Monday, February 17, 2014

Writer Recharge Update #2!

Welcome to week 2 of Writer Recharge!

 
Whether you're delighting next to the crackling fireplace of a Shiny New Idea with a warm cup of tea and a sleepy puppy at your feet or spinning out on the ice-covered roads of revisions in an attempt to avoid the snow-packed ditch, we want to write with you! What do you want to accomplish this month? Hit a daily word count? Revise a certain number of pages or chapters each week? Complete a draft by the end of the month? Click here for more details!
My overall Writer Recharge goal is to *fingers crossed* finish my second draft. I’ve been setting some daily goals on Twitter and last Monday I posted a few goals for the week...
1) Finish revising (for now) the two stubborn scenes before my story’s Black Moment.
2) Get through the Black Moment. I’m mostly happy with it as it stands right now so HOPEFULLY that’s doable.
3) Participate in one nightly Twitter party.

Update: I finished those two stubborn scenes (and actually felt good enough about them to send them off to a CP!), got through my Black Moment, participated in a nightly Twitter party, AND I added a scene I’d been stewing over for weeks and fixed an issue that’s been giving me trouble for MONTHS. Revising-wise it was a good week.
And now I’m, um . . . less than 50 pages out from the end (!!!!!!!!!!) so this week I want to
1) get to the finale (I’m seriously almost there)
2) revise the scenes that lead up to the climax

3) participate in at least one nightly Twitter party.

*fingers crossed*

I’ll pop back in next Monday to update you. How’s your Writer Recharge going? Link an update to Sara's blog and tell us all about it!

21 comments:

  1. Wow, you are rocking your goals! Best of all is making it through those troublesome scenes. Way to go! And it sounds like February is definitely going to be your month to finish. *readies confetti*

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    1. Thank you! I hope you can use that confetti very soon!

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  2. Cool, Alison! You're making awesome progress!! Here, have another exclamation point--toss it in the air like celebratory confetti--> ! Less than 50 pages from the end? Sounds like you're well on track. I hope this week's writing is all that it could be and more. :)

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    1. Thanks, Colin! And I do love my exclamation points!!!!! :)

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  3. !!! So close!!!

    Don't you love it when you finally kick a writing issue's butt?

    I'm looking forward to a Twitter party or two this week myself!

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    1. The Twitter parties are so motivating, aren't they? Hope you get a lot accomplished this week!

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  4. holy crap, you had a busy week! I'm so happy for your progress! You're going to be done before you know it!

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  5. Oooh, Twitter parties. I'll have to look into this to see what's happening this week :D Congrats on kicking butt & making progres--keep it up :D

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    1. Thank you! And the Twitter parties are awesome fun and highly motivating. Hope you get to join in on one!

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  6. Yay for Twitter parties! Let's do one really soon! I need the motivation and the company. Best luck getting through your goals. Hurry up already so I can read more!

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    1. Yes - let's do one very soon. :) And hopefully I'll have something for you to read in a few weeks!

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  7. I didnt know about Twitter parties...probably a good thing since I have a real procrastination problem :) but if you were able to share with me what and when...I might be able to make one :) --btw, go you! no really...GO GO GO the end is near!

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    1. The Twitter parties are a lot of fun and very motivating - usually at night. There's a bunch of folks that get together. :) And thank you for the cheerleading! It is super close!

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  8. What a great week! Working through stubborn/hard scenes is always such a good feeling. Good luck with the draft this week!

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    1. Thank you! Sometimes you just have to get your butt in the chair and get the job done. There was a lot of screen-staring too, but that's what it took.

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  9. Awesome week! And so close to the finish line. Congrats!

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  10. Awesome week!!! I love getting that scene that's been bugging you out and where it needs to be. Such a great feeling. You're almost at the end! Keep it up!!

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  11. Alison, you are killing this challenge! I love it! :) Thanks for being so positive and encouraging and enthusiastic. It's been a great month so far. Good luck with the rest of your goals!

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