Working Wednesday #4

I looked at my calendar and see I missed last weeks Working Wednesday some how. I sure hope I made some decent progress over the last couple of weeks, but I have a feeling I haven’t. If you’re interested in my last update, check it here.

  • Edit Chasing Shadows
    • One scene a day
      • Last update 6/57 scenes
      • This week’s progress 7/57 scenes I’ve found my motivation… at least some of it. These days it’s more about finding the time without sacrificing other things in my life.
  • Maintaining 100+ words a day over at Word Count Union
    • This will be accomplished either by working on Trinity’s Awakening
      • Last week’s word count: 22,519
      • Current word count: 23,089 I think I’m back on track with writing consistently. Yes, I missed writing yesterday, but I spent a lot of it traveling then spent time with my mom.
  • Clean up blog and update links
    • I addressed a few pages and posts, but still have a lot of work to do.
  • 2011 Reading Challenge ~ basically just stay on top of this. As of today, I’m two books ahead of my reading challenge. 🙂

2011 Reading Challenge

2011 Reading Challenge
Reena has read 18 books toward her goal of 60 books.
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So, motivation is high, and I’ve been reading like crazy. 🙂

In other news!!!!

Amazon is offering Control Freak for free on the Kindle. As of right now… this VERY moment, Control Freak is #10 in the Erotica genre. Way cool, right? It’s been steadily climbing all day. If you’ve been wanting it, now is the time to pick it up. I’m not sure how long it’ll be free at Amazon.

Working Wednesday #3

Okay. Quick look at my goals for last week. I’m afraid I didn’t accomplish too much. I’m condensing this a bit, but to see the full plan, please refer to last week’s goals.

  • Edit Chasing Shadows
    • One scene a day
      • Last week 5/57 scenes
      • This week’s progress 6/57 scenes I’m about halfway through scene 7. Overall, I was just lame this week. I’m having a bit of issues with motivation.
  • Maintaining 100+ words a day over at Word Count Union
    • This will be accomplished either by working on Trinity’s Awakening
      • Last week’s word count: 21,717
      • Current word count: 22,519 I missed a couple of writing days, including tonight. Shame, shame.
  • Clean up blog and update links
    • I haven’t addressed this problem, but I’ve been on top of current posts… making sure all the links are dandy.
  • 2011 Reading Challenge ~ basically just stay on top of this. Last week I was at 18 books. My progress:

2011 Reading Challenge

2011 Reading Challenge
Reena has read 18 books toward her goal of 60 books.
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Really I just need to find some motivation. I haven’t even been reading like I should these past few days. <sigh>

Working Wednedsay #2

Okay… this Working Wednesday post was supposed to be a weekly event. If you follow my blog faithfully (yeah right) you know I haven’t done one of these posts since March 30. Shame on me. I do have an excuse for one week though, but not  the others. My power supply went out last week, and I totally had planned on doing a Working Wednesday post. Honestly! My new one came in on Saturday, so I should have progress right? tee hee. We’ll see. Let’s start with my goal from the last Working Wednesday oh so long ago.

  • Edit Alley Cat
    • Finish the current scene I started so long ago. Done
  • Finish I Loved You First Done
    • Complete last chapter of Act II
    • Fill in the gaps in Act III
    • Quick Spell Check before I send it to my daughter to beta read. If you don’t mind reading a first draft, let me know. I’m willing to send a few copies out. :) Just keep in mind, I wouldn’t send a first draft out for critiquing, so it’d be rather unpolished. For a blurb of I Loved You First, check it here.
  • Maintaining 100+ words a day over at Word Count Union This is where I’ve not been so good. According to my spreadsheet, I stopped writing April 7, 2011. Yikes! Almost two weeks. I’ve totally got to get back on the ball with this, starting today.
    • This can be accomplished either by working on I Loved You First or Trinity’s Awakening

So what have I been doing in the meantime? I have no freakin’ clue. The only thing I know with certainty is I’ve read six (6) books. Not bad when you consider my average is one book a week. I’m one book ahead for my 60 book goal for this year. I also edited a chapter and a half of Chasing Shadows.

Okay. I was a slacker. Time to start new goals.

  • Edit Chasing Shadows
     

    • One scene a day
      • Chasing Shadows includes 57 scenes.
      • Plus I have a handful of scenes I need to write.
      • This is a two month project… likely two and a half month project.
      • Currently progress 5/57 scenes
  • Maintaining 100+ words a day over at Word Count Union
    • This will be accomplished either by working on Trinity’s Awakening
      • Current word count: 21,717
  • Clean up blog and update links
    • I’ve been thinking about this making money through blog thing. One way I could increase my profit is by updating the links. For instance, I read one book a week. That’s 52 advertisements a year. This year, my goal is to hit 60 books. As long as I’m putting forth the effort to write reviews and even link to a buy page, I should at least put my affiliation down. So that’s what I’m going to do.
      • Update the buy links for books I’ve reviewed
      • Last I checked I had between 60-70 reviews. My goal is to do 10 a week until it’s all good.
      • I also do some mailbox posts. Not a project for this week, but something think about in the future.
      • Do a Showcase Sunday featuring books and include buy links. I might even open that up for a little advertising. We’ll see.
    • My categories and tags aren’t always consistent. Hopefully I can make some improvements so the site will be easier to navigate.
  • 2011 Reading Challenge ~ basically just stay on top of this. My progress:

2011 Reading Challenge

2011 Reading Challenge
Reena has read 18 books toward her goal of 60 books.
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So that’s that. We’ll know by next Wednesday if I’ve put too much on my plate.

Working Wednedsay #1

Okay… yeah, I’m a slacker. This post should have been my A Round of Words in 80 Days (ROW80) from last Thursday. Here’s the thing. The first round of ROW80 ended last week. The next round starts next month. I loved it, by the way. The goal setting was fabulous. It’s time for me to spread my wings. What I’m going to do is weekly updates on Wednesdays (Working Wednesdays) so those who give a darn can keep track with my progress. 🙂 But first, let’s look at my goals for this time around and what I accomplished.

  • March: Edit Alley Cat
    • I don’t think I did anything the past two weeks on this. I plan to finish my edits for the current scene I’ve been working for weeks, then move on to the 2nd book in the Striped Ones Series.
  • Bonus Goal: Maintaining 100+ words a day over at Word Count Union.
    • Continue working on New Adult novel ~ I Loved You First. At last count I was at 32,759 words. Now, I’m at 36,602. During this nearly two week period, I missed three days of writing. As you may recall from the last update, I’d hit the last chapter. Well, I finished that. What I’m doing now is going back and completing any scenes with gaps. I’ve finished the first draft, including missing elements, for Act One. I have the final chapter in Act Two to complete and two scenes in Act Three. Not bad. 🙂 I’m quite please. Hopefully come April first I’ll be done with the first draft and have it ready for beta readers. Anyone interested?
    • Begin new 100-word-a-day novel. Trinity’s Awakening ~ New Adult Suburban Fantasy. Haven’t started this yet but will after I finish I Loved You First.

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

Okay. So my goals for next Working Wednesday.

  • Edit Alley Cat
    • Finish the current scene I started so long ago. *Easy goal
  • Finish I Loved You First
    • Complete last chapter of Act II
    • Fill in the gaps in Act III
    • Quick Spell Check before I send it to my daughter to beta read. If you don’t mind reading a first draft, let me know. I’m willing to send a few copies out. 🙂 Just keep in mind, I wouldn’t send a first draft out for critiquing, so it’d be rather unpolished. For a blurb of I Loved You First, check it here.
  • Maintaining 100+ words a day over at Word Count Union
    • This can be accomplished either by working on I Loved You First or Trinity’s Awakening