#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.
*crawls out of the Meadow of New Releases.
Okay, I’m being silly with that, but whatever!! I haven’t updated since just before Thanksgiving since this last week was both my birthday and the release of a shared-world-series of books. I’ve been busy. Real busy!
First, the surprise Thanksgiving I hosted went off really well. I made brisket, lots of sides and blackberry cobbler from scratch. Everyone went home full and I had leftovers for days that were versatile and yummy. I was also one of those shoppers out on Thanksgiving night, cleaning the stores of their goods. Don’t hate just because I’m 75% done with my shopping!!
My birthday was awesome. I’ll do a longer post about it, but I finally got a new tattoo. Possibly the worst one yet for the consistent amount of pain. My arm still wins for the most painful because 6.5 hours of that shit is something I should not have done. We discussed preliminary stuff for my foot tattoo, which will be done in multiple stages because–hello! Pain!
All of this said, it was a grand week for writing. Let me post my revamped list of goals real quick.
- Finish Line of Duty, Good Guys Wear Black #2
- Edit Line of Duty, Good Guys Wear Black #2
- See How Zombies Stole Christmas released
- Finish Project Paper Bag
- Edit Project Paper Bag
Because of the deadlines of the Good Guys Wear Black and Project Paper Bag books, I took this last week off from my day job. Great idea since I really needed every spare second of time to write. I went into this week of writing crazy with Line of Duty to be edited. I’d finished it just before Thanksgiving in a sudden burst of words. Project Paper Bag was well into the second act, but with a huge chunk still to write. I began the crazy writing Friday and it’s still going today.
Line of Duty is done. Hurray! I mean done-done. The draft is finished. Edits are done. I have a few people reading it, but with the exception of pacing in a few select scenes, I feel good about it.
Project Paper Bag had about 27,000 words written on it. I finished it Friday, and began editing Saturday. I’m around 40 pages into a 200 page manuscript, single spaced, small font. My goal is to be through it in a week to give readers a week to go over it before it’s off to be someone else’s problem. I’m hoping I can actually TELL people about this very, very soon, but I’m not uttering a word until I get the green light.
I accidentally saw a few reviews for the novella. I don’t like to read reviews. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and I know that a wide range of reviews is ultimately good for a book–I just don’t want to read them and let reviews get me second guessing myself. But, the reviews I read were really good and it seems that people really “got” the characters and world.
So far the book is up at these retailers:
- Amazon – http://goo.gl/XORkwJ
- Barnes & Noble – http://goo.gl/0WR1Og
- All Romance eBooks – http://goo.gl/T25PxZ
- Taliesin Publishing – http://goo.gl/skmH8F