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Back from vacation with a midweek ROW80 check-in

I spent last week in New England, visiting family in New Hampshire and spending a day in beautiful Burlington, Vermont. I’m back home this week, biting my nails as my kitty undergoes surgery. 407 more words

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Murky Middles and Sunday ROW80 check-in

I’m currently up to my eyeballs in revisions of a novella, and one thing I’m struggling with—one that many of us struggle with, I suspect—is keeping tension throughout the middle of the story. 371 more words

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ROW80 Round 3 Writing Goals

I’m getting a late start to Round 3. I should’ve posted this Monday, but it’s been one of those weeks. (Actually, it’s been two crazy weeks in a row, but sometimes life is like that.) We just found out that one of our cats might need not one but two major surgeries, one to remove a mass in his left eye and potentially another to remove a cataract in his right eye. 118 more words

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ROW80 Wrap-Up: Lessons learned in Round 2

It went by in a flash, but round 2 of A Round of Words in 80 Days is over. I met some of my goals for this round, but my main goal, to finish a draft of my novella “Good Old-Fashioned Magic” is one I didn’t meet. 364 more words

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Learning a new revision process: Sunday ROW80 check-in

One of my goals for the second round of ROW80 was to finish a second draft of my novella “Good Old-Fashioned Magic.” With less than a week to go, that goal is clearly not going to be met. 274 more words

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Summer Days: Midweek ROW80 check-in

Summer has arrived in all its glory. What is your favorite part of summer? Making S’mores by the fire, reading a book poolside, firing up the grill, digging your toes into the wet sand, or stargazing on a clear night? 175 more words

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Learning to embrace "slow" writing: Sunday ROW80 check-in

A few weeks ago, I suddenly found myself stuck on the project I was working on, revisions on a novella. I was, of course, incredibly frustrated with myself for my lack of progress. 516 more words

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