#ROW80 Round 1 2014 Check in #2


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Here are the “FAR” goals I established for this round of ROW80:

F-INISHING works in progress by adding >500 weekly new words, net.

A-DDING >1000 weekly new words to works with 10k words or less to them, and

R-EVISING two works for submission (converting one from adult to new adult and editing one based on feedback.) by tackling at least ONE chapter per week.

First week’s results:

FINISHING:  Difficult to measure this one. My total word count on my 2013 NaNo novel dropped by 3700 (and my Scrivener trash can got a lot fuller) but I know I added at least 500 new words, given I worked on this project most of Saturday. I altered the direction and pace of the book and deleted some text I may use later. The goal was 500 NET words, however. Though technically, I didn’t achieve my goal, I’m still calling this one a win because I’ll probably use the over 4300 words cut later in the story, in a better place.

ADDING:  Wrote 3918 words on my new adult novel.

REVISING: 1 chapter of MFV revised.

A good first week. I did have to consciously make myself move from one project to another in order to address the 3 different goals, but I’m glad I did. I feel more accomplished and I’m happy to move closer to completion on some idling projects.

Thanks to all who have visited me so far and offered words of encouragement. 🙂

2 thoughts on “#ROW80 Round 1 2014 Check in #2

  1. Yeah for progress. I did more editing than writing myself this week and also netted about 500 words. This WIP has been the hardest one for me to get right yet. So, I’m thankful for the progress I did make. Here’s to a great 2nd week. 🙂

    • Thanks, SJ. Editing moves you that much closer. After stock-piling several “almost there” manuscripts myself, sometimes it’s just necessary to roll up those sleeves and do it! good luck to you too.

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