“Setting Quiet Pages Free”: Round 3 ROW80 Wrap-Up

Well, Round 3 of ROW80 is at an end. I can’t say I finished everything I set out to accomplish, but here’s what I managed:

  • Finished a second draft of my novella Called by Magic
  • Started a first draft of a novel, The Hedgewitch and the Wolf
  • Just under halfway through a second, expanded draft of A Prince in Patience Point, a novella
  • Read one book on the craft/business of writing (my goal was two)

I also moved (twice, technically, once to the in-laws’ farm and again to settle into our new townhome). And I started teaching a class at the local university.

As for this week, I wrote 2,335 words in a scene guide to A Prince in Patience Point. I still feel like there’s something missing, but I’ll just have to discover that along the way. The projected length for the second draft is about twice the first draft, so there’s lots of new territory in this draft. In many ways, it’s like a first draft since there’s so much new material. Hopefully I can finish this one by the end of the year.

So that’s my Round 3 summary. I’d like to leave you with a song I recently found by a really great, quirky artist named S.J. Tucker. This one is for all the bookworms—readers and writers alike.

Here’s “Ravens in the Library” by S.J. Tucker—the inspiration for the title of today’s post:

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What about you? How did Round 3 go for you? Did you finish all you set out to do? What are your plans for Round 4?

And happy Mabon/autumnal equinox!

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15 thoughts on ““Setting Quiet Pages Free”: Round 3 ROW80 Wrap-Up

    1. Yeah, the moving made things a little hectic. But I still managed to get a few things done.

      I used to work in a library, and I’m a bookworm by nature, so I loved the song as soon as I heard it. Glad you liked it.

  1. I managed to finish a first edit pass of my novel during Round 3, Round 4 will be typing and rewrite the draft into a 2nd draft. Other goals fell by the wayside, but that happens.

    You still did very well, even with the double move. Thanks for the new music, it’s cute and quirky. Its what I like in my music generally. 🙂

    Onward to Round 4.

    1. Thanks! As far as the move, we stayed at my in-laws’ farm for a few weeks. It proved to be a good place for my productivity. The move did slow me down and there were quite a few weeks were my word counts weren’t all that impressive. Now that we’re settled into the new place (well, mostly) hopefully I can increase my word counts again. See you next round!

  2. WOW! Great song – fabulous hair! Now it’s in my head, and that makes me happy. =)

    Considering all the changes, I’d say you had a fantastic round! Enjoy the bit of a break, and the being (mostly) settled in.

  3. Thank you so much for sharing that song, it’s always great to discover new artists! Especially songs written for bookworms 😉

    Well done you on the progress — hope the teaching is going well. A big year for you with lots of changes, it’s great that you still managed to keep writing in spite of it all!
    (by the way I love the new blog setup!)

    1. I’m glad you liked the song. I thought it was fun and quirky. And way too catchy.

      Yes, lots of changes have come my way this year. I’m determined to start publishing in the next couple years, though, so I need to push forward with my writing. I’m still trying to balance writing with teaching and other life stuff. It’s just part of the creative process, I suppose.

      Thanks, Celine!

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