RoW80 Update: A Wild Goal Appears!

It’s Sunday, which means it’s time for another RoW80 update! Today’s update is the good kind of update, too, where I don’t have much to report on because things have been going nice and smooth. With nothing big really happening except for the steady progression of my goals, one might even go as far as to say it’s a boring update, but boring in this instance is a very good thing indeed.

Let’s break it down now, shall we?

Goal One: Soulless: Editing has been going along quite well. I should be finishing up Chapter Eight today, putting me at almost half-way through the first edit so far. Not too shabby! Of course, the middle of the book is the messiest, so the real work still lies ahead.

Even more exciting is that I’ve started the painting that I hope to use as the cover of Soulless. I want it finished before I launch my Kickstarter campaign, so starting the painter means getting closer to the fundraising, which I’m kind of ridiculously excited for.

Goal Two: Submit a Story. Currently looking for a place to send “Moon Night” off to. It’s not really that great, but it’s something. Off it goes, and then probably into the editing ring soon after.

Goal Three: Madeline. What’s this? A new goal? As I take some away, there’s always new ones that pop up. One thing about this goal, though, is that it’s a half-hearted one, because it’s mostly ridiculous. Yesterday, I mentioned stumbling on the Pressgang Prize and was drooling to submit, despite having nothing to submit. I got to thinking…hey, let’s at least try to write a novel in a month. No different from NaNoWriMo, right? Right. So I don’t expect to actually pull this off, but if I do, awesome. I’ll be focusing on getting Madeline finished by the deadline of May 31st. If I don’t, well, I’ll have a good part of a novel finished for later. Not only that, but this is a project I’ve been wanting to tackle for a while, a retelling of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher”, told from sister Madeline’s perspective. I just felt inspired to give it a try, so away I go.

Ideally, if I want to make it a novel, I’ll have to get about 225 pages written. If I do a bit of math, this puts me at about 7 pages a day to keep in line, plus some transcribing as well. It sounds daunting, and I doubt I’ll pull it off, but it never hurts to try.

There you have it, then, my Sunday update, nice and late(ish) because Sundays are for being lazy. How’s everyone else out there doing? Don’t forget to check out my fellow RoWers here!

Happy writing!



    • Thanks, Stephanie! It’s a weighty goal, one I’m not fully expecting to actually accomplish, but I found somewhere else I might want to submit it, and that doesn’t need to meet the May 31st deadline. Plus, the project has me puuuuuumped, and is going pretty well so far. I might actually pull it off, but we’ll see in a few weeks if I’m still so excited.

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