It’s week SIX of Ready. Set. WRITE and we have our first giveaway winner! Congrats to Stephanie Scott who won Erin’s wowsome writerly package! YAY!!!Also, another giveaway and rafflecopter awaits you at the end of this post!
I hope you all had a productive week! 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!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 goals for last week were to
1) Write 5000 words on my Mean Boys story. Check! And I hit 60K!
2) Continue to work on my new beginning for THOSE MAGIC CHANGES. Specifically work on three scenes of that beginning. Less lofty. More attainable. Um…does staring at the screen and wanting to bang your head against it count as working? Actually, I did work on a few of the beginning moments. And because I like to create extra work for myself, I started a completely different version of my beginning—from another character’s POV. And I think I might be changing the title of my story.
Yes, I’m neurotic, cheesy, AND wishy-washy.
My goal(s) for this week
1) Write 5000 words on my Mean Boys story.
2) Work on my beginning of TMC at least three days this week. TRY to have it mostly done and in the hands of readers by the end of July.
A favorite line from my story OR a word or phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised
BAD. I’m just a few scenes away from the Black Moment, people. And the proverbial S&%T is about to hit the fan. L
Also, Brazil (and I) had a rough World Cup week. I will mention here that this guy
reminds me a lot of my Jesse. And this is exactly how I picture him during one of the scenes I wrote this week.
The biggest challenge I faced this week (finding time to write, getting sick, having writer’s block, etc)
My inner editor. Especially when I’m drafting. Very hard to turn it off and just WRITE.
Something I love about my WIP
My characters. How much I grow to love them (even the seemingly bad ones) and the things I discover about them on first draft. Next week, I may just have to write a love list and share. Don’t know what that is? You can see my love list for my last story here.
Also, will note here that when I began my current WiP, I had NO IDEA how it would end (I should have my writer card revoked. I know). But I also know from previous projects that the endings usually start revealing themselves once I get there. Over the past two weeks, scenes from the end of my story started to play out in my head, and, well . . . I got a LOT excited.
Thank you for being such amazing RSWers! To celebrate, we have started a month full of giveaways! Yep! One each week for our awesome participants! This week’s writerly care package is from Jaime. Check out the awesome…
Just enter to win via the rafflecopter on any of the hosts blogs!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
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!