ROW80: Going, Going…

I’ve done a lot of walking the past few days. Friday night, my husband, daughter and I walked the 5k of the USAF Marathon. Yesterday, I took my daughter on a campus visit of nearby Miami University of Ohio, my alma matter, and anyone who’s gone there knows that a lot of walking is a way of life. It was a good visit, and I had fun traipsing down Memory Lane while she looked forward to the future.

Today, I’m doing a little more of looking back over the past week for my ROW80 update, which is itself going, going… as next week is the end of the challenge.

This week didn’t go too badly. Here’s what I accomplished:

  • Read Lesson 12 of How to Think Sideways – Done!
  • Short story – collect/write front and back matter for standalone release, start working on cover – Done!
  • Get It Together exercise 9 & 10 – No
  • Three interval workouts and two shorter workouts – I technically didn’t do one interval and one short workout, but I’m totally counting the 5k and Saturday’s walking, so – Done!
  • Format a friend’s book for print if she gets me what I need – Didn’t get the material from her

Here are my goals for the quarter overall:

  • Work through Lesson 18 of How to Think Sideways – done through Lesson 12.
  • Complete Saturn Society short story – ready to submit to anthology. Done!
  • Release Times Two (combined ebook of Time’s Enemy and Time’s Fugitive) – waiting until I get other projects done
  • Complete Get It Together exercises and data gathering – completed sections 3 – 8.
  • Three interval workouts and two shorter workouts per week – ongoing
  • BONUS: Release Hangar 18: Legacy – Needs revision based on beta reads – waiting until I get other projects done
  • BONUS: Plot out and begin writing first book in new series
And here’s what I hope to accomplish this week:
  • Read Lesson 13 of How to Think Sideways
  • Short story – edits based on final beta reader’s feedback, and cover design for standalone version
  • Get It Together exercises 9 & 10
  • Three interval workouts and two shorter workouts
  • Format a friend’s book for print if she gets me what I need

How are you doing, whether or not you’re doing ROW80? Are you on track for your overall goals?

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  1. Great week, Jennette! So much going on and making spectacular progress. It is great that you are taking an active role in your daughters life. College is such an exciting time for them. Have a fantastic week 🙂

  2. Julie, thanks! When it’s hot I do most of my walking on the treadmill. The upside of that is I get to read. Have a great week!

    Thanks, Gene! I enjoyed my day with my daughter a lot. She’s growing up to be such a neat person. Here’s hoping you have a great week, too!

  3. Alberta, it was a good one, if busy!

    Reeta, Get It Together is a book of forms to fill out to help you with estate planning – stuff you want your family to know when you’re gone. Morbid, but good to do.

  4. I’m doing rather poorly in the field of RoW80, as I haven’t even posted an update since a week ago last Sunday. I’ll be posting one final update tomorrow, but not much progress has happened. Life has happened to me in a big way this last week or so, and writing has had to take a back seat.

    That said, I’m even behind on reading blogs, although I’ve been driving hard to keep up. Hope you finish the round strong!