Stalled…And A Book of the Month…

Yes, stalled.

The goals have stalled due to those pesky book reviews.

The good news: The last book review went out yesterday and I’m free again to get back to those goals.

I almost hit 500 words yesterday.  A little bummed that I was short by 50 (I was too tired to go on) but am happy that I at least put some words on a page.  It’s been more than week prior to that.

My goal of drafting two short stories for the Writer’s Digest Competition has begun.  The 500 words I put down yesterday was the beginning of the first short story that I am going to submit to the competition.  *Happy Dance*  And I’m excited about what this story is going to be about.  Hopefully it will be interesting to read.

I did a vulnerable thing yesterday.  I belong to a book club that meets once a month whose members choose stellar books to read each time.  We went around last night to give our book picks for the next six months.  I mentioned my book pick is my book.

My Book.  My untitled mystery thriller.  Ach!  But good…

I have until June to get a good working draft in order – to get my book completed.

I’m excited and nervous rolled into one.   I’m sure I’ll get some really good feedback which could only help the book.  Did I mention that I was excited and nervous?

Wishing you ROW80ers a good rest of the week filled with words and more words.



The Ball is Rolling…

The ball is rolling.

Doing better than last week.  More words.  Hit the 500 daily word goal more this week compared to last week, though I haven’t hit it every day yet.  The challenge is not getting the 500 words down because once I start writing, I can go.  The challenge is…starting the word count.  Not getting distracted by other tasks that need to be done.  Actually sitting still for an hour to put my fingers on the keys of my laptop to type.

Doing better than last week when it comes to my paranormal revision.  Reading through it and working on adding more scenes.

Such is my writing life.

Book reviews are due (that came fast!) so I’m hoping to stay the course when it comes to my writing.   I need to.  It’s too hard to get the ball rolling again once it’s stopped.  Not impossible, but pretty challenging.

Wishing all you ROW80ers, an amazing week!




Starting Again…Again…

Feels like my second attempt to restart my 500 word per day goal but mission accomplished. I did it!  Yesterday, I put 500 words down on a page after almost two weeks of barely a word on a page.  Yay!  I’m planning to continue this trend today.  🙂

I am ready too to pick up where I left off with my paranormal revision.   Still excited about it though I do have those constant doubts  about whether it is good enough to be published.  I continue to push them away, though it can be tempting to give in to them.

I am still developing my short story ideas for the Writer’s Digest Competition in June.  It’s like I have too many ideas and no ideas so I have to narrow down what I have to two and just start working on them.

Hoping to get some speed when it comes to my goals this week.  Wishing all you ROW80ers a good week of words and progress!