Archive for October, 2011

Hi fellow ROW80ers!

I was 1397 words over my cumulative goal, but I took a day off last night, so I’m only over 897 as of this morning. I’m definitely going to take days off along the way, but only if I’m ahead. I wrote about 1000 words in the last scene, but I’m kind of contemplating what I want to happen next.

Exercise was once again a massive fail. I’m having timing problems with the exercise, and I need to get into a routine. Work has been so busy, it leaves me exhausted by the end of the day. But I know if I exercise I’ll feel better.

I’m getting very close to finished with my proofing of Starfane for print. I already have it formatting, I just need to make sure there’s no typos, etc.

I’ll be popping over to some other people’s blog off and on during the day.

Oh, and check out Fairytale Nerd, where she’s interviewing me today. 🙂

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Hey there, fellow ROW80ers! How’s everyone doing?

I have nothing really earth shattering to report. For my main goal of an average of 500 words per day, I’m 382 words ahead. I took off on Friday because…well…I wanted to. LOL. That’s one reason I like to stay ahead, so I can have a day off here and there.

On the exercise front? Well, I did ride my bike one evening. My whole body was aching so badly the next morning that I had to take pain medicine. It was clear that riding a bike after not doing it for many years really takes a toll on a body that’s not so young anymore. But I have to keep at it. And I seriously need a bike carrier for my car. Have you ever tried to get a bike back into an HHR? I had the back seats laid down, but it took three of us to get it in. And it took us a long time. It’s funny how my husband got it in there that morning all by himself with no problems….

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It’s party time on Twitter! Rock on!

I’ve written almost 1500 words in the past two days, so I’m almost 500 words ahead of my cumulative goal.

I’ve not finished proofing Starfane yet, but my print cover is done!

Exercise was a massive fail this week. I knew this would be the goal I would have the most trouble with. Baby steps. But my goal is exercising 30 minutes a day 3 times a week (minimum) and the week’s not over yet! 🙂 Maybe I’ll ride my bike tomorrow.

So now I’m leaving you with some Rock N Roll! Please ignore the screaming girls. (Yes, I’m showing my age, but I love the Beatles!)

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Website Change

Well, today I took the plunge. I pointed my domain to my WordPress blog. I had been using Wix for my website, and if you like flash sites, it was a pretty good one. But it was getting really hard to maintain both the site and the blog. I didn’t even have my last two books on the site. One of the reasons I kept it was because of the contact form. I didn’t think WordPress had a contact form for a blog site (as opposed to a hosted WordPress site where you can download contact form plug-ins). But the contact form was right there on the upload/insert area. Duh me! Another upside of doing this…Wix was $49 to use your domain and WordPress was $12. Per year. That’s a no brainer. Now I’m just waiting for the name server change to go into effect so I can go into WordPress and add my domain. This can take 2-3 days. (I never understood that.)

The next step is to create my static page as advised by Kait and Susan. I hope making the static page won’t interfere with my blog subscriptions or anything. I don’t think it will. But with my luck, something will go wrong. I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it.

I hope consolidating my blog and website will streamline things a little for me. I think WordPress is easier to manage, too. I think this was the right decision. (Wix didn’t think so, LOL.)

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My goals for Round 4:

1. Write at least 500 words per day as an average. (I have a spreadsheet where I key in my words each day and I can see if I’m over, under, or at my cumulative goal.)

2. Publish the third Libby Fox novella during Round 4 (this is the story I’ll be working on for the 500 words per day goal).

3. Publish Starfane in print sometime during Round 4. (I’m halfway there on this one already.)

4. Publish a collection of three of my novellas in print during Round 4 (if my cover artist and I can get together on this one that soon).

5. Exercise at least three times a week, for 30 minutes at a time, so that I’ll feel better and get my writing goals accomplished more easily.

This is the first time I’ve stated a non-writing goal, but I think exercise is essential for keeping our minds alert and our bodies feeling better. I think it leads to better writing. Just my opinion.

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Round 4 of ROW80 starts tomorrow. I can’t wait. And there’s going to be a Twitter party! For all the details, I’m going to direct you to the ROW80 website where Jenny Hansen explains everything!

Twitter Party

I look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow!

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Soooo Sleepy!

Today was the day I was planning to change my WordPress site to reflect my domain. I had really good intentions. But it’s 1:30 PM and I am so sleepy! Here’s why:

Last night, I was at a sleepover at church. We had 15 young people from age 3 to age 20. And 5 adults. We did all kinds of fun activities while munching on finger foods. The girls made necklaces. Then we were getting hair and nails done. Lots of fun! Next, we made our own personal pizzas…at 10:30 PM. That’s close to my bedtime. We had a devotion and finally got to bed about 2:30 AM. Well, I went to bed then, but no one else did. So I’m trying to sleep and there were girls running down the hall screaming at the top of their lungs. One parent who had girls told me that young girls can’t run without screaming. It’s something in their DNA. So I have no idea what time I got to sleep. I think I ended up getting about 3 hours of sleep. Because we all had to get up for breakfast. I came home about 10:00 AM and immediately took a shower and planned on going to bed. But then I remembered I was supposed to be beta reading a novella for an author friend, and I was already behind. So I did as much as that as I could. Now it’s time to sleep before I have a psychotic episode. LOL. So the website will have to wait. Maybe Monday on my lunch hour???

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