ROW80 Check-in


  1. Spend at least half an hour every day on writing or editing, an hour on weekends
  2. Finish rewrite of Dragons At Dawn
  3. Post to my blog on the ROW80 update days (Sunday and Wednesday)
  4. Read at least one of my books on writing every week

I have been concentrating on editing this week, getting ready to submit Finding Valhalla for the WisCon Writer’s Workshop. I’ve got it about half-way done, but I’ll really need to hit it hard if I’m going to have 10,000 words edited by Friday. I haven’t done anything with Dragons At Dawn yet, but that will be next on the list starting Saturday.

I have been reading Revision & Self-Editing by James Scott Bell this week. A very good book, but so far it isn’t telling me a lot about editing, just about how the book should be written in the first place. I don’t know if I’ll be able to finish it this week, but at least I am reading it. I also picked up another dozen writing books, including Save the Cat, Make a Scene, Stein on Writing, and Writing the Breakout Novel. I will probably post an updated list of my writing library next week.

And now, back to my edits! Come back on Sunday and I’ll give you a report on OddCon. It should be fun!



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9 responses to “ROW80 Check-in

  1. I hope you achieve your goals.

  2. Great progress! Keep at it.
    Looking forward to your con reports. I haven’t been to one in too long.

  3. I’m working on edits, now, too. I actually enjoy them, but I know that these are just the “first round” of edits. More later…

    Hang in there.

  4. That reminds me I haven’t read a “craft” book in a while. Good luck with the edits, I’m doing whatever I can to avoid mine. 🙂

  5. Sounds like you’re making steady progress. I’ll be hitting the writing books once I get to the rewrite stage.

  6. Reading a stack of books on the craft is a great idea, IMO. I’m still working my way through my stack.

    Good luck with the workshop! 🙂

  7. good luck with your edits! I’m first drafting. 🙂

  8. Keep up the good work!

  9. Good luck with Finding Valhalla and your rewrites. I’m reading “The Artist’s Way.” Not exactly craft, those are next.

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