Sunday ROW80 check-in

ROW80LogocopyI live in a college town, and one of my favorite times of year is the spring. I love watching people emerge. It’s like the whole town has been hibernating and the warm weather wakes us up, drawing everyone outdoors. Bicyclists and joggers are everywhere; parents are out pushing strollers or walking with their kids; pet-owners venture out to take long walks with their dogs. Students gather on the lawns, leaving trails of red Solo cups in their wake.

This weekend, my husband and I took advantage of the sunshine, playing tennis–and getting a little bit of a sunburn. The upcoming week sounds like a rainy one, lots of good reading and writing weather, but probably not so good for tennis.

ROW80 check-in

1.) Writing:

  • Write a draft of untitled short story: Wrote 4,387 words on this project. This draft is finished at just over 8K!
  • Finish the second draft of the novella I finished in Round 1, Good Old-Fashioned Magic. Going to dig into this project in the upcoming week after reading Cathy Yardley’s “Rock Your Revisions.” In the meantime, I’ll be doing some research to fill in a few setting/world-building details.

2.) Read 4 books on the craft/business of writing. Continued reading Stephen King’s “On Writing,” book 2 of 4.

3.) Social media:

  • Check in on Twitter daily. Target mostly met.
  • Comment on 3-5 blogs per day, Monday-Thursday. Target met.
  • Blog 2 times per week. Target met.

A Round of Words in 80 Days is the writing challenge that knows you have a life. It’s also a blog hop!

Was the weather nice where you live? How did you spend your weekend? How are your writing goals coming along?

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10 thoughts on “Sunday ROW80 check-in

  1. Our weather was pretty gray and dreary this weekend, and cold. Saturday I went to my niece’s softball games and was wearing a winter coat and gloves. Hopefully this week we see some sun!

    That looks like some great progress on your goals. I keep meaning to read the Stephen King “On Writing” book, but something always comes up. Maybe I’ll work that into a weekly goal at some point. Good luck this week and I hope you have a great week!

    1. Thanks, Kat. We’re set to have a rainy week, and today has been basically rain, thunder, and clouds since I woke up. But we were lucky to have a gorgeous weekend perfect for soaking up sunshine. I hope some nice weather heads your way soon!

  2. Congrats on finishing your short story! We’ve had great weather this weekend, which was especially appreciated since we have a new puppy who of course needs to go out a lot. Take advantage of those rainy days, and keep up the good work on your writing!

    1. Thanks, Jennette! Yeah, when you have a puppy, you definitely want nice weather. They need to go outside as often as possible. Congrats on the new addition to your family!

      Have a great week. 🙂

  3. My weather is still a bit iffy. Sometimes, I have to wait for 10am to hit above freezing. And right now that’s all I ask for. No freezing temps! Though, I have hope things are getting better as I’m finally seeing daffodils in bloom.

    Congrats on finishing your short story and doing so well on your goals! 🙂

  4. Congrats on finishing the short story, that’s great!

    I always get the same feeling when Spring rolls around, watching all the people come out of the woodwork. The other thing I love is the color of green that is almost iridescent that you only seem to see in spring. 🙂

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