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The Eleven Questions Game

Karen Rought is The Midnight Novelist. She is also a copyeditor for Hypable, a blogging machine, and one of the nicest people you will ever meet. She tagged me with the fun Eleven Questions Game. First, the rules: You must post the rules. Answer the questions on your blog....

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ROW80 Round 1 Final Update Extravaganza

Time for the last ROW80 Round 1 update! You can find my set of goals here. Round 1 of 2012 ROW80 ends today, March 22nd. And the second round begins on April 2nd.  * * * First, the results. Writing goals: Write 2,500 words/week. I ended up with 24,914 WIP words, a 1,430-word short story,...

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ROW80 Update 11 + What’s Cooking

Time for a ROW80 update! You can find my new set of goals here. I like the new post format since the reboot: updates only on Sundays and always with a little something else. Round 1 of 2012 ROW80 ends on March 22nd. This is the second to last update.  *...

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ROW80 Update 10 + Other Updates

Time for a ROW80 update! You can find my new set of goals here. I like the new post format since the reboot: updates only on Sundays and always with a little something else. I missed last week’s update due to a short trip. This post is an update of the...

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ROW80 Update 8 + Kreativ Blogger Awards

Time for a ROW80 update! You can find my new set of goals here. I like the new post format since the reboot: updates only on Sundays and always with a little something else. Writing goals: Write 2,500 words/week. 2,137 words. Not bad. I’ll cheat and mark it green. Outline of BLUE...

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ROW80 Update 7 + Grammar Song

Time for a ROW80 update! You can find my new set of goals here. I like the new post format since the reboot: updates only on Sundays and always with something else. One of the extra offerings today is a witty video that my friend, author Martina Dalton, showed to us on our last critique meeting....

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Flying High and Flying Away

Do you push your boundaries and try new things? Do you really know your potential? I rarely stray from my comfort zone. Last Saturday, I did something I didn’t know I had in me. A friend of mine got tickets for a fun activity and invited my wife. However, Wonder...

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ROW80 Update 6 + Gratitude

Back in the saddle again. Time for a ROW80 update! This has been a wildly eventful weekend, and that’s not even counting the Superbowl party I’m hosting today. More details tomorrow. But I still had time to work on my goals! You can find my new set of goals...

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ROW80 Reloaded + Mash-up

I mentioned in a previous post that my original ROW80 goals weren’t working for me. Snow, bad habits, and self-doubt derailed my original plan and made me lose my focus. On the other hand, it was a good time to be inspired. Bob Mayer’s Write It Forward workshop has been...

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Be the MVP

If you don’t follow sports, you might not know this story. Derrick Rose is the Chicago Bulls point guard. He was the #1 pick of the draft in 2008, and he won Rookie of the Year that season. Until September 2010, he was really good. However, few people counted...

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ROW80 – Update 5 – The Lost Week Ends

Here’s my ROW80 Sunday update. For the list of goals, click here. This was a strange week. It snowed in Seattle for 5 straight days, we couldn’t drive anywhere, and the family stayed home. At least, we didn’t lose power, like so many in our state. Most of my goals...

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ROW80 – Update 4

Here’s my ROW80 Sunday update. For the list of goals, click here. Writing goals: 1k words/day; 5k/week: Thanks to the #ROW80 #wordsprints, wrote 5,107 words this week! Detailed outline of sequel (codename Blue): I have a rough outline ready. Rough outline of WIP (codename Crimson): Yes! Did a lot of work on the...

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