Monday, August 17, 2015

Ready, Set, Write! Update # 10

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

Add 5,000 words to Beauty Bound: I put it over the 90,000 target, so I feel accomplishment, even if it's not the total 5,000

Perfect #PitchWars entry: yes, and submitted

Exercise three days this week: yes, including a very fun dance party with the family to Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Finish piece for critique partner: no, bad girl

Read a book off of my "to-read" list: no, in my sheer panic I pulled out my comfort book (ACOTAR) and re-read

2. My goal(s) for this week

Pick up Arrow Nocked and write in it, it's feeling sorely neglected

Finish piece for critique partner

Exercise three days this week

Read a book off of my "to-read" list

Clean my sorely neglected house

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

 “I'd be happy if you were naked.”

She tapped him on the forehead. “Not once have you looked genuinely happy. Not even when I am naked. So do what I say and stop talking.”

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

The panic of pushing myself to a deadline. But I think it was good practice.

5. Something I love about my WIP

My villains.

Write because it makes you happy!


  1. Writing villains is so much fun. I can totally see why a lot of actors would rather play the villain. Also, Pitch Wars high five! Good luck with your submission!! Hope your week is awesome! :)

  2. I never hear about #Pitch Wars until too late! I'm not ready now, but by next year...I think you've inspired me to save that hashtag to my TweetDeck, so I will be in the know with time to prepare.

    Love your excerpt, and I'm excited for you that you've made so much progress. Hooray, brave, kudoes, and huzzah! =D

  3. Nicely done on getting your WIP over the 90k mark! That's awesome! And your lines totally made me laugh out loud. I just finished reading ACOTAR a few days ago and really enjoyed it too--no surprise there, right? I can see why you'd be tempted to reread it (ahem, Tamlin). Good luck on your last batch of RSW goals!