Joining Author’s Answer with Jay and Row80

Jay over at I Read Encyclopedias for Fun has a new feature called, Authors Answer. Starting in November, nine authors (including me) will answers a question relating to books and writing. Answers will be posted on Jay’s site on Fridays and I will reblog them here.   I’ve just received the first round of questions, should be fun.  If you haven’t read Jay’s blog run over and check it out.  He always has something interesting to read.  More info on this later.


  • Writing: I am toying with the idea of NaNoWriMo.  Even though I know I can’t reach the 50,000 word goal.  I enjoy the fun and sprints.  Summer camp with NaNo was lots of fun.  Anyway, I’m almost finished editing my WIP, that will leave me more time to write.  Knowing how much time I have, I’m starting small, 3,000 words a week.  This starts after I finish editing.  Look me up at NaNoWriMo I go by Writechik.  I have started revamping my plot, I’ve worked around my problem.  I’ve also started to get to know my characters.  I love this part of writing almost as much as writing.
  • Editing: Finish editing my WIP, Dead in the Water. Finish edits by October 21. Done
  • Submissions: Start submissions October 22  Nov.1, send out 2 a week the rest of the round.  Stop laughing….think positive.  Pushing the Submissions back to Nov. 1.  I’ve got the WIP printed out. I’m still making a list of agents and publishers to send it to.  Yikes!  That’s scarey.
  • Social networking: This is the hardest.  I am bad at just liking a post or a tweet and leaving.  So my goal for this is to respond more to blog posts, even reblogging, and be more involved on twitter. That’s not measurable.  Comment on 3 blogs a week. Check.
  • Blogging: Have 2 nonRow80 blog posts a week. 10/23 Hurricane Frederick   10/20 Musings Monday
  • Coffee: Master my new coffee pot.  Apparently there is a learning curve.  Done

It’s going OK.  I’m a little nervous about sending my WIP out, translates to dragging my feet.  Hopefully, I’ll get my submission packet in line and ready to go.

How are you doing on your goals?


4 thoughts on “Joining Author’s Answer with Jay and Row80

  1. Hooray! So much progress! Congrats on deciding to do NaNoWriMo. And I can relate to the nervousness re: sending things out. Would it help to think of submitting as practice? Like, it’s not the REAL test, it’s just the PRACTICE test. Obviously you still want to do as well as you possibly can so you can see where you need to study more, but it doesn’t really *count*. Unless you ace it, in which case it does count. ;*)


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