Sunday ROW80 check-in

The past week was fairly productive. I revised 11 chapters in my novella “Good Old-Fashioned Magic,” so the third draft is officially finished. I need to do a read-through and fix any typos, and then it’s off to beta readers. I’m also making progress on the decluttering front, getting rid of a minimum of 10 items a day—more on some days. I also became addicted to Pinterest, but that’s another story. 🙂

I’ve decided to take a couple days off in between writing projects to focus on something else. So now that this third draft is done, I’m going to take some time off to do some organizing and decluttering and maybe some other apartment maintenance stuff. Then on Wednesday I’ll move on to revising my novel “Made of Shadows.”

Sunday ROW80 check-in:

Writing Goals

1.) Finish a third draft of “Good Old-Fashioned Magic.” Finished!

2.) Finish a fourth draft of “Made of Shadows.” On hold.

3.) Finish a draft of another story, to be determined. On hold.

4.) Read three books on the craft/business of writing. No progress to report.

5.) Do morning pages daily, Monday-Friday. Three of five.

Social Media Goals

1.) Check in on Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest daily, Monday-Friday. Four of five.

2.) Blog twice a week. Goal met.

3.) Comment on three-five blogs daily, Monday-Thursday. Three of four.

A Round of Words in 80 Days (ROW80) is the writing challenge that knows you have a life. It’s also a blog hop. Click here to cheer on fellow participants.

What about you? Are you in spring cleaning mode yet? How are your goals, writing or otherwise, coming along?

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9 thoughts on “Sunday ROW80 check-in

  1. Congrats on finishing the draft! Enjoy your time off doing other things. You totally deserve it. 🙂 Keep up the awesome work. You’re doing great this round!

  2. Didn’t make much progress on my goals last week. It’s too nice outside and I discovered a new addiction, too. Unfortunately, Clash of Clans is probably less helpful to my writing than Pinterest, LOL. But my husband plays, so that’s family time, right? 😀 You are doing great on your goals–keep up the good work!

    1. It’s cool and rainy today, but yesterday it was gorgeous and I spent most of my time outside, so I can relate. When the weather finally gets nice, I’m ready to be outdoors as much as possible.

      My husband loves Clash of Clans, though lately he’s been playing a lot of Summoner’s War. I can definitely see how those games are addictive. He tried to get me into Archeage, an online role-playing game. It didn’t stick, but it was something fun for us to do together for a while.

      Thanks, Jennette! 🙂

  3. You’re off to a brilliant start, this round!

    I usually take a bit of time between projects, but, when I wrote the last words for Transitions, I had just over 1000 words to get to my CampNaNo goal…and the kids and I will be away for a long weekend, and I don’t write as much when I travel. And then there are those A-Z posts I’ve been scrambling to get done for most of the month.

    So, I did what I don’t usually do – I dove straight from one project to the others…I’m going to be drafting Generations while finishing up those alphabet posts, and then I can focus on revising “Slow Jazz Awakening” and developing my roughed-out ideas for Story a Day next month…

    Oh, and laundry, and dishes, and packing – decluttering will wait now till we return home.

      1. I did stack up some things beforehand, so I can take it a bit mellower this weekend.

        Fortunately, the kids really wear themselves out with their friends, so the first day or two we’re home can be writing- focused for me. =)

  4. I am in the middle of unboxing from a move Denise. As always, you are inspirational! With all the ruckus going on in my life at the moment, I don’t know when last that I wrote. And I hate that life has taken over. I’m struggling to keep going. But I will not give up. Thank you for sharing your progress! ((Hugs))

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