Category Archives: ROW80 update



Hello everyone!! I am done re-editing Phoenix child and finally coming up for air. I made myself schedule an appointment with the formatter so I would slack off too much, and I finished just in time 🙂

So I didn’t do much of anything but edit and work this week, which was important but everything else got put on hold.

So my goals for next week- get back into my routine.

Write 1000 words a day- no interwebs until I am done.

Scan blogs and read those that catch my eye- I like to do this daily so they don’t become overwhelming and chore and stay fun.

Write last lesson of my online class and have hubby look it over for advice and improvements.

Exercise daily- if I can’t make it to the gym then I want to do something at home even if it’s only 5 min of stretches.

Taking Baby Steps (thanks Myndi) to helping with meals. Hubby makes them and is tried so they tend to be tasty but not as healthy as they could be. So this week I am going to make beans and keep a vegetable tray stocked int eh fridge. If there is dip and cut veggies ready to go we will all snack from their, other wise we chose chips and cheesy things.

Okay I’m sure I could make this longer, but I’ll try not to over do it 🙂

How’s everyone else doing???

ROW 80 check in


I must admit I haven’t gotten much of anything done- with my internet down I only have access at work so not only is my time limited but my work computer is so old that it crashes when going on facebook and such, and of course all of my links are on my laptop.

I only write 2 days this week. A kind friend read my book and pointed out some mistakes, which I expected mistakes, but there are more then I’m comfortable with so I’m re-reading it out loud and giving it another edit. I will admit to a significant amount of pouting – which lost me a day of work. But while I am fixing it the percentage of mistakes per words count is low enough that I still get a solid A. LOL!

I did work on my class, and only have one more lesson to go- plus I found a class that teaches how to teach an online class, which I might take.

My voodoo class started, so far I’m not overly impressed, but I’m hoping it will improve.

So for next week, my goal is to read, edit, and send my book to the formatter. And to remind myself that perfection isn’t the goal, but improvement always is.

How did everyone else do???

ROW80 update


I didn’t do too bad this week.

5 out of 7 days I made my 1000 word count- not getting on the internet helps a lot. I’ll continue with this goal.

I did write a first lesson, but it’s weak. So for this week I’ll work on lesson 2 and see if I can make lesson 1 stronger.

I checked out a lot more then three review sites and sent in requests for 5 sites. I haven’t heard anything back yet. I hope this means they are busy and not rejecting my story. Ah the fragile ego of a writer. I will check out at least 3 more review sites this weeks and send requests into those who seem like a good fit.

I didn’t send anything to my critique because my poor critique partner is totally overwhelmed with work, classes, and having gotten sick. We won;t meet again until the end of the month so instead I’ll change my goal to making edits suggested by my critique partners on two previous chapters.

How is everyone else doing?