#ROW80 Mid-Week Check-In 2013/06/07


JuNoWriMo and Kiwi Writers SoCNoC  Tweeting also using #JuNoWriMo and #SoCNoC hashtags. As expected, my daily word counts dwindled this week as opposed to the frenzied start over the weekend.

Fractured Fairytale Series Word Count: 27,167 words

I think the added pressure–ahem–motivation from the 25,000 Words in 7 Days challenge has helped me churn out the words. So far, it’s been between 8:30pm and 11:30pm, though tonight I lost an hour and gained more wrestling time with TKT. (Totally their idea, not mine. Honest. But hey, I couldn’t resist.)


See, this his how messed my eyes are. I keep checking my calender and think that this week is my break between reading challenges. It turns out that I have another week of reprieve. However, I have a few books to finish and reviewed, so I’m getting through those as well as catching up on my backlog of workshop lessons and writing reference reading. Any and all education to better hone the craft is essential in any writer’s toolkit. So, basically, I’m reading a lot of stuff. Some made up, some not. All good. 🙂


As you can see, I continue the updates with #ROW80 posts and check-ins with the awesome #wipmadness community on Kim Baccellia’s blog. On last Sunday’s Week in Review I posted my entry for FLASH MOB 2013. That should be interesting and we’ll see how it goes. There are a couple of short story submissions I’m working on but as I’ve yet to focus on them, I’m just blogging about the advent of their existence. 🙂

This month, let alone the year, is going by so fast. I hope everyone’s doing well with their goals. I can’t believe eighty days are almost up. It’s been quite the ride. I’m going to assess my current goals and start planning for the next round. I really appreciate how #ROW80 has kept me going. I anticipate the latter half of 2013 will be just as splendiferous–and equally exhausting! Happy writing/reading/blogging the rest of the week, everyone!


7 thoughts on “#ROW80 Mid-Week Check-In 2013/06/07

  1. I’m with you on it seeming like things are happening fast! Thanks for reminding me to start sorting my goals for next round. Glad things are going well for you. 🙂

    • Chugging along. I’m excited for Round Three. You’d think I’d relish the brief respite but as of this comment post (June 21st) another writing challenge has commenced. By Monday, I’m also off on a 30 Book in 90 Day challenge. Chug chug chugging along indeed. haha

  2. This does seem to be a whirlwind year… Is it just we’re all trying to do much more, or is it that there really is that much more happening around us? I wonder…

    25,000 Words in 7 Days? Wow! I would be so exhausted after that. Even running a few #8Kchallenge days, I know I wouldn’t be up for that. I can only pull one of those every few weeks or two. That’s some serious power writing you are doing, Tonetta. Kudos!

    • Yes, yes, and yes to all of that. LOL As a person who loves adding new challenges to the mix, care to clarify on the #8Kchallenge? Is that #8K in a day or is it spread throughout a certain time period? I fondly and painfully recall my word sprints during April’s Camp NaNo. Fondly because I felt exhilarated and accomplished at the end. Painfully because… well, I do NOT recommend back to back sprints with little to no breaks. My longest chain of sprints was six hours and I regretted that part. Numb arms to the elbows, shaky hands for a day or so after that. I yielded close to 10K that time but yowza. As writers, you’d think we’d learn to master the art of pacing.

      • It’s 8K in a day. Too much sitting and typing would be murder on me as well. And 8K a day is quite the challenge with a kid and a hubby who works from home and expects the house to not fall into disaster just because you want to get your writing done..

        Art of pacing…. Hmmm, I was never as good at art as I would have liked. 😉

    • It’s a challenge, hence the name… haha but I didn’t quite make it. I logged just shy of 18K. Still, it was worth it because I got some great scenes out of the experience. 🙂

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