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YAY! #ROW80 Update

My Goal: Finish revising my friggin’ book already!

The road to my goal: 250-500 words on workdays and 500-1000 on my days off.

The sometimes detour when I get stuck: Plot the next book.

Hey folks! Guess what? I’VE MET MY STANDARDS! Please take a moment to sing my praises.

So, Sunday I didn’t write. I worked all day and had lunch and went to see Thor with my Dad. Really good movie. And it seems Chris Hemsworth is some kind of a stud-muffin. I’m too much of a manly man to notice. Just what I heard.

Anyway . . .

Monday and Tuesday? MIGHTY WRITING! You can sing my praises again. I didn’t track my exact word count, but I know I met or exceeded my goals. Coolness.

Tune in next update to find out if I’m still in a good mood or back in a funk. Hey, at least you get a song on Sunday!

And now . . . Mandatory Reads! Everything I demand recommend you read this week. I’ve got all new stuff I discovered surfing around this week.


First up is a fantastic post by Ania Ahlborn, Your Ego: It’s Your Parasitic Twin. Will you agree with everything she had to say? Maybe, maybe not, but her point is delivered with 100% honesty and 1,000% funny. And THAT is cool. Also check the sidebar for the cover of her upcoming debut. It’s pretty awesome. Via Zoe Winters, Word Count . . . It’s For Readers, post.

Remember The Hardy Boys? I do. I read tons of those mysteries as a kid and in K.B. Owen‘s weekly Masters of Mystery Monday she spotlights the brothers in Hardy Boys, Masters of Mystery. You’ll learn some cool facts about the brothers and at the end is a fun quiz. (Not specifically about The Hardy Boys. Just detectives in general.)

Planning to self-publish or go traditional? Well, whatever your decision, I believe in getting as much information as possible no matter what point you’re at in your career. That being said, head over to Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s The Business Rusch: Writing Like It’s 1999. She stresses the fact that writers NEED to wear business hats as well as their more comfy creative ones and gives her thoughts on publishing contracts and agents based on her years of experience. It’s a lengthy post, but I feel it’s absolutely worth your time. I also recommend the comments. More good info added to the discussion in there. Via Dean Wesley Smith’s Kris Explains What’s Happening in Publishing.

13 comments on “YAY! #ROW80 Update

  1. So you finished your book? Congratulations Andrew. That is some great news. Thanks for the extra blogs to look up. I wanted something good to read.

  2. Yay to the Yay! That’s great news! Excellent job! You rock! And lots of other exclamations. 🙂

  3. Congratulations! That’s terrific! Enjoy the feeling, and here’s to the success of your book. 🙂

  4. Great work. Keep it up. It always feels so great to make those strides.

  5. Congrats on meeting your goals! 😀

    Hemsworth is indeed a studmuffin. The fact that I’m saying that for the first time ever says something.

  6. Yeah for the mighty writing! Keep up the momentum. I know you can do it.

    As far being too much of a manly man…is THAT why you didn’t comment on my ROW80 post update that gushed about Chris Hemsworth??? Hmmmm???

  7. Until these trailers, the only Thor I knew was from Adventures in Babysitting. So, is it better/worse/the same as the original Iron Man. I was blown away by Iron Man. I never read the comics, and had never heard of Iron Man. I know, just awful!

    Way to rock out this week! You’re doing better than me.

  8. La, La, La, La Ta Da De Dum

    Your song in praise of your accomplishment. Anything else you need?

  9. Everyone, thanks for all the support!

    @Nina- I’ll take that as HIGH praise.

    @Lauralyn- Exactly. My thoughts on the awesome costumes and FX seemed out of place there.

    @Tiffany- Haha, that’s funny. Better than Iron Man? That’s a high bar. It’s not better, but pretty damn close. I recommend. Lots of action and some shirtless scene that’s got female people talking.

    Of course you wouldn’t know Iron Man if you didn’t read the comics. I never read many of them either. Thor too. Just basic character stuff.

    @C. Lee- Great! I’ll need this sung whenever I accomplish something.

  10. HOORAY for you! 🙂 I’m singing your praises in my mind (trust me, you wouldn’t want to hear me sing lol).

    Thanks for the links; and good luck with your next project!

  11. Well done! *sings praises*

    Meh. Hemsworth is a little too pretty for my taste. 😉

  12. Congrats Andrew!

    I sadly have yet to see Thor and don’t know when I might be able to.

  13. @C.M.- Thanks, I take singing in any form.

    @Katherine- Great! Then we can chat about the cool FX in the movie and not abs.

    @S.J.- Yeah, you’ve got a lot on your plate. If you DO get a break, Thor’s a good way to spend the afternoon.

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