Sunday ROW80 check-in

ROW80LogocopyI wasn’t feeling well for a few days this week, so I didn’t manage to keep up the pace I was working at last week. Last week I revised eight chapters. This week I managed one, though I’m digging into more major revisions, so my pace is going to slow down anyway. I won’t have the feedback on the last five chapters of the manuscript back from my critique partners until early July, so I doubt I’ll finish a second draft by the end of this round. But I can still make some major progress on what they’ve read so far.

ROW80 check-in

1.) Writing:

  • Finish the second draft of the novella I finished in Round 1, “Good Old-Fashioned Magic.” Revised the first chapter. I’m still not completely happy with where it’s at, but it’s improving. I also wrote 720 words, the first scene in a new story.

2.) Read 4 books on the craft/business of writing.

  • 4 of 4 books read.

3.) Social media:

  • Check in on Twitter daily. Goal met for Thursday and Friday, not for the first part of the week.
  • Comment on 3-5 blogs per day, Monday-Thursday. Goal met for Tuesday and Thursday, not for Monday and Wednesday.
  • Blog 2 times a week. Missed Wednesday’s post. 1 of 2 posts done.

What about you? How are your goals coming along?

And before I forget, happy Memorial Day! How are you celebrating?

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8 thoughts on “Sunday ROW80 check-in

  1. S.J. Maylee says:

    I hope you’re all better. Colds are the worst. I’m so glad you’re finding ways to move forward on your WIP. It’s an important part of the process. Here’s to a healthy week and more progress. 🙂

  2. John Holton says:

    We don’t celebrate the holiday per se. We’ll probably hang out at Starbucks most of the afternoon, come home, watch the ballgame and have a pizza.

    Good work on your goals!

    • Denise D. Young says:

      That sounds like a good plan. We went for picnic on Sunday and on Monday went to see the new X-Men movie. It was a nice, relaxing way to spend the three-day weekend.


  3. Gloria Weber says:

    I’m sorry to hear you got sick. Though, I’m glad to see you’re doing okay now. 🙂

    First chapters can be hard. You’ll get there. You have my best wishes that it is much sooner than you expect. May your revisions keep going forward!

    • Denise D. Young says:

      Thanks, Gloria. Yes, there’s a lot of pressure to write a really mind-blowing first chapter. I also have a tendency to over-think things and then freeze up when I’m at the page. I’m learning to take it one page at a time and not worry about the other chapters or scenes left to revise.

  4. Eden says:

    Colds suck. Glad to hear that you’re feeling better, Denise. We’ve been fighting one here too. It’s a bummer. :-/

    Looks as if you’re making great progress on your goals despite that. Congratulations.

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