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RoW80 Round 4 Wrap-Up

I just posted my mid-week check-in yesterday, but I waited until today to do my official end of the round wrap-up. And, even though the round is over, and it will be Christmas, I’ll probably have another post on Sunday. I like staying on a schedule, otherwise it will probably feel like I’m forgetting to do something. And I’ll have my December and yearly wrap-up the Sunday after that.

For now, here’s how I did this round:

Plotting:

  • Toby & Denise – finish outlining – done!
  • Jess & Terrall(Kurztown #5) – done!
  • Stained Blood – re-plot – still waiting on my CP. Going to give her a nudge and hopefully I can get to this next year.
  • Still Burning(Hunter Family #4/Flames #6) – nothing yet. Will start this when Crash and Burn is closer to being drafted

Drafting:

  • Closing Time – finish 1st draft – done! At 59,361 words, it’s a little long for a novella. Oops. 9553 of those words came during this round.
  • Break on Me – finish 1st draft – done! This one came in at 72,032 words. This round brought in 30,634 of those words.
  • In the Moonlight -finish 1st draft – not done. It’s sitting at 58,822 words right now. Probably won’t finish this month, but I did add 21,611 words for the round.
  • Defending the Heart – add 12000 words – 21348/12000. Definitely met this goal. I’m enjoying where this story is going
  • Toby & Denise – add 12000 words – 22667/12000 words. Another success!
  • Jess & Terrall – 1st draft(NaNoWriMo) – 18724 words. I ended up splitting my NaNo words between all my projects instead of working on only one.
  • Crash and Burn(didn’t add this to original list) – 23597 words. this one may end up being longer than novella length as well. Those Magaldi boys obviously have a lot to say 😉
  • Stained Blood – re-write – again, still waiting on email from CP before I re-plot/rewrite this

Editing:

  • Guarding the Heart – finish revisions & send to CP – I finished revisions and polished it up. Sitting on it but it’s added to the list to send to CP
  • Healing the Heart – beta edits & publish(depending on timing) – done & DONE! That makes 3 novels I published this year.

Side Projects:

  • Dance with the Devil – finish 1st draft – no. But, it is at 25907 words. Coming up on the climax, so I’ll probably finish in January.
  • Snow White Twist – finish 1st draft, revise, & submit by 10/31(this is looking unlikely at this point, but we’ll see) – I didn’t make the deadline. In fact, I’m still writing it. But, I’m mostly wrapping it up now. So, I’ll probably revise and submit it for next years World Unknown Review. It’s up to 19900 words right now.
  • Patrick & Sarah – get to 3000 words – 3774/3000 words. This one’s coming along steadily.
  • Tavin & Haiwee – get to 2500 words – 3053/2500 words. More good progress.
  • Roman – get to get to 3500 words – 4181/3500 words.
  • Dougal & Shae – write 1500 words – 2308/1500 words. A lot of good progress here. As I said above, those Magaldi boys sure like to tell their stories. 🙂

Reading:

  • Listen: 15 audiobooks – 25/15 audiobooks. And I’m about halfway through Winter by Marissa Meyer, which is 23.5 hours long. I’ll finish it before the month is over.
  • Read: 82 books – 68/82 Not even close to my goal.

Crafting:

  • Knit: 3 projects – 4/3 wp-1480249846252.jpg wp-1479302187760.jpg wp-1478702318489.jpg wp-1476018812837.jpg
  • Crochet: 3 projects -4/3 + several dish cloths I didn’t put on the list & almost finished with 1 more project. wp-1476300233278.jpg wp-1476878789373.jpg wp-1477495218351.jpg wp-1477830284351.jpg wp-1477830290420.jpg wp-1478702323606.jpg wp-1481463073352.jpg wp-1482070267129.jpg

There were a few things I didn’t manage to get to, but overall I’d say it was a successful round. Looking forward to the next one.

October Wrap-Up & November Goals

I meant to include this with my Writing Wednesday post, but well, I forgot. This is not an unusual occurrence for me, so no one should be too shocked. 😉

October, I believe, was actually a pretty good month. We’ll see how good once I actually go through my progress:

Plotting:

  • Toby & Denise – finish outlining – this is finished
  • Jess & Terrall – outline – didn’t have this finished before the end of October, but it is now.
  • Stained Blood – re-plot – still waiting to hear from CP first.

Writing:

  • Closing Time – finish 1st draft – got this done at the beginning of the month. 9553 words written during October.
  • Break on Me – add 30000 words – 30634/30000 words written & finished 1st draft!
  • In the Moonlight – add 4000 words – 4767/4000 words
  • Defending the Heart – add 4000 words – 4859/4000 words
  • Toby & Denise – add 4000 words – 5341/4000 words
  • Dance with the Devil – get to 22500 words – 21996/22500 – fell short here
  • Snow White Twist – finish 1st draft – nope. It’s at 15938 right now.
  • Patrick & Sarah – get to 2000 words – 2126/2000 words
  • Tavin & Haiwee – get to 1500 words – 1565/1500 words. And we’ve just met Haiwee’s brother, who makes a few appearances in Stained by Ashes, too. 🙂
  • Roman – get to 2500 words – 2734/2500 words. These ones seem to roll right out.
  • Dougal & Shae – 500 words – 795/500 words. Another one that’s rolling out well.

Obviously the writing has been going well. I also added 4282 words to Crash and Burn, another ‘novella’ in the Flames series(takes place around the same time as Closing Time)

Revising:

  • Guarding the Heart – finish 1st revisions & read through – Did both of these and the second round of revisions. have the polishing on hold for the moment
  • Healing the Heart – beta edits if I end up getting them back before the end of the month(have to send it out first though) – I did send this out. And I got it back on the last day of the month. I do have them started now, though.

Reading:

  • Listen: 7 audiobooks – 8/7 audiobooks.
  • Read: 28 books – 27/28. Only 1 short this month. And I finished that one the next day.

Crafting:

  • Knit: Unleashed Hat – finished this
  • Crochet: Fall Leaves – finished one of these & also a few dish cloths.

Not a bad month at all. Only one red item, and that’s currently out of my hands. Now, for November goals:

Plotting:

  • Stay a Little Longer – outline
  • Stained Blood – Re-plot

Writing:

  • Write 11000 words each on:
    • Defending the Heart(BC Security #3)
    • Crash & Burn(Flames #5.75)
    • Not Meant to Be(Gilbert, Co #6)
    • Stay a Little Longer(Kurztown #5)
    • In the Moonlight
  • Dance with the Devil – get to 24500 words/1st draft
  • Snow White Twist – get to 18/500 words/1st draft
  • Patrick & Sarah – get to 2750 words
  • Tavin & Haiwee – get to 2200 words
  • Roman – get to 3500 words
  • Dougal & Shae – get to 1500 words

Revising:

  • Healing the Heart – Beta Edits & final proofread
  • Guarding the Heart – Polish & add to list to send to CP

Reading:

  • Listen: 6 audiobooks(already finished 1)
  • Read: 29 books(already finished 2)

Crafting:

  • Knit: Tricorder Hat, Wheatfields Dishcloth, Polly Wolly Doodle Hat
  • Crochet: Tiny Jellyfish

RoW80 Round 3 Wrap-Up

I just wrote up my mid-week check-in yesterday, but the round actually ends today. So, today I’ll be posting my progress for the whole round. And next Sunday, I’ll have my monthly wrap-up and goals for the next month. I’ll probably have two check-ins between that, too. Even though RoW80 will be on break, I have trouble shifting away from my regular routine.

Plotting:

  • Defending the Heart(BC Security #3) – I got this one done.
  • Still Burning(Hunter Family #4) – Nope.
  • Toby & Denise(Gilbert, CO #6) – I got through the brainstorming & half the back stories.

Drafting:

  • Protecting the Heart – finish 1st draft – I got this finished about halfway through August. Just over 68k. 20,053 of those were written during round 3.
  • Closing Time – finish 1st draft – Not there yet. but, this week I’ve realized it’s not actually going to be a novella. These two have more story to tell than I figured. So, it’s at least going to be a short novel. I’ve written almost 35k on it this round, and I’m not quite done for the day.
  • Shed Some Light – finish 1st draft – I just finished this last Friday. It came in a little shorter than predicted, but I tend to add during revisions. I wrote 35468 words during round 3
  • Break on Me – get to 51000 words – I’m at 39880 right now. May work on it later today, but still won’t reach this point. I wrote 16208 words this round.
  • In the Moonlight – get to 47000 words – Only got to 35,043 so far. I wrote 14420 words this round.
  • Brann’s Story(comes right after Closing Time) – 1st draft – didn’t even start this. Will once I finish Closing Time(It’s actually been plotted out for a while. Then I realized Closing Time came first)
  • Defending the Heart – 5000 words – Nope. Only got to 1593 words. This is currently lowest on my priority list. it’ll move up as I finish other things and add more below it.
  • Still Burning – 5000 words – haven’t even started this since it’s not plotted yet. Probably won’t do that until Brann’s story is nearly finished.

Editing:

  • Stained by Ashes – apply beta edits once I get them all back – Done & Published!
  • Healing the Heart – Final CP edits – got these done & currently polishing it to send to beta readers. So if anyone is interested, let me know.
  • Guarding the Heart – 1st revisions – didn’t really do any of this.

Reading:

  • Listen: 10 audiobooks – 19/10. This one certainly hasn’t been a problem.
  • Read: 77 books – 62/77 books. Fell a bit behind on this one.
  • Read: 3 craft/research books – I’ve read almost 3.5 craft books.

Not too bad overall, even if there were a couple things I didn’t get to. Now to figure out what my goals for the last quarter of the year will be. I’ll have to get back to you on those.

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