ROW80 and Weekend Word Wars, Awards and Giveaways!

Weekend word war, hosted by Hélène Boudreau! The war played out on Facebook - Hélène was trying to reach a certain number of words in her "SEAquel" to Real Mermaids Don't Wear Toe Rings, and I...

I was rather consistent about editing - did not log on to the internet at all until sunset on Saturday! But I'm supposed to be editing. Instead, I was writing... Arguably still necessary, as I've been filling in all the scenes that were missing from the draft. And I've got another idea for a scene to write tonight, in which the hero realises he must marry the heroine. Only none of this seems to involve the actual cutting of words, which is what editing is supposed to accomplish, no?

Need a day with no distractions, the printed ms, and a red pen.

Thank you to Michelle for the Stylish Blogger Award! I posted seven things about myself last week, so today I'll go with my goals for the last 13 days of the Round of Words in 80 Days:

1 Cut at least 10,000 words from the novel
2 Finalise a scene for the March exercise on the Compuserve Forum
3 Finish the wedding night scene between the hero and heroine
4 Revise the scene where the heroine confronts the hero's father
5 Revise the opening (for the tenth time!)
6 Name my captain, and decide whether he's Spanish, French or Scottish
7 Name some of the other tertiary characters
Lisa's having a 200 Follower Giveaway!

Talli's having a The Hating Game is out in paperback giveaway!


Melissa Bradley said…
Good luck with your goals and thanks for the links. I love checking out blogs new to me. Have a great, progress-filled day. :)
alberta ross said…
yes good luck - editing isn't always about cutting words is it - it's about getting the best story - have fun next week
Seaquel. Love it!

I wish you luck with your list. My plan is to keep writing until I finish my WIP.
Nas Dean said…
All the best with your goals and thanks for the links.
Madeleine said…
The scene with the heroine confronting the hero's father soubnds intruiguing :O)
Donea Lee said…
Best of luck with your writing goals!
Susan Fields said…
Good luck with your goals! And have fun writing those scenes. It may not be cutting words, but totally necessary!
Deniz Bevan said…
Thanks so much everyone!
Madeleine, a draft of the scene is up on the writers' forum, here:
Regina said…
Wonderful goals. I need to make some for myself. I am shameless in not setting any when I need to make myself accountable. Thank you for the great links too. Have a great week.
Deniz Bevan said…
Thanks Regina! Sometimes I make teeny goals on purpose, so that I can at least cross *something* off...

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