Ready. Set. WRITE! Seventh update

Ready. Set. WRITE! is a summer writing intensive that encourages goal-setting and RSW2015accountability, 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 MillerJaime MorrowErin FunkElodie 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. Yes! I made some decisions on this.
  • Continue to tweak the blurb for THE WITCH OF HIGHLAND FALLS. Yep! I’m still going to let it percolate a little longer.
  • Work an hour a night/five nights on the overall plan for complete outline and changes for all three MOSAIC books. Yes! I did some character development exercises this week that were really helpful, too. I got great insight into my villain in book two. Yahoo!
  • Visit the blogs of at least 10 other RSWers. Yes! And – at the risk of repeating myself – may I just say that you are all amazing? 🙂
  • Walk at least 10k each day. Accomplished five of seven days.

2.  My goals for this week.

Just last night I got a critique on THE WITCH OF HIGHLAND FALLS from another fantastic CP. This was from someone who hadn’t seen it since the very early stages and only the first few chapters. Her insight after all other rounds of revisions are going to be invaluable! So, this week’s goals are all about TWoHF!

  • Continue to tweak the blurb for TWoHF.
  • Work an hour a night/five nights on revisions for TWoHF. (Stretch goal of however much additional time I can wrangle. I’m so excited to dig into these revisions!)
  • Visit the blogs of at least 10 other RSWers. I’m not going to hold myself to this one this week because it looks to be crazy at the beginning of the week so I don’t know how I’d get around to everyone until, say, Wednesday. Ugh!
  • Walk at least 10k each day.

3.  A favorite line from my story OR one word/phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised: To sum up: even the bad guys have their reasons! 🙂

4.  The biggest challenge I faced this week (ex. finding time to write): Feeling like I wasn’t really moving forward on the MOSAIC books since I mostly worked on a lot of character development and outlining – but no actual writing or revising. But I know that this will be helpful down the road so it was worth it.

5.  Something I love about my WiP (MOSAIC): Planet-hopping! (And did I mention the aliens?)

How did your week of writing and/or revising go?

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6 Responses to Ready. Set. WRITE! Seventh update

  1. cuzwewrite says:

    Aliens?! We’re there 🙂 Also, walking at least 10k each day is a great exercise goal. We’d like to get in on that, too! Good luck this week with everything.

  2. Oooh, that title is so intriguing! (TWoHF) And also, I’ve been way into space stories lately, so planet hopping and aliens sound awesome. Good luck this week!

  3. Planet-hopping? Awesome! 😀

    I feel the same when I’m outlining – sometimes it seems like there’s no forward progress, but it’s really worth it later on!

  4. Alison Miller says:

    It’s great when you’re excited about diving into revisions! Go you! And you nailed your goals last week! Hope this week is just as productive!

  5. Eden says:

    You had me staggered and awed at 10K every day. That’s a great goal, Kitty. Hooray for five days with all the other stuff you accomplished. Here’s to a profitable week of more work on TWoHF

  6. shanjeniah says:

    I like my aliens with pointed ears and green blood, but that’s maybe just me…

    Today’s my birthday, and I validated my CampNaNo win at just under 76,000 words – and, because I was using a new to me plotting technique, I didn’t start drafting until the 11th, when I finished plotting.

    The characters have taken over in all kinds of ways, but all that ‘invisible’ work – that’s what lets them do it, while still moving forward in the directions they all need to go to get to the end.

    I’m not sorry I spent the extra time, and I bet you won’t be, either.

    And hooray on all the other progress, too! May this week surprise you in many good ways!.=D

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