More Dragon Slaying – January 5, 2019



Ok, another late post, but it was a long, though fun, day.

It was a bit of a busy week, as it usually is for me.

We spent a quiet New Year’s Eve at home, watching Netflix and then watching the ball drop. We went out last NYE, so we decided to stay in this year.

On New Year’s Day, we went for brunch at my mom’s out in the county. It was, well, it was family brunch, so make your own conclusions.

Today, I left early in the morning to drive out to a good friend’s place about 2 hours away, and we had a marathon D&D session, that I’m only just getting back from. It was a great time.

I’ve also been putting a lot of time in my workshop this week. I’ve finally gotten around to starting on the cabinet doors for my kitchen reno. I’ve got seven of them built, with 10 doors and 10 drawer fronts left to go. I know it’s taken me quite a while to get to them, but I really want them to be perfect since we’ll likely have to live with them for the next 15 or so years at least.

With all of that, though, I have been trying to keep up with my writing, I do have to admit that I’ve fallen a bit behind and have built up a bit of a deficit.

I did sign up for another writing challenge though. This one is called Round of Words in 80 Days, or ROW80. Unlike NaNo, it’s not a word count based challenge, but one where you start by listing a set of writing-related goals and then have 80 days to meet them.

It happens 4 times a year, and this Round began on Dec. 31. You post your goals in a blog post, and then post a link to that post on the group’s Facebook page or on their blog. Every Wednesday and Sunday, you then post updates on your progress towards meeting your goals.

Other people who are participating then read your updates and offer advice, encouragement, etc, and you do likewise.

The goals can be pretty much anything, as long as they are in some way related to your writing.

As far as my writing, though, while I have gotten a bit behind, I’ve still managed to write quite a bit this week and crossed the 100,000-word threshold, which is double what I needed for NaNo.

The story is moving along, but it is still a bit wordy. I’m afraid to speculate on how many more words it’s going to take to finish this project, but I am still hoping to have it wrapped up by the end of the month.

I did cheat a bit late last night and started reading through some of the stuff I did during NaNo. While quite a bit does have to be edited out, I have to admit, it’s not as horrible as I feared it would be. There is some really good stuff mixed in with all of the shit. Editing it all should prove interesting, and I can’t wait to see what comes out of that process.

Ok, well, that will be it for this week. Thanks for reading, and I hope you’re all having a great 2019 so far.

Novel Word Count – 101,636



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