Monday, July 6, 2015

Ready, Set, Write! Update 4

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
Whoops! Last week was an odd week. I got very distracted with #PitchtoPublication and #pg70pit. So my edits were minimal and I only got about 1,000 new words. Bummer.

One strange and unanticipated achievement: I now have a new tile floor in my laundry room. Of course, that came at the expense of my dryer breaking down and I've been without my washer and dryer for the week. Yikes!

And I blame the other part of my failure on the fact that I got swept into Graceling so much that I was sneaking in reads during the holiday traveling. So worth it!

2. My goal(s) for this week

Finish the BB edits. No, seriously.

Add 2,000 words to Arrow Nocked or Survivors.

Finish getting my house ready and do all the laundry

Find a new book or three to put on my reading list.


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

“You speak the truth, but my curiosity has been piqued. I will torture it out of you if necessary.” He smiled a little. It caught Mirea off her guard. His friendly banter and dark side tangled together.

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

Finding time and motivation. It was hard to get motivated when I would finally sit down.

5. Something I love about my WiP

That BB is finished to the point where I can enter contests. They're fun, but can suck you in something awful.

Write amazing!


  1. Contests are fun (and time consuming!) Congrats to the new floor, although the reason isn't too happy. Hope this week runs better.

  2. Contests are fun! And agree with you on the time suck, but still fun and often worth it. Good luck!

  3. I had a really hard time finally sitting down and getting things done this week too. Hope you have a great week!

    PS--I love your purple faerie wings!!

  4. I love that line about his dark side and banter tangling together. That's intriguing!! Boo about the dryer, but yay for the floor! And good luck this week!

  5. Contests are fun, and pretty much no risk (aside from the time commitment). Good luck with entering your MS!

    And getting sucked into Graceling is totally understandable. It's so good!