Dec. 21st, 2011

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This was the first round I participated in ROW80 and, admittedly, I didn't participate as much as I would have liked.  I think it had something to do with NaNo eating my brain.  I did learn a great deal along the way, though.  Not only about how I would like to participate in future rounds, but about myself and my process.  So, I will be back next time and stronger for this initial experience.

Where my goals and progress are concerned...

Goal #1: Get at least 1/4 of Book #1 written… 25,000+ words

This goal changed at the beginning of last month.  I decided I was going to write 75k instead.  That was after I'd made the decision to take the NaNoWriMo challenge, which I did meet.  Once November 30th hit, though, my writing habit seemingly suffered.  I was more than a bit toasty around the edges, I think.  It didn't help that I recently ran into some health challenges on top of the holidays.  Needless to say, I resigned myself to the fact that I just wasn't going to make that word count this time around.  I did, however, make it to just under 62k, which is a good deal more than I'd originally intended.  So, in the end... I would say I was definitely successful in that respect.

Goal #2: Post here [dawnluellan.com] 3x a week, at least.

I didn't make that goal.  Not even close.  And, in the process, I moved over here [to Dreamwidth].  It's here that my dear sister/friend and writing buddy and I communicate.  It's just easier for me to keep it centralized.  When the time comes when I'm feeling ready to start building my platform, then I'll spend more time back at dawnluellan.com.  Until then, I'm focusing more on the process and the journey.

Now, as the sun sets on this round of ROW80... I wish you all well.  I look forward to seeing you all in the New Year.  Until that time... May the holiday season be filled with light, love, and laughter for you and yours!  May 2012 dawn brightly for all of us!

~ Dawn

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