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ROW80-4 - check in 11/28

Now that NaNoWriMo in not taking up most of my life, I guess I need to add some more objectives to this - writerly and otherwise.

I have the current novel to finish. While I did get past the 50k word line a few days ago, I have several scenes to add for climax and aftermath - maybe 6-8k worth. I also have the last two novels I did to finish, as both are still in early editing stages. Plus - I've been adding to my Fairy Tale Folk Flash Fiction, have maybe 25 now of these characters. There's a local book fair soon, would like to pitch all these to someone to determine what's next.  Plus of course all the blogs to keep up with , on writing, editing and publishing, and the how-to books. And finally, on the writerly theme still - fiction books, examples of good writing. I'm also taking another course, Intro to Astronomy from Duke. Lots of math in it. Finally - ongoing battle with the bulge - needs more walking, less beers. 

My abbreviated objectives have been simple for this ROW80-4 - as follows:

  • writing
    • NanoWriMo - already won, now at 52,223 words. Would like to add a few thousand more, but will see how tomorrow goes.
    • Wrote a Flash Fiction, as a scene for my novel. Fairy Tale Folk in it.
    • Reading - finished The Help. Have mixed feelings about it, will do a review for myself before we meet on Dec 3. 
  • health -new brewery opened nearby - Beyond the Pale. Hopes to offer some interesting beers. Great guys, great beers, great prices - $7 for a 32 oz growler - two pints worth. This will not be a big health boost.
  • other
    • online Astronomy course - Week 1. Several videos, 2 homework assignments due Monday. Will be heavy, but interesting.
    • grandkids visit, saw both of them. Did some quite things with both too - no hyper gaming.
Focus next few days - More words to novel. Messiah practice. Synopsis letters for books. Book fair. Christmas Fundraiser at Carleton - cheer and take pics. 

 

Just for reference, my overall objectives, and weekly hours, for the last ROW (which I never expect to meet all at the same time):

  •  Writer (8) - writing for fun, but also working to become a better writer. Writing every day, editing. Reading about writing, books and blogs, as well as networking.
    • Editing (1) - this will be a fixed early task. 2 hrs ?? 10 pages/day 
      • Due North. First pass pencil edit done. Now do online. Approx 315 double-spaced pages, starting at page 81.  
      •  Due North 2 - sequel. About 260 pages. TBD – cleanup scenes synopsis and notes, print, revise, type in.  
    • Writing (1) - Flash Fiction stories. 2/wk, 3 hrs each, so an hour. 
    • Publishing (1/2) -nothing like rejection/acceptance to hone your skills
      • Short Stories (1/4) – Flash fiction. New, or edit existing. Take from blog while submitting. Use market survey from Flash Fiction Chronicles, aim to send in one a week. 
      •  Fairy Tale Folk (1/4)- pull them together into collection. Start with a spreadsheet – story, characters, their traits, their development, good for ongoing stories too. Edit if time. Not a high priority this round. 
  •  Learning/sharing (5 1/2) 
    • Blogs (1) - maybe too many subscriptions. Track them all for a week and rate them.
    • Facebook (1) - ROW80 group, Ottawa Writers, Creative Writing Circle, and NaNoWriMo Ottawa. 
    • Podcasts (.5) - have set up a few, mostly on writing. Can follow these while walking or cooking.
    • Reading (1) - non-fiction, to entertain and learn. 
    • Reading (0) - fiction, to entertain and learn (part of course now). 
    • Course –(2) Fantasy and Science Fiction. Reading, writing, critiques, videos
  • Health (2 1/2) - not a lot of time, but needs to be a main item. 
    • Walking (1) - can be an evening activity too. With podcasts. Will aim for 10,000 steps.
    • Exercise/sports (1/2) -Short morning yoga session. Floor exercises? Bike? 
    • Diet – Better food, less alcohol (healthier and cheaper). 
    • Schedule - hopefully this will be healthy addition too. 
    • Friends and family (1) - just to make sure don't get stuck inside doing all these tasks
  •  Chores (2) - the boring stuff. Cleaning, laundry, shopping. And taxes.
  • TV (1)
  • Total 13.5

 

 

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