Thank you to the hosts of this summer writing intensive: Jaime Morrow, Alison Miller, Katy Upperman, and Erin Funk. You can head on over to any one of those blogs to find out more and to participate. Every Monday, you can go to any one of those blogs and post a link to your check-in post. Here is my update for the week:
1. How I did on last week’s goals: I looooved this week! 🙂 It was the polar opposite of last week. Here are the goals I listed last week:
- Spend at least half an hour each morning and each evening on the WiP. While I didn’t specifically spend half an hour each morning and each evening, I did write every day except one. I had to go back and re-write a bunch of the beginning of my WiP (FALLING) and that was really dragging me down. But I finished all that and yesterday was a 3k day. That felt pretty good. I feel confident I’ll crack 20k this week.
- Work out at least five days this week. I worked out four days this week. I’m good with that. 🙂
- Critique pages for my writing group, which meets Saturday. Completed! And it was a great meeting (via Google hangouts, which saves me four hours of driving).
2. My goal(s) for this week: Let’s keep it simple and consistent with last week’s goals, shall we?
- Spend at least half an hour twice a day on the WiP. This week, I’m going to say twice a day rather than pinpointing it to morning and evening – I like the idea of even further flexibility.
- Work out at least five days this week.
3. A favorite line from my story, OR one word that sums up what I wrote/revised:
“Looking at the panels near the front of the plane offers more questions than answers. I’ve never actually been in the cockpit of an airplane or a shuttle or anything like that but, I’ve watched plenty of movies. This looks nothing like it should.”
4. The biggest challenge I faced this week (ex. finding time to write): Oh, my old friend distraction! And frustration with having to backtrack before the first draft is all completed.
5. Something I love about my WiP: The setting is a North woods, outdoorsy kind of setting. Which I like even if it is the dead of winter (ugh!).
Good luck to everyone in their goals this week!