Ready. Set. WRITE! Aug. 24 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: I didn’t do an update last week or set any goals. It’s been a wild and crazy coupla weeks! I had jury duty, a major deadline at work and my kids start school today (see photographic evidence – sort of – below). I’m hoping to get back into some semblance of normalcy this week.

2.  My goals for this week.

  • Edit at least two chapters each day in TWoHF.
  • Walk at least 10k steps each day.
  • Visit the blogs of at least 10 other RSWers.

3.  A favorite line from my story OR one word/phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised: I got nothin’. I really didn’t get anything done this week. 😦

4.  The biggest challenge I faced this week (ex. finding time to write): Time and stress. As mentioned: jury duty this week. Ultimately, I didn’t get picked for the jury but I was there for an entire day for jury selection. And it was federal jury duty so I had to be in downtown Minneapolis at the crack of dawn on Thursday, which is about two hours away from my home so I stayed overnight the night before at my sisters. Which meant making sure my family was all lined up for everything they needed to get to the next day (my youngest had her very first tennis match!). Jury selection was kind of a fascinating process but I’m really glad I didn’t get picked for the jury. The case is supposed to go through the end of this week.

5.  Something I love about my WiP (TWoHF): Um, I can’t help but think I’ve said this before but I love how much my MC grows over the course of the story.

A photo of my darling daughters who did not want their “first day of school” photo taken…

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

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7 Responses to Ready. Set. WRITE! Aug. 24 update

  1. Stephanie Scott says:

    Do you mean 10k steps or are you walking 10 kilometers a day?! (I’m guessing the previous, but if it’s the latter, go you!)

    The jury duty summoning gods like to choose me, though I’ve still never been on an actual jury. I sit in the waiting room for hours and then go home. Still, what a hurdle. And for you–two hour drive!

    • Kitty says:

      Oops – that’s 10k steps each day! 🙂 I just corrected it. This was my first jury summons ever. If it had been for jury duty in my county… that’s about five blocks from my house! But, nooooo! Ah well, it’s a good story to tell anyhow!

  2. Erin Funk says:

    Jury duty doesn’t sound fun, especially when it interferes with all the other things you have going on. I hope this week is a whole lot less chaotic for you. Good luck with your last RSW goals! Oh, and I love the funny pic of your daughters! 🙂

  3. Sounds chaotic! Fingers crossed nothing interferes with the writing this week.

  4. Alison Miller says:

    Ha! I love that picture of your kids! My son did that last year with his minions lunchbox. So great! And UGHHHHHHHH… jury duty is so important but the worst. And two hours away? So glad you had a place to stay! Hope you have a better week!

  5. Dying laughing at that picture of your girls! I fear my daughter’s not far from photos like that. 🙂 And jury duty! Call me crazy, but I REALLY want to do it. Maybe I’ll get selected one of these days. Here’s to a productive final week of RSW, Kitty!

    • Kitty says:

      Oh my gosh, Katy, you are too funny. My sister was also jealous of my jury duty. “Why don’t I ever get called? Is it a grand jury? That would be sweet!” Ugh. I just wanted it out of my way!! Although, I’ll admit the one day I was there was interesting. 🙂

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