So, as the second Round of Words in Eighty Days for 2013 comes to a close (tomorrow), I can say that I’m pretty satisfied. I set a couple of goals at the beginning of the round, and while I fell considerably short on the reading and social media ones I did better than I thought I would on the writing goal.
- Writing: I am now writing at least an hour a day, and I seem to have found a character, Blake, that has inspired a number of story ideas. Since he’s only fourteen, he’s dragging me down the path of writing Young Adult stories. Whether they’re romances or mysteries or comedies, I couldn’t say, but the more I think about it, why limit the stories to just one genre? I might find the answer to that as I go along, but for right now, I’m having fun with it.
- Reading: I started the last round having regained control of my Kindle, only to have it retaken by the voracious reader in the house. I have the Kindle app on both my desktop and my netbook (as well as my phone) and may need to use it to finish reading the books that I started during the round. Not the best solution, because I tend to want to type when sitting at the computer, but I’ll manage somehow to finish them. There will be much rejoicing when I do, I’m certain.
- Social Media: We had some pretty rough weather come through our area last week (tornadoes popped up not far from our house) and I used Twitter more then than I had most of the round. And I’m fine with that. As for responding to blogs, I’ve tried going with the Linky list and replying to those blogs ahead of me. Sometimes, it’s hard to find the ROW80 update in the ROW80 update posts. But at the very least I’m “liking” the updates when I read them, if there’s an option for that.
So I give myself a C for this past round.
I’m setting one objective for this coming round: To write four pages a day. That’s roughly a thousand words. I don’t plan on participating in any challenges or contests this time around. Just writing a lot.
See you next round!