Thursday, October 18, 2012

RoW R4 Week Three - Wednesday Update

I'd like to start out by apologizing to all of my Round of Words in 80 Days friends for my abrupt absence over the past two and a half weeks.  Life has been hitting me hard.  If you'd like to know more about my situation, you can find a link to this post here.

Needless to say, my progress in RoW has been as scant as my blog posts.  I've gotten little to no work done toward any of my goals, but I'm ready to turn things around this week.  The loss of these first 17 days has caused me to reevaluate some of my goals, and to make one significant change.

As I, and likely many of you, prepare for NaNoWriMo, an assessment of my writing situation was needed.  My RoW plan called for my preparation toward a brand new novel.  However, the loss of time, and reflection upon my current situation in my writing career, has driven me to go rogue.  Typically, NaNoWriMo "requires" that the 50,000 words be in a brand new project.  Instead, I'll be using my 50k to finish last year's NaNo novel.  I'm currently at between 60,000 and 65,000 words, and I'm sure that the completion of the draft will require at least 50,000 more, so my NaNo goal is to finish "Mage Rising" (working title).

I'm sure I could use all the motivation I can get to push through the month of November, so if any of you are participating, please friend me!  Under the "Connect With Me" sidebar, I have a link to my NaNoWriMo profile, so look me up when you get a minute.

As far as the rest of my RoW goals, I've made little progress, so I'll leave updates on those to my Sunday update.

How are your goals coming?  Accomplished anything crazy?  Leave me a comment so we can share in your glory!


  1. Aww, it's so exciting to see all you NaNoers! I will be sitting this year out based on workload. But even though I didn't hit the end wordcount last year, it was a great writing experience and I met some cool peeps in the local write ins. You should search the NaNo site for one near you. It's motivating to meet with other writers focused on that word count, and if you find yourself in a rut - you'll probably get some outlandish, but fun, ideas to keep writing! Good luck, Mike!

  2. It's perfectly fine to be a NaNo rebel. They even have their very own forum :) I hope it gives you the kick you need to get going on your new path. Hang in there.

  3. Accomplished? I accomplished not falling off the wagon lol! I'm looking forward to NaNoWriMo. I still have a lot of prep to do, as well as finishing the WIP.


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