ROW80-2, wk 8, rpt 1

Continued success on my (Iris’) YA novel.  I just passed the 75k mark yesterday.  No Write or Dies since my last report, just my own momentum which has been enough to net me over 6000 words in three days.  Yippy skippy as my Norwegian friend from Minnesota once said.

The beta read is progressing nicely.  I hit the 67% mark on my Kindle this AM and the story is very engaging at this point, always a plus.

I do feel a little bad about the boring state of my blog, not that that was a goal.  It wasn’t.  No flash fiction writing this week and no posts other than ROW80 progress reports.  I have a feeling that maintaining a successful blog is much like keeping a shark alive–keep it moving and keep feeding the readers and other bloggers.  Question is, do I want it enough to do that?  Most of the time I say yes, but I have those other moments…

My cumulative stats are updated on my ROW80-2 page.

Linky for the other ROW80 participants is up and ready for you to share the encouragement with my peers.  Thanks for the read!

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4 thoughts on “ROW80-2, wk 8, rpt 1

  1. Sounds like you’re making a heap of progress 🙂 I wish I could use Write or Die, but I find that everything I write in there is utter rubbish and not worth keeping; I find it easier to write a bit slower and at least produce something decent, even if I don’t progress as quickly. That said, I know a lot of other people who have great success with it.
    I feel your pain on the blog front. I think a lot of the problem though, is that blog writing can be a distraction from your novel/script/whatever writing. It’s just a matter of finding the balance 😀

    • Thanks! There is bit of rubbish from time to time so I use it mostly when I need past inertia humps. And your advice about the blog is so true. Finding that balance is critical. I tend to have wide pendulum swings. Argh.

  2. Besides the ROW updates, I blog two other times every week on topics similar to what my book’s about and personal stuff. In my case, keeping that schedule has helped with my fiction.

    Why not pick one day a week to blog about a topic you’re really passionate about? I find it fun to learn about the author behind the work.

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