Sunday, March 9, 2008


So, it's been a week since I started the 70 Days of Sweat challenge. So far, so good. I'm a little over 50K words on my WIP (started at 30K) as of this morning, and hoping to knock out a few more today. And I'm finally ON SCHEDULE. My goal is to have a drafted 80-90K words to query by the end of March, and I think I might actually manage this. I wanted to get more side-projects rolling along the way, and they have fallen by the wayside.

But I'm okay with that. Cloak is my number one focus, and I'm just so happy that it's going smoothly - I can't complain. If I can get it done ahead of schedule, I can make up the time on the others.

I don't know if it's just the sweat challenge, but I do think it helped to get my butt in gear. I was dragging my feet on this, and I would have been trying to pull it together at the last minute.

I technically only need the first three chapters by the end of this month, but I wanted to have the whole thing drafted so I could write a true-to-form synopsis and make sure I hit all the right buttons in those first three chapters. Sven has helped me so far.

Keep it up sweaters!! 68(7?) days to go!!


Kathleen Oxley said...

Yay!! Keep it up, hun! *wipes brow with towel*


Jennifer Shirk said...

Woo-hoo! Great work!

Tempest Knight said...

You go chica! *wg*

Kaige said...

You're doing great, Gwen! Keep it up.

Gwen said...

Thanks ladies! The encouragement means a lot.

I lost an hour at some point this weekend, though. *rolls eyes*

Kathleen Oxley said...

I lost an hour too! Any idea who stole it from us? *hugs*