ROW80 Update

Hellooooooo again!

Short and sweet this time, since the party is still going on in the other room (you guys are NUTS).

In my plan to write 1000 words every weekday, I forgot to take one thing into consideration: my husband’s days off. He’s off every Monday and every other Tuesday, and I never get any work done on his days off. Why? Because I feel guilty if I’m doing that when I could be hanging out with him. Also, Breaking Bad, which HOLY CRAP THE THING THAT JUST HAPPENED, WALT WHO ARE YOU I DON’T EVEN.

Sorry for yelling. I got excited.

What was I saying? Oh, right. So I haven’t got any writing done so far this week. Nada. But I’m going to see about doing some editing tonight.

The good news is that I’m making fantastic progress on the reading side of things. I finished Call The Midwife: Shadows of the Workhouse (book 2) today, and it was fantastic. I didn’t enjoy it quite as much as the first one (I preferred the shorter stories scattered throughout, rather than four longer stories), but it was still heartbreaking and funny and excellent. I’m also almost through The Indie Author’s Survival guide, by Susan Kaye Quinn. It’s also great, making things as simple as possible while being very encouraging. It’s practically the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, what with it having an invisible “DON’T PANIC” theme running through it.

Which is good. Because I do. I may need stronger drugs.

I’ve already written my mission statement and roughed out a five-year plan, so the book gets high marks for inspiring action in a certified procrastinator.*

Next up… um… not sure on the fiction front (though I’m finally going to get to a beta read, even though it’s probably too late to do any good), but Kristen Lamb’s Rise of the Machines is the next non-fiction book I’m going to read.

Annnnnd… that’s about it.

Here‘s what everyone else is up to on the ROW80 front. I’ve got nothing for WIPpet Wednesday. Literally nothing. But hey, pther people have posted stuff, so check out the linkie here!

*Not actually certified. I’ll get to that tomorrow.

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About Kate Sparkes

Kate Sparkes was born in Hamilton, Ontario, but now resides in Newfoundland, where she tries not to talk too much about the dragons she sees in the fog. She lives with a Mountie, two kids who take turns playing Jeckyll and Hyde, two cats, an intentional boxer and an accidental chihuahua. She's the author of the bestselling Bound Trilogy (mature YA Fantasy). www.katesparkes.com View all posts by Kate Sparkes

5 responses to “ROW80 Update

  • sknicholls

    I’ll just have some of what your having, please.

  • ioniamartin

    I am currently failing at reading and at writing, but I am having fun with my new puppies. lol

  • Dave

    Ha ha … certified procrastination tomorrow. That’s awesome.

    Breaking Bad, Breaking Bad, Breaking Bad! I liked that show so much I’m ready to have my wife watch the first episode with me tonight!

    My writing is going along so so, but, like you, I am trying to get some reading done.

  • Gloria Weber

    I get you on the husband front. My write times are during the weekdays. But, then you get to Tuesdays, his day off. I finally convinced myself that taking a couple hours at night wasn’t a bad idea (allowed him some video game time, too so all was happy). That was until AGENTS OF SHIELD started and someone had the bright idea to move SUPERNATURAL to Tuesdays… So, I lost a writing (and he lost video game time).

    Balance is sometimes very hard to achieve.

    Also, totally bookmarked the Indie author book. You have me intrigued.

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