Mama and the Ground Glass Resurface

In Monday's post, I announced my goals for Round 3 of A Round of Words in 80 Days (ROW80): To write 300 words a day, five days a week; and Not to haul myself out of bed at 5:00 a.m. to write the 300 words. So far, the latter goal has been easier to accomplish … Continue reading Mama and the Ground Glass Resurface

ROW80 1.2.12 Goals & Boiling a Frog

A friend says resolutions should be brief. Her resolution for 2012 is Move. Ten years ago, when she was into metaphor, she adopted, Boil the frog slowly. The former refers to being more physically active. The latter might be phrased, Make small, incremental changes. I admire her artistry, but deplore her lack of clarity. They're her resolutions, however. … Continue reading ROW80 1.2.12 Goals & Boiling a Frog

#ROW80 & Symboling

"Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for?" ~ Robert Browning, Andrea del Sarto My reach last week exceeded my grasp. I followed Tuesday's stellar 1000 Molly words (or 921, depending on who's counting) with 0 Molly words for the rest of the week. But I was so pleased … Continue reading #ROW80 & Symboling

#ROW80 10/3 Goals

Round 4 of A Round of Words in 80 Days begins today with a statement of goals. Here are mine: Write 1000 words a day (excluding blog posts and HotShots!) Keep a daily record of activities related to writing Don't volunteer for or join anything else Those are the official goals. If I were listing … Continue reading #ROW80 10/3 Goals

AROW80 Sunday Report

Write 500 words/ day on Molly: 0 Exercise 30 minutes / day: 1/4 Go to bed by 11:00 p.m.: 2/4 Detail: 1. Writing: Sunday night I received chapter 1 of a 4-part mystery that's being written by members of the local Sisters in Crime chapter. My job was to write chapter 2. That's what I … Continue reading AROW80 Sunday Report

AROW80 Sunday Report 1

Progress since Wednesday: Write 500 words a day on Molly: 0/0 Go to bed by 11:00 p.m.: 2/4 Exercise 30 minutes: 0/4 No excuses. One step forward: I realized what must be done to untangle a major snarl in the plot. If you'd like to see how others are doing, click here. Image by Burbank … Continue reading AROW80 Sunday Report 1

The Pledge

My promise to post daily in April having crashed and burned, I now set out on a new adventure: A Round of Words in 80 Days. I'm starting late, so my round will comprise only 73 days. But, as Huckleberry Finn says, that ain't no matter. A Round of Words in 80 Days bills itself … Continue reading The Pledge