Wednesday, December 21, 2011

End of The Row-d

If you're just tuning in, here's the scoop on ROW80
Sorry, I'm a sucker for both cheesy wordplay, and early '90s nostalgia. But it really is the end of the road! And I'm so thankful that I spent the last 80 day working on my manuscript with end goals and a great group of writers driving me forward.

Ghenet, one of my talented write night buddies, told me about the ROW80 challenge, and I decided to join at the very last minute. If it weren't for her, I would definitely be way behind in my progress. Though I didn't quite get through my original goals, I've come far.
As for my adjusted goals, here's how I fared:

1. Finish revising the last 42 pages of my WIP.
Only a few pages left, which I plan to whip through at tonight's write night.

2. Create outline for next manuscript.
Last week I  started small outlines on not one, but two manuscripts. Clearly someone is eager to start a new project.

3. Incorporate new critique group notes.
I still have about 20 pages to go through, which I won't likely get done tonight.

4. Read two kidlit books.
This weekend I accidentally opened up Shatter Me. Let's just say, that pushed me over to three kidlit books - Shatter Me, plus the Future of Us, and A Wind in the Door.

I'm going to stop expressing my gratitude like I won a freaking Academy Award. But I definitely plan to join the ROW80 gang again this January. Who else is on board?


  1. OMG I love the title of this post. :)

    I'm so glad you joined ROW80 and it was so successful. You're so close to being finished with your book which is exciting! I will definitely be in the next round. I didn't do as well with my goals this round as I wanted, so hopefully I'll get more done next round. :)

  2. It's great you achieved some of your goals and wow, two outlines! Decisions, WIP's are always fun to start.

    Hopefully I'll see you in the next round if I join up! Well done on your progress!

  3. Congratulations on finishing up on your goals, and have bright shiny plans for two more manuscripts. (Isn't that the best feeling?)

    Good luck with write night tonight. And, really, it is an excellent blog title. :)

  4. I joined ROW80 for the first time this year, and I'm proud to say I just finished my novel. It hink the big thing was just writing down what I needed to do on a weekly basis. Meeting new people was awesome as well.

  5. Great work with your goals! Cute title :) I'll definitely see you in 2012. Have a great holiday.

  6. @ghenet - yeah, the goals were tough to keep up with, which is good to now when planning for next round! but we've come SO far!!

    @komal - congrats to you, too! i've enjoyed hearing about your progress :)

    @bridgette - thanks much!!

    @jennifer - totally agree about meeting new people. it's been fantastic! and congrats on your novel.

    @rae - looking forward!

  7. Hi, Gina!
    Great job during this round...hope to see you next round also!
    Could you send me your email? You won a book in the 12 Days Christmas promotion and I need to pass that along to the author.

    Merry Christmas!