ROW80 Midweek Check-in – July 27th

Posted in Event, Writing at 1:20 am by Amber

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My goal for Round 3 of A Round of Words in 80 Days is to write another 10,000 words on my unfinished fantasy manuscript. I did the math and that averages to 125 words a day. As of today I should be up to 3,000 words.

I’ve made some progress in the last few days. Encouraging comments left on my blog let me know I’m not in this alone. Also, I keep thinking about the 5k+ days I’ve put in the last two NaNoWriMos and how painful they were. I don’t want or need self induced stress so I try to minimize it as much as possible. And it turns my right hand into a claw from typing so much.

Goal: 10,000 Words
Words Written: 1075
Progress: Behind But Can Still Catch Up

If one of your goals is to edit a novel, I recommend EditPalooza at Savvy Authors. There is a new one starting in September. It fills up pretty quickly but as they get more editors to agree to work with the group, more spaces become available. I did one earlier this year for another unfinished novel which helped me use different writing muscles.

How are you doing on your ROW80 or writing goals?

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  1. Lauralynn Elliott said,

    July 28, 2011 at 9:00 am

    You are definitely going to catch up. You have plenty of time. The key is to not put too much pressure on ourselves; that either slows us down or makes us crazy. 🙂

    I think you’re wise to pick a smaller goal that you’re confident you can achieve. Good luck the rest of the week!

  2. Laurel-Rain Snow said,

    July 28, 2011 at 9:22 am

    I can relate to that right hand turning into a claw! And I thought I was seriously maimed the first time it happened…LOL

    Yes, I did NaNoWriMo in November and finished successfully….but I don’t want to push myself quite that much again. The good news: that NaNo novel has turned into one of my better WIPs currently. That one is now out for Beta reads….

    Hang in there and pace yourself in the way that works best for you.

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