#ROW80 Rd 4 — wk 10 (only report)

No post on Wed/Thur because I was out of town and just too busy, plus I didn’t really have all that much to say so I’d rather not waste anyone’s time with a statutory post.

I met my blog post goal easily thanks to the release of my spicier alter-ego’s release on 12/9 and the 12 Days of Christmas blog chain / contest post that led up to it.

I finished my 5k to 10k ocean-themed romance last night at 9300 words for draft 1.  Feels great to finish and I love the story (it made me cry so that’s a always a good sign), but alas now is the dreaded editing.  There’s a 12/31 deadline but as always, I fear the “til full” caveat so quicker is better. For a snippet of The Sweetest Song, check out my 12/11 Six Sentence Sunday post that follows this one.

I’m trying to take it a little easy for the next week or so because I’ve been neglecting too much of my non-writing life, PLUS my job just got “enriched”, to quote an HR friend of mine, so I’ll be a lot busier especially after 1/1 when I take on our international operations.  Oy!

You may have noticed I changed my blog theme.  While I loved the Chateau template, it did not work well on narrower monitors with my Christmas background because my text bled into all that busyness. I also wasn’t crazy about how it formatted quotes.  This one is a new WP template I’m trying.  While I like that the dimensions self-adjust to fit even androids/iphones, it’s missing a few things I enjoyed about Chateau.  One of these days they’ll either give me the perfect template or I’ll spend the $$ to self-host or pay for custom CSS ability.

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.