Midweek ROW80 check-in

ROW80LogocopySummer is flying by. It’s hard to believe that it’s August and autumn is right around the bend.

There’s not too much to report this week, so I’ll jump right into the midweek ROW80 check-in. I do want to get back into writing more detailed posts, though, so look forward to those (hopefully) sometime soon.

ROW80 check-in…


  • Finish a second draft of my novella “Good Old-Fashioned Magic.” No progress to report, but I did get my CPs feedback on the last two chapters, so now I can forge ahead with the revisions. Only four chapters left to go!
  • Write a first draft of another novella. Added about 1K new words to this story—give or take a few words.
  • Read a minimum of four books on the business or craft of writing. On book three of four. Currently reading “How I Write: Secrets of a Bestselling Author” by Janet Evanovich.

Social media:

  • Check in on Twitter or Facebook daily. So far, so good.
  • Blog two times per week. On track with this goal.
  • Comment on three to five blogs per day, Monday-Thursday. On track to meet this goal.

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

What about you? How are your goals, writing or otherwise, coming along? How has your summer been?

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13 thoughts on “Midweek ROW80 check-in

  1. Autumn…I love it. But it feels as though we didn’t even have summer. Winter held on for soooooo long this year.

    1. It did. And where I live it’s been a cooler-than-usual summer. As much as I enjoy autumn, I want to enjoy these next few weeks of summer. I haven’t even been to the pool yet!

  2. Summer has been – fertile. Yup. I’m going with that. Lots of fodder for many ideas and much writing- not to mention a few changes in the vibe of our family, as kids get older, and priorities shift…

    It’s been chaotic, and potent, and often delightful…

    You’ve made some good progress this week – may the streak continue! =)

      1. Well – some of that chaos was deeply emotionally charged. It’s part of life, but not the easiest part to get through.

        Still, it does churn things up, and so I will use it…

  3. You’ve done very well this week. Four chapter left in the revision and a not insignificant wordcount for a new project. Fantastic!

    We’re heading into Spring here in Western Australia, and I can feel the change. The nights are less cold, the afternoons warmer. We haven’t seen the last of the rain or wind, I imagine, but there’s a definite change in the air.

    Have a good week.

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