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Now That’s More Like It Row80 Update

My Goal: 1 hour, but minimum 30min of writing fiction during workdays and 2 hours any day I’m not working.

Holy good golly jeez, I might be done whining about Row80 fail.

When I wrote this NaNo draft a million years ago, I made each day of 2-2500k words a chapter.  In rewriting them, I’ve expanded on what I had, deleted stuff or wrote brand new scenes.  All of this made my chapters nearly double in size every time.  This latest chapter I worked on grew the biggest of all and I spent hours (that’s right, hours) Thursday working on it until it was done.  It was the first action scene and I’m pretty damn happy with it.

I worked on the next chapter a little on Friday, but didn’t get in the full two hours.  I was okay with that because of the fire that was me the night before.

Yesterday I made my goal, but I’m not too happy with how this part of the story’s going.  Somewhere in the previous chapter I made changes that are bleeding into this one and I haven’t quite figured out how the pieces fit.  I will, but as I’m sure you can all agree, until you do, the problem nags like a toddler asking the same question a thousand times.  I may have to brainstorm with some writer compadres.

So yay, ROW80 is finally going my way.

This next part has nothing to do with my update, just something new I want to try.

I want to try putting promo stuff at the end of each post.  Nothing clicky where I’m asking you to buy anything, more like useful information like my blogging schedule.  Also if I’m guest blogging or being interviewed, this would be the heads up place before the actual date.  I’ve never seen something like this on other blogs, so you’ll have to tell me if this is helpful or in violation of blogging etiquette.  Here goes.

Follow my ROW80 progress every Wednesday and Sunday and be here Tuesdays and Thursdays for new posts on me, writing, superheroes, monsters, comics and any other geeky stuff on my mind.

How was that?

18 comments on “Now That’s More Like It Row80 Update

  1. Glad it’s going well for you. The promo stuffs good lets people know what to expect in the way of a blog schedule and where they can keep track of you.

  2. I’m glad it’s going well for you. It’s good when stuff falls into place.

  3. Good job on the promo, and on getting into the swing of things. What genre is your current WIP?

  4. I think it’s mighty fine (the promo stuff). I owe you a massive brainstorming session, so feel free to cash that in.

  5. Persistence always helps when trying to turn things around. Doing good!

  6. Awesome job this week! I love hearing that you got fired up about your WIP. Yes!
    I think the promo stuff is an excellent idea. Sounds good.

  7. Nice to see you feeling good about it – it’s always great when you get into it and the words are flowing.

    Promo stuff is fine, it’s only a tiny paragraph at the end and at least people will know where they stand. 🙂

  8. I’m glad to hear you’re doing well with your goals. And your Tues/Thurs stuff sounds fascinating. Not even promotional, really- more like what you do with the rest of your writing life. Superheroes, monsters, comics, and writing? Sounds on topic to me!
    🙂

    • Glad you like the sound of the Tues/Thurs stuff. Pretty sure I can blab about that stuff until the end of time. If you’re interested, I have two posts categorized under TV and superheroes. You can find the categories section at the bottom of this blog. One’s about the premier of The Cape and the other is about No Ordinary Family. I’d love to hear what you think.

  9. You’re really hot right now! (Um…I was talking about your writing. LOL)

    I see nothing at all wrong with the promo at the end. It’s not like you said, “Buy my book as soon as it comes out or I’ll break your arm!” 🙂

    • “Buy my book as soon as it comes out or I’ll break your arm!” 🙂 Hmmm, an interesting strategy for getting a sale. I think with the smiley, it’s just threatening enough without scaring people away.

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