Mid-Week Check-in for ROW80


Here is my progress for the past few days – in bold.

  1. Write daily – at least 500-1000 words a day **** YES – some writing each day
  2. Take courses. Have started to go over Magic of Pix Books course by Susanna Hill
  3. Read at least 3 books on the craft of writing as well as articles online. Read articles
  4. Finish the first draft of “Catching Love” –finished one more chapter
  5. Finish the first draft of my MG novel.  No, altho revised first 5 pages as have a critique with Kami Kinard tomorrow, as part of course that I took of hers
  6. Write at least one picture book a month Had a midnight writing spree last night and wrote a first draft for the Highlight’s Mystery contest
  7. Enter competitions and twitter pitch parties  No – but several coming up
  8. Take part in Write1Sub1 and 12 X 12 – wrote a pb draft and plan to submit next week
  9. Fulfill duties of mentor at ROW80, visiting my team 2x a week –YES
  10. Write at least 2 blog posts a week (other than ROW80) –Yes

Be sure to check here for all ROW80 participants – an excellent supportive team!

WIPpet Wednesday

I have just recently started taking part in this challenge – to post a snippet from a WIP, based on the date.

So it is Jan. 21/15 – so:21 + 1 = page 22, with 15 lines of my romance novel WIP

“Flynn, it’s Emma. You know, you and I met at the bar last night. Well, I just got photographed when I tried to leave my place not ten minutes ago. What am I supposed to do now?” She felt like throwing the phone and screaming. How had her life changed so much in such a short time?


     Flynn was talking with his brother when his phone beeped. He ignored the call. If only his brother learned to solve his own problems, he wouldn’t have been at the bar and there would have been no photo. But to be perfectly honest with himself, he was not sorry he had met Emma. There was something vulnerable about her that caused him to want to help her.

     “Okay Pete. Just forget it. See you next week.” He hung up on his younger brother. His anger was still simmering and talking with Pete hadn’t helped. He checked the numbers called and saw a number he didn’t recognize. As he played the message, he heard Emma’s voice. Of course he remembered her. How could he forget her? Now they were beginning to harass her. This had to stop. As he ran his fingers through his hair,  he pressed call and waited for her to answer.

     “Emma, I just got your message. I seem to be having to apologize to you a lot. But I am sorry.” He drummed his fingers on the table.

     “What do I do Flynn? I have to go to school tomorrow. I can’t have this going on.” Flynn heard a tremor in her voice.

     “I’ll phone the paper and tell them I’ll give them an interview if they leave you alone.”

     “Do you think it will work?” Emma sounded hopeful.


22 thoughts on “Mid-Week Check-in for ROW80

  1. Your WIPpet has me wondering why the paparazzi are so interested in photographing Flynn and what Emma’s going to do now that she has been drawn into the madness.

    Good luck with your goals! Sounds like the week is off to a great start.

  2. Poor Emma/ I know exactly how she feels. Every time I walk out my door, someone’s got their camera ready.
    Seriosuly, though, what a yucky situation. I’m not sure whether to like Flyyn for being attracted to vulnerability or not, but I hope he does manage to get Emma a little space. 🙂

  3. Only one nit (and probably only because we’re getting this out of context): “Flynn was talking with his brother when his phone beeped.” I thought he was talking in person to his brother. Not a big deal. But what a gentleman Flynn is, agreeing to do an interview–which I assume is something he’s been avoiding for reasons–just to spare Emma. Can’t wait to find out what’s going on.

  4. Really fine progress. I liked that romantic tension between Emma and Flynn. He seems like a nice guy, though I wasn’t quite sure why a media swarm would descend on Emma. I know. Tune in next week! Great to have you as part of ROW80. Your goals are admirably laid out — and good progress!

  5. Congratulations on your progress!

    I’m definitely intrigued–though I feel sorry for Emma, getting swarmed by paparazzi so quickly. I hope Flynn’s plan pays off… (Can you tell I’m looking forward to finding out more? 😀 )

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