Monday, January 09, 2012

Weekly Progress Check-In

Welcome!  This is the Mid-Willamette Valley RWA chapter's weekly progress check-in.

Did you meet your writing goals last week?  What do you plan to accomplish this week?

(The best prize is achieving your writing goals, but as an extra incentive, we will award gift cards from Powell's bookstore to the chapter member and the non-member who check in for the most weeks in 2012.)


Paty Jager said...

I'm cleaning up the action adventure and getting back into those characters heads so I can write the the next book int eh series. I'm also setting up a May blog tour for the release of Spirit of the Sky and Logger in Petticoats is getting a final read from two people I trust then I'll be formatting that to upload.

I don't know what my goal was last week but for a while I'll be doing "odd jobs" with my writing because there are several things happening at once.

chanceofbooks said...

Great Progress Paty!

I met my word count goal last week--got right at 3,000 words for the week.

Wednesday marks the start of the Ruby Slippered Sisterhood's Winter Writing challenge. I'm aiming to finish this book during the challenge, so I want 5K this week.

Deborah Wright said...

Yay Paty and Annabeth! You both inspire me. Today I start actually writing the new book I've still got a bit of research to do, but nothing that'll keep me from putting words down now.

My goal for this week is to write an average of 2000 words/day. Whew!

chanceofbooks said...

Yay Debbie! You should think about joining the Rubies--Lots of great motivation and support. I'm looking forward to it!

Did you get your requests for the book you just finished off? So excited that you finished! Is this book 2 of the series?

Barbara Cool Lee said...

You guys are all making great progress! You're really going strong, Paty, with both your success with your uploaded books *and* promotion *and* writing new material. I've told you before, you're my role model. :-)

Yay, Debbie. I'm so glad you're starting this new project. It sounds really intriguing.

I saw the Rubies challenge, Annabeth, and considered it, but I'm so busy right now (with stuff I'll discuss in my Wednesday blog), I'm not sure I'll do the challenge, too. Good luck finishing your book during the challenge. That's a really good goal.

My goal is to write 1000 words of new material every day this year (366,000 words!!!). I'm exactly on track so far, writing 9005 words on "Billion Dollar Baby" in the first 9 days of the year. I've come up with several plot twists that surprised me, so this daily writing is really helping me tap into that creative zone I need to find.

Good luck on meeting this week's goals, everyone.


Genene Valleau, writing as Genie Gabriel said...

Hey, Paty! Sounds like great progress on a number of projects. Hooray!

Woo-hoo on the word count, Annabeth/Bethany! And good luck with finishing this book. You are doing great!

Debbie, very ambitious goal! You can do it!

Got a bit sidetracked with doing four book covers for novellas last week. But they turned out beautifully, so I'm pleased. Also booked some promo blog tours and ads in newsletters for my LEGACY series that will start releasing in March.

In addition, I spent a good chunk of time editing the fourth book of my LEGACY series last week, but hit a point where things don't want to move. So I'll go back and reread to see where I went astray. That's one of my goals for this week, as well as learning more about one of my software packages to finish a video trailer.

Happy writing to all!

Genene Valleau, writing as Genie Gabriel said...

Hey, Barb! Just saw your post--must have crossed mine in cyberspace. :)

You are smokin'! Great job on the word count, and a very ambitious goal for 2012. You can do it!

chanceofbooks said...

Great job Genene and Barb! Way to go Barb!!!!!! What an awesome goal!

Meggan McQuaid said...

Best to all of you as you strive to reach your wonderful goals.

I plan to write for at least 20+ minutes every day this week on "Hims," Sadie and William's story. The first draft is finished, but spare. My goal is to have, by the end of January, a draft ready for critique. If any of you know someone looking for critique partners, please pass along my info.

Deborah Wright said...

Wow, Barb! You're making amazing progress. Those are exactly the things I (re-)discovered while writing every day during NaNoWriMo.

The Winter Writing challenge looks interesting and comes at exactly the right time for me. Thanks for mentioning it, Annabeth. I do believe I'm going to sign up! :-)

You slacker, Genene--only 4 book covers? :-)

Meggan, good luck with your goal! Getting the time to write is half the battle sometimes.

chanceofbooks said...

Meggan--Our own Paty Jager has a critique partner matching blog:

There is also a CP matcher thread over at EHarlequin that i really like. Click "last" to see the most recent requests or to make your own.

Occasionally on the PRO RWA loop you will see requests for CP partners as well.

Meggan McQuaid said...

Thanks Annabeth, I will check those out :)