I’m back for week 2 of Ready. Set. WRITE! If you’re new and wondering what RSW is all about, it’s a summer long writing intensive through which we write/revise/plan like crazy, cheer each other on, and hold one another accountable with weekly updates. We’ll be sharing our goals on Mondays and keeping our posts brief so we can save our words for our WiPs! J Sign up on the linky at one of the host blogs each week, and remember to hop around to encourage other participants. For more info on RSW and a link to our lovely stash of buttons, click here!
And if you missed the initial goal setting post and still want to join in, PLEASE DO! Just post your goals today, use the 5 headings if you want, and join the fun!
Here’s how last week went for me…
How I did on last week’s goal
My goal last week was to write 5000 words. I achieved that goal Saturday morning and continued to write a little over 1000 more. J!!!!! *throws confetti at self*
My goal(s) for this week
1) Write 5K words. I have a few scenes left before my midpoint—so I “hope” to get there too.
2) Print off the first forty pages of my last story THOSE MAGIC CHANGES and start highlighting the keepers, the goners, and the on-the-fencers.
A favorite line from my story OR a word or phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised
Just a little background: the story I’m working on is from three guys’ POVs. This particular scene involves my boy Ashton, his best friend’s girl Meaghan, and a creative writing project they’re working on together.
“Mmm-hmm. I could do both a guy and a girl. At the same time. You up for that?”
She pops her pen cap in her mouth and twirls it. What is it with girls and pen caps? Also, WHAT?
The biggest challenge I faced this week (finding time to write, getting sick, having writer’s block, etc)
Finding time to write. Normally I write while my kids are at school, but since this past week was the last week of school, I volunteered as an exam proctor, helped out with my ten-year-old’s Water Day, put in extra afternoons and evenings tutoring—getting my “clients” ready for exams, and I hosted my IRL book club. BUT, knowing I only had an hour to write on certain days made me that much more productive. So, yay!
Something I love about my WIP
The fact that my main characters (and their siblings) play soccer and I can count watching The World Cup as research. Four weeks of soccer, soccer, soccer. LOVE. IT.
One last thing: I added most everyone to a Twitter list so feel free to check that out and keep up with your fellow RSWers! And if I missed you, please forgive me. I’m old and forgetful. J Please let me know if I didn’t add you and include your Twitter handle in the comments!
And speaking of Twitter, some of our participants are throwing random Twitter writing parties. If you’re writing and need someone to keep you accountable, feel free to start your own or join in one that’s already started!
I hope you all had an incredibly productive week! I can’t wait to check out your posts! PS—don’t forget to sign up on the linky!