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#RoW80 Check In, General Notes

#RoW80 progress:

I expected the first week to be a bit slow. How Not To Write had a post a while back on returning to writing. Good advice, I’d say, even if I haven’t been following it to the letter.

This past week:

  • I rewrote the gambling scene, changing the game of choice from blackjack to roulette.
  • We’ve kind of finally decided on what sort of interstitial bit properly shows off Aleister’s luck. We had thought about news-report-style epigraphs (but I can’t write journalistically to save my life) or iterations of Aleister’s decisions. Instead, I’m writing bits showing how Aleister’s actions affect other characters, often very minor characters. I wrote/rewrote about three scenes in this manner. Not sure how it’ll work on a large scale. Eric’s only comment thus far was on the details of one scene, not on whether it works.
  • Submitted 4 queries/short works. Got a rejection on one Friday, so that’s a slam-dunk #5 for this week.

I wanted to get though a fifth of the novel, but only got through about a tenth.

This week:

  • 20 hours of work on Luck for Hire
    • Continue adding scenes/doing rewrites on certain scenes where applicable.
    • I’m getting to the point in the novel where I need to start paying attention to my things-to-be fixed notecards.
    • Shoot for getting through a fifth of the book.
  • Tessa sent me preliminary artwork for Lucinda at the Window‘s new cover. I at least need to write a new blurb this week and start doing sone ebook research.

I meant to do a non-writing post Friday and didn’t get to it.

I posted some thoughts on Let Me In and Let the Right One In over at Taming of the Queue. Haven’t gotten much reading done lately.

Tess has sent me the art (or at least some of the art) she wants included on her website. I need to get moving on that.

Wednesday disc has gone on hiatus. Sadness. But it will set us up for a triumphant return in September. In the meantime, we’re gearing up, slowly, for fall league. Keith will be running a small coed league in August in Scottsdale. Laura is hosting a Women in Ultimate forum Monday night and has asked my to talk about leagues. I haven’t done any public speaking since senior year in high school.

With the lack of ulti, I need to make a concerted effort to get more exercise. I didn’t exercise at all this past week. Of course, I haven’t been eating much either. Or sleeping much. I weighed in this morning and found that I was below 125 for the fist time in three months.


Writer, publisher. Hobbies include reading, studying magic & illusions from a historical/theoretical perspective, and playing ultimate frisbee.

5 thoughts on “#RoW80 Check In, General Notes

  1. Nice work this week! I hear you on the physical activity. I have been stationary for wayyy too long lol, so I’ve been starting out with a walk with the bf and my pup in the morning. The walk is 2 miles though, so I don’t feel bad about starting easy!

    1. I’m impressed by how precise your goals are. They are really detailed. It looks like you are making good progress. As to the exercise- team sports strikes me as the most fun way to do it. I like the structure, competition, and socialization. But I’m with Lauren- I’m having to aim for walking, and maybe the gym. But whatever works for our lives, right? At least we’ll have happy puppies!

  2. Congrats on your goals! This is my first ROW80 but I’ve been pleasantly surprised with my progress. Seems like the challenge is boosting my motivation a lot.

  3. That’s some substantial goals for one week!
    Do you use live journal as your link?
    I went to the site and it looks like something I’d like to do – if I can figure out how to do it. :-/ Guess I’ve got to start a blog and then figure out the linky thing. oy.

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