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ROW80 and Goals

Posted in #WIP500, ROW80 with tags , on April 2, 2012 by Nellie

Well, the last month and a half have been less than stellar on writing. I don’t know what it was. I think the blank screen has been a little intimidating, that I’ll sit and stare at it and try to type some words and hope that they make some sense. I’m hoping to get things moving again since my goals for the first round of ROW have been a big bag of fail. -_- I was hoping to get a better start yesterday but that didn’t work too well. Of course this past weekend I’ve been distracted.

I had to take my cat to the vet and found out that he had the start of a urinary tract infection and on top of that, he had an ulcer on his tongue. Cue me stressing out. Like I said, it was caught ahead of time but now I have to give him medicine for the UTI and tea to help heal the ulcer on his tongue. The next twenty-four to thirty-six hours I was sort of stressing because I’ve seen what happens if it’s too late to give medicine for that situation. When I was a kid, we had one cat that had to be put to sleep because the UTI was too far and he was blocked up and I remember the cat crying because he was in pain. But luckily, we found that he liked a certain soft food and scrambled eggs. Though now he knows that when I grab a towel, it’s never a good thing but I want him to get better. He’s only two years old so he still has some of his nine lives yet to live.

Anyway, now that I’ve rambled, I want to try at least one of the stories that are due this week. And I there is a steampunk Cthulhu one that I need to think about that is due in June for an open call. Plus I need to work on my #WIP500 and get back into that habit again.

1. Finish Tattoo Story (will need to find a beta as well)
2. Write Cthulhu Steampunk story
3. Write 500 words a day for #WIP500
4. Just remembered that there is an Icarus themed anthology as well that I started. Need to find the file.
5. Whatever else comes up be it a short, flash fiction

What is Row80? You can check it out here. It’s all about being held accountable and having the support system to cheer you on.

Also, check out #WIP500

ROW80 – Holy Cow I Am a Idjit Edition

Posted in #WIP500, ROW80 with tags , on January 4, 2012 by Nellie

Well, I totally missed the check in beginning of this year’s Row 80. Yes, yes I can be that absentminded. I would forget my head if it wasn’t connected to my shoulders.

So, this year, I signed up for #WIP500. You can sign up over at Cara Michaels. There is a nifty forums and everything. 🙂 The goal is to write 500 words a day, which would equal 183,000 words. Which is two good size novels if that was what you were working on. Plus I need to get into the habit of writing daily ANYWAY, even just a little. (I need to set up a page for this.)

This month, I’m doing #Nightgale. This one is over at Glitterword and involves the them of Mortality vs. Immortality in 200 words or less, every Thursday. (Need to set up a page for this too.)

There is the week of Flash Fiction. Since this Row80 round goes to March, how about I complete three short stories. That will be my goal. To at least FINISH them. Getting a beta and polishing, maybe another story there. Which is good because there are two open calls that are due in April anyway so I figure why not.

Open Calls:

971 Menu – Due April 1st, short story of up to 4500 words, chance of a first place prize of $200.

Tapestry of Bronze – Poetry contest with the theme of Ares

Icarus themed open call – This is still in the work and the person is trying to gauge if there is interest first. All profits would go to Doctors Without Borders.

That’s it for now!

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#WIP500 Word Count –

2290 / 183000
(1.25%)