Monday, January 14, 2013

Weekly Progress Check-In

Welcome! This is the Mid-Willamette Valley Romance Writers weekly progress check-in. We want to hear from you.

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


Paty Jager said...

Can I just say, "ARGH!" and not in the pirate sense! Spent most of last week helping my oldest daughter paint her house to get them out of my house. ;0) Then I got a call that my dad was flown to a hospital and needs a heart bypass. So now I'm spending my days sitting in a hospital with my brothers waiting for the surgery and deciding who will take care of him when he gets out.

I'm taking my mini laptop with me today and hoping I can at least work on a short story I need written and a couple of guest blog posts that are due. Maybe,if all goes well, I can come back to the motel room and work on the WIP.

So my goal this week is to work on the WIP. Anything on the WIP.

Hope everyone else has a productive week!

Genene Valleau, writing as Genie Gabriel said...

Oh, Paty, I'm sorry about your dad. Prayers and positive energy to all of you during this difficult time. Please let us know how surgery goes.

Glad you at least have a laptop to get some writing done.

This week, I can report I finally sent book #8 of my Halo Legacy Series to my publisher! Woo-hoo!

This week I'm working on a romantic comedy novella that will be part of a May Day anthology. Definitely a switch in tone from chasing and catching criminals to spinning through time with talking dogs!

Happy writing to all!

Christine Young said...

Sorry about your dad. I hope everything goes well.
For me, I almost made my goals. I wrote and I edited but didn't quite finish everything I had hoped to do. Working hard this week.

Meggan McQuaid said...

Best wishes to your family, Paty.

I didn't write very much this week, but I spent many hours on the book anyway. I renamed the WIP--it's now Amethyst--and decided to name my stories in alphabetical order. I finally made a smaller version of my map in the computer, including ley-lines, walls, rivers, mountains, neighboring kingdoms, and the 37 main cities. It took a loooong time, but it came out really well. I also solved a couple of major timeline problems that have been bugging me like crazy. And, well, now that I think of it, I guess I did get about 4500 words written/re-written. So, all in all, a pretty good week.

This week I'm going to re-edit the last 750 words of chapter one, hopefully for the last time, and do another edit on chapter two, adding some things, and then, finally, start on the chapter from the hero's POV.

I also just want to say how very nice it is to finally be writing the right thing. I started in the wrong place in this story so many times! Now the writing is going much faster. Whew!

I'm also writing a blog post tonight. Either about the phrase "well written" or about knitting a snood.