Week in Review – 2013/07/01 – 2013/07/07



Camp NaNoWriMo and JulNoWriMoTweeting updates with @JulNoWriMo and #CampNaNoWriMo. Every Friday until September 21st, I’ll be writing update posts for WRITE YOUR NOVEL THIS SUMMER.

Fractured Tales Series Word Running Total for July: 20,129 words

Totals from April, June, and July: 191,345 words

Some twists and turns this week and that’s just because the household came down with an onslaught of sniffles, fever, and coughs. Tissues a-plenty along with ACHOOS and I CAN’T TAKE THIS ANY LONGER, I still managed to get some interesting scenes written. Made discovers along the way and caught myself saying, “I didn’t think she had that in her!” a few times. That’s always a good thing when it comes to plot development. 🙂



More great books read. Here’s what I read this week, including me rounding out Lois Lowry’s THE GIVER QUARTET. Awesome stuff:

LoisLowry_GatheringBlue     books_messenger[1]     20121017_072140_son     16248113     22628


Currently reading:

106489     483445

Threw in some more non-fiction in there because, hey, why not? If you have any stories you’d like to recommend, please comment below. I’ve enjoyed the reads so far. It’s probably the highlight of my blerg days when I just didn’t want to do anything productive. Reading is awesometastic.



Will check in at Angelina C. Hansen’s blog tomorrow for #wipmadness. This is the first Sunday Check-In and we’ve had one Mid-Week Check-In, as well. I like hearing what other writers are doing this month.

Friday, I’ll continue my new column FRIDAY FORAGE and will go through my third week of summer writing updates.


How goes it in your neck of the woods?


4 thoughts on “Week in Review – 2013/07/01 – 2013/07/07

  1. Wow; you’re putting out a LOT of words! Am impressed! That said, I loved The Giver as a kid…not sure if I knew there were sequels…will have to look them up! Yay!

    • Thanks! Currently dealing with too many words and losing myself in the muddle. Time to get off the fence between plotting and pantsing and head back over to the plotting side. I think I’ve branched out too much in terms of subplots! LOL What can ya do? So much great material in fairytales and folklore. As for THE GIVER QUARTET, please give it a read. They’re separate novels that take place in the same overall universe and have a few characters that crossover. It’s a wonderfully sad collection of beautifully written stories.

  2. Wow! Your word count is outstanding. Way to go! I like the way you have your goals set up in categories, too. It’s very easy to see what you’ve been up to. Is it helpful for keeping things going, too?

    Keep up the great work!

    • Hello!

      I thought that categorizing the goals would be an easier reference for myself, but I’m glad that I could be of help to my wonderful readers, too. You know what they say about white space. Lately, however, I’ve been in flog mode so my self-deprecation cum pep talks tend to be hefty. It’s my inner monologue wanting to make a point–or several, it seems. 🙂

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