#ROW80 Round 4 2012: First update in December

Well, I couldn’t come up with a better name for it. Pretty pathetic for a writer, isn’t it?

I think I have a case of the end-of-year blahs. The baseball winter meetings have been going on, the weather here in North Georgia has been warm, and we’ve been itching to get out, so that’s what we’ve done. Mary is doing a class in Estonian Knitting Techniques tomorrow, so she’s been hard at work building her materials, and I’ve been editing them. But I got some of my own stuff done.

Writing: A whopping 970 words on the novel I started last month, plus a short story on which I wrote 846 words, and yesterday’s post on John Knowles. All told, wrote three days out of seven. Not great, but over 2,000 words for the week. I’ll take it, given how everything else has gone.

Visiting: Didn’t do much.

Tweeting: Ditto.

Reading: At the suggestion of many, I’ve dusted off my copy of Scrivener and am trying to learn it. Rather than spend the money on the class, I bought Scrivener for Dummies, by Gwen Hernandez, the instructor of the most popular class out there, and began reading it today, with an eye toward sitting down with the software and the book when I have a few minutes on my own. Today might not be the best time for that.

Hope everyone else is having a good week.

6 thoughts on “#ROW80 Round 4 2012: First update in December

  1. I find titling anything the greatest challenge. I mean my code names for stuff are random letters or one word, and they both still lack proper titles. I used Beta version of Scrivener for Windows and I loved the program. I think it is great you are giving it a shot and I hope the book helps.


    1. I hope it does as well. I’m going to try importing my latest into Scrivener and see what comes of it. Maybe that’s the push I need to get it going again. Thanks for stopping in.


  2. I find that I always have a lull after a surge of writing. I’m learning now to roll with it and let myself recharge. I watch TV and movies, read more, hang more with my family, relax, and refill.

    For me, it’s essential, and, soon enough, I am moving toward another surge….

    And my post is named “So, it’s December!”, because I couldn’t come up with anything better.

    I’ve learned enough about Scrivener to really be enjoying it now, but there was lots to learn! Best of luck, and I hope you will find it useful.


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