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:
- Make initial contact with at least five potential editors. I actually didn’t make contact with five potential editors but I did make some progress in this area and made some decisions. 🙂
- Start investigating cover design options. Done! Just some initial investigations. There are so many options out there! Yikes!
- Figure out which project I’m going to work on while I wait for WoHF to come back from my beta reader. Done! I started a re-read on MOSAIC (tentative title). This was my very first project and it’s meant to be a trilogy and I bit off more than I could chew at the time. But the characters and story have always stayed with me. I want to give it another try.
- Visit the blogs of at least 10 other RSWers. Done! I’m so inspired by all the progress being made out there! Go, go, go!!!
- Spend one hour a day or less on TV. Done. Mostly. I may have cheated a couple days. 🙂
- Spend one hour a day or less on internet. Ha. I’m dropping this goal in the future and admitting defeat. Of course, part of the problem is that when you are investigating potential editors and cover designers, you end up spending gobs and gobs of time online just for those activities.
2. My goals for this week.
- Continue to investigate cover design options for THE WITCH OF HIGHLAND FALLS.
- Finish my re-read of MOSAIC and start to figure out what overall changes I’ll need to make.
- Revisit SAVE THE CAT by Blake Snyder and put together a beat sheet for MOSAIC
- Visit the blogs of at least 10 other RSWers.
- Walk at least 10k each day.
3. A favorite line from my story OR one word/phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised: Here is part of a tornado scene from MOSAIC:
Trevin and I reached the old man at the same time. We each took an arm and started hauling him back toward the safety of the building. Suddenly, as if the cyclone had eyes, the tip of the monster started edging back toward us. It had gone past Annie’s and had been on a predictable easterly path.
4. The biggest challenge I faced this week (ex. finding time to write): I was back at work this week after a nice two-week staycation. Settling back into a routine in which I have minimal time for writing/revising was the biggest challenge.
5. Something I love about my WiP: I’m so enjoying getting back into MOSAIC. In the first half of the story, my MC gets metaphorically punched in the gut over and over – finding out that people and things aren’t what she thought they were. I love to watch how tough she becomes!
How did your week of writing and/or revising go?