#ROW80 Rd 4 — wk 2 report

So, I was out of town all this past week.  I did jot a few notes down for my 2011 NaNo novel but I’m really not convinced yet that it’s what I should be writing.  I don’t think I’m ready to start a sequel novel. I really should finish last year’s NaNo, which stalled out at 60k words and probably has another 20k or so to go.  Then I’d like to finish up this anthology I started, writing another 20k words for that, which would leave another 10k to perhaps start the sequel or start another short novella.

I worked on my line edits from my publisher all day yesterday.  I find that type of work very tedious, alas, but it has to be done.

My goals for this round are on my ROW80-4 page.

The Linky site lists other participants’ progress reports.  Give them some encouragement too.

8 thoughts on “#ROW80 Rd 4 — wk 2 report

  1. I just finished writing last years nano novel about a month ago. Wasn’t so sure I wanted to do nano again this year, but got a shiny idea. Decided will go with it, but get back to editing after november no matter where at with the story. We’ll see how that goes.

    • Lucky you. I’m going to have to totally reread my last year’s NaNo just to plan out what to write because I’ve forgotten how I last left it. I kept bouncing back and forth over who exactly was the bad guy and who got a bullet in the head. LOL

  2. how does that line edit work, Claire? Do they tell you what needs to be fixed and you fix it, or do they give you a generic ‘this part needs to be overhauled’ and then they leave you to your devices?

    • It varies from publisher to publisher. Some will enter the punctuation edits then add comments to the side where they need you to expand, correct or clarify an issue. Others are more meticulous and will make the suggestions “inline” for you to accept, reject or alter. I’ve had one where, I couldn’t tell if they did a danged thing with it. I couldn’t find a single change, so I didn’t change anything either other than one teensy fix I’d identified after sending off the submission.

  3. Oh, edits, sigh😦 I hope you get through them unscathed–they are somehow more tiring than they deserve to be.

    Also, good luck figuring out your NaNo project, It probably doesn’t help for me to say it’s better to have choices than no idea at all, does it?

    Have a great week, Claire.

  4. I’m going out of town on Thursday. Your post gives me hope that I can at least make some progress when I’m on the road. THANK YOU for that and hey! Great work! Looking forward to reading more of you via ROW80

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