Tag Archive | writer

Moving On #ROW80

Overall Goal: Figure out my writing process Goal Pieces: 1. Read more books in my genre. 2. Read more books on craft and apply the lessons to my writing. And in case you want the full story of why these are my goals, click here. Didn’t get anything done Monday and Tuesday. I started off […]

Keep the Obstacle Course Out of Your Fiction #ROW80 Update

Overall Goal: Figure out my writing process Goal Pieces: 1. Read more books in my genre. 2. Read more books on craft and apply the lessons to my writing. This week I continued reading Techniques of the $elling Writer by Dwight V. Swain. I tend to read craft slower than fiction, so it’s nice to […]

Whoa! #ROW80 Snuck Up On Me

Totally forgot today was the start of round four. But I’m here now. Hooray! Had a hard time coming up with goals. Writing my debut doesn’t seem practical since I’m not ready for that yet and I don’t when I’ll be ready. There are a few things I know I need to do to get […]

Brand New Day #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. Not a bad week, but still not where I want to be. (Will I ever meet my standards?) The thing that’s […]

Failure is NOT an Option #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. Friends, this week was a test. I’m sure of it. We’re understaffed at work, which means those of us left have […]

Making Lemonade #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 day before the ROW80 kick-off I had a very draining day of work. I got home and vegged, thinking this was my last day to slack before round two. I had […]

Two Times The Charm #ROW80

Round two starts here! So in my wrap-up for round one, I gave myself a fail for lack of focus.  This is going to be the basis of my new goals.  And to get that focus, I’m giving myself a deadline.  Arg!  That’s one of the benefits of being an indie.  No stinking deadlines from […]