest blog posts for a supplement website (paid work!)
- The reviews and book blog posts listed above, plus a review of The Time Machine the next week.
- I wrote four posts for my chronic illness blog.
- I wrote and sent four pitches, and yes, two of them were for travel articles.
The only problem is that I put priority on writing last week and let everything else slide...so now I've spent most of this week running around, catching up on all the household necessities and to-dos I put off last week! As a result, I've had no time for writing at all. Sigh. There must be a way to find a nice balance!
Anyway, I enjoyed both writing challenges and found them helpful in re-focusing my writing work. Have you tried any writing challenges? Or do you have any tips on finding time for writing along with all the other things that must be done?