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I Can’t Believe January is Almost Gone

I don’t do well with deadlines, at least on the writing front. I’ve tried making a blogging schedule and the 300 words a day just doesn’t ever happen. When I get home, I turn on the computer, check the email, then Facebook and Twitter, and then back to Facebook. At night comes the blogging.

I work all day. Maybe there is a day or two of vacation or holiday time, but most of the time I keep a real day job. Don’t get me wrong, I do love writing, but in my own way and at my own time.

Four weeks have passed and I don’t think I’ve made one ROW80 Check-in. I have been working on the work in progress every so often, even the extra other two works in progress.

Two weeks ago, I finally broke down and bought my Kindle copy of The Game of Thrones – the first book in the series – A Song of Fire and Ice. I love this book and George Martin’s writing style. I just can’t stop raving about the book. I only hope to learn from him and create characters in the manner that he did for this book.

I have seen the first season of the series, that’s as far as I got when we borrowed the DVD set from a friend. I can’t wait to read the rest of the series.

ROW80 Check-In: I have written some, maybe 300 words here and there. February is coming, I do have ideas spinning around in my head that are almost ready to hit the paper.

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Linda Nelson is a writer, blogger, daytime worker and student at Franklin Pierce University. Her studies are taking up a significant portion of her time while she finishes up her bachelor degree in Accounting for the intent of acquiring her Masters of Science in Accounting. She also has a diverse degree by the additional business courses added to her curriculum along with some Social Services classes. Linda is a member of the Romance Writers of America (RWA) and Monadnock Writers Group. She is the author of Along Came Neil, a Young Adult Sweet-romance which is the last book in her Wings from Ashes trilogy released in 2013. Linda is working on other romances, but their release dates are still undetermined. Linda lives in Southern New Hampshire. You can reach Linda at her website


  • Rose Red

    It’s never too late to get writing again. The last weeks don’t even matter now, all that matters is what is ahead 🙂 don’t give up okay?

    I found a cool extension on chrome to help me take some time to write. You can have fun for ten minutes then you have to get back to work. I get distracted very easily. It’s called StayFocusd.

  • Beth Camp

    Who doesn’t love a good read? I did jump over to my local library’s digital collection and put a hold on GAME OF THRONES. Thank you for the reference. Reading on the Kindle is so much easier than trying to read that little print. 🙂 I’m with Rose Red in saying maybe try some timed writings “between” your other commitments. Have you used a journal? brainstorming? lists? Writing a letter to yourself from your favorite character? How about writing poetry (that short-cut to our deepest writing self)? Wishing you well in the coming week.

  • Linda Nelson

    I checked out I might give it a try. A blogging poetry course is going to be starting on WordPress soon. I’ll be giving that a shot too. Even though my writing has slowed, I’m not too concerned. The Game of Thrones is helping me gather lots of ideas without actually borrowing anything from his story. I guess this is why Steven King says we writers should read a minimum of 3 hours a day to keep the writing well filled.

  • Cindy

    Sometimes it’s just about finding what works best for you. It’s a WIP, life is a WIP and you can edit and make improvements.

    Hope your week is a good one! 🙂

  • Marina Finlayson

    The way you said “February is coming” in your ROW80 check-in sounded very Game of Thrones-y. “Winter is coming!!”

    Time spent reading is never wasted, and GRRM is great for studying handling different points of view (apart from the totally awesome story, of course!).

    • Linda Nelson

      I love how he deals with all the different POVs. Favorite character – Tyrion Lannister. He’s funny, quirky, and a big mouth. Who can’t love a big mouth? Especially when it’s what always gets them in trouble.

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