A week and a half of ROW80 has passed by and this is the first chance I’ve had to write an update so I thought I should make it a good one.
Goal 1: write at least 500 words a day until the first draft of my novel, 2 Brothers, is complete.
Over the past 10 days I have managed to hit my goal of at least 500 words everyday, giving me a total of just over 6000, but far more importantly this afternoon I finally typed those two magic little words at the end of my novel – THE END!
The first draft is complete, I know there is still a long way to go on 2 Brothers but for the moment I am going to put it aside and let it marinate a little while I get on with goal number 2.
Goal 2: once goal #1 is achieved switch to editing mode on the apocalyptic YA novel, aiming to edit ~5 pages a day.
After giving myself tomorrow off (a girl needs a little celebration for finishing a first draft, plus it’s my birthday so I think I’m allowed to take it easy for a day) I am going to dig into the edits on my as yet untitled apocalyptic YA novel. Wish me luck.
Goal 3: keep up with my aim to read 50 books this year.
This week I read the final book in David Estes’ Dwellers Series – The Earth Dwellers. This book was actually the 4th novel in 2 different series (Dwellers + Country), and I loved the way the two series clashed in the final book. If you haven’t read any of David’s books before I can certainly recommend these, particularly if you are a fan of Dystopian YA. Just make sure you read the three sister series novels before reading book 4.
In other news I also managed to get to the cinema to see a grown-up movie this week (unheard of!). Saw Divergent – Loved it!
How are your goals going? Are you killing it? I hope so. Have you seen Divergent? Did anyone else think it was a great interpretation of the novel?
As always I love hearing from you.