Ready. Set. WRITE!

Thank you to the hosts of this summer writing intensive: Jaime Morrow, Alison Miller, Katy Upperman, and Erin Funk. You can head on RSWCoffeeover 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:

  • Spend at least half an hour twice a day on the WiP. Not so great again this week. I did spend some time developing Lucy’s character but I really spent maybe three days on the WiP this week. 😦
  • Reach 10k steps each day. My Fitbit arrived on Thursday! I did walk each day  but I only reached 10k on Saturday and Sunday.

2. My goal(s) for this week:

  • I received the last of the critiques that I was waiting for on THE WITCH OF HIGHLAND FALLS and I am really anxious to jump back into revisions on that one. However, before I leave FALLING behind, I need to do a really good outline so I remember what my plan was when I am ready to get back into it! FALLING has changed directions a few times so I need to leave myself a detailed roadmap. That is my writing goal this week. If I start in on revisions for TWoHF, that would be the icing on the cake.
  • Complete critiques before my writing group meets next Saturday.
  • Walk 10k steps each day.

3. A favorite line from my story, OR one word that sums up what I wrote/revised: Lucy, Lucy, Lucy!! (It’s been all about figuring out MC Lucy lately.)

4. The biggest challenge I faced this week (ex. finding time to write): Summertime laziness!

5. Something I love about my WiP: I am liking Lucy more and more as she evolves. She has some serious issues and some bad things that have happened to her but she is going to find out that she is so very strong.

Good luck to everyone in their goals this week!

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12 Responses to Ready. Set. WRITE!

  1. You did better than me this week. I spent maybe five minutes on my WIP. Sheesh.
    Have a great week and good luck with your TWoHF revisions!

    • Kitty says:

      I firmly believe you need those kind of “no-work” weeks, too! Thanks again for being one of the beta readers for TWoHF. Can’t wait to dive into the revisions. 🙂 Have a great week, Melanie!

  2. Alison Miller says:

    Progress is progress and it sounds like you had quite a bit – even if it wasn’t as much as you wanted. No worries! Good luck with Lucy and your outline and all your goals! Have a great week!

  3. katyupperman says:

    I’m so intrigued by what you’ve shared about Lucy. She sounds super complex — my favorite kind of character. Plus, and I think I’ve told you this, the name Lucy is one of my faves! Have a wonderful week, and best of luck with your goals!

  4. I find it so tough to focus during the summer, too! Definitely lazy days. Sounds like you still got some good stuff accomplished, though! Good luck this week! 🙂

    • Kitty says:

      Yeah, I’ve been thinking lately that maybe I should’ve just taken August off altogether! Oh well. August will be over before we know it!

  5. Best of luck with the revisions! Sounds like you’re excited to dive in! 🙂

  6. That’s so hard to juggle two projects and want to work on them both! Good luck with your outline and hopefully your revision, too!

  7. Glad to hear the character of Lucy is coming along well and that you are making good progress. Keep going!

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