A Round of Words in 80 Days #ROW80 – Update 8

I have to say, cutting back on emails has increased my productivity greatly. 🙂 Let’s look at the goals.

  • February:
    • Finish the first draft of Stray Cat Chasing Shadows
      • Write 500 words a day. I started this update at 27,436. Now I’m at 31,370 words. I did a pretty great job meeting this goal. Yesterday I realized I only had one scene left to write to finish the first draft, but my muse clammed up on me. Apparently I have a few plot issues to deal with before my hero and heroine can have their happily ever after.
      • Today I reoutlined the story to represent the changes I’d made during the writing stage. I also added a few scenes (unwritten) and notes to satisfy my muse. Without a doubt, I more than wrote my 500 words a minimum with the notations. However, I also managed to add some new words to the actual manuscript. I don’t recall writing as much as the software program said I did, but somehow I added 651 words. I’m curious to find out where the word count will end with this. I’m thinking between 40-50k after everything’s said and done. Quite a bit shorter than Shadow Cat, but a gal’s entitled to a novella. Anyway, I’ve been posting a few excerpts of my rough draft, Chasing Shadows. You’re welcome to a looksee in my Free Reads section.
    • Write the Sex scene for Control Freak: Regina’s Story. Didn’t do again this week.
    • Do the first round of edits on Unprotected. Didn’t work on this at all this week. In fact, the motivation to finish it is waning the more time that passes. Perhaps this will be my skeleton work.
  • 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 26,842. As of today, I’m at 28,374. I have a feeling, I’ll finish the first draft of this by the first week of March.

All in all, this has been a wonderful week. I’ve done little blog surfing, but it’s a sacrifice I’m willing to make to keep writing motivation high.

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

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