Gabrielle Bisset

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

ROW 80 Check In 4-20

I haven't checked in with ROW 80 because I've been incredibly busy, and it's shaping up to be that kind of month or two.  Hopefully, the once a week check in is ok.

I've surpassed my goal of 3500 words a week by more than double since April 13.  It's been quite a productive week!  My new novella is really turning out the way I wanted.  Now I just have to figure out a title for the dear thing!  Maybe that will be a mini goal for next week. 

Destiny Redeemed is back from the critique partner, complete with three pages of edits (mostly typos--damn, I hate typing!).  I always chuckle when I get back edits from my critique partner or beta readers.  It's amazing what they find that I didn't after I've looked at the manuscript for months.  Love that! 

The third book in the Destined Ones Series is still simmering at slightly over half complete.  The muse has sidetracked me a bit with these last two novellas, but perhaps when I finish this newer one, it will be the right time to get back to Thoren and Shayla.  We'll see...

So I'm hoping for another overachieving week, and hope everyone else is finding success in whatever they're doing.

7 comments:

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Sounds good! I've wondered, too, if there's any point in checking in every couple of days if we're not changing our goals.

But I keep doing it.

As for critique partners and Beta readers...how did you find yours? Did you join an online writing community or group? I'm new to the concept.

Thanks....

Melanie R. Meadors said...

Darn you overachievers!! Actually, I found that I had an oddly relaxing week...maybe I set the bar too low. But I know that if I set it higher, then fortune would have messed with me and I'd be swamped right now. I'll enjoy the peace while it lasts!

Glad to see you are accomplishing your goals! Good luck!

Melanie

Nadja Notariani said...

Hi Gabrielle!
The newest novella is going to be super! Yes, yes, then Thorne and Shayla can have you back, but not until that novella is in my hands. ~ Nadja

Rianne said...

Hi Gabrielle! Congrats on meeting and surpassing your writing goal! Your dedication is inspirational :)

Kate said...

I love being sidetracked by the muse. My BEST idea for my Five Tribes series came from a huge rabbit trail. :) Good luck on making your goals!

rainingink said...

Fantastic progress! You should be very pleased with yourself. :)

benmind said...

Congratulations on your goal crushing week. To be incredibly busy and still accomplish what you did is impressive, indeed! There are other writers who only do once-per-week updates - the rule of Row80 is whatever works and keeps you moving. Very well done and much success next week!