Turning Plans into Action: (Lots of) Round 3 Goals

It’s time for Round 3 of A Round of Words in 80 Days–the writing challenge that knows you have a life! If Round 2 was about cupping an ear and listening, about learning and intensive study, about thought and preparation, then Round 3 is the action stage. In Round 2 of A Round of Words […]

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Round 4: Intentions

Since my return from my trip to Germany in August, I’ve entered a period of quiet introspection. What direction do I want to go in my life? Am I on an authentic path that will allow me to drink from the wellspring of creativity? How do I define success, and how have I internalized society’s […]

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Sunday ROW80 check-in

There isn’t much to report, so I’ll keep this a short post. Today hubby and I carved a jack-o-lantern. It’s pretty basic, but here it is: I’m trying to slowly increase my weekly word count. I’ve been hovering around 5-6K, and I’d like that to be more like 8-10K. Any advice on how to do […]

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Sunday ROW80 check-in

Well, Round 4 is off to a slow start for me. Lots of appointments and a migraine slowed down my progress this week, but I am excited to have started a new story, my first attempt at a novel-length work in a while—and my first-ever attempt at writing steampunk. It’s a fairy-tale retelling set in […]

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Sunday ROW80 check-in

I live in a college town, and one of my favorite times of year is the spring. I love watching people emerge. It’s like the whole town has been hibernating and the warm weather wakes us up, drawing everyone outdoors. Bicyclists and joggers are everywhere; parents are out pushing strollers or walking with their kids; […]

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Slow progress and ROW80 check-in

Writing seemed to be moving slowly this week, and I’m not sure why. I only revised two chapters, and only one of those involved major additions. The other chapter was just line editing to clean it up for critique. Since I’m one of those people whose self-worth is tied up in how productive I am […]

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Down payment on a dream & Round 2 ROW80 goals

2014 is shaping up to be a very goal-driven year for my husband and me. Last year, I left my day job in publications to write full-time, and I’m more determined than ever to be the best writer I can be and get my stories onto the page and then, one day, out into the […]

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Looking Forward in 2012 and New ROW80 Goals

“I have desired, like every artist, to create a little world out of the beautiful, pleasant, and significant things of this marred and clumsy world.” –W.B. Yeats In light of some of the developments in so far in 2012, I’ve decided to revise my goals for the first round of ROW80. After writing my first […]

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