I’m back for week 3 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 goals
My goals for last week were to
1) write 5000 words. Check! (Actually, I wrote 7000 and hit the midpoint Sunday morning)
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. Check! (Well, I achieved highlighting the keeper phase)
My goals for this week
1) Write 5000 words. Sorry if I’m consistent and boring. This goal just seems to work for me.
2) Highlight the rest of my first forty of THOSE MAGIC CHANGES. And start reworking the whole beginning. I’ve outlined what I “think” I’m going to do to change it. We’ll see how that goes. J
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 Jesse—who continually breaks my heart. L Also, my excerpt is a little longer than a line. Oops.
I close the door, lock it, then slump back into my desk chair. I should be keyed up. Ecstatic. On-the-roof excited. When I got into Princeton, Z and Ashton both blew up their online statuses with my news: Our home boy got into Princeton, yo. He’s smarter than all y’all! When the MIT envelope arrived at my doorstep, Mags ripped it open, snapped a picture, and posted it everywhere. This is by far the most important envelope yet, the school I’ve dreamed of going to since middle school. But now—I have no one to share it with.
The biggest challenge I faced this week (finding time to write, getting sick, having writer’s block, etc)
Finding time to write. Between the end of school, retirement parties, the kids being home, and vacation, my writing time has been a challenge to schedule in. But I managed. J
Something I love about my WIP
Pranking plays a big part in my story and I am constantly researching and reading about pranks guys play on each other. My research has been rather informative. And highly entertaining. And gives me excellent reason to tune into this show every Thursday night. If you’ve not seen it, watch one episode, people. HILARIOUS.
One last thing: I started a Twitter list for RSW 2014, and if I missed adding 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!