Monday, August 3, 2015
Ready, Set, Write! Update #8
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 - um... close. But I did revise my synopsis and first chapter again to get it ready for #PitchWars
Review my notes from Midwest Writers Workshop and tab the areas for further review - yes, my binder is now a beautifully color-coded masterpiece
Blogpost on MWW - total failure
Get ready for back to school - done x 2
Exercise three days this week - I cleaned, I think that counts
2. My goal(s) for this week
Add 5,000 words to Beauty Bound
Perfect #PitchWars entry
Blogpost on MWW
Exercise three days this week
Finish piece for critique partner
Read a book off of my ever-growing "to-read" list
Scope out places and setting for author photos
3. A favorite line from my story OR one word/phrase that sums up what I wrote
Staring down at her, he wanted to hold her, love her, but he stopped short. He couldn't let her in, who knew what damage she could do?
4. The biggest challenge I faced this week (ex. finding time to write, the siren song of SNIs)
My husband got the idea in his head that we needed to clean house. And I am very, very ready for the kids to go back to school!
5. Something I love about my WIP
I love that I found out what it was really about. The true heart of the story. And it wasn't what I had been pitching. ;)
Write your heart!