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ROW80 – R2C11 – Last Hurrah

Posted: June 17, 2013 in ROW80
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ROW80LogocopyThis is the last check-in I’ll be doing for round 2, and it was a pretty good one in terms of what I’ve gotten done, not to mention the fact that I also got a little bit of R&R on top of all that.

I’ll be doing an overall round 2 post next Sunday probably, then I’ll be gearing up for round 3!!

Main Goals

  1. Write or edit every day. 1/7 I didn’t get as much time as I wanted when I was in RI this past weekend, but I did get a good chunk of time to write on the way home on Sunday. I ended up finishing the short story I’ve been working on for quite some time!
  2. Read every day. 1/7 I only read one day, but I read A LOT. I’m about 100 pages further in Gameboard of the Gods and that happened all in a single day while I was lying on the beach getting a tan (okay, getting slightly less white and a bit more pink than I had intended…)
  3. Exercise three times a week. 3/3 Seeing as we walked all over Rhode Island – towns, cities, beaches, cliffs – I definitely got my exercise in!

Bonus Goals

  1. Finish up my last short story for my collection. This is finished! I even read it to two of my friends on our ride back home, and they both enjoyed it. It still needs a little bit of an edit, but it made the final cut and all of my short stories are now finished! Look out for some more information coming up here in the next few weeks. I’m hoping to self-publish it soon.
  2. Update my contests doc. Nope.

List of Awesome

  1. I made it back from Rhode Island in one piece and we had a GREAT time. Pictures and stories to follow. :)
  2. We released another Not Another Teen Wolf podcast and another ReWatchable podcast.
  3. I got to sleep in, not do any work, and hang out with my friends for three whole days. That definitely deserves its own spot on my List of Awesome!

Points and Words

Each of my main goals gets FIVE POINTS. Bonus goals get TEN POINTS if they’re completed.

  • Week 1 – 15 points
  • Week 2 – 60 points
  • Week 3 – 85 points
  • Week 4 – 35 points
  • Week 5 – 35 points
  • Week 6 – 55 points
  • Week 7 – 75 points
  • Week 8 – 25 points
  • Week 9 – 40 points
  • Week 10 – 25 points
  • Week 11 – 35 points

This week I wrote:

  • Week 1 – 0 words
  • Week 2 – 1,188 words
  • Week 3 – 2,509 words
  • Week 4 – 0 words
  • Week 5 – 0 words
  • Week 6 – 1,815 words
  • Week 7 – 1820 words
  • Week 8 – 781 words
  • Week 9 – 50 words
  • Week 10 – 25 words
  • Week 11 – 407 words

Total words written in round 2: 8,816 words

Total words for the year: 66,330 words written since January 1, 2013

Did you fizz out at the end of this round, or did you have a last good hurrah too? How many of you are going to be here for round 3?

ROW80 – R2C10 – Too Much

Posted: June 9, 2013 in ROW80
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ROW80LogocopyRemember how the other week I had a crazy week before my crazy week? That’s what this week ended up being too.

So much time, so little to do.

Strike that. Reverse it.

Main Goals

  1. Write or edit every day. 1/7 A measly 246 words this week, but I’ve lost my momentum on this last short story. I need to figure out what the message is with this one. Once I do that, I know I’ll be able to whip the rest off.
  2. Read every day. 4/7 I’ve finished Paradise Lost, Beowulf, The Time Machine, The Raven (had to reread it because I love it and haven’t read it since high school), and Uprising. Working on Frankenstein right now, which I’m in love with, and still reading Gameboard of the Gods.
  3. Exercise three times a week. 0/3 *shifty eyes*

Bonus Goals

  1. Finish up my last short story for my collection. I got about another page done on this, but it’s coming along slowly at the moment. Must ponder more.
  2. Update my contests doc. Nope.

List of Awesome

  1. Did you SEE all those books I read this week??
  2. I reviewed Uprising by Jessica Therrien.
  3. Teen Wolf season 3 premiered on Monday. *hyperventilates* You have no idea how much I’ve been waiting for this season to start. We released our first season 3 podcast about the episode as well!
  4. Our latest episode of ReWatchable was released this past week. We’re almost done watching Firefly!
  5. I realized I’m leaving for Rhode Island for a couple of days NEXT week and not in TWO weeks. Oops. *rushes around to get ALL the things done*

Points and Words

Each of my main goals gets FIVE POINTS. Bonus goals get TEN POINTS if they’re completed.

  • Week 1 – 15 points
  • Week 2 – 60 points
  • Week 3 – 85 points
  • Week 4 – 35 points
  • Week 5 – 35 points
  • Week 6 – 55 points
  • Week 7 – 75 points
  • Week 8 – 25 points
  • Week 9 – 40 points
  • Week 10 – 25 points

This week I wrote:

  • Week 1 – 0 words
  • Week 2 – 1,188 words
  • Week 3 – 2,509 words
  • Week 4 – 0 words
  • Week 5 – 0 words
  • Week 6 – 1,815 words
  • Week 7 – 1820 words
  • Week 8 – 781 words
  • Week 9 – 50 words
  • Week 10 – 25 words

Total words written in round 2: 8,409 words

Total words for the year: 65,923 words written since January 1, 2013

What’s your favorite state and why? For you non-Americans that don’t have a favorite state, what your favorite city (anywhere in the world) and why?

ROW80 – R2C9 – Travels

Posted: June 2, 2013 in ROW80
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ROW80LogocopyI didn’t get a whole lot done this week, but I’m excusing myself because I was out of town. Still, I managed to read quite a bit and pick up A LOT of new books. And there’s never any reason to complain about that!

Main Goals

  1. Write or edit every day. 1/7 I wrote just one day this week, and it was just a paragraph’s worth. But it’s a new idea I was toying around with, and I decided to start in on the opening scene.
  2. Read every day. 4/7 I’ve made my way through Paradise Lost a little bit more, but I still can’t say I’m enjoying it. Gameboard of the Gods is being set aside right now, as I’m making my way through Jessica Therrien’s new book Uprising.
  3. Exercise three times a week. 3/3 Three days doing nothing but walking around New York City. Yeah, that’s counting as my exercise this week.

Bonus Goals

  1. Finish up my last short story for my collection. Didn’t have time to work on this at all this week, but I’ve been trying to think of the direction I want to go in.
  2. Update my contests doc. Nope.

List of Awesome

  1. I went to NYC and survived! Also, Book Expo America was FREAKING AMAZING. Can’t wait to tell you guys all about it.
  2. I’m afraid I don’t have more news because I was AFK for the past few days and everything awesome that happened can pretty much be summed up in the first point!

Points and Words

Each of my main goals gets FIVE POINTS. Bonus goals get TEN POINTS if they’re completed.

  • Week 1 – 15 points
  • Week 2 – 60 points
  • Week 3 – 85 points
  • Week 4 – 35 points
  • Week 5 – 35 points
  • Week 6 – 55 points
  • Week 7 – 75 points
  • Week 8 – 25 points
  • Week 9 – 40 points

This week I wrote:

  • Week 1 – 0 words
  • Week 2 – 1,188 words
  • Week 3 – 2,509 words
  • Week 4 – 0 words
  • Week 5 – 0 words
  • Week 6 – 1,815 words
  • Week 7 – 1820 words
  • Week 8 – 781 words
  • Week 9 – 50 words

Total words written in round 2: 8,163 words

Total words for the year: 65,677 words written since January 1, 2013

Have you guys ever been to NYC? What’s your favorite thing there?

ROW80 – R2C8 – Craziness

Posted: May 26, 2013 in ROW80
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ROW80LogocopyNo, I’m not talking about my craziness. I never said it wasn’t there, we’re just not discussing it right now.

Right now, we’re discussing the fact that this was supposed to be the week before my crazy week. It turned out being my crazy week before my even crazier week.

Fun.

Main Goals

  1. Write or edit every day. 2/7 Two days this week, but I started on my next (AND LAST) story for my horror collection, so I’m in the homestretch and it feels so good.
  2. Read every day. 3/7 I’m listening to Paradise Lost right now. I remembered liking it in high school when we read an excerpt of it, but it’s kind of a snooze fest at the moment. I’ve got about half of it left. I’m also reading Gameboard of the Gods, which is…different.
  3. Exercise three times a week. 0/3 This actually kind of slipped by me this week. Oops.

Bonus Goals

  1. Finish up my last short story for my collection. Working on it!
  2. Update my contests doc. *looks away guiltily*

List of Awesome

  1. The third book in the Noble Intentions series has been released! You can check it out here.
  2. Over on Hypable, the other book writers and I wrote up some summer reading lists. I had New Adult and Dystopian.
  3. We also put out another Book Hype podcast. I’m VERY proud of this one. We talk about adaptations, and we had so much to say that we actually had to split the episode in two. The second one will be coming soon!
  4. We also released another Not Another Teen Wolf Podcast episode. This one actually talks about werewolf mythology as a whole, and we include some very popular shows in our discussion! You can listen to this even if you don’t watch Teen Wolf, and I think you’d enjoy it!
  5. Oh, and let’s not forget about the latest episode of ReWatchable. We talked about Firefly‘s “Trash.”
  6. By the next check-in, I’ll have already been to Book Expo America, and I’m sure I’ll have lots of cool stories to tell you guys!

Points and Words

Each of my main goals gets FIVE POINTS. Bonus goals get TEN POINTS if they’re completed.

  • Week 1 – 15 points
  • Week 2 – 60 points
  • Week 3 – 85 points
  • Week 4 – 35 points
  • Week 5 – 35 points
  • Week 6 – 55 points
  • Week 7 – 75 points
  • Week 8 – 25 points

This week I wrote:

  • Week 1 – 0 words
  • Week 2 – 1,188 words
  • Week 3 – 2,509 words
  • Week 4 – 0 words
  • Week 5 – 0 words
  • Week 6 – 1,815 words
  • Week 7 – 1820 words
  • Week 8 – 781 words

Total words written in round 2: 8,113 words

Total words for the year: 65,627 words written since January 1, 2013

(You’ll notice my total went down from last week. That’s because I’m a dummy and I was adding wrong. *headdesk* I’m not going to go back and fix my other weeks. Just…ignore them. :P This number is right.)

Have you guys ever been to BEA? Or any sort of book convention? Any good stories or tips?

ROW80 – R2C7 – Better Late?

Posted: May 21, 2013 in ROW80
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ROW80Logocopy*Pushes open the TARDIS door and beckons you inside*

Yes, yes, bigger on the inside. You’re not the first person to say that, you know. Hang on to something. No, not that! She doesn’t like it when strangers touch her levers, and she’s already in a bad mood. Yes, that’s fine. Hold tight.

*Pushes buttons, whirls knobs, throws a switch, straightens bow tie*

*Ahem* Welcome to Sunday morning! Yes, this past Sunday morning. No, we’re not in Victorian times, or on a starship, or in another country. And no, I will not take you to the planet Midnight, even if it’s the only place with a saffire waterfall. You don’t even want to know what happened the last time I was there.

Why are we here? Yes, well. I may have potentially gotten kind of super far behind on stuff and, well, yeah.

We’re going to make up for lost time, even if I can’t actually hop into a TARDIS and fix it all.

Main Goals

  1. Write or edit every day. 2/7 Only two days, but I got a lot done. More on that later!
  2. Read every day. 5/7 I finally, finally, FINALLY finished Moby Dick. Post on that coming soon.
  3. Exercise three times a week. 4/3 Did all my usual, and counted my mushroom foray as exercise because we walked around in the woods, up and down hills, and across creeks for a couple of hours. It totally counts.

Bonus Goals

  1. Rewrite one of my short stories. BAM. I finished TWO short stories. *dances*
  2. Think up a concept for another short story. I actually think I did that today. I have to figure out what’s going on still, but I have a character, and that’s a start. AND THIS WILL HOPEFULLY BE MY LAST ONE IN THIS COLLECTION AND THEN I CAN PUBLISH IT. OH MY GOD.
  3. Update my contests doc. *looks away guiltily*

List of Awesome

  1. I sent off “Rush” and “Ghost” to two beta readers. They both liked “Rush,” though it needs a little work. Only one got back to me on “Ghost,” but she liked that as well.
  2. I had a ton of podcasts out this week, including ReWatchable (talked about “War Stories” from Firefly), Onceable (the season finale of Once Upon a Time has aired!), and Not Another Teen Wolf Podcast (we talk about shipping, slash, and fan-fic, and you don’t have to know Teen Wolf to appreciate some of the stuff we say, especially about the popularity of slash shipping!).
  3. I also wrote this fun column about which characters we’d like to see on season 3 of Once Upon a Time. Check it out – I put some weird ones in there!

Points and Words

Each of my main goals gets FIVE POINTS. Bonus goals get TEN POINTS if they’re completed.

  • Week 1 – 15 points
  • Week 2 – 60 points
  • Week 3 – 85 points
  • Week 4 – 35 points
  • Week 5 – 35 points
  • Week 6 – 55 points
  • Week 7 – 75 points

This week I wrote:

  • Week 1 – 0 words
  • Week 2 – 1,188 words
  • Week 3 – 2,509 words
  • Week 4 – 0 words
  • Week 5 – 0 words
  • Week 6 – 1,815 words
  • Week 7 – 1820 words

Total words written in round 2: 7,332 words

Total words for the year: 75,243 words written since January 1, 2013

Okay, confession time. If you had a TARDIS, what would you go back and catch up on?

ROW80 – R2C6 – Writing!

Posted: May 12, 2013 in ROW80
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ROW80LogocopyI’ve been doing some honest-to-goodness writing this week. Not tons of writing, mind you, but enough that it feels like I’m actually creating again. I do a lot of writing outside of my own projects – Hypable certainly keeps me busy – but journalistic writing certainly doesn’t give you the same high as creative writing does. (Well, it doesn’t for me, at least.)

Main Goals

  1. Write or edit every day. 4/7 This is the best I’ve done in quite a while, and I’m very happy with the outcome. I completely scrapped my latest short story and started over – and the story has benefited immensely from that. It’s almost done, too!
  2. Read every day. 4/7 I’m reading Moby Dick right now, and if you’ve been following me on Twitter, you know I’m not really feeling it. But I will press on! Maybe it’ll get better.
  3. Exercise three times a week. 1/3 I had a very intense workout on Friday, so I’m okay with just the one this week. I really want to get back into making this part of my routine, almost automatic, each day. It’s just been hard.

Bonus Goals

  1. Rewrite one of my short stories. Still working on this. I’m going slow because I want this to turn out right.
  2. Think up a concept for another short story. I’ve been throwing a couple things around lately, but nothing solid has emerged yet.
  3. Update my contests doc. *sigh* I wonder if I’ll EVER get around to this.

List of Awesome

  1. I’m officially all set for BEA, yay! I’ll talk more about that later, closer to the date.
  2. I forgot to mention this last week, but I got a new author photo. I like this one a lot better. What do you guys think??
  3. I managed to nearly write 1,000 words on Thursday. That’s the most I’ve written in a while!
  4. If you like the show Once Upon a Time, I wrote this fun column about the cliffhangers we DON’T want to see in the season 2 finale.

Points and Words

Each of my main goals gets FIVE POINTS. Bonus goals get TEN POINTS if they’re completed.

  • Week 1 – 15 points
  • Week 2 – 60 points
  • Week 3 – 85 points
  • Week 4 – 35 points
  • Week 5 – 35 points
  • Week 6 – 55 points

This week I wrote:

  • Week 1 – 0 words
  • Week 2 – 1,188 words
  • Week 3 – 2,509 words
  • Week 4 – 0 words
  • Week 5 – 0 words
  • Week 6 – 1,815 words

Total words written in round 2: 5,512 words

Total words for the year: 67,911 words written since January 1, 2013

What have you guys been working on lately? Poems? Short stories? Novels? Share away!

ROW80 – R2C4 – Bust

Posted: April 28, 2013 in ROW80
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ROW80LogocopyWell, having two awesome weeks back to back might just have been too much awesome for the world. I have to compensate, you know. So this week was a bust.

On purpose.

Of course.

*sigh*

Main Goals

  1. Write or edit every day. 0/7 NOTHING. Usually I try to get at least one day in a week, if I’m super busy, but this week just flew by.
  2. Read every day. 6/7 I finished 17 & Gone (OMG it was so good), and I’m working on War of the Worlds on audio as well. I’m not sure which book to pick up next. Maybe Insurgent? I have an ARC I need to read for an author by June, and I’m thinking I might just hop on that ASAP and get it out of the way. (Plus, you know, I’m excited to read it!)
  3. Exercise three times a week. 1/3 Just once this week, although I’ve been running around with the dog at work quite a bit, and that has to count too, right?

Bonus Goals

  1. Rewrite one of my short stories. I actually opened this up last night to take a look at it, then had to work on something else. :(
  2. Think up a concept for another short story. Wish I’d put some thought into this, but it didn’t even cross my mind.
  3. Update my contests doc. Nope.

List of Awesome

  1. I finished The Wonderful Wizard of Oz! It was pretty good, but very, very different from the movie. Like, very different.
  2. ReWatchable came out with another episode, and this time we talked about Firefly‘s sixth episode, “Our Mrs. Reynolds.” It’s probably the only episode I give a thumbs down to!
  3. Speaking of podcasts, if you’ve listened to any of the ones I’ve been on (Onceable, Not Another Teen Wolf Podcast, ReWatchable, Book Hype) or are so inclined, would you mind popping over to iTunes and leaving us a rating? It’d be very much appreciated!
  4. Just a few more days and then it’s MAY. *sings* Springs is in the aaaairrrrrr, everywhere you look arounddddd.

Points and Words

Each of my main goals gets FIVE POINTS. Bonus goals get TEN POINTS if they’re completed.

  • Week 1 – 15 points
  • Week 2 – 60 points
  • Week 3 – 85 points
  • Week 4 – 35 points

This week I wrote:

  • Week 1 – 0 words
  • Week 2 – 1,188 words
  • Week 3 – 2,509 words
  • Week 4 – 0 words

Total words written in round 2: 3,697 words

Total words for the year: 62,399 words written since January 1, 2013

Do you guys have any summer plans yet? Heading anywhere new and different?