Wednesday, May 30, 2012

A ROW80 Update

This round of A Round of Words in 80 Days runs from April 2nd to June 21st. Here are my goals for this round, all involving YA manuscripts. Abbreviations are used for the titles. In red are my updates.

A) Revise TWILAMPH. I edited this manuscript during the last round and sent it off to beta readers. I received feedback from all three of my betas. Now I’m returning to it for new revisions and edits. I hope to be done with this manuscript by the end of the round. I did the first round of edits over the long weekend. My eyes are tired and my back is aching, but at least editing has begun. I'd like to do two more rounds of edits. 
B) Finish EK. I wrote over half of the draft during the last round. I’d like to finish this draft, do some major revisions, and then put it away for a month or so to look at with fresh eyes for the next round. The draft is done and I wrote revision notes, but I didn't do any revising. I didn't work on this goal since last Wednesday because I was too busy with the first goal. 
C) This is optional and only if I’m on task with A and B. I’d like to write an outline for a shiny new idea I have. I'm still jotting down notes for this optional goal, but I haven't started an outline. 

The weekend wasn't truly restful because of the editing. I wanted to work on my second goal, but wasn't able to. I'll catch up with all of my goals in a week and a half, when it's time for summer vacation. Eight more days of school are left until teachers are off.

And thank you to the people who voted for me in Cherie's 2nd Annual Flash Fiction Blogfest. I won second place. :)


Brinda said...

I know you'll be glad for summer vacation to arrive. Don't work too hard!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I admire that you can work on two projects at once. My brain would melt.

Suze said...

Congratulations on taking second, my dear.

Here's hoping the summer will afford more time for your edits (and less of an aching back!)

Deniz Bevan said...


And yea, editing... it's such a pain...

Talli Roland said...

I agree with Alex! I'm so impressed that you can work at two things at the same time!

Stephen Tremp said...

You have to be committed to work on multiple projects. Good luck to you and enjoy the summer vacation!

Insomniac #4 said...

Whoa...editing. Can't even imagine. I'll be happy to reach that point, for about a minute.

I'd work through a 3-day weekend too if I had a summer vacation coming up. Congrats on all your progress. Hope your beta feedback was helpful.

Samantha said...

You never cease to amaze me. Keep up the good work! You can do it!!

Julie Dao said...

My back is hurting from all the edits I did this weekend, too. But it will all be worth in the end for both of us, I'm positive!

Emily R. King said...

I'm glad you're surviving those edits. They can be tedious.

nutschell said...

Sounds like you did a lot of hard work over the 3 day weekend. I hope you find time to rest during your summer vacation:)

Meredith said...

Yay for finishing the first round of edits! Congrats!

Andrea Teagan said...

Congrats on your excellent progress!


Kelly Hashway said...

My revision goals were put aside for client edits. My client edits always come in at the same time. I often wonder if they get together and plan it that way. ;) I'm not complaining though. I love editing. Still, I have two novels waiting for me to revise them, and now that I have my critiques back from my betas, I'm really dying to dive in.

Jocelyn Rish said...

Hooray for making such great progress on your edits and double hooray for second place - congrats!!

Romance Reader said...

Congratulations on the second place!

All the best!


Christine Rains said...

Congratulations on second place! That's awesome. You're doing really well with your goals too. Keep it up!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I'm lucky. My kids still have another month left until Summer vacation. I hope to be finished my WIP by then. :D

You did have a busy weekend, Medeia. At least you've finished those edits for now.

Elana Johnson said...

Great job on all the work you've been doing. I hear you on the aching eyes and sore back. This writing business is hard, man!

Michael Pierce said...

Those are great goals for the next 80 days. Public goal-setting is a great way to stay on track. Congrats on second place!

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cleemckenzie said...

so glad to hear that you won second place! Good for you.

Cherie Reich said...

Those are wonderful goals! Good luck with them, and I hope you get a chance to plan the new shiny idea. :D

FEDO said...

congrate Medeia Sharif :)

StephanieD said...

Congratulations on placing, Medeia! I hope that your eyes and back recover soon from all your hard work. I'm amazed at your discipline!

Marcia said...

Congrats on placing in the contest! Love your progress on your goals.

Michelle said...

I love reading your updates. They motivate me.
I love working on several projects at once.

Medeia Sharif said...

Thank you for stopping by to wish me well on my work, and I'm wishing you well on your WIPs.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Congrats on winning second place. that's awesome. yay for summer coming too. You're doing well with your goals I think. Great job!