Archive for April, 2011

Well, “life” has happened to me again. My husband called in a panic yesterday morning because our laptop had contracted a virus. It’s probably more like malware. It’s that stupid MS Tool that makes you think it’s really an anti-virus program and wants you to buy it because it found so many viruses on your computer. And you can’t do anything. No icons will work. The desktop background is gone. I restarted the computer in safe mode, but you can only do so much that way. You can’t save a Word document with any other name or location than the original. Luckily, I have my manuscript backed up on a flash drive. And, also luckily, I know the guys that work where I took my computer to get it fixed, and I trust them not to mess with my files. The big drawback (except for having to pay for the work) is that I’ll be without my computer for THREE DAYS. Yikes! What about my writing? My plans are to load my WIP on my work computer and spend my lunch hours the next two days writing. I hope no one messes with my plans! Grrrrrrrr! Anyway, I refuse to be beaten down by this setback.

On the bright side…I’m about 360 words over my cumulative goal of 500 words per day.

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ROW80 Round Two

Round One is over, and I didn’t get everything accomplished because of things going on in my life. But Round Two starts tomorrow and it’s a new challenge.


1. Write an average of 500 words per day until my novella (part one of a series) is done. I’m expecting it to be somewhere around 25,000 to 30,000 words. So that will take 50 to 60 days. That will give me 20-30 days left to edit and get some people beta reading it. The editing goal will depend on how much time I have after writing the first draft, so that goal will be set later.

2. My secondary goal is to spend a little bit of time working on my garden gnome story from Round One. This isn’t a “have to” goal, just an aside if I have time. I can’t really give this one a measurable goal, so it’s kind of a maybe.

Good luck to everyone. Go writers!

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