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Progress – ROW80 Week One

Last week I completed about 90% of my goal time. Still not perfect, but a good start. Fridays are clearly the hardest for me, since Mr. J gets off early and the urge to goof off is strong then. But … Continue reading

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Jumping in again

Since giving up on word counts, I’ve continued to work in a fiddly sort of way, writing bits and pieces and keeping lots of notes. But I haven’t made sustained progress for some time. So, hello, Round of Words people! … Continue reading

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What I’ve been up to

Hello, everyone. I’m still writing. Just wanted to let you know that. Since I decided I had to let go of word counts, I’ve been somewhat aimless. My own process has been unclear to me, the way to produce actual … Continue reading

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Letting go of word counts

For the past few years I’ve assessed my writing progress by word counts, both in my beloved spreadsheets and here on the site in the sidebar widgets. This stopped working for me some time ago. I talked about it a … Continue reading

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Keeping on…

I am still working graphics, mostly clearing away photo backgrounds, which is amazingly time-consuming work. But satisfying in a weird way. But I need to get back to editing words, and I discovered one thing that might be of interest … Continue reading

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Hello, new Round of Words!

And hello to all the other participants in this Round. I’m still here, still scratching away on this book. Mostly creating graphics right now, which is a challenge in a whole other way than writing is. My goal for this … Continue reading

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Words and pictures – as this #ROW80 ends

So, as this Round of Words comes to a close, I continue the edit of this manuscript. It needs a lot of rewriting and I struggle with that, but I’m determined to polish it up. I am also preparing some … Continue reading

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Editing and random notes

Well, I guess there was good reason for my inability to finish this manuscript, because I’ve started my edits from the beginning and I’m going through my pages of random notes, and there the mss. needs a lot of rewriting. … Continue reading

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Choosing to trust

Hello, ROW80 folks! I’m going to change up my goals for the final weeks of this challenge, because focusing on word count is not working for me right now. I need to edit, which inevitably involves both adding words and … Continue reading

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Making progress, changes ahead

My production of new words remains kind of slow. In the past week and a half I’ve finished just under 800 words. I’m judging that as okay progress though, since I’m thinking through the end of my manuscript and looking … Continue reading

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