Wednesday, May 29, 2013

MisCon!!! + ROW Update

I know I usually post my updates on Sunday (or Monday, because, you know, I'm so timely and all), but this weekend was MisCon - the Missoula Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention - so I was a little busy.  The Con was a lot of fun, even though I didn't get to see or do everything I wanted (if only I could clone myself).  I spent the daytime hours going to writing panels with my writing friends, and played cards with my gaming friends at night.  I did not get a lot of sleep, and I'm still exhausted.  But it was awesome.

I'm still kind of processing it all, so I may post some more about the panels and guests later (our author guest of honor this year was Jim Butcher, plus we had lots of returning pros and some new authors whose work I'm looking forward to checking out), but for the moment, I'll get on with my ROW update.

1) Write 25,000 words
Since my last update, I have written another 2288 words, bringing my total for the round to 19354 words.  I am so gonna hit this goal!

2) Post on Blog once a week - besides check-in posts
Posted and on time!  Okay, so I never actually specified that I would post on Saturdays, but that's always what I've been shooting for.  I think this is the first time I've actually made it.  I wrote the post on Friday, so all I had to do Saturday morning was hit publish, and it worked!  I even made it to the con by 5 minutes to 9 am to stand in line for Jim Butcher's book signing.

3) Write first draft of short story
This would be the goal that's not going quite so swimmingly.  I just really need to sit down and figure out where I'm going with this or else scrap it and pick another project.

4) Make progress on Last Words
Not as much progress on this either, though I did figure out some details about how my main character's mother is going to die.  I'm hoping to get a little more done this week.

Well, that's it for me!  I hope you are all having a great week and your writing is going well!


Tia Bach said...

Congrats on being so close to that 25K goal. Rooting for you!

Beth Camp said...

Impressive progress on the writing -- and the conferencing. So what game were you playing/talking about??? Will you maybe write a blog post about gaming? What is the tie in between gaming and SF? Is your short story that's ground to a halt about gaming???? And what did you take away from the Con??? So much going on and you're still making FINE progress!