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#ROW80 Check-in 4/9/14

First check-in, whoohoooo! Things are going pretty well with Reaper Girl. Although I am a bit stumped as to what’s coming next. I’m a pantser, and when I had the idea for the part I’m currently writing, I was like, “That’s cool. Lots of character torture.” But, alas, no specifics as to what the torture was. But I trust my muse to let me know soon.

Total so far this round is 2,480 words. Oh, hell, let’s do some stats, shall we?


Words written on Reaper Girl: 9,098 total / 2,480 words since beginning of Round 2
Words remaining (Reaper Girl only): 902 words
What’s happening: The MC, Leliel, is undergoing a trial (torture) to get an audience with the King of the Underworld
What’s next: Something something something and then something.
Eye report: A-okay.
Feeling: A bit tired. But I’ll live.
Chocolate consumption: 2 snacks, both Weight Watchers friendly

Annnnnd I think that’s it for today.

#ROW80 Check-in the Nineteenth – made my goal, yay!

I am happy and proud to say that today I’ve made my goal of 35k!  I wasn’t sure I was going to make it at times, to be honest, but I did!

Story-wise, things are getting positively bizarre for my poor characters.  Not only do they have some freaky weather (which is oddly paralleling our weather here in Michigan — no, that wasn’t planned) to contend with, but several of them think they are losing their minds.  The doctor has unearthed an anomaly in one of the MC’s brain waves, but the MC is convinced it is more…supernatural.  Yeah, look out.  It’s gonna be a bumpy ride for sure.

I’m going to continue on and see if I can hit 40k.  If I don’t, that’s okay, but I could use the incentive.

I’m really, really happy I gave ROW80 a try.  It is wonderful for keeping me moving and accountable.  Sometimes the prospect of not hitting 35k is what kept me writing.  Because I *hate* to lose a challenge.  Wrist is a bit twinge-y, so I may take a day or two off to rest it.


Running total: 35,336 words (!!!)
Words remaining: +336 words
Body count: Two characters have been possessed.  Both are okay — for now. 😉
Feeling: Victorious!  Proud! Awesome!
Eye report: Twinge-y
Back report: Slightly better but still a pain (ha!).