*laughs* Thought I would try ROWdate for a title, has a Star Trekkian feel to it (one of my fav shows and no I’m not going to debate the merits of the various series. Next Gen was the best. There, now you know.)
If you’ve visited the ROW blog (you did, right?) then you know that the ROWbuddy system is now live and official! ROWbuddies are accountability partners. Someone with common interests and direction. Friends.
You’ll notice that Kait’s post on the ROW blog suggests listing some of your writer statistics. For instance, with Kerry and I; we both are morning people, primarily use Twitter, both enjoy blogging, are plotters and are freshman/sophomore writers (Randy Ingermanson’s terms, his post). We also both enjoy long walks on the beach. *grins* Just kidding on that one, but you get the idea. We mesh.
Kerry Meacham and I took this route during Round 3 and it worked very well. We helped refine each others goals to be realistic and definable. We chatted about our successes and trials throughout the round. Offered advice and motivation and suggestions on where and how to adjust. And knew that we always had a friend out there ready to kick our butt back into gear when the evil internal slacker got out of hand.
So, yeah, if you are looking for a ROWbuddy (and know some of you are or have already found one) then take a moment to let the rest of us know by using the super-cool Linky that Kait has provided. I wish you all the best in your search and hope that you are able to find a ROWbro or ROWsis to share the journey with.
Now, my goals from this last week.
Kristen Lamb’s blogging class: I’ve read the first two assignments and am working on the homework from Lesson Two. Should finish that up today, so in good shape. By the way, if you haven’t taken one of Kristen’s classes I’d encourage you to catch the next one.
NaNo Preparation: I fought, struggled, banged my head on the desk through most of the week trying to find the story in the concept I decided to use. And then. I found it Friday. Guess I had to get all the crappy ideas out of my head first as this concept has been sitting in there festering for ten years. Since Friday, I’ve put in a bit over 12k in outlining: concept and logline (albeit a thin logline at this point), brief character bio’s for my main players, brief descriptions of about half of the story milestones and a list of scene ideas that came immediately to mind. Like a light switch had been flicked and suddenly I could see the story. I’m right on target for November 1.
By the way, if you’re doing NaNoWriMo, I’d be happy to be your NaNo buddy! All ROW80 participants are welcome to buddy up with me. Here’s the link to my NaNo Author Page: GeneLempp. Just send me a private message or leave your info in the comments to be sure I don’t miss adding you back.
I hope you all had a great week. Off to stroll the halls and visit some of you *smile*