Sarah Ann Hall

Reporting on writing in progress or, more probably, not; practising flash fiction.

Project 10K – January 2018

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You might be able to tell how well January is going with goals given that we’re a third of the way through already.

The goals for this month are to get the first third of my WIP re-written (1) and ready to resubmit (2) to my prospective agent by the end of the month. I don’t think it will be sent of by 31st but as long as it’s ready for a re-read prior to sending I will be happy. This task has been taken up again this week and is bigger than I’d hoped as chapters chop, change and dive-bomb all over the place.


December goals were partially met, and I’m posting all of Flights of Fancy’s badges as achieved in different areas.

  1. Read 9 books and get them back to the library by the end of the month.

Mostly a fail. I read and returned two, am currently reading two, have started two others, and have two unopened by the side of my bed. I’m not sure what happened to number 9 and hope I returned it as I can’t remember doing so.

  1. Edit the first 3 chapters (approx 8k-words) of my book post-pitch.

Partially met and yet the task has grown to the first third of the book.

I’ve written a new Ch1, edited the original Ch1 into Ch2. Ch5 has become Ch3, which pushes the original Ch3 and Ch4 to positions 4 and 5 and I’m not sure they work there. This is very much still a work in progress, and I’m also having to adapt Ch7 to make this all hang together.

  1. Get a 1000-word ‘Christmas’ story ready for my writers’ group on 12th.

Yes, I managed it, and then the meeting on 12th Dec was cancelled because of bad weather. We read our stories to each other this month (9th Jan) instead. The group liked my character, could relate to the frustrations I described, and said my story flowed well. As I told them, in terms of constructive criticism, they were useless.

  1. Participate in one Friday Fictioneers’ challenge – I’ve missed the last two.

Success, I managed to complete two.




Written by Sarah Ann

January 10, 2018 at 2:33 pm

7 Responses

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  1. Very busy.


    January 10, 2018 at 4:31 pm

    • Hmm, and I am stacking up OLWG prompts – I’m am trying to pull them all together is a play scene thing, but I’ve never caught up before another set appear. Must try harder!

      Sarah Ann

      January 11, 2018 at 11:38 pm

      • There’s no pressure, you know. Take your time. Skip some, if you need to. Thanks!


        January 12, 2018 at 12:17 am

  2. Well done for all you have achieved and don’t beat yourself up to much about the stuff you haven’t. X


    January 11, 2018 at 12:50 am

    • That’s the approach I’m taking – something achieved is always better than nothing. 🙂

      Sarah Ann

      January 11, 2018 at 11:34 pm

  3. “As I told them, in terms of constructive criticism, they were useless.”

    LOL! I can relate to that 🙂

    Eric Alagan

    January 11, 2018 at 10:06 am

    • Sometimes writers can just be too nice to each other. Also, meeting only once a month doesn’t allow for the fostering of strong relationships that can be truly honest.

      Sarah Ann

      January 11, 2018 at 11:37 pm

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