#ROW80 is A Round of Words in 80 Days. It’s a quarterly writing challenge where you define your personal goals and blog each week about your progress. It’s made to be flexible and allow for tweaking.
Oh man, it’s been a super busy week!
I finally got to announce my new romantic suspense series with Ellora’s Cave, Good Guys Wear Black. It’s a three book deal that features elite SWAT members and how they fall for that special someone. All while fighting the bad guys, of course! The first book, Hot Tango, should be out later this year.
Also been hard at work setting up promo for So Inked #2, The Harder He Falls, release on Friday! I’m beyond excited about this. It’s so past time for this book to be out and done and read by everyone. *happy sigh* Needless to say, there will be a lot of promo and blog partying going on.
Now, as far as writing and stuff, it’s been steady. One foot in front of the other. As far as stats, in the last seven days I’ve written about 10,000 words, which makes me happy. I have a goal of 7,000 a week, so anything beyond that makes me very happy. At times it’s really great to get super big word count days, but I have a day job, so it’s consistency that really matters to me.
This next week will be a lot of hitting the promo wagon, and hard. I’m hoping to get the last few blogs written and sent off to their respective hosts. From an author perspective, doing all that promo is hard, exhausting work, much like a work out. When it’s all said and done, you’re glad you did it!
My goal for writing is still at least 1,000 words a day. It’s not a lot, but like I said, it’s the consistency that matters. A little every day adds up, and I’m already at 50,000 words on this story. It’s probably going to end somewhere around 100,000 words, but that’s because I write long. Anyone else could probably write this book with about 20,000 fewer words!
It’s only, what? The second week of #ROW80 and I’m feeling really good about this one. The first half of the year was trying to find balance. I might have finally struck a pace that works for me, now to put it to the test and see how it works under pressure!
Not everyone can work according to a schedule. We’re all different when it comes to writing and our abilities. Find out what works for you, and don’t be afraid to experiment. You’ll never know if trying something a little weird really won’t work unless you give it a go!