ROW 80: Check-In 9/14/11

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

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I slipped the past few weeks on working on my goals. Not enough effort even though I had time on most days. On a few I had good reason to not write, but most of the time, I have no excuse. I need to do better. The last couple weeks of August had been great.

My RRH story is not really any closer to being ready for crits. I've made progress on the second version of the new beginning. Today I looked it over, then read the original draft. I think I've lost something. Probably the story focus. It's much closer in line with what I was going for than the first attempt. That one I've made a quick sketch-up on how I can use it in something else. But this one bothers me even it reads okay. I'm hoping one or both of my alpha readers have time to look over the whole thing tonight. I need a fresh opinion.

I hadn't made it a stated goal, but I've also slacked on reading check-ins. I've only been on a couple people's lately. So for the last week I plan to visit 10 new blogs plus the ones I've been to before.


Joshua said...

I'd love to read your longer stuff. I hope you get to feeling that the beginning works again. Me...well...I'm still unable to get over this wall.

Nadja Notariani said...

Hi Jaleh~

Thanks for stopping's good to visit around and see what fellow ROW80 are up to. Soemtimes, it even inspires. I wish you the best in finding the right 'voice' in the piece you're having trouble with! ~ Nadja

Ruth Nestvold said...

Good luck on getting your focus back! One thing that helps me is to brainstorm a little about why I wanted to write the particular story in the fist place. When I do that, then I can sometimes find the way out from where I'm stuck.

Katy Bennett said...

perhaps you've unconsciously slowed down on writing to give your brain a chance to figure out why the beginning of the story isn't working for you. it's hard keeping up with all the blogs. Best of luck for the rest of the week.

Jaleh D said...

Thanks for all the encouragement! I'm having a phone conference (sounds so business-like, hehe) with my sister tonight about it. She's really good at helping me focus my view of the big picture and pull out what might be missing. So while I'm waiting, I'm taking a look at one of my other WIPs. Maybe knock out a bit on that.

Karen deBlieck said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I have also been lax in my visiting these past few weeks. So it was nice to see that other people still poked their head in to check on me. :) Here's hoping you gain some new perspective on your WIP. :)

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