Wednesday, July 20, 2011

ROW80 7/20 check in

Another week gone! Unfortunately, my Poconos trip was canceled this past weekend :( but I still went away with a group of friends :) but I didn't get a chance to bring a computer to work on my edits anyway :(

During the week I did well, though! Let's see how it went:

Goal 1. To write at least 500 words in a new story or 1000 words in an existing WIP, 5 days a week
I completely focused on Arieties and got 6000 words written this week, yay me! I am  completely rewriting the ending, so almost all of it is brand new scenes that I love 43280948230x better than what I previously had in my SFD.

Goal 2. To complete (or edit) at least two full scenes a day, 5 days a week

Again focusing on Arieties, in addition to my 6000 new words I also edited 5 existing scenes. I know that's not 2 full scenes a day, but I completed about 7 new scenes so that counts toward it.

Goal 3. To have the draft of my WIP Arieties ready for beta reading by the end of ROW80
I am so happy with myself this week as far as this goal. I have another round of edits before it's even close to ready, but I am way ahead of myself. I'm a little under 20,000 words away from being finished with editing this round. Yay!

Goal 4. To visit at least 2 blogs of my fellow ROW80 participants per day (on days that I have access to internet)
My b. I skipped last Thursday because I just didn't have a chance at work and I did not have a chance to get on my internet connection at home. But, I went way over 2 per day on the other weekdays, so it sort of makes up for it. Maybe? Please forgive me?

For next week I'm going to amend Goal 2 to just focus on editing 2 scenes, since writing 500/1000 words and two scenes seems a little redundant. Other than that I think I'm going to keep my goals this time. Shocking, I know. After this round of edits on Arieties I'm going to demand that I work on other works, specifically some short stories that are half completed/stewing in my mind.

Since the treats went over so well last week, and we're in the middle of a heat wave in NYC, here's some ice cream to cool you off. Enjoy!


  1. Yum :) And fantastic job on all that goal busting!


  2. Well done and don't worry; you managed to balance Goal 4. :)
    As for the treat, thanks but, I'm on a diet. Ok, maybe a little. Mmm, yum. Maybe some more... Oh! Gimme the glass. :P

  3. @ Marie - Thanks for the support!! It does feel good to kick some goal butt, doesn't it?

    @ darkwrite - virtual treats are the best because they never run out. Take a glass for the road :P

  4. wow! Those are H U G E goals, way to get them accomplished :) Motivates me to put some time in on my WIP ;D

    Oh, PS, love the green and yellow colors for your status update, excellent visuals (^_^)

    See ya,

  5. Awesome job on the goals, and thanks for the ice cream. ;-)

  6. Wonderful news on all the progress!

  7. Sounds like you've done really well so far--keep up the good work! :o)

  8. @kelly - Thanks! Yeah, having the goals and updating every week makes me feel like I'm accountable to someone so I better get stuff done. I guess it's working lol.

    @kerry - You're welcome. Maybe next week I'll bring cake :P Hmm... ideas.

    @jamila and writer-monkey - thanks for the support!

  9. Wow 6000 new words, that's awesome. Keep up the good work :-)

  10. Great job! Isn't it nice to see all those highlighted "completed" words?! Can't wait until I'm at that point, but I know it's a long road.

  11. Gorgeous ice cream. And it sounds like you deserve it, congratulations on meeting your goals!

  12. Thank you all for your support!

  13. Looks yummy, and congratulations on doing so well on your goals. :)