Very Simple Round Three Goals


It’s hard to believe that my last post was in early June. This summer has turned out to be a hectic one, and I’ve struggled to fit both writing and blogging into that. And I must admit that with everything I have planned for the next few weeks, my blogging will be sporadic at best until late August/early September.

Nonetheless, I wanted to post my goals for the rest of this round. According to the ROW80 website, there are 53 days to go in this round.

My goals are simple. First and foremost, I want to finish a first draft of my novella Oak-Bound. This story started as a tiny seedling of an idea probably five years or so ago. It’s been rattling around in my brain ever since. I feel strongly connected to the lead characters, Cassie and Nick. It’s new-adult paranormal romance, and finally, after all these years, I feel ready to get Cassie and Nick’s story out of my head and onto the page. My goal for Oak-Bound is to write 3,500 words/week. I wrote 3,867 words last week on this project.

My other goals are to continue with my goal to read 30 books this year and to start some sort of workout regimen.

That’s it. Like I said, simple. I also want to check in regularly with fellow ROWers, but I’ll have a lot on my plate, especially in the next few weeks, so if you don’t hear from me, I’m not ignoring you, just a little overwhelmed.

What about you? What project are you currently working on? What’s on your summer reading list?

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9 thoughts on “Very Simple Round Three Goals

    1. Thanks, Sonia! Yes, it was definitely time to get this story out of my brain and onto the page. The characters have been very patient, fortunately, but I think they’re ready to have their story told.

  1. I wish you every success on drafting that story AND in keeping in touch with ROW80 folks. Your ability to focus on what’s most important is inspiring. Yes, we are all busy. Yes, we will write. Persevere!

  2. Hi Denise! Just wanted to pop in and see how things were going. It’s summer, and there are more than enough distractions to keep us, well, distracted. Yet, you keep on going with reasonable goals. Keep it up girl!! ((Hugs)) 🙂

    1. Hi, Karen! It’s so great to hear from you. I hope you’re doing well. I’m trying to keep my goals manageable but still make reasonable progress on my projects. It’s a balancing act, that’s for sure! Hugs right back! 🙂

  3. Best of luck with your goals! A paranormal romance sounds like a lot of fun to work on. Some of my own characters have been waiting to have their story told for years, so I know how exciting it can be to finally bring such stories to life…

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