ROW80-1 check in - 03/21 - editing milestone
ROW80-1 check in - 03/27 - it's a wrap, sort of

ROW80-1 check in - 03/24 - a publisher!

Back at the beginning of this Round I listed that one of my long term goals is to become a successful (income earning) author.

As part of that I had an objective to edit my first novel for an hour a day. I sort of did, off and on. Last November I'd shown a synopsis of all three novels to a small local publisher - he expressed interest in two of them and asked me to send them to him when I was done editing. He reminded me a few times, and each time I'd put on a brief 2 day push.

Last weekend he contacted me again, so I decided to get serious about this. I set a target for both to be edited by Friday - not publish ready, but clean enough to evaluate. I met that target, he read them, liked them, and set up a meeting for today. He had a number of changes to suggest - all good - and now I have 2 weeks to re-do the first one for him. Then it will be Beta readers, copy editing, a cover, jacket text, and hopefully up as an eBook on Amazon etc by June. Depending how it goes - maybe printed copies after that. 


  • Editing - see above - completed editing my first two novels
  • Writing - book review for sci-fi club
  • Other - Read book for my club - The Quantum Thief. Caught up on some videos for Aboriginal course - last week
. Not much time for other things, as I really did push on an editing blitz.

Focus - editing. Maybe do my course quiz just to get it done, and save rest of videos for later. Writing/reading? Not really. 


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Eden Mabee

Can we say "WOOT!" This is wonderful news, Mike. And I can totally see how it would be hard sometimes with the vague "I like it, but..." to buckle down--life intervenes. But you did it anyway... and ... WOW! Awesome news!

alberta ross

well done you:) look foward to reading them - all the best:)

Morgan Dragonwillow (@MDragonwillow)

That's awesome Mike! Glad to hear you are doing well! I look forward to reading them when they come out.

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