Row80 Mid Week Check in: plugging away

 Despite the fact I've had a cold and finally getting over it, I've managed to do another 10,000 words for a total of 60,000 words on my current wip - Blue Steel.  Hubby has been very supportive of my personal nano bootcamp efforts and encouraging me to keep up with my word count.  He's a keeper.  I'm getting a good handle on my characters.   Throwing all kinds of things their way to mess with them and handle.  I did some additional brainstorming and almost gave myself a panic attack thinking this is getting too complicated.  Then I took a deep breath, reminded myself it is a rough draft and to keep plugging away. As long as it isn't stalled and I'm not writing in circles, I'm happy.The story is progressing.  

My goals are simple:  continue 1667 words a day and take off my blinders and visit and comment on 5 blogs a day.  As you can see my internal editor is still on vacation.  Way too many ands.  

How is everyone else fairing with their goals?  

Reading wise

I'm in the midst of finishing the a to z reading challenge. Have completely given up on the books I had planned on reading for Fall reading Challenge.  Don't know why I just didn't plan on the books for a to z.  With 15 days left to go, let's just say I'm revising the list.  *grin*

Also I'm working on the 2012 Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks Reading Challenge.  Will be coming up with some new mini challenges within the challenge and revamping the website for the new year. Will be announcing sign ups in the next week or two. 

Happy Reading!   Off to do some Christmas decorating. 


  1. I love the nano bootcamp idea, Robin! Great job on all of the brainstorming and character development -- it's one of the things I had wanted to do more of during November, but I just didn't have the time. I'm looking forward to going back to my story once the quarter is finished.

    Have a wonderful rest of the week!

  2. Great progress! I have to admit something--it was a relief to hear you say that when you look at how complicated things are you get a bit panicky. Me, too! I'm just glad I'm not the only one. Thanks for sharing that.

    Have fun with the decorating!

  3. Oooh oooh! 52 books in 52 weeks???? Must know more! I'll keep checking back. There's very little I love more than a good excuse to read!

  4. Your husband is certainly a keeper...sounds like you're doing a great job!


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