ROW80 – R1C11 – Strong Finish

Posted: March 24, 2013 in ROW80
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ROW80LogocopyI actually had a pretty solid week this week, you guys! Lots of writing and lots of reading. Much better than I’ve been doing recently. I wanted to make my final check-in count, and it definitely did!

Main Goals

  1. Write or edit every day. 6/7 I edited one day this week, and wrote on the remaining five. I finished up that second short story I was working on, but I don’t like the direction it went it. I’ll have to go back and rewrite about half of it, but it’s not long, so it shouldn’t be too difficult. I’ve been pumping away on W2 these last few days, and I’m less than 10K away from the end!
  2. Read every day. 6/7 I not only managed to finish Beautiful Creatures, but I also started and finished Perks of Being a Wallflower too! Beautiful Creatures had a great ending, it’s just too bad we had to muddle through 500+ pages to get there. Perks was not at all what I was expecting, but by the time I got to the end of it, I really appreciated what the story was about. I’m now reading City of a Thousand Dolls by Miriam Forster for our next Book Hype book.
  3. Exercise twice a week. 3/2 The week started out strong, but I dropped the ball halfway through. Still, I’m pretty happy I managed three days.

Bonus Goals

  1. Rewrite chapter 1 of L1. Believe it or not, this was on my agenda. I was so busy writing W2, however, that I didn’t get a chance to work on it. I’m looking forward to jumping back into this though.
  2. Keep writing W2. Yes! Lots of words!
  3. Update my contests doc. This was also on my list, but I didn’t have time to get to it either. Writing trumps pretty much everything though, so I don’t feel too bad about this.

List of Awesome

  1. As I mentioned on Friday, Affliction Z: Patient Zero is now live! Check it out if you like zombies. 🙂
  2. StarKid is coming up with a new musical called Twisted, and it’s like Wicked but for Jafar. They used Kickstarter this time because they just didn’t have the money to do the production themselves. They wanted to raise $35,000, but they’re already at $85,000 with most of the campaign left! I think this is going to be one of their best musicals to date, and I’m so excited for it!
  3. We got the first images from the Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters movie. AND I AM SO EXCITED.

Points and Words

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

  • Week 1 – 95 points
  • Week 2 – 100 points
  • Week 3 – 50 points
  • Week 4 – 90 points
  • Week 5 – 60 points
  • Week 6 – 10 points
  • Week 7 – 0 points
  • Week 8 – 5 points
  • Week 9 – 50 points
  • Week 10 – 35 points
  • Week 11 – 85 points

This week I wrote:

  • Week 1 – 8,284 words
  • Week 2 – 13,697 words
  • Week 3 – 5,365 words
  • Week 4 – 9,310 words
  • Week 5 – 2,777 words
  • Week 6 – 0 words
  • Week 7 – 0 words
  • Week 8 – 0 words
  • Week 9 – 2943 words
  • Week 10 – 537 words
  • Week 11 – 4,978 words

That brings my total words for the year up to: 57,514 words written since January 1, 2013

What books have you been reading lately? Has there ever been a book that you didn’t really like, but kind of appreciated anyway?

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Comments
  1. S. J. Maylee says:

    You had one of your best weeks to end the round. Well done, Karen. Over 57k for the round, wow. I think this is one of the best rounds you’ve had. Pat yourself on the back.

  2. Julie Glover says:

    I’m so excited for you! *waves pompoms* I need to read Perks too. Congratulations on all of those words you’ve logged since the beginning of the year. You have had a great round overall, Karen. Really, you have! *and now a cartwheel*

  3. Gloria Weber says:

    Amazing, You worked hard, not just this week, but all round! Way to go.

  4. EM Castellan says:

    I’m glad you ended this round well, it’s always good to finish strong even if your round had its ups and downs 🙂 I sorta did the opposite lol. See you next round!

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