ROW80 Recap

Quick ROW80 update, since I don’t normally do mid-week updates, but today ends the round.

My primary goal was to release Time’s Fugitive.

That didn’t happen. But it’s close! Here’s the breakdown:

  • Finish revision of Time’s Fugitive – Done
  • Send to beta readers – Done
  • Make changes based on beta reads – Done
  • Send to editor – Done
  • Prepare front matter, back matter, product description, and everything else needed before release – Done
  • Format book – nope
  • Develop marketing plan (preferably before release, but probably after) – Mostly done
  • Release Time’s Fugitive – no, but soon!

So what hit the wall? Well, some of those goals were dependent on other people: my beta readers and copy editor. My revisions also took a little longer than I expected, so that set me behind by about three weeks. Then the beta readers also needed more time than I expected – this is a looooong book. So it’s now with my editor. The good news is, she says she’s not finding much! So look for Time’s Fugitive soon!

The next round of ROW80 starts April 2. I’m definitely in! How about you? How did you do this ROW? Will you be joining us for Round 2?

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  1. That’s so exciting, Jen! I can’t wait to read Time’s Fugitive.
    You’re so close to your main goal. I’m glad that you were so successful in round 1 of ROW80.
    As the launch approaches, please let me know how I can help.
    See you in round 2 🙂

  2. Stacy, Time’s Fugitive is about 140,000 words. (Enemy was 120k, to give you a point of reference). And yes, I’ll be releasing it in paperback! I’ll start working on that as soon as the ebook’s out. Ebook should be out in the next few weeks, and print a couple after that. It should go more quickly now that I’ve done it already. Thanks for asking!

    Fabio, thanks so much for all your support! I’ll be posting to the #MyWANA and #WANA1011 hashtags as well as to the Facebook page, so any shares/RTs would be welcome! Looking forward to seeing you in ROW80 Round 2!

  3. You definitely made some great progress! And you can see that light at the end of the tunnel. (Oh, how cliche of me, but it fit.) I will be back for Round 2. Best wishes getting Time’s Fugitive done and out the door!

  4. Fantastic work, Jen! I am eagerly counting down the days till TIME’S FUGITIVE is finished. It’s going straight to the top of my TBR list once it’s out for Kindle. 😀