Today is my 28th birthday so it's nice to end the writing challenge in time for a minor celebration. In the last 80 days I've edited (and rewritten the second half of) Verity, rewritten Taunt and finished the first draft of STS. I've outlined Tempt and finished a couple of short stories and a novellette. I've stuck to my weekly word count for the most part and tried to form a writing schedule and plan I can stick to. I'm happy with the progress but I feel like I didn't push myself. One of my aims for the next round will be to stretch my limits a bit more.
I'm not sure what my exact goals for the next round will be - I have five novels calling out for edits, I need to get to the first draft of Tempt before I finish editing Taunt and there are five stories waiting to be written that have been shouting a lot louder this year. Well, they have been waiting for quite a while. Ideal goal would be to work on a first draft and an edit simultaneously as well as preparing outlines for the stories that can't wait much longer but I keep forgetting about that other important five - my children. All of the fives feel like a good sign. ;)
When I was born, Bonnie Tyler was already topping the charts in Ireland and MJ's Billie Jean was number 1 in the US. Billie Jean is one of my son's favourite songs now - strange!