RoW80 Check-In: October 9th, 2011.

‘Some hooligan,’ he said, loftily, making himself sound more offended by such events than he actually was, ‘decided to pick a fight with me, merely on the grounds o fmy having been in his way. Or,’ and here he maintained the attitude for drama, ‘on the grounds of having a gigantic bug wedged up his arse.'”

Welcome to another fabulous Round of Words in 80 Days check-in, new workspace edition! It’s the second morning in my new workspace, and I’m not only excited to see what other great stuff I can wedge out before having to go to The Job That Actually Pays Me Right Now, but I’m enjoying coffee and a sunrise and it’s fantastic.

So how are my goals going? Quite well, I’m pleased to report. Let’s have a look:

Serpent in a Cage: I did not quite make my soft goal of finishing a chapter by this check-in. I’d like to blame the move, but I just haven’t been writing enough to get chapters finished that quickly. I have been maintaining my page-a-day pace, though, which is my main goal for this particular project. Coming along nicely; almost to page 100!

Novel in 6 Months: Dedicating 45 minutes to this piece can sometimes be a little rough; my attention span is pathetic. But I am getting well over the 500 words a day on this story and it’s moving along. I think there’s a lot of buffer that will likely be cut in the final version, but I’ve got a long way before I’m at that point, so we’ll see. Page count: 19. Word count: 12124/80000.

0 to 70 in 69 Days: I have officially finished my first short story since I came across this challenge, the first in my series of twisted fairy tales, but it’s in pretty rough form. I’m going to work on brushing it up and figuring out a good way to post it on my blog to share until the next one’s finished. But since it’s not posted yet, I’m still, sadly, 0/70.

750 Words: I’m still strongly on board with As I mentioned, I finished the first fairy tale story, did a little brainstorming, and have started on the next one, this one featuring Gretel. Should be interesting!

So there’s a quick run-down of my current projects; mostly, I’m pleased with my results. I’ve really been turning a lot of energy and focus into my writing and I’m extremely pleased with the results. It’s this sort of dedication that will eventually lead to something amazing. I’ve also started some brainstorming for NaNoWriMo. My brain is currently pulling me toward working on the sequel to SiaC, and I’ve got a lot of really great new ideas for it, but who knows where my brain will be come November?

How are you all doing? Sundays are weird for me with work, so I usually don’t get the chance to visit everyone like on Wednesdays, so I’d love to hear how things are going for everyone else, too! And don’t forget to check out other RoWers here!

And my apologies for missing the Twitter party. I had all the best intentions to do so, but getting back into Twitter, for me, is like trying to relearn a language you never really understood in the first place. One day I’ll get there, but for now, social media and I remain at contentious odds. Which is a shame.


  1. You are awesome! I am restricting myself to my wip (which is really a work “stalled” in progress) and prepping for NaNoWriMo. I just don’t think there is enough coffee and wine for me to do much more!

    • Awww, shucks, D.J.! Heh! Thank you! I have to attribute a lot of it to just making myself have the time in the morning and before bed to do a little work. If I don’t force myself, then it usually doesn’t get done. It’s also helped that I haven’t had any double shifts lately, but that’s changing right now, so who knows if I’ll be able to keep it up. I sure hope I can, though.

      Until then….bring on the coffee! I only drink wine when I’m socializing, and when I’m socializing, I’m not writing, so we can put a hold on that. ; )

  2. Wonderful work this week! I agree about the importance of dedication, and I’m so glad to hear that you’ve been able to channel so much energy into your writing. 😀

    • Thank you so much, Lena! I’m pretty glad for it, too. It’s really just changed my life around and I actually feel like an aspiring writer again, rather than someone who would like to be a write some day. It’s a minute difference, but one that can change your perspective a lot!

    • Thank you so much, Katy! The same to you! I’m hoping to get a chance to swing by and see how everyone else is doing later this week, so that’ll be one of my goals for Wednesday, too!

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