End of the first round of ROW80 - a Round of Words in 80 Days

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.


  1. I'm very inspired by you!! I have that Cameron book but have yet to read it!

  2. Good luck on finishing the draft. Crossing all that I have that I don't need to type! ;)

  3. Best of luck finishing Red Thief!

    I'm so glad I took part too, lots of gains and I'm looking forward to round two. See you then and I hope we see some brand new faces too. :)

  4. everything crossed - good luck - keep smiling - see you in April

  5. Kill him, resurrect him, slip her a psychotropic, and be ready to dive into the next round! lol

    And keep doing "The Artist's Way" (I need to start that!). Geesh, I sound bossy, don't I?

    Congratulations on your progress, and I'll see you in the next round.

  6. You SHOULD be proud of your accomplishments! And I have several of Cameron's books, including The Artist's Way and The Vein of Gold. Guess I'm a Cameron junky!

    I'm looking forward to the next round!

  7. One thing row80 gave me permission to do was focus on quality rather than quantity. Though you didn't finish, I'll bet what you do have is further along than if you had pushed yourself for words, words, words! Congrats and see ya next round.


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