Sunday, August 12, 2012

Long Time, No Post!

I don't know why I've had such a hard time keeping up with ROW80 posts this round. Posting regularly is clearly the biggest challenge I'm facing. On all the other ones- word count, progress on my novel/ serial, I'm doing okay.

Well, I guess I do know the reason why I've fallen behind with posts. I've been swamped under with editing this round, which really has been more like a full time day job at this point. But all that editing seems to be sharpening my own writing, or at least making it easier to spot mistakes.

I've managed to make word count every week this round. Some weeks it's been my minimum of 2k, and some weeks I've hit that upper tier of 4k. This week, it was in between, for a total of roughly 3k. I haven't been writing as many days as I would like, but hopefully I'll get a chance to work on that. I envy all my writer friends who manage to make time to write every day. How do you guys do it?

Haven't had a lot of time for reading either, over the last few weeks, but what I have read I've really enjoyed.  Finished the Time Spirit trilogy by Melissa Pearl. Highly recommended. Also read a Regency romance. One of my areas of specialization in school was literature of the Regency period, so it's always fun to return to that time period, although I don't read it nearly as much as I used to. I was a bit disappointed in Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan, but you can't win them all.

As for the shred of my weekend that remains, we're having steak for dinner and I've got a date with my hot tub. After I finish editing, that is. :) Hope everyone has a great week!


  1. I think your word counts are fine considering you have to do all that editing. That takes time! I used to try to write every day, but with the full time job, and church on Sundays and Wednesdays, I've made those two days my writing days off. I still usually end up only getting four days of writing in because something always seems to happen on at least one of the other days. Grrrr. A writer's life can be frustrating, but we journey on. :)

    1. Thanks, Lauralynn! I'm so jealous of your four days a week! I've only been getting in twp or three. Your days off sound restful.