RoW 80 Check-In: February 15th!

“When the woman looked up at Locke’s apology, her eyes seemed to stare straight into him, and she blinked owlishly. They seemed so large, those yes, and lost until a frown folded her brow in. ‘I’m fine,’ she said. ‘Do I know you?'”

It’s hard to believe, yet again, that Wednesday is already here. I hope everyone had a lovely Valentine’s Day; mine was uneventful, as I mostly worked and cleaned the house a little, mostly just an ordinary day. I feel, as usual, I didn’t get much done are far as my goals are concerned, for this check-in, because Wednesday always seems to get here so quickly. I’m okay with that, though, since the sooner it’s Wednesday, the sooner it’s Friday, which is payday… It’s been a light couple of days, and I plan to spend this afternoon and the next catching up a little, but let’s see what progress I have made:

Serpent in a Cage: I haven’t touched SiaC very much these last few days, definitely not the page-a-day I’ve been aiming for, so one of these days, maybe Friday, I’m really going to have to push through with all that catch-up I need to do. I think part of the stall might be this next part of the scene, which will be a challenge to write, but I love how this new version is going to wind up tying things all together so much nicer. Page count: 18/44.

Bowlful of Bunnies: I’m having the hardest time in the world finishing “Black Stones;” it’s definitely a piece I’m going to need to revisit and brush up, but it’s definitely going in the collection. I’m also excited because I also came across another short story I’d almost forgotten about, which will also be added. There’s zombies, so you know it’ll be a good addition. Still struggling with the idea that there’s not enough material and I don’t have enough ideas to make this thing happen, but I’m going to just keep plugging along and see where I’m at with the end of February. At least we get one extra day this year, right? Nice timing!

The 100 Books Project: Finally finished that fifth book this week, and I’m about a quarter of the way from finishing another, halfway through another after that, and then it’ll be a while before I finish the third main book I’m reading right now. So long as I finish that one by the end of the month, I should be good. My roommate decided to get an audio book of the same book, and so now I’m racing to keep up with her, because she just reached the same spot that I’m at and I can’t let her get ahead of me! She’s got the audiobook, which one could argue is cheating, but I’m going to just have to read my butt off to keep ahead. Books read: 5/100.

750 Words: I managed to do one little blurb the other day, with one of my main characters for SiaC talking a little bit about his childhood, and I do really like this as an exercise to help you get into your character a little bit more. A lot of the things you pour into something like that, you already know about the character, but you discover new nuances and sometimes new details that you never really gave much thought to before. I haven’t had time to continue doing them consistently, but I do love when I get the chance.

So, pretty uneventful. I’m starting to sweat a little bit about the end-of-February deadline I gave BoB, but there’s still a few days and a lot can happen in that time. I’m just going to have to really try to focus and push. I usually work better near the end of a deadline, too, so that’s keeping me encouraged.

How is everyone else doing? If you get a chance, you can check out my fellow RoWers here, and I’d also like to welcome Voni as my latest subscriber. Thanks so much for following, Voni!


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