I did pretty good, all things considering. Let’s take a look at my goals and see what needs adjusting.
*Write 500 words a day. I wrote 3,000 good words on Monday and around 600 each day on T,W, TH, and F. (I probably deleted about 1K of suck, overall.) I wrote 300 on Saturday, which is when I’m writing this blog post. Excluding Monday, I averaged 557 words a day. This amount is absolutely doable, although I think I’m going to allow myself to take weekends off if need be. My house is a disaster and I need time to clean it. 🙂
*Edit and publish Rebellion next week. Done and Done. Rebellion went live on Smashwords and Pubit on Wednesday and Amazon on Thursday. I’ve been marketing like a crazy person.
*Work primarily on Glow, the final Zellie Wells book. Excluding Monday, all my word count has been for Glow. As of today I’ve written 2,786 good words. I would like to shoot for another 3,000 this week.
*Work on Dormant, the third DoS story when Glow starts pissing me off. (Trust me, it will and I shall shun it for a couple of days to get the characters to behave.) Haven’t started working on Dormant anywhere but in my head. I’m fine with that. I need a little time out of that world and to ruminate on the plot. Will most likely start writing a couple hundred words on it in week 3.
*Complete a serviceable first draft of Glow to be edited and finished during the next round of ROW80. We’ll see what happens here. Right now, my 500 words a day isn’t going to be enough to make it all the way to a first draft-the Zellie books come in around 55,000-but it will get me pretty close. Some days I’m sure I will manage to write more than 500 words.
*Complete and publish Dormant. I will have a better idea about this goal when I start writing Dormant in week 3. If I buckle down, these stories take me about 2 weeks total to write. However, I’ve never written every day for two weeks! No, really. NEVER. Well, maybe that one time…
*Come up with the general plot for the next DoS story which I will write in the next round. This can wait until the last week. I know the characters the story will be about. More thinkin’ at the grocery store for me!
All right. I feel better after going through all that. My main issue this week is the issue I have every week: I’m a SAHM to a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old. In week 2 of ROW80, I won’t have a short story to edit, format, and publish, but my parents who usually watch the kids a couple days a week for me will be in Hawaii, so we’ll see how much I get done without my alone time. 🙂 (I know, my life is sooooo hard. Everyone should be so lucky!)
Also, my regular blogging days have been a bit screwed up. I usually blog on M-W-F and struggle to come up with posts. What I’m thinking I’ll do is post my updates on W and Su and blog one other day. So, still three times a week, but different days.
Rest assured, #4’s (did you guys know you’re my team?) I’ve been reading your blogs and updates. I comment when I have something new to add to the conversation or can figure out where to leave a comment. Ha! I try to be on Twitter and chat there. I’m @Stacey_WB now. I was @MomJeans1975, but changed it because MomJeans1975 was too professional sounding.
I’m having a great time chatting with all of you guys and thanks so much for the support. Week 2, here we go!