#ROW80 Rd 4 — Last Post (wk 12)

Christmas in the post-War United States

And that’s a wrap!  Eighty days of writing dominated for me mostly by NaNo and then penning a short story that mushroomed to 10k words for the Tidal Whispers anthology from J Taylor Publishing, the same publisher who’s handling my debut novel.

I’d did alright on my blog posting, perhaps missed the two per week mark in a couple of weeks  There were a few weeks where I did three or four, so I think on average I met this goal.

This was my fourth ROW80.  I will be skipping the next one to concentrate on my upcoming debut novel.  I’m sure I’ll write.  I’ve never really had issues with BIC (butt in chair), though I did like having quantifiable goals.  With all the other “stuff” that’s going to be happening, I’m going to go goalless for a few months and just do what I feel like doing in addition to the novel promo requirements.  If anything, I need to NOT write and focus on polishing for a while.  I have a rather sizeable heap of novels and stories that could be wonderful if I only spent a little more time editing then shopping them.

So I’ll bid my fellow ROW’ers “adieu” for the next eighty days but wish everyone well.  May your fingers fly, your ink flow and your creativity blossom.  I’ll probably see you again on the other side of eighty.

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

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

Six Sentence Sunday — The P.U.R.E. #2

Welcome to my SECOND “Six Sentence Sunday”. Thank you for visiting and especially for any comments you might leave me.

I thought I’d share a second six from my debut novel, a romantic suspense, The P.U.R.E., to be published by J Taylor Publishing in April 2012. P.U.R.E stands for Previously Undetected Recruiting Error, by the way.

In this scene, our heroine, Gayle has talked her reluctant co-worker, Jon, into doing a little after hours sleuthing with her.  Jon speaks first.

Okay, I’ll go in first, and scope out the place. I’ll call you on your cell if the coast is clear.”

“Why do you think you’re so much less recognizable or noticeable than me?” I cocked my head to the side. Typical man! He wanted to take over even though I came up with the idea in the first place.

If you enjoyed that, I hope you’ll pick up a copy of The P.U.R.E. right after you file your tax return next year, on or around April 16, 2012 when it releases.

Be sure to check out the host site, Six Sentence Sunday, for links to more tantalizing snippets from some very talented writers.