A Round of Words in 80 Days #ROW80 – Update 6

So here we are, the second update in February. Before I get into the update (I did a lousy job with my goals, by the way), I’ll boast about what I have accomplished. 🙂 Shadow Cat will soon be in print. Yay! I worked my butt off getting the formatting right. It’s certainly not as simple as uploading a piece to Smashwords, Pubit, or DTP. That’s for sure. I had to relearn how to suppress headers on the chapter pages. That was a pain. I’m sure there’s an easier method than what I did. Next time I’ll be formatting for print first time around rather than going back later. Then again, I guess digital doesn’t really work well with page numbers. Oh well. blah blah blah. Moving on to #ROW80 goals.

  • February:
    • Finish the first draft of Stray Cat
      • In order to accomplish my goal of finishing Stray Cat (working title, by the way… I’m leaning towards “Chasing Shadows”), I need to write 1k words a day. I started this update at 24,106. Now I’m at 25,610 words. Complete failure on this one. I think there was a day or two I didn’t even write. Most days I only wrote 300-400 words. Anyway, I’m modifying this goal. The 1k words is not working for me. Yeah laziness is getting in the way. These days I’m just not feeling it. I swear it’s like I’m scraping the bottom of the barrel for words to fill the novel. So anyway, I’m cutting the goal back to 500 words/day. I’d originally planned this to be novel length. However, I only have about 10 scenes left. Unless something really hits me, I only see this work squeezing another 10-15k words from me with the first draft. Who knows how it’ll flesh out during the editing and revising stage. I tend to add, but this time around I see myself cutting. 🙂 Wow! I’ve rambled longer than I intended.
    • Write the Sex scene for Control Freak: Regina’s Story. Didn’t do again this week. Yeah I suck.
    • Do the first round of edits on Unprotected. Another fail.
  • March: TBD
    • Might work on Trinity’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. I’m really liking it. I figured at 100 words a day, I’ll finish this novel this year. Still going strong! Last check-in I was at 24,561. As of today, I’m at 25,768. I’m still loving this novel though I did have a few slow days.

Really this whole week has lagged. I’ve been so unmotivated and overwhelmed with responsibilities. Or imaginary responsibilities that is. I hate my email, which has been piling up. I’ve oversubscribed. I think it’s time to do some weeding. One thing I need to realize is I can’t keep up with all the writer blogs out there. Not if I’m going to accomplish anything productive. So that’s that.

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

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