08 January 2012

A Round Of Words Check-In and Wisdom...

  A Few Words Of Wisdom From An Internet Photo...

A word that induces love, loathing, pleasure, dread - and all in the same person within the same week!  It happens.  There are moments when I struggle to get my story to translate from my mind's eye to the page.  But as I'm sure you've read from Kait Nolan, KEEP WRITING!  Talk a walk before you return to your project.  Set up with a nice hot coffee, tea, insert your fav beverage here - go to a cafe - light a candle....Treat yourself.  It will pass....believe it. 

I logged into my email account on Wednesday morning to view any comments and do some visiting around my reader/writer friends' blogs when I spotted a comment by Aaron from the Blogger Girlz.  I met Aaron during the Platform Building Campaign and immediately knew that Blogger Girlz was a blog I would continue to frequent since they (Aaron and Ella) love books as much as I do.  During NaNo, then publishing my next novella, the 12 Days project, and then with holiday madness, that glorious frenzy of fun and excitement,  I've not been able to spend as much time with books as I'd like. Thankfully, readers are... well....reading!
Aaron commented that she's posted a review of Claiming The Prize!  Read it HERE.  What a great way to begin the day!

Goal Updates...

The first week of ROW80 is complete.  Here's how I've fared...

*  The first 100 pages of my WIP, The Third Fate, have been read, and I've managed to edit 20 pages.

*  Two novels read, lessening that old TBR pile!

*  Social media goals (which carried over from previous rounds) met.  I've visited roughly five blogs per weekday, keeping in contact with fellow ROW80 writers and other blogs I follow.

*  Shiny new idea for next book - check!  Another historical will be in the works, I believe.  I'll be researching, researching, researching...

*  Fitness continues to play in the forefront of my life.  CrossFit is a challenge that I enjoy four days a week.  I'm growing stronger each week.  Strengthening my body is doing more than tightening my thighs...ha!  It is sharpening my mind and building my confidence in ways I never expected.

What accomplishment has you standing tall this week?


  1. Sounds like you have had a great week! I remembered I still have Claiming the Prize on my smashwords to read....how did I forget that?

    I too have a shiny new idea that I am popping away for a moment while I return to my old WIP, it is so hard to put it away though!

    I hope you have a great second week! :)

  2. Way to go, Nadja! What a great week you've had! Keep up the good work.

  3. Wow! It looks like you nailed it. I'd say, good luck for the rest of ROW, but I don't think you need it!

  4. Wow! Great week! And I love that poster. It says all the really important bits of advice that most people can agree on. Hope you have another wonderful week.

  5. What an awesome week you had! :) Love those writing rules.

  6. Great progress! Good luck with the coming week!

  7. Thanks, everyone. It's been a great week, but I've got a lot to accomplish in this new week. Editing, here I come... (with the help of chocolate, hot tea, and vanilla spice candles) Ha! See you all Wednesday!

  8. Hey, Nadja! *waves*

    How are you? Thanks for stopping by and checking in!

    The writing rules are spot on! Next time I have writer's block I'm going to pull weeds, hehe.

    Yay! I love new ideas! They're so much fun. I also love your dedication to CrossFit. Sounds fun!

    Good luck with your goals for the week!