A Round of Words in 80 Days #ROW80 โ€“ Update 2

I’ve long since given up trying to do the two day a week update. Okay. I didn’t try… didn’t even plan it. So here we are, update #2. If you recall during my first update, I changed my goals. Let’s look at them now and see how I’m doing or if I need to make more adjustments. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • January: Work on Shadow Cat which includes:
    • Apply select suggestions *DONE, but if more changes come in, I’ll certainly update it.
    • Develop a marketing plan (This is more of a trial and error. I’m trying a few things to get Shadow Cat some publicity)
    • Set a release date *DONE (I got itchy fingers and didn’t bother with a release date. ๐Ÿ™‚ Shadow Cat is in the world to be loved or hated. Currently, it’s available at Amazon and Smashwords. I’m working on Pubit (Barnes and Nobles), but they seem to be a bit backed up. Anyway, I would absolutely love for my readers to download a free sample and check it out. And of course, I’m not against my friendlies purchasing a copy. ๐Ÿ™‚
    • Get review requests out. *DONE, but still open to other bloggers willing to do reviews.
  • February: Work on Stray Cat
    • Basically just finish the draft I started. Though this is a February thing, I’ve been chipping away at it. Last check-in I was at 14,720 words. *Today, I’m at 15,792 words. (With Shadow Cat pretty much into the world and the blogoversary giveaways winding down, I’m going to concentrate a bit more on this.
  • March: TBD
    • Might work on Trinityโ€™s Awakening
    • Might edit Alley Cat
  • Bonus Goal: Work on New Adult novel
    • Maintaining 100+ words a day over at Word Count Union. This is on top of any other goals I have. Iโ€™m really liking it. I figured at 100 words a day, Iโ€™ll finish this novel this year. Last update I was at 17,870 words. *Now I’m at 19,327 words. I’m not going to do the math on that, but I have been keeping up with 100+ words a day.

All in all, my new goals are going quite well. January goals are knocked out. I guess it’s time to add a new goal to take it’s place. Hmm… Okay. I really need to finish the first draft of Regina’s Story. I already know what’s going to happen, I just haven’t been in the mood to do the sex scene. I also have a short story I wrote called Unprotected which I’d like to wrap up. It’s already written, but it needs some major polishing.

  • January
    • Write the Sex scene for Control Freak: Regina’s Story
    • Do the first round of edits on Unprotected
    • Continue to chip away at Stray Cat. (200+ words a day)

Modest goals and very doable, I think.

For those of you who are interested in keeping track of ROW80 participants, head over to the linky.

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