RoW80 Check-In: December 14th!

“‘That’s fair enough,’ Taluin allowed with a smile, wrought with a fondness that made Locke shift in his saddle. ‘Your bloodline has deep, deep roots in that land, Locke. It’s no wonder you’re out of place here.'”

Happy Wednesday, everyone! Wednesday means another RoW80 update, though there is not much to report. I have been spending most of my time focusing on my goal to get to at least 78 out of 100 books for my 100 Books project, so I’ve been reading lots and lots and hope to have another book finished today. Interspersed with the reading has been a great deal of picking at Serpent in a Cage, and I should easily surpass page 150 by the end of the day as well. It’s making pretty good progress, and I love the current chapter. I’m worried that it’s a little to exposition, but it’s filling the necessity of travel with a dialogue between Locke and Taluin that reveals a great deal of information about the Battaracks and their past. I love it, but I may be a little biased.

I have not worked much on my other projects, though American Horror Story continues to make me want to revamp my own horror story. I thought of some really good first lines of a new short story in the shower this morning (got to love shower brainstorming!), and I’m trying to get back into posting more regularly on the blog. Work is intense; you’ve got to love retail in the holiday season, so I’m just taking it easy for the rest of this Round, and I’m looking forward to being able to adjust my focus back to writing after the holidays.

How’s everyone else doing? Are the holidays crunching on your writing time, too? Do you make sure to still find some time to work on your writing during these busy times, or do you feel the holiday gives you a free pass to not even worry about it and enjoy what little time you are able to find?

Don’t forget to check in on my fellow RoW-ers here! Happy Writing!



    • I’m on book number 58, Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman, and I’ll definitely have it finished by tonight. Whoo hoo! Sometimes, I think you just need to spend some time reading, especially days like today when it’s just cold and rainy and miserable.

  1. I’m definitely taking off from writing during the holidays, although I’ll probably be publishing tomorrow. But that’s different from writing. It’s easy and fairly quick. 🙂

    I’m really looking forward to reading some of your work. You mentioned revamping a horror story. I started a horror story in January of last year, but my mom had a heart attack, and that took up a lot of my time, so I abandoned the project. My goal for Round 1 of 2012 is to finish that story. It’s in one of my reading genres, but it’s outside of my present writing genre. So I’m not sure how it’s going to turn out. LOL

    • I’ve written maybe one horror short story before (and it’s actually one of my favorites; I need to pull it up, dust it off, and see what I can do with it), but never really a novel, though I started one a few months ago. It’s a great big old mess, but a bunch of new ideas have been coming in that might straighten it out a little. Should be interesting. Maybe we can embark on our horror story journeys together!

      Man. I really do need to get something finished and toward publishing. All this talk about writing and nothing to show for it yet, you guys are going to start thinking I make it all up. ; )

  2. The holiday preps are slowing me down, but as a teacher I’ll have two weeks off soon, which means writing time.

    This is my first time doing ROW80 and I enjoy seeing my progress as well as what other writers are doing.

    • So envious of the two weeks off, but if you’re a teacher, you’ve definitely earned it!

      I love seeing the progress of everyone else, too; I just wish I had more time to do so lately!

  3. Reading is also distracting me from many of my other goals – the Hunger Games in books and The Eurozone in news, both keeping me so busy everything else is getting neglected! lol

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