Guys. It is the second to last week of Ready. Set. WRITE! How is that even POSSIBLE?!
I hope you all had a productive week! Here’s how last week went for me…
How I did on last week’s goal
1) Read through THOSE MAGIC CHANGES (TMC). Start a revision list (again J) for my R&R.
Eh. I read through a hundred pages before I realized I kind of needed to complete goal 2 first. J
2) Continue with plans for changing the beginning of TMC. Finish fixing the first chapter (based on awesome CP notes). Continue working on the second one.
Check! Fixed chapter One and Two and am THIS close to being satisfied with the changes I’m making in the rest of the beginning. So, yay!
My goal(s) for this week
1) Finish fixing the beginning of my WiP.
2) Read through THOSE MAGIC CHANGES (TMC). Start a revision list (again J) for my R&R
A favorite line from my story OR a word or phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised
Here’s a new scene I added last week to THOSE MAGIC CHANGES. It’s between my main characters, Alexandra and Axl. They’re twins. She’s really into her musical theatre. He’s really into his baseball. And they’re always having issues…relating. This scene features them with Mr. Wibble (aka Yoda). It’s a little long. And it might still be slightly rough and redundant. And it has a few curse words. And…
Okay, I’ll just shut up and share. J
On the way out of class, Axl grabs my arm and roughly whirls me to face him.
“I’ll be late picking you up.”
“Coach. Gave me OT. Which is a hell of a lot better than being cut so I’ll take it.”
“And you’re just telling me now? We had three classes together. I could’ve found another ride. I could’ve—”
“Because I knew I’d never hear the end of it.” He sneers. “Now I don’t have to see you until after practice.” He starts a stride toward the lunch room. I speed-walk to catch up to him.
“How long will you be?” I whine. I can’t help it. When Mr. Fonda dismisses us, he expects us to go. I can’t stay after too much longer, waiting in front of the auditorium. That’s just so…awkward.
“I’ll stay until Coach releases me.” There’s a churlish eye roll in his tone, but then he stops in front of the boys’ bathroom and says, “Look. It shouldn’t be long. Just laps around the infield, putting shit away.” I must look like I’m about to cry because he snaps, “Twenty fucking minutes. Deal with it. No way my ass is warming the bench again this year.”
I bite back tears. “Well, maybe you should have thought of that before you got in a fight.”
Axl throws a finger in my face. “You have no idea what you’re talking about so just—”
Someone starts whistling, loudly, from the boys’ bathroom. Mr. Wibble wheels out a trash receptacle, smiles at us, and says, “Good day for meatloaf in the cafeteria it is. Eat lunch you should.”
And then he scoots back into the bathroom. Axl, shakes his head, mutters a gross obscenity under his breath and says, “I’ll get you when I get you.” He takes off toward the cafeteria before I can utter another word.
The biggest challenge I faced this week (finding time to write, getting sick, having writer’s block, etc)
Back story and how much to sprinkle in where. Always my BIGGEST nemesis.
Something I love about my WIP
I’m kind of a huge Star Wars nerd so I love rereading my story and seeing all the Star Wars references. I did have to cut this line this week though: “Please, Katrina. You're my only hope.” And I was all kinds of sad about that. L
Just a heads up—next week is the last week of RSW (insert HUGE sad face) and so the hosts (the fabulous KatyUpperman, Jaime Morrow, Erin Funk, and me!) are going to do a recap post, updating how we did with our goals this summer. We encourage you to do the same!
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!