Monday, June 22, 2015

Ready, Set, Write! Week 2

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. We check in every Monday and conclude on August 31.

1. How I did on last week’s goals

Eek... I didn't really set goals for last week since I was late to set my summer goals, but I didn't get as much done as I'd hoped.

Some additional edits to Beauty Bound (which I am unfortunately already shopping out), due to the wonderful critique from Amy Christine Parker. I have had so many people look over the MS, but her comments really hit home and made it so much better.

A new 538 words to Arrow Nocked since Thursday.

I completed my entry for the Manny Contest at the Midwest Writer's Workshop.

131 active minutes according to my Fitbit.

2. My goal(s) for this week

Apply the edits from ACP to the rest of Beauty Bound so I can continue querying.

Add 2,000 words to Arrow Nocked or Survivors.

Reach 190 active minutes.

Finish vacation planning!

3. A favorite line from my story OR one word/phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised

Bianca writhed in his arms. “I can walk on my own.”

“As evidenced by you nearly tumbling to the ground.”

“I slipped.” Bianca giggled.

4. The biggest challenge I faced this week (ex. finding time to write, the siren song of SNIs)

Charleston hit me hard. Survivors deals with a lot of racial issues and I felt compelled to read everything I could. Down the rabbit hole is a scary place to be. Even reading about the hate is too much to dwell on for long. So I've had to pull myself out of it, and focus on making the positive changes I can.

5. Something I love about my WiP
That it can so clearly take me out of reality. Sometimes, that's where I need to be.
Write lots!


  1. The whole incident in Charleston was horrible. I'm so glad they apprehended him so quickly, but it's sad to think that we have so far to go in so many areas. I'm glad you were able to accomplish a lot this week though. Good luck with your goals next week!

  2. I'm with Alison. It was awful and hard not to get sucked into. Good luck on your goals next week!

  3. Sometimes the world can be a scary place. Glad you have something to take you out of reality from time to time. That's one of the reasons I love writing, too. Good luck with your goals this week! :)

  4. Congrats on getting so much done this week! Hope this next week is even better for you. =)