#ROW80 ~ November 1st Update

Round 4, Week 4 Update


Week 4:

Finished the first draft of One Ahead #2 (or #3, or whatever) last night. It’s only 18,750 which is lighter than I expected. I think there’s probably some aspect that still needs bolstering. I’m going to give the last two scenes a reread this morning and then turn it over to Eric.

  • Write First. Five days out of seven, 1 hour of work/500 words before noon. – Still not doing great here. Maybe three days out of Mon-Sat? I know I set myself up for a good day when I get something done before noon, but mornings are *hard*.
  • Finish two partial scenes. – Done.
  • Merge two other scenes. – Done.
  • Write one other scene entirely. – Done.

Goal for Week 5+:

So, I guess I am going to do some semblance of NaNoWriMo. Instead of working on a straight narrative, I’m going riff on settings, characters, and situations in One Ahead that need fleshing out. At the end of the month, I hope to have some useful morsels.


  • Write First. Five days out of seven, 1 hour of work/500 words before noon.
  • Average 1667 per day. I also hope to get back into a better every day writing habit by the end of November.
  • I’m also going to try and do any edits/additional writing on One Ahead #1 & #2 as needed.

Complicating factors for week 5: Frisbee league finals next weekend, a short essay for History of Photography class due next week, and starting a shiny new Python class this week. I’ll probably have some website work to do this week too.

The Publishing End

Week 4:

  • Do the usual check-ins. – To satisfaction.
  • Figure out promotions for November. – Done!

Goals for Week 5:

  • Do the usual check-ins.
  • Saturday: Run promo for the combined version of Martian Engineer’s Notebook 1 & 2.


Week 4:

  • Get some sort of cardio (30+ mins) three times a week. – I played ultimate frisbee league on Tuesday, played pickup at lunchtime on Wednesday, and had a second league game on Thursday.

Goal for Week 5:

  • Get some sort of cardio (30+ mins) three times a week. – Probably won’t be a problem this week since next weekend is league finals.


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3 thoughts on “#ROW80 ~ November 1st Update

  1. Lauralynn Elliott

    I actually prefer writing in the mornings before noon. Unfortunately, that’s when I’m at my day job. 😦

    It looks like you’ve gotten quite a bit done. Keep up the momentum!


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