#ROW80 Round 4 2012: Election Night Edition

It’s 9:45 Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday as I type this. Mary’s downstairs watching Rizzoli & Isles, and I’m up in my office writing this and listening to the Acoustic Alchemy channel on Pandora. As I mentioned earlier, I cast my ballot well before today by absentee ballot, so I’ve done my part. Whatever happens now is out of my hands. As Wernher von Braun was reported (by Tom Lehrer) to have said, that’s not my department.

So, on with the update:

Writing: As of right now, I’ve written 3,031 words on what is looking a lot like a NaNoWriMo project. I’ve still not entered, but I’m thinking about it. It’s an idea I had worked on many years ago (eleven, to be exact) involving a few of my characters developed for the Ghostletters mailing list. I think that it can be turned into a good story, and thanks to the advice that Sonia Medeiros gave today, it might just happen. By the end of today, if I go by the magic formula of 1,667 words a day, I should be at 10,000 words, and I have thirty percent of that. I think I can do it.

Giving encouragement to other ROWers: I’ve visited a number of blogs this past week and given encouragement. How many, I haven’t kept track of. The effort’s there.

Spend half an hour three times a week on Twitter: My stream has become extremely political this past week, but I’m finding ways to stay out of the fray, and have been spending my time there as planned. I find that right before bed is a very good time to catch up on tweets, and that Twitter is a very good way to tire myself out when I awaken in the dead of night and can’t get back to sleep.

Read like a writer: Haven’t done much reading at all the last week. My usual Sunday reading time was taken up with socializing. After reading a few chapters of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain, I’ve come to the conclusion, after many years of thinking of myself as an extrovert, I’m really quite introverted, which I believe means that the more time I spend with people, the more time I need to spend alone. I certainly did on Sunday.

And that’s it for this week. How was yours?

2 thoughts on “#ROW80 Round 4 2012: Election Night Edition

    1. I get so tired of the TV folks analyzing everything to death that I just check everything on the Internet. For the local races, we have a station that does nothing but scroll the counts. That’s pretty good. In the old days (like, what, ten years ago?) the networks went on with regular programming and just had the results pop up in a frame around the picture. I miss that…


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