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As I update this plan , ROW80 Round 3 is well underway. Without the structure of these 80-day blocks of goalsetting and attaining, and the twice-weekly self-evaluation, I suspect I would still be floundering along with abundant stories jumbled in my head, rather than this former tangle slowly unraveling into a smooth double series, braiding together in fascinating patterns…

I created this plan to give focus to my noveling energy, and to keep track of the various works-in-progress (WIPs) I am in the midst of, as I bring the disparate projects into the cohesive whole of my interwoven fantasy/Star Trek fan fiction double series –Trueborn Warp and Weft.

Since I began focusing on monthly noveling goals, I have:

  • Begun planning and writing, the first novels in each series, The Stars are Fire(Weft), and Perchance to Dream (Warp).
  • Begun revising Chameleon’s Dish.
  • I have learned much about outlining and revisions.
  • I have a clearer vision of the shape of each individual series, how they will fit together, where the gaps are, and how to fill them.
  • I have a far stronger concept of the individual novels, backstory, motivations, and recurring themes.

I expect there is far more to learn in the coming months, and I am eager to learn it.

So, what have I been up to, specifically?

August 2013:

Writing:

Write at least 25,000 words in To Be or Not to Be On target.

  • Completed 7,963/25,000 words.
  • WIP total:146,646 words. 

Write or plan one scene weekly in The Stars are Fire – Trueborn Weft Series – On target.

  • Completed 51,923/ ~100,000 words on August 10.
  • Planning complete through Scene 22/60.

Write or plan one scene weekly in Perchance to DreamTrueborn Warp SeriesOn target.

  • 54,262/~100,000 wordson August 10.
  • Planning complete through Scene 15.

Revision:

Print and reread, WIP, making on-page rough notes. On target.

  • I have been reading aloud to the children, ages 9 and almost 12, skipping scenes that are a little too suggestive for their tastes.
  • They’ve had suggestions and questions that deepen my understanding of the story and possible revisions.
  • I’ve made on-page notes through Scene 2; page 19/248.

Write one page of notes for each existing scene (goal/motivation/conflict/disaster), and leave pages for pending scenes. On target.

  • Note page written for (pending) Prologue and Scene #2.

Share excerpts from this WIP as part of the WIPpet Wednesday meme, and receiving feedback that will aid the revisioning process. On target.

Use Rock Your Revisions to create a revision plan. Pending.

  • Create rough plan once rereading, and note-taking are completed.

And for September:

Writing:

Write at least 25,000 words in To Be or Not to Be.

  • Write or plan one scene weekly in The Stars are Fire – Trueborn Weft Series .Write or plan one scene weekly in Perchance to DreamTrueborn Warp Series .

Revision:

Bounded by a Nutshell:

  • Print and reread, WIP, making on-page rough notes .
  • Write one page of notes for each existing scene (goal/motivation/conflict/disaster), and leave pages for pending scenes.
  • Share excerpts from this WIP as part of the WIPpet Wednesday meme, and receiving feedback that will aid the revisioning process.

I will update and adapt here again at the end of the month.  May your days pass sweetly until then. =D

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