#ROW80 Round 1 2014 Check in #8


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And another week comes to a close.

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.

Here’s what I did this week:

FINISHING:  1290 words written for Mismatched Irregulars and Seconds (weekly goal met)

ADDING:  1172 words added to my NA novel. (weekly goal met)

REVISING: 1 chapter edited (weekly goal met)

Wish I had felt like writing a bit more, but just had a few too many competing head space issues to deal with. My word counts are solid, however, so I’m pleased.

I was also made giddy to find a lovely Amazon review of my debut novel wondering and expressing hope it would be a series. I never planned on it…but writing the rogue and whim-like followup novella reinforced how easy the heroine is to write and slip inside her skin. So…maybe. But I’ve just got all these other projects to get a grip on. I don’t want to become a partial story hoarder. They’ll make a reality show about me…being haunted by incomplete ghosts of stories stuttering for attention but never quite getting to the point enough to make a difference. Ah…probably a very common problem. Reminds me of when I used to sew. I collected fabric and patterns. I never met a seamstress who didn’t. I’ve never met an author who didn’t have a crowded hard drive or notebook either. 🙂

Thanks to all my visitors and commenters so far. 🙂

6 thoughts on “#ROW80 Round 1 2014 Check in #8

  1. Partial story hoarder <- lol! This is so me. I have close to a dozen I'm juggling and three that are so close. Remember my WIP In the Blind? I asked if you wanted to read that when it was done almost a year ago now. Ugh!

    You're keeping things moving, Claire. Good for you. Keep it up.

  2. Congratulations! Sounds like you’re doing great so far this year. I ended up with about 75% for last month, but one project ended up being a little more time intensive than I planned for.
    I hope your great progress continues this month!

  3. That “partial story hoarder” comment cracked me up. I can totally relate! I don’t know how many stories I’ve started, just how many I’ve actually finished.

    Fabulous week with your goals. I hope you can get more writing time too. That’s always the challenge, isn’t it? Have a lovely week! Best wishes.

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