End Round 3 of #ROW80

Okay, so today is the end of Round 3 of #ROW80.  Let’s review what I hoped to get accomplished this round:

  1. Finish revisions on Riven.  
  2. Write 20 days out of 30 each month.  
  3. Fast draft a super outline for the next book. 
  4. My craft book for this round is John Truby’s The Anatomy of Story.  
  5. Continue with my daily meditation.  
  6. Find more stolen snatches of writing time.  
  7. Finish prepping my Psych and Law class for fall.  
  8. Unplug for a stretch every day. 

So how’d I do?

  1. Riven is finished and RELEASED.  I got it out about 2 weeks after I wanted to, but it’s OUT and available.  Slow start to sales, which is exactly what I expected after being out of the game for so long.  It’ll take a bit of time to gain some traction.  But it is OUT, which is huge.
  2. Knocked this out of the park.  In July I wrote 27/31, August 31/31, and September 14/18 so far.  Some of these days were revisions and line edits.  Some was straight up plotting.  But words were produced.  A lot of words.  61,379 words, to be precise.  Most of that was on Riven.  A fair chunk was on Be Careful.  Another fair chunk was on plotting various and sundry projects (7 of them).  I am very very happy with that.
  3. Didn’t even get to this.  With Riven revisions stretching into last week prior to release, I just haven’t gotten to this.  My focus otherwise has been on finishing up Be Careful.
  4. Didn’t even crack it.  I’ll get to it one of these days.
  5. Um…fail?  I have this resistance to just stopping to DO it.  It’s not like it takes that long.  I’ll have to keep working on this.
  6. So so.   I averaged over 1k a day most days, so I’m getting more words in somewhere.  I do a lot of plotting in snatches between other stuff, so I guess that’s where I’m picking up the extra.
  7. ALMOST.   I have ONE ASSIGNMENT left to write.  Everything else is done and live.
  8. Meh.  I started out well with this and fell off the wagon because I got busy.  Still working on it.

I’ll be coming up with some new goals for the start of Round 4 on October 7th.  Lots to do between now and then.

One thought on “End Round 3 of #ROW80

  1. Congratulations on the Riven release! And way to go on the 20 days/month of writing. I am thinking of trying out a goal like that next round to see how it feels.

    Looks like a pretty good round overall, and you have some good starting points for things you want to work on next round. Have a good break! See you in October.

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