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ROW80 Check In 11/6/11

My goal is to write an average of 500 words per day. So I have a spreadsheet that goes through the whole round and it shows what my progress is. When I was on vacation, I didn’t write for 8 days. When I left, I was 260 words ahead. So at the end of my vacation, I was behind by 3740 words. That seemed so overwhelming, and I wondered if I would ever get back on track. But, as of Saturday night, I was only 957 words behind. I’ve been making sure that I write more than the 500 words each day so I can gradually catch up. My lowest word count since vacation was 705 and the highest was 1466. So I’m really pleased with where I am right now. It looks like I should be about to get caught up completely in the next few days. Yay!

So how are the rest of you doing with your goals? Have you had to change your goals to make them more reasonable, or did you pick the right goals in the beginning? Is this your first round, or have you been with ROW80 for other rounds? I would love to hear from you.

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Ok, I’m a day late. And I also want to apologize for being such a bad sponsor these past couple of check ins. As most of you know, I was in Disney World, and I had no internet access without paying for it. Not only that, I didn’t get in the hotel room until late every night, and I crashed immediately each time. What little I did get to do was from my phone waiting on rides, etc. But using the internet on a phone is a big PAIN. I hate it! Hopefully, I’ll get a chance to check on a lot of you today or tonight.

Anyway, I’m back in the saddle. I’m still trying to catch up on my word count since I didn’t write for eight days while I was gone. And I didn’t write last night because my wrist was hurting from trying to open a jar of spaghetti sauce. That’s what I get for not making it from scratch! LOL. I emailed my WIP to myself last night so I can work on it at lunch today to make up for not writing last night.

How are the rest of you doing?

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I can’t tell you how much I love the story of Beauty and the Beast in all its different forms. It’s my favorite animated Disney movie. I loved the original story. And I was crazy about the series starring Ron Perlman and Linda Hamilton.

A few months ago, I started a short story with a similar theme, and I was going to offer it for free on Smashwords. Somehow I got sidetracked. But, when I was at Disney World, I saw a musical show based on the Disney version. And I cried, as usual. Seeing this renewed my love of this story, so maybe I’ll get back to the short story I started. It will have to wait until I at least get caught up on my WIP, but it’ll be there waiting for me when I’m ready. 🙂

What fairy tale inspires you to write?

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