Ready. Set. WRITE! is a summer writing intensive that encourages goal-setting and accountability, and provides an opportunity for us to cheer each other on wherever we’re at with our writing projects—planning, drafting, revising, or polishing. This year, your RSW hosts are Alison Miller, Jaime Morrow, Erin Funk, Elodie Nowodazkij, and Katy Upperman. All the details are HERE.
1. How I did on last week’s goals:
- Spend at least one hour, five days on reviewing and revisions in my WIP. Yes! I did really well on this. I finished a full read-through of my MS and sent it off to a beta reader yesterday (a whole week earlier than anticipated! 🙂 )
- Visit the blogs of at least 10 other RSWers. Yes! And then some! It was great to get out there and say howdy and cheer each other on.
- Spend one hour a day or less on TV. Oh dear. Um, I did manage to do this on some days, but not all. I have a habit of just turning on the TV for “background noise” and then I sort of space out and don’t get anything else done! Ugh!
- Spend one hour a day or less on internet. Yeaahhhh…. no. I did better than I usually do (thanks again, Freedom app!) but I did not keep it to one hour a day.
2. My goals for this week.
- Make initial contact with at least five potential editors.
- Start investigating cover design options. (Any of you indie authors have suggestions for me?)
- Figure out which project I’m going to work on while I wait for WoHF to come back from my beta reader. I had thought I was going to go back to FALLING (tentative title) but I am feeling a pull from another MS that I started a realllllly long time ago. I still love the characters and the story line. It may be time to go back to that one.
- Visit the blogs of at least 10 other RSWers.
- Spend one hour a day or less on TV.
- Spend one hour a day or less on internet.
3. A favorite line from my story OR one word/phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised: Here is the very first paragraph of my WiP:
The woman in the corner whined in an unearthly, inhuman tone. I shivered in the New Orleans heat. I wished she would stop. But then again, I had wished for her to stop shrieking a few minutes ago. Now that she had, I knew the end was near.
4. The biggest challenge I faced this week (ex. finding time to write): Well, there’s that TV addiction I mentioned above! To be honest, I’m more worried about this coming week. I had two and a half weeks off from work and I go back today. It was really nice to have such unimpeded writing/revising time in the last couple weeks. Now it’s back to reality!
5. Something I love about my WiP: I love the way my main character grows over the course of the story. Of course, I guess that’s the whole point of a good story, right? But she goes from this timid, confused little girl to a strong, independent young woman. Love that.
How did your week of writing and/or revising go?