Sarah Ann Hall

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

Project 10K – March 2018

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Oh dear, I’m even later this month although I have been thinking about my Project 10K post for a while, even before the end of February. Of the three tasks I set myself, I completed one and a half:

  1. Participate in the remaining Friday Fictioneers challenges for the month. YES.
  2. Finish reading to the end of my novel so it is pitch perfect again. NO.
  3. Write/ submit some new short stories. YES and NO. I started writing two, submitted one, looked at deadlines and got no further.

© Flights of Fancy


So my tasks for this month are the same as for last. However, I have given myself a word target as incentive. Seeing how well I’m not doing will help me focus.

  1. Read through WIP to the end. – 49000 words!
  2. Look for short story competitions. Submit two stories by month’s end.
  3. Contribute to the OLWG challenges in good time and not a month after the prompts appear.

I am stupidly thinking of signing up to Camp Nanowrimo next month so need to get the WIP out of the way and pull myself back into setting goals and sticking to them.


To answer Gabriele’s monthly questions:

  1. Did you meet your writing/editing goals? Yes and no.
  2. Did you have fun writing? Yes, writing stories in dialogue for Friday Ficitoneers has been challenging.
  3. Did the P10K help with motivation? Yes, but I should have organised my time better.
  4. Anything else you want to tell us, questions you want to ask? I’ve had a work-life balance rethink, which will be the topic of  soon-to-be-posted post.

Thanks to Gabriele at Flights of Fancy for Project 10K and keeping me on my toes, even if I’m always lagging behind. I’m off to read Chapter 11 of my book now….


Written by Sarah Ann

March 12, 2018 at 2:17 pm

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  1. You have a lot going there, Sarah.

    For me, my novel writing/editing takes priority over all other writing. Focus. I remind myself to remain focused and not spread my time too thin. But I do challenge myself with writing flash fiction daily.

    Wish you all the best,

    Eric Alagan

    March 12, 2018 at 2:39 pm

    • Yes, focussing is something I need to do more of.. I spread myself too thinly too much of the time. But I am very bad at getting bored if I do too much of the same thing.

      Sarah Ann

      March 12, 2018 at 8:31 pm

  2. Keep going! The more you write, the clearer I becomes…


    March 12, 2018 at 2:49 pm

  3. You’re not lagging behind. 🙂 Compared to me-chief lagger-behinder-you’re a rocket.
    Congrats, belatedly, on your achievements last month. It’s only a few days until April and I’m looking forward to your comments again. I think it’s a great idea to include reading through a wip in the project, maybe I’ll do that, too. Read thoroughly and extracting what is useful perhaps…


    March 28, 2018 at 10:16 pm

    • Good to hear from you. Your individual goal setting idea gave me the idea of including the WIP. And using the Nano word counter forced me to keep reading – I like to see those coloured bars fill up all the way across. Letting the world know what I’m up to forces me to keep going where otherwise I might go for a walk or do something else – I have a lot of semi-completed sewing projects that have been neglected for a long time. March has been kind to me in terms of goals, I can’t see April being as productive 😉

      Sarah Ann

      March 30, 2018 at 7:50 am

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