ROW 80 ~ Sunday Update, 5/3

Update

So, here’s what happened in April (or rather, the period spanning 3/30 to5/2) : 3 weeks of writing, 2 weeks of dithering about rewriting and editing the words written in the first three weeks. The thing is, this hasn’t just happened in April. This has happened month after month recently. After some troubleshooting by Eric, the plan to counteract this is to start setting aside Saturdays as clean up day. Write fresh during the week, use Saturday (a low productivity day anyway) to fix things. At least, that will be the plan after this week.

This week, I’m handing In Need of Luck over to Eric to read, edit, rewrite, etc. I’m not finished with In Need of Luck, but I’m sick of fiddling around with it. I’m going to finish up some notes today and then it’s all Eric’s. I’m shifting goals where appropriate.

Complicating factors this week: Web set up for summer frisbee league. Play starts Tuesday and I don’t have info on teams or the exact schedule yet. I also have league games on possibly Tuesday *and* Thursday nights.

Goals

Writing

  • For May/June – Scene rewrites for PHYSICa.
  • For May/June – Transcribe free write bits that might be useful to Abbott project.
  • Daily free write. – Did on Thurs & Fri. Didn’t on Saturday. Might start using prompts. Also thinking about flash submissions for The Pedestal Magazine.
  • 1000 words/day average on In Need of Luck in April or until done.

Reading, related to writing

  • Finish reading River City Empire (related to next possible writing project) by the end of April. – Still 100 pages left. Been reading fiction.
  • Added 5/3 – On the River, Down Where They Found Willy Brown by Theodore Wheeler (also related to the possible Abbott project)
  • For May/June – Maps and Legends: Reading and Writing Along the Borderlands
    by Michael Chabon.
  • For May/June – The Call of Stories by Robert Coles.

Publishing

  • May 13th – Take a look at Luck for Hire‘s meta data (ahead of May 16th promo).
  • Added 5/3 – Look for new promo options.
  • List of reviewer contacts. – No movement.
  • Added 5/3 – EntangledContinua.com – Better mobile design.
  • Added 5/3 – EntangledContinua.com – Add excerpts. How do I not have excerpts?
  • And other duties. – Author data at Smashwords is sorted!
  • New descriptions/categories/tags for Weordan books. (April 15th)

Personal Growth

  • Added 3/5 – Next Python class starts May 22. Review by doing a project related to book promo info.

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