Round 3 of A Round of Words in 80 Days is over today. So, it’s time to evaluate how I did. I may also check in on how I’m doing on this year’s goals at the end of this.
- Green Hills & Smoky Fields(this may end up being the series title and I’ll have a different name for the first story): Story Toolkit(it’s already plotted, but that was before I started doing the Toolkit) – I’ve finished one(of three) character arc worksheets. 8a/18
Heart of Christmas – 30000 words/1st draft– I finished this on 9/6.
- Still Burning – 30000 words – 27214/30000 words
- Whatever It Takes(Jayla & Carisa) – 30000 words – 24787/30000
- High on Loving You – 30000 words – 24724 words
- By the Gun – 30000 words(
this should take me into part 2) – 23148 words, I am working on Part 2 now.
- Side Projects – Add 30000 words – 27500 words
- Story a Day(September) – Add 30 stories – 18/25 stories. this one is being handled differently than the main one in May, so there’s actually only going to be about 25 stories
- Stained Blood – Beta edits – got Chapter 2 back the other day. Transferred comments into Scrivener and will be starting edits today.
- Flames of Renewal – CP edits – Still don’t have this back.
In the Moonlight – Read Through, Revisions, Polish– Hang On – Polish & Submit– Midas’ Daughter – Fill-In Details, Read Through, Revise, & Polish–
Listen: 13 books-17/13 books
- Read: 90 books – 79/90, not quite but I’ll probably get there by the end of the month.
A good bit of green, some blue, and only one red. So, not a bad round over all. 😀
Now, as for the year three-quarters into it.
- Plot 9 new novels/novellas among 5 active series + 1 standalone novel – 7/9
- Re-plot 2 novels to be rewritten
Stained Blood(Stained #3)
- East of Abilene(Directions of Love #1)
Finish all 5 active WiPs Defending the Heart(BC Security #2) Crash and Burn(Flames #5.5) Not Meant to Be(Gilbert, CO #6) Stay a Little Longer(Kurztown #5) In the Moonlight
Work on 5 more WiPs– 7/5 WiPs, 2 finished
- Buried Secrets – 1881 words, then set aside
Playing with Fire– 60331 & finished first draft
- Still Burning – 39963 words
Heart of Christmas– 34049 words & finished 1st draft
- By the Gun – 34582 words
- Whatever It Takes – 24787 words
- High on Loving You – 24724 words
Rewrite Stained Blood(Stained #3)– done, sent back to CP & to beta and have 1st 2 chapters back from beta(and got gushing email from CP)
- Revise next in active series
- Demons Rising(Gilbert, CO #3) – this title is likely to change
- Flames of Justice(Flames #2.5)
- Scars and All(Kurztown #2)
I have done other editing on shorter projects, Guarding the Heart, and In the Moonlight
These will depend on getting stuff back from my critique partner and beta readers, so there’s some lack of control in that, but I still hope to get to them:
- Stained Blood(Stained #3)
- Law of Choice(Kurztown # .5)
- Flames of Renewal(Flames #2)
- Guarding the Heart(BC Security #1)
- Demons Rising(Gilbert, CO #3)
Revise Snow White Twist, give it a real title, and submit to World Unknown Review Finish rewriting Midas’ Daughter & revise finish drafting Dance with the Devil, revise & post to Wattpad Write Icarus & Cassie’s story(Riders of Justice #4)
- Start Hawk’s story(Riders of Justice #5) – 6099 words
Add 6000 words each to back story novellas– 73862 words between all side projects(excluding Hawk), and I’ve added a few new ones throughout the year. So, I’m sure I’ve met this goal.
Just Jot It January – I’m counting this for today’s “jot”, though I may do a separate post from my usual ones depending on what the prompt is. A-Z Challenge – I’ll be writing Icarus & Cassie’s story as a serial for this Story a Day May
- Story a Day September
- RoW80 – Keep up to date on my 2x weekly posts as well as commenting on others’ posts
- Any other challenges that come up throughout the year
Listen: 50 audiobooks– 58/50 books
- Read: 350 books – 259/350 books
- Knit: 9 projects – 4/9
- Crochet: 9 projects – 4/9
- Loom: 9 projects – 1/9