#ROW80 Mid-Week Check-In 2013/05/29


July’s Camp NaNoWriMo is a month away. I decided to forego the extra masochism and NOT do JunoWriMo as originally planned. More worldbuilding, character sketches and plot development prep for Camp. I’m excited because I want to write the darned thing already–no. I will NOT join in JuNoWriMo… hehe (I have three days to decide. Man, I need to join WA: Writers Anonymous). *sigh* Something tells me I’m going to be doing JunoWriMo in some way or another especially with the challenge I’m about to tell ya about below.

In the meantime, there’s also WRITE YOUR NOVEL THIS SUMMER where we write our novel from June 21st to September 21st. I’ll give my current book in the series a tweak here in there while prepping for Camp. I love me some multitasking!


A few days left in the #middlegrademay challenge has me scrambling to read a few more titles. I still can’t believe I read seven books this month. *pats self on back* I’ll try for a couple more. I’m currently reading THE GIRL WHO CIRCUMNAVIGATED FAIRYLAND IN A SHIP OF HER OWN MAKING by Catherynne M. Valente and INKHEART by Cornelia Funke. I’m excited that I’ve been such a reading machine. I’d like to continue the joy.

I’m ashamed and slightly appalled that I’ve read more this month than I have all last year. I mean, self kudos for the May Reading Challenge but super tsk tsk for letting the mental workouts slide. Reading is just as important to a writer’s arsenal as the act of writing itself. One enhances the appreciation for the other. It’s a symbiotic relationship that needs constant TLC. To that end, I’m considering a couple of reading challenges in June and will continue reading regardless of genre throughout the year because it’s the right thing to do.

==> 48 Hour Book Challenge from June 7-9 during which I shall read/blog like mad.

==> 30 Books in 90 Days begins June 1st. It’s pretty self-explanatory. Seeing my progress this month, I think I can up the ante and also vary the genres to keep things fresh. Oh, and I’ll still read more than one book at a time. LOL


The #ROW80 updates continue. Check-ins twice a week and also there are #wipmadness check-ins every Monday. I’ll keep everyone posted (and myself accountable) of my progress and my roadblocks.

Clear skies ahead… even in Raincouver! SO. EXCITED.


9 thoughts on “#ROW80 Mid-Week Check-In 2013/05/29

    • Ha! More on this in an upcoming reply to one of your newer comments (gah, WP ate all my stuff lately). Saw your post at Kiwi Writer’s, by the way, and I have to say it’s this very comment that made me sign up there! 🙂

      • I have to admit, I’m impressed with how well your word count’s coming for that challenge! I’m off to a stumbler’s start (smile).

  1. I think I read eight books last year (if you don’t count manga/graphic novels… which they should count, but the don’t), so I feel you. Though, But even with that small number I was reading through out the year. It was I was not into a couple of the books so I dragged my heels through them.

    Whatever you decided to do about June writing, I’m sure you’ll pick the choice that’s right for you. Good luck with it!

    • Thank you! I decided to forego foregoing the extra masochism and signed up for JuNoWriMo anyway! First off, check out the lovely button they have for the event. I do want to be a Novel Writing Machine so it’s quite fitting. I read a message from someone recently that led to the decision. Since I’m working on a series, every scene and all words count. I can’t pass up great writing opportunities and having awesome fellow writers around to keep me motivated.

  2. Even without doing the JuNoWriMo (we’ll miss you btw,), it’s clear you’ve got yourself one heck of a schedule planned.

    A 48 hr book marathon! I normally don’t read middle grade books on my own, but there are a stack I’ve been gathering for our son… Sounds like a perfect time to go a little crazy.

    I hope you have fun with all these reading challenges.

    • Eden! I joined! haha JuNoWriMo has another multitasking masochist to deal with.

      The 48 Hour Book Challenge isn’t limited to middle grade books but you’re more than welcome to read up on those. Please let me know what you’ve gone through because the middle grade series I started at last year’s Camp NaNo is geared towards boys and I’m always looking to read up and learn from other authors.

      Enjoy reading, as well. My fingers are already feeling the burn from JuNoWriMo.

      • It’s a good burn though…

        As for the books, my son is always looking for books to read. If you have some recommendations he might like, we’d check them out. (Science and silly, sometimes with amusement parks and ASD spectrum children seem to appeal a lot to him. He’s on the ASD spectrum and likes to read about kids like himself.)

        Gotta love the masochism. 😀

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