I can’t believe 80 days have passed me by already. Are we truly at the end? Sheesh. Where did all those days go? Tomorrow’s the last day. What did I learn?
Since I am writing this in advance, I can’t tell you for sure where the kids and I are. We are playing our vacation by ear. This is a new concept for them. 🙂 Dad is home working like a dog to bring more fabulous video games your way in the coming year. As for the kids and myself, I’m fairly certain we’re seeing some pretty cool things. We should be on our way out of Vegas and stopping in on the famous town of Calico for the kids to get their first glimpse at a mining town/ghost town!
Today is my adventure. As has been the whole week! How about you? Make today and every day an adventure!
2012 Row80 Round 1 ~ Summing it all up
❤ This round of Row 80 has come to an end. Expect me to jump on board the next, as I’ve grown to enjoy being accountable and I’m beginning to get a feel for a better balance in scheduling (finally!) In the end I didn’t write forward on my WIP (book 3) as much as I would have liked, but my focus changed during the course of this round. I switched gears into editing mode.
❤ I currently have ¼ of my first book edited and I’m prepping it for another round of beta readers. I’m also very excited to have finally found a home in an on-line critique group to help better perfect my work.
❤ To top it all off, as if fate is smiling on me, I won a critique for my first few pages by a very well respected writer (don’t know if I’m allowed to talk about who???). Thinking about it leaves me both scared and excited. This was something I had been seriously thinking about paying for, but with my financial diet haven’t made any quick moves in that department yet. Now I don’t have to! I expect my work to get ripped to pieces, but it will be an invaluable experience.
❤ What else have I accomplished? I established a better balanced schedule. It may give me less social network time, but WIP and family come first. I’m reading (finally finding the time)! I finished 4 books in the last month. I’m now reading 2 – 1 fiction, 1 craft.
❤ Blogging has remained on schedule without consuming my life. At the same time it is going through a change. Blog posts will start to reflect me more and less what I think they should be. I may be introducing flash fiction because I have fallen in love with the exercise. I’m leaning towards participating in more contests as well. All of it should work towards refining my skills.
Alright, bring on round two! We start-up April 2nd. See all you Rowers then.
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