I started this all ready to make excuses for not doing so well, but after tabulating my stats, there is no need. I’m on track.
I flew to Boston for business Sunday AM and returned Wednesday PM (hence the tardiness of this post). With organized dinners every night, early starts each morning, day-long travel to and from, I thought I’d surely miss the mark. I forgot how productive I was while on the airplane.
I nailed my words, novel progression and beta reading with about 2600 new words written and almost four (long) chapters beta read / critiqued. No progress yet on my editing but that’s probably going to happen after I finish the current novel beta read I’ve in process. Too many things going at once does not work for me.
I did have to withdraw from a contest, alas. After returning from a week long vacation Friday night, I discovered I had until 9 AM on Monday to enter a second original piece of writing in the finals (a second round never mentioned in the original rules, I’ll add). Problem was I had to fly to Boston early Sunday AM. I knew Saturday was going to be a mad rush to catch up on laundry, work on the taxes, participate in a previous writing commitment, get a new debit card (nothing like the prospect of going out of town ATM / debit cardless). I was a wreck. The contest had to go because, gasp, real life bubbled to top of the list. I know! The horror! No Barnes and Noble card for me. Cassandra Clare’s latest release is going to have to wait a bit longer (like I don’t already have a whopping stack of to-be-reads.)
My cumulative stats are HERE.
The Linky tool with the other participants is HERE. Please give my colleagues some encouragement if you can.
Pity you had to withdraw from the contest, but sounds like you are going very well in general with your writing! 🙂
Thank you so much!
Aw, man. They changed the rules on you? No fair!