Eye on the Prize – ROW80 check in

So I just ran the numbers from last week’s three sprints and I was surprised to see that I surpassed by 5,000 weekly word goal with 6,100 words. Nice little treat for the end of the week and here I was feeling guilty that I missed a sprint and thought that I hadn’t written enough again this week. I’m starting to to get closer to the climax. I’m thinking about 5-7 more chapters until I’m there. If I stick to the outline I will need to write about 2-3 chapters per week for the rest of ROW80 to……..FINISH my WIP!

On the blogging front, I wrote 3 posts in advance last week and the Genre Blog Series kicked off on Wednesday with a fabulous post by Elizabeth S. Craig on writing traditional mystery murders. I’m looking forward to this Wednesday where fellow ROW80 pal, Barbara McDowell, will be talking about the Horror genre. I also posted by somewhat anticipated book review of “Will Write for Shoes: How to Write a Chick Lit Novel”. A great craft book that I would recommend to all writers writing women’s fiction or those with strong female leads.

I’ve also made it half way through another craft book. I seem to just be flying through these this round, but I did choose books that are a little less technical so it makes for smoother reading.

So I can see the finish line in sight. Just gotta keep my eye on the prize!

Check out the other ROW80 participants progress here.


About Nicole Basaraba

Nicole Basaraba is a Canadian writer focusing on topics of travel (Mondays), writing and literature (Wednesdays), lifestyle (Fridays) and her experiences living in the capital city of Europe: Brussels, Belgium.
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20 Responses to Eye on the Prize – ROW80 check in

  1. Debra Kristi says:

    Wow! Congratulations on the word count. Way to go. I think you have it in you. You can finish this WIP of yours by the end of Row. What do you think? Your Genre Blog Series sounds very interesting. I have added you to my lineup. 😉

  2. spaciireth says:

    That is an awesome word count for the week! Best of luck getting the WIP finished! 😀

  3. Gene Lempp says:

    Woohoo! Almost there is awesome, Nicole. Fantastic word count. Keep pressing on for the prize it is just a few short steps ahead.

    Have a great week 🙂

  4. Great job, Nicole!

    Looking forward to seeing how many more words you’ve written by Wednesday!


  5. Fallon says:

    great job on the word count!

  6. Em says:

    Sounds like you have been a very busy bee! Brilliant word count and fingers crossed you have that kind of word count this week! I am off to check out your book review for ‘Will write for shoes’.

    Have a great week and look forward to sprinting with you 🙂

  7. I keep reading about ROW80. One of these days, I’m going to check it out.

  8. Julie Glover says:

    Wow, a fabulous week for you! Great job. So glad you can see that climax in the near future. That’s fun stuff. Have a great week!

  9. Marcia says:

    Fantastic week for you, Nicole! Great job on the word count and the reading. Getting my post ready for the genre series!

  10. Lena Corazon says:

    Fantastic job, Nicole! You’ve really been rocking the sprints this week — it’s so awesome to see. 😀

  11. WOW – fantastic week Nicole! Love it. Keep up the fantastic work!!!

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