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RoW80 -Week 3, Wednesday Check In

This morning, part 3 of Roommates that I finished and submitted last week went live on LitErotica. There’s an approval process so it doesn’t go up right away. So far, there are 4 loves on the story, a rating of 4.69 in 26 ratings, and two new people following me. No one has commented with words yet but that’s not uncommon.

My writing progress this week:

Monday 

  • 1399 words – fiction – This was one of those scenes that appeared pretty much fully formed in my head and then came out of my fingers as soon as I set them on the keyboard. It uses the soulmate trope and a vampire finds his soul mate the night she is dying/dies of cancer. She demands that he find her sooner next time.

Tuesday 

  • 1394 words – dog blog post and a ghost post for a Verblio client 
  • 960 words SGA fanfiction. I can’t resist Shepherd/Todd

Wednesday 

  • 976 words – fiction. I decided to do the Flash Fiction Friday prompt that was up this week. I’m not entirely happy with it or even sure it filled the prompt. I’m good with specific instructions but vague prompts are more of a challenge. That’s not a bad thing. Unless it’s something simple like kink bingo, I agonize over whether I did it correctly. The scene I wrote is related to the thing I wrote Monday because it’s still sitting in my brain. Monday’s was a dying old woman and a vampire. Today’s was a moody teenager and a vampire. That’s here.

It’s another strong start to the week. I just hope this week ends better than last. I’m currently at 3335 words of fiction and my weekly goal was 3500 words fiction. I also finished two blog posts (one on the dog blog, one paid ghost post on Verblio), which meets my non-fiction goal. I don’t want to just skip days though. I’m trying to build a habit after all. So my revised goals for the next 4 days are to write at least one non-journal pomodoro session each day.

Find other checkins for this week on the ROW80 blog or over on the Facebook group.

8 thoughts on “RoW80 -Week 3, Wednesday Check In”

  1. Eden Mabee says:

    Sounds like a good week! Just curious (not that it’s a site I spend a lot of time on myself), but what’s your user ID on Literotica? Might be neat to see what you’ve written.

    Moody vampires though… not right now. Just finished a Buffy rewatch and need some head space.

    1. RayofFingSunshine says:

      I’ll send you a PM with the userid. I don’t use it all that often either; I think people find me because of the keyword system. Looking at the list on the one I’m using now is kinda funny because it has 6 posted stories from 2015 & 2016 and then the one I posted this week. I was using a different one from then until late 2019 but I had some trouble with a reader who was sending email that was more inappropriate than usual and it stressed me out so I killed the account. The LitE account I’m using now is vampire free. There are some consent practices that are a bit on the fuzzy side in the interest of moving the story along. That might be an erotica problem in general.

  2. Rui Chan says:

    Congratulations on passing the process and getting readers so fast. I should really check LitErotica considering that’s a genre I really like! (I never heard about it until you came and ROWed along, so thanks! )

    1. RayofFingSunshine says:

      The approval process is pretty basic but it’s still exciting when the story goes livs. The ratings fluctuate a lot based on who bothers to give one after reading. I’m obessing over them today and they’ve dropped a few points from this morning. I have had good luck though with people asking for custom work or telling me they’d like to read more from me. That’s always nice.

  3. Lila Leigh says:

    Amazing job meeting your goals. Don’t obsess too much over those rating. By now you know people are enjoying it, that’s what counts.

    1. RayofFingSunshine says:

      Definitely. It’s so nice to see something being read.

  4. I have the same feeling with my fan fiction. lt’s so nice to see people are reading – but so very much nicer when they leave a good (or even a juicily critical) review.

    You’ve had a good week, and that single pomodoro goal seems very doable.

    1. RayofFingSunshine says:

      That they care enough to comment is pretty cool. Critical reviews, as long as they’re intended to be helpful instead of bashing, can be useful in future writing or even revising the posted scene. LitErotica and the FanFic sites share the built in readers and potential for instant feedback.

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