Guys. How is it JULY already? And week FIVE of Ready. Set. WRITE?! I hope you’re having a super productive summer. And 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 (the fabulous Katy Upperman, Jaime Morrow, Erin Funk, and me!) 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!PS—make sure you read (or skim!) to the end of the post to find out all about our first giveaway of the summer! You will want this prize, people! Trust me!
Okay, so here’s how last week went for me…
How I did on last week’s goal
My goals for last week were to
1) Write 5000 words on my Mean Boys story. CHECK! And that 5K included not one, but TWO kissing scenes. Bonus!
2) Write at least one of my three new beginnings for THOSE MAGIC CHANGES. It’s a Work in Progress. L And that’s all I’ll say about that.
My goal(s) for this week
1) Write 5000 words on my Mean Boys story.
2) Continue to work on my new beginning for THOSE MAGIC CHANGES. I’ve at least narrowed the playing field down to two different beginnings (instead of three), but rewriting that beginning has been HARD. So, I would just like to set this week’s goal to working on three scenes of that beginning. Less lofty. More attainable.
A favorite line from my story OR a word or phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised
My Mean Boys story (that’s not the actual title) is from three guys’ POVs. A word that sums up what I wrote and revised: TORTURED. Here’s a little clip of said torture from my boy Ashton. His best friend’s girl Meaghan has dragged him along on a shopping adventure. *sigh*
“I need one with a really thick shaft. The bigger the better, you know?” She runs a hand up and down the curling iron “shaft,” caressing it, one measured stroke after the other. I don’t want to die and come back as a pen cap. I want to be reincarnated as a curling iron. Right. Now.
The biggest challenge I faced this week (finding time to write, getting sick, having writer’s block, etc)
The World Cup (the US game left me a patriotic wreck; the Brazil game put me on an emotional high). The holiday. Taking my 15-year-old to camp. Social media distractions. General laziness.
I will try to be better this week. Swearsies. J
Something I love about my WIP
Because I’m nothing if not cheesy, my story has the most insane and silly theme. But it works. And I love it. Here it is in narrative form, again from my boy Ashton, when I introduce it on page two.
“Yep. That’s them. My friends. They’re, uh . . . kind of ticked I asked you out.” Her reactive oh rings confusion so I elaborate. “Tonight’s the midnight release of Urgent Fury Five. We’re supposed to stand in line at Game Stop, buy three copies, then hit Jesse’s house for an all-night shoot-em-up Zombie fest.” I can hear Z now, admonishing me: Bros before hos, dude.
Bros before hos. Yes—I am quite horrible and cheesy. I apologize for nothing. J
Oh, and because you’ve all been such amazing RSWers, we are starting a month full of giveaways! Yep! One each week for our awesome participants! This week’s writerly care package is from Erin. Check out the awesome…
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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!