We have another giveaway winner! Congrats to Leandra Wallace who won my writerly care package! YAY!!!
I hope you all had a productive week with 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 (the fabulous KatyUpperman, 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!
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Here’s how last week went for me…
How I did on last week’s goal
My goal for last week was to
Write 8000 words on my Mean Boys story. Check! In fact, I wrote 11.5K. And I finished my draft. See…
My tweet after I finished my latest WiP yesterday. Weighing in at 84K—most of it crap—it’s my shortest first draft by far, and I’m pretty excited about that. There’s a lot I need to flesh out, but also A LOT I need to cut. And there are quite a few diamonds in that crappy first draft. Every story I write secures a special place in my heart, but I think maybepossiblydefinitely that this story is my favorite yet.
Heh. I’ll let you know how I feel once I start revising it. But right now. I am so in love.
And it’s done. WHEW
My goal(s) for this week
Nada mucho. I’m taking the week off of writing. But I do have some non-writing related goals…
1) Read! I have two beta reads that I’m dying to, um . . . read! J I also want to catch up on my TBR. Catch up on my TBR. *snickers*
2) I’ve gotten out of a regular habit of exercise and I need to get back to it. So, I plan to exercise every day—walk, elliptical, dance my heart out…SOMETHING
3) Cleaning projects that have taken a backburner. Definitely a good week to work on those!
4) Most importantly—do some fun things with the kiddos before they go back to school. Which isn’t for a few weeks, but still.
A favorite line from my story OR a word or phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised
At this point, I feel like anything I share excerpt-wise would be too spoilery, so I’m going with a word: MEAN. I’m horribly awful to some of my characters sometimes. I joked with a writer friend that I should call this story MEAN GIRL WRITES ABOUT MEAN BOYS. J
The biggest challenge I faced this week (finding time to write, getting sick, having writer’s block, etc)
My climax and the scenes leading up to it—it’s not working the way I want it to and I wanted to edit the whole thing fifty times over. I had to continuously remind myself that this is FIRST DRAFT.
Something I love about my WIP
The ending scenes. There’s a lot I need to work on in the middle and at the climax, but I absolutely LOVE how my story wraps up.
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!