#ROW80 Rd 4 — wk 6, rpt 2

I added my long awaited NaNo widget to my ROW80 stats page, but I don’t like seeing 3 yellow blocks in week 2.  My daily average dropped below 1667, mostly because I took yesterday to edit vs. write new material.  Still, I ended up writing new material for my novel so I counted that for NaNo and that’s all that kept me at yellow and not red for yesterday.

I have next week off though and plan some major writing then…after I get a new driver’s license.  Glerg. Wonder if I can still pull off subtracting twenty pounds…hmm.

I got my two weekly blog posts done plus one to grow on.

Only ONE more day until I can reveal the cover and back blurb for my novel!  Woo-hoo!

I received my cover for my other pen name’s Christmas anthology day before yesterday, but, alas, I cannot yet reveal it until we work out the attendant fanfare amongst the contributing authors.

[[Begin Rant]] I’m happy to note that there are only ten contributing authors, which means for the FIRST TIME, I won’t be left off the author list for the work at Amazon.  I can’t tell you how disappointing it is to finally publish something, but because the publisher didn’t include your name in the info sent to Amazon OR because you were the eleventh or higher contributor, you got left out in the cold. Amazon policy.  I’ve challenged it already with tepid at best results.  Searches on my pen name will bring up my author page but NOT my anthology.  If you go to my author page, there is a link to my anthology but who goes there looking for books by an author?  I don’t. I look at what the search results bring back.  Ok, I’ll end my ranting now.  This has just really hurt my already-stomped-into-the-dust-just-getting-to-publication writerly feelings and I gotta vent (yet more than I already have). [[End Rant]]

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.

#ROW80 Rd 4 — wk 6, rpt 1

Still clicking along with NaNo.  I find that writing short stories for my words is in some ways harder and in other ways easier than a single novel.  It’s harder in that I have to come up with multiple beginnings, multiple middles and multiple endings.  It’s easier in that the stories stay fresh in my head, are are easier to return to because of the variety.  Of the seven short stories I need to write for my anthology, I’ve completed four and am nearly finished with the fifth.

I got my two weekly blog posts done too.

My novel edits have not been touched in a week.  Oy!  They are due 11/17 and I seem to be shoving them into my vacation time all next week…well, by Thursday anyway.

Only four more days until the cover and back blurb reveal for my novel!

Looks like I’ll have a cover reveal for my other pen name’s Christmas anthology soon with much attendant fanfare planned.  THOSE edits I finished lickety split and returned.  All praise to the short story (and a one week deadline)!

My goals and current stats for this round are on my ROW80-4 page. I’ve added a NaNoWriMo widget from the site now that they are (finally!) available.

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