So I just ran the numbers from last week’s three sprints and I was surprised to see that I surpassed by 5,000 weekly word goal with 6,100 words. Nice little treat for the end of the week and here I was feeling guilty that I missed a sprint and thought that I hadn’t written enough again this week. I’m starting to to get closer to the climax. I’m thinking about 5-7 more chapters until I’m there. If I stick to the outline I will need to write about 2-3 chapters per week for the rest of ROW80 to……..FINISH my WIP!

On the blogging front, I wrote 3 posts in advance last week and the Genre Blog Series kicked off on Wednesday with a fabulous post by Elizabeth S. Craig on writing traditional mystery murders. I’m looking forward to this Wednesday where fellow ROW80 pal, Barbara McDowell, will be talking about the Horror genre. I also posted by somewhat anticipated book review of “Will Write for Shoes: How to Write a Chick Lit Novel”. A great craft book that I would recommend to all writers writing women’s fiction or thoseΒ with strong female leads.

I’ve also made it half way through another craft book. I seem to just be flying through these this round, but I did choose books that are a little less technical so it makes for smoother reading.

So I can see the finish line in sight. Just gotta keep my eye on the prize!

Check out the other ROW80 participants progress here.

20 Thoughts to “Eye on the Prize – ROW80 check in”

  1. Wow! Congratulations on the word count. Way to go. I think you have it in you. You can finish this WIP of yours by the end of Row. What do you think? Your Genre Blog Series sounds very interesting. I have added you to my lineup. πŸ˜‰

    1. Its in the goals to finish the WIP this round. Hopefully I make it or at least get close. Thanks Debra. πŸ™‚

  2. That is an awesome word count for the week! Best of luck getting the WIP finished! πŸ˜€

    1. Thanks so much. Maybe a little luck and hard work is what I need.

  3. Woohoo! Almost there is awesome, Nicole. Fantastic word count. Keep pressing on for the prize it is just a few short steps ahead.

    Have a great week πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks Gene. I think they are rather large steps, but I’ll take them one at a time.

  4. Great job, Nicole!

    Looking forward to seeing how many more words you’ve written by Wednesday!


    1. Thanks Edwards. I don’t usually check in on Wednesdays but maybe I put in my count on the ROW80 FB page or #row80.

  5. great job on the word count!

  6. Em

    Sounds like you have been a very busy bee! Brilliant word count and fingers crossed you have that kind of word count this week! I am off to check out your book review for ‘Will write for shoes’.

    Have a great week and look forward to sprinting with you πŸ™‚

    1. Yes, hopefully I can surprise myself again at the end of the week. πŸ™‚

  7. I keep reading about ROW80. One of these days, I’m going to check it out.

  8. Wow, a fabulous week for you! Great job. So glad you can see that climax in the near future. That’s fun stuff. Have a great week!

    1. Yes, I should get to that point at least before the end of this round.

  9. Fantastic week for you, Nicole! Great job on the word count and the reading. Getting my post ready for the genre series!

    1. Thanks Marcia and I’m so looking forward to your post. Have a great week.

  10. Fantastic job, Nicole! You’ve really been rocking the sprints this week — it’s so awesome to see. πŸ˜€

    1. Thanks Lena. Lets hope I can do the same this week. πŸ™‚

  11. WOW – fantastic week Nicole! Love it. Keep up the fantastic work!!!

    1. Thanks Nat. Love your enthusiasm!

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