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RoWnd 3 Wrap-Up

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.

Plotting:

  • 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

Drafting:

  • 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

Editing:

  • 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

Reading:

  • 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.

Plotting:

  • 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)

Writing:

  • 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

Editing:

  • 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

Publishing:

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)

Side Projects:

  • 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.

Blogging:

  • 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

Reading:

  • Listen: 50 audiobooks – 58/50 books
  • Read: 350 books – 259/350 books

Crafting:

  • Knit: 9 projects – 4/9
  • Crochet: 9 projects – 4/9
  • Loom: 9 projects – 1/9

Comments on: "RoWnd 3 Wrap-Up" (4)

  1. Emily Wrayburn said:

    Congrats on such great progress! You’re doing awesome!

  2. Another productive year! I’m pretty wide-angle, but you make my head spin! It’s inspiring! =D

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