Wednesday, November 4, 2015

ROW80 Weds Check-in: Winter Giveaway

NaNoWriMo is rolling, and so is my story. That's the good news. It's darn cold out there, already dipping into the 20-degrees F at night this week, but perhaps that means fewer distractions?
Blue = on target and in progress.
Red = not started yet.

Writing goals by Sunday, November 8:
--NaNo write 1,600/day for a total of 9,600 words by Sunday on current wip, Rivers of Stone. Progress: 4,366 for 3 days. So far, so good.

--Review one book for Spokane Authors' writer by Thursday. I'm knee deep in D. Andrew McChesney's Beyond the Ocean's Edge and enjoying the seamanship and sense of early 19th Century life aboard an English frigate. 
--Edit Reaching x10 chapters for minor typos. 
--Write 3 poems to complete OctPoWriMo challenge.

DONE: Sent e-mail alert for Years of Stone and Reaching (both running a GoodReads giveaway starting TODAY, November 4). I'm excited about this one because it's my first newsletter of the year, sent to 50 people who subscribed via MailChimp. You can read it HERE -- and subscribe, if you like.

--Review 10 audio files for Standing Stones, just submitted by ACX voice artist Darryl Hughes Kurylo for the audio book version.
--Write press release for Allen's Reaching: A Vietnam War Novel for KDP's free days honoring Veteran's Day (November 10-11-12).

NOTE: If you are a GoodReads member and want to enter the giveaway, here are the links for Allen's REACHING and for my YEARS OF STONE

View of Alexander Henry Trail by Alberta WOW
Now it's back to drafting scenes for Rivers of Stone. Cat is herself knee-deep in snow, attempting a winter crossing of the Rockies via the Athabasca Pass, which we drove through this summer. To our delight, we caught a summer snowstorm. I can't imagine what traveling by snowshoe with not quite enough food would be like. Wait! That's my job!

May you have a good week of writing, reading, and being an inspired member of ROW80, A Round of Words in 80 Days. Check out what others have written HERE. It's not too late to join in. 


  1. Yea! Looks like you are moving forward with those goals. Best wishes with continued good feedback on "Reaching". I'm still waiting for Rivers of Stone to be finished!

    1. Thank you, Chris. As always, the storytelling moves along slower than I wish . . . but NaNoWriMo is such an energy boost for taking me deeper into the story. And you are well rested, back home and happy? Hope so.

  2. Awesome progress! Will check out the giveaway!

    1. Thank you, Erin. Still feels like slow progress with a mountain ahead. But, step by step. May you have a great week!

  3. What great goals and what great progress! Well done, Beth. Have a wonderful week.

  4. Congrats on the progress and all the promotional work! I'm especially impressed that you're tackling audio book! I haven't braved those waters yet.

  5. Awesome that you are making progress on your third book, Beth. Great job working your goals, step by step we are making things happen! Yay!


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