The first round of A Round of Words in 80 days is over. I am so glad I joined in. Breaking down major goals into mini goals each week really helped me immensely. Did I finish Red Thief? Not exactly. I'm close and there are 12 days til the start of the next round on April 4. My plan is to have the first draft finished by then. Cross your fingers, legs and what ever else will cross. I have to figure out how the bad guy is going to go down. And if I'm going to kill him off or not. And how I'm going to get my heroine to forgive the undercover guy who loves her for lying to her and not saving her sooner. Oh what a tangled web we weave, when we practice to deceive. Bwahahaha! In the meantime, I'll be thinking about my goals for Round 2.
Meanwhile, I'm going to continue working on The Artist's Way and writing morning pages. The morning pages have been instrumental in helping me work things out in writing, staving off 'computeritis' in the morning, and generally stop me from worrying about things. If something bothers me - turn to the page, write it out, work it out and move on. Highly recommend it. I kind of jumped the gun the other day when I was in borders (breaking my buying ban - *gasp*) by picking up another one of Cameron's book's The Vein of Gold. I couldn't resist.
Another major major benefit of A Round of Words in 80 Days besides the accountability, is the other participants. I've had the pleasure of discovering a diverse group of writers, in all stages of their quest and learned a lot from all of them. Big thanks to Kait for hosting and her wonderful group of sponsors who made it all the more interesting. Round 2 will run from April 4 through June 23rd. If you haven't joined in, perhaps then would be a good time to start.
Check out how everyone else did with their goals here.