Row80 update for 11-20-2011

Wow, I’ve been really slacking here with my updates.  I’ve been so entrenched in the re-writes for my novel, I’ve completely missed the last 3 check ins.  Bad Jenny. Bad. Bad.  (why do I suddenly feel like Dobby, the house elf?)

The edits I had to do involved deleting irrelevant scenes and adding new scenes that would build my two worlds simultaneously.  It has proven to be more time-consuming than I first believed.  Now, with the the scenes re-written, I am over my word count, so now I have to go back and find where I can cut about 5,000 words.  not easy, but it can be done.

So, going forward, my goals for this coming week are:

1.  finish the edits and send to beta readers for final comments.

2.  visit my favorite blogs (I have about 5 I keep up with every day) and leave comments.

3.  Find 2 more blogs to read and comment on.

4.  start making some dishes ahead of time for Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, so I’m not cooking all day long.

5.  Try to write more on NaNo.  I’ve sort of fallen behind there.

6.  Prepare for another awesome visit from my 3 year old granddaughter.

7.  Finish reading North! or Be Eaten by Andrew Peterson (awesome series – The Wingfeather Saga).

I think that does it for me.  Hopefully, I can keep up.


4 thoughts on “Row80 update for 11-20-2011

  1. Don’t you think the publisher will cut you a couple of thousand word slack? Don’t trim too low. They are already interested, they might be okay with a few extra words.

    Good luck, and enjoy that grandaughter!


  2. hi there – you have managed a lot this last couple of weeks – rewriting an entire new bit is haarrd – losing 5000 will be a dodle in comparison:) hope you have a great Thanksgiving


  3. Glad you’re back.
    Sounds like you’ve got lots on the go this week. I hope all goes well.
    I cover a wide variety of topics on my new “umbrella blog” and would love for you to visit.
    And Happy Thanksgiving in advance. Have a wonderful day.


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