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:
- Continue to investigate cover design options for THE WITCH OF HIGHLAND FALLS. Still no progress on this. 😦
- Work on a blurb for THE WITCH OF HIGHLAND FALLS. Done… however! Y’know, blurbs can take longer to write than a whole chapter sometimes. 🙂 I “finished” the blurb but I’m still not sure I’m completely happy with it. I need to let it sit for a few days or a week.
- Work an hour a night/five nights on the overall plan for complete outline and changes for all three MOSAIC books. Yes, I worked at least an hour a day/five days on this but I still have a long ways to go.
- Visit the blogs of at least 10 other RSWers. Done! And I continue to be inspired by all of YOU!
- Walk at least 10k each day. Pretty close (better than last week, anyhow!)
2. My goals for this week.
- Continue to investigate cover design options for THE WITCH OF HIGHLAND FALLS. (I mean it this time!)
- Continue to tweak the blurb for THE WITCH OF HIGHLAND FALLS.
- Work an hour a night/five nights on the overall plan for complete outline and changes for all three MOSAIC books.
- 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: “Slow and steady!” For my re-write of the three MOSAIC books, I want to have a really good outline done before I jump in. This makes me slightly crazy because I would like to just jump in!! But, I think in the long run it will pay off. I think the reason I never finished this trilogy before was because I got to a certain point and didn’t know where I was going. I’m not going to make that mistake again! So, I need to continue to move ahead – slow and steady – with my outlining before I can get back into the writing.
4. The biggest challenge I faced this week (ex. finding time to write): Time! Lots of stuff going on this week, including a weekend camping trip. This coming week looks better.
5. Something I love about my WiP: My characters spend lots of time out in the woods, hiking, searching, running for their lives, eating bad berries….
How did your week of writing and/or revising go?