Monday, August 10, 2015

Ready. Set. WRITE! Check In

Welcome back to another Ready. Set. WRITE! check-in! I hope you had a very productive week!
First, thank you so much for all your encouragement last week. Sometimes we have those weeks and it’s nice to know I have peeps in my corner, cheering me on, so thank you. J
Second, we have a winner! The winner of Erin’s awesome giveaway package is
Tonja Drecker!

And now for an update…
How I did on my previous goal(s):

1)      Write 5K total on one or both my stories. CHECK! I added 5737 words total to my stories. 

2)      Read one book. CHECK! I finished WE ALL LOOKED UP (Tommy Wallach). It’s like Breakfast Club meets the apocalypse, exceptionally well-written and a really good story. A little too descriptive and dry in parts for me, but that could just be me. Overall, an exceptional read. AND I do believe it’s still a Kindle monthly deal ($1.99) so you might want to check that out SOON.  

3)      Exercise at least five times this week. CHECK! 

4)      Do something fun with my kiddos. Somewhat? The 11 year old and I watched THE MAZE RUNNER (and now have a new series to read RIGHT NOW) and he and I went to the pool a few times. The husband and I went to a fun wedding Saturday night. But the 16 year old? We brainstormed together for her summer reading project but I don’t know that I’d classify that as fun. My kiddos start back to school two weeks from today so I will definitely aim to do better in this area over the next two weeks! 

5)      Work on and complete at least one project around the house. IN PROGRESS Finished the downstairs bathroom; now working on the upstairs one. 

STRETCH GOAL: Work on the CM rewrite (the story formerly known as CHICK MAGNET) for at least TWO hours this week. Nope. I swear I’m going to work on this story THIS WEEK 

My goal(s) for this week 

1)      Write 5K total on one or both my stories.

2)      Read one book.

3)      Exercise at least five times this week.

4)      Do something fun with my kiddos

5)      Work on and complete at least one project around the house 

STRETCH GOAL: Work on the CM rewrite for at least TWO hours this week. This. Will. HAPPEN.

 Yep. I’m boring. But this works. Mostly. J

A favorite line from my story OR a word or phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised: 

Wanderlusty. J The WiP just stamped its passport. Destination: Brazil. J 

The biggest challenge I faced this week (ie finding time to write, getting sick, having writer’s block, etc) 

Fall sports started this week. With my daughter headed off to tennis and the husband headed off to soccer, my mornings were a little thrown. But I managed. J 

Something I love about my WIP 

So my envisioned climax (right now) pretty much centers around this song


And that climax is getting closer and closer so I’ve been playing it (and singing it) a lot. J

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  1. Sounds like you did really well on your goals last week even despite schoolwork getting a little in the way, and now I'm tempted to add another book to my TBR. :p Also, that's a very catchy song... may have just had to press repeat. Maybe a couple of times... Sounds like it'll be a very awesome climax to your story!

    Haha, your goals don't sound boring, they sound like you've got it all pretty much figured out now. ;) Good luck this week, hope you find something fun for you all (that doesn't involve cleaning bathrooms, hehe).

  2. Yay for hitting so many of your goals this week! You are really knocking this story out. Have fun with the last two weeks of your kids' summer vacation. Hope y'all can do something fun. And good luck with writing this week!

  3. Great job with the goals! Hopefully you'll have time to work on that rewrite. If the goals are working, they're worth keeping! Have a great week!

  4. YES WANDERLUST! *straps on a backpack* And oooh, Brazil? Sign me up! My WiP has a touch of Central America wanderlust. Travel is so fun to write!

    Good luck with your goals this week, Alison!

  5. That song is a great one! And I love books that take me places. I don't think I've read one where the setting is Brazil before.
    Have a great week!

  6. Brazil - how exciting! And yay for meeting all those goals even if those mornings were a little thrown off beat.

  7. Ooo, I can see how that song would be perfect for gearing up to write the end of your WIP! I love the idea of having a "fight song" to push through to the finale, especially if that song perfectly sums up the climax of the story. Keep up the singing while you work this week, and enjoy where your story is taking you! Brazil sounds amazing. My parents vacationed there once, but alas, I didn't get to go along. Maybe someday. :)

  8. Good luck with your goals this week! You seem to be doing so well with making most of your goals this summer.

  9. How awesome that you watched The Maze Runner with your kiddo! How much did he love it? Also, you got a ton of things completed last week--so impressive. You're our hero :) Good luck on your upcoming goals!

  10. Never heard that song before, but I bet it'll make for an AMAZING climax! And I love that your WIP is wanderlusty--so is mine! So much fun to write about traveling and fun destinations. Even if it makes me a little wanderlusty myself, haha... Good luck on your goals this week! :)

  11. I love finding songs that fit just right and then playing them over and over again.

    WE ALL LOOKED UP sounds interesting - you sold me when you compared it to The Breakfast Club. :)

  12. You did real well on your goals. Congrats on that. I love that you somehow manage to read a complete book each week as well as everything else. I can't balance the two effectively at all. Good luck this week!

  13. My daughter is oBsEsSeD with "Fight Song" these days. She sings it in the car -- really cute. :-) Big congrats on your awesome word count for the week. I'm so impressed be how you're so consistently chipping away at your draft. It'll be done before you know it, and then you can send it to me. :-) Oh, and I *may* have just bought WE ALL LOOKED UP. Thanks for the heads up on the Kindle deal! Have a great week, lady!

  14. We just watched the Maze Runner a few weeks ago as well! I really enjoyed reading those books, and I thought they did a pretty good job with the movie. Looking forward to the next movie! Glad you got those goals done, and here's some go-team-go energy for getting that stretch goal done! You got this! :)

  15. Wow, way to rock the goals this week! Thanks for the tip on WE ALL LOOKED UP - downloaded! I love that doing something fun with the family is part of your goals. It's so easy to let time slip by and then realize you haven't done anything fun with the family in far too long. This summer has really flown by! Have a great week!

  16. First I'm loving that song! Also whoohoo sounds like the week was an overall success! Lots done. You can do it again this week. Wanderlust is awesome!

  17. Yay for all the words! And I bought that same Write notebook this week! =) Three actually, as I plan to give away two on my blog. They're so cute!

  18. Good luck this week and nice job last week! I watched The Maze Runner movie a few weeks ago, but wasn't a huge fan. I'm glad you liked it though!

  19. You did pretty great with your goals, and having the same/similar goals each week makes sense! (I do it too...but that's because I'm failing, lol.) Hope you do get to do more fun things with the kiddos this week (though last week did sound fun too)! Good luck!

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    نحن افضل شركة رش مبيدات بالدمام نحن نمتلك الخبرة الكبيرة جدا فى الرش ولدينا احدث الاجهزة الموجودة فى الاحساء والجبيل والخبر والقطيف والدمام نحن افضل شركة رش مبيد بالدمام نحن نعمل على مدار 24 ساعة يومين ولا نمل من الرش او المكافحة .رش المبيدات يحتاج الى شركة كبيرة جدا فى الرش ولديها خبرة كبيرة جدا نحن لدينا خبرة كبيرة جدة ولدينا اجهزة حديثه جدا فى الرش
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    شركة القائد من الشركات الاوله فى مجال تسليك المجارى بالرياض شركة القائد هى الشركة التى تعمل على تسليك المجارى باحدث الاجهزة الحديثة المتعدده فى مجال التسليك بالرياض نحن فى شركة القائد نعمل على تسليك المجارى بالرياض من قبل الاجهزة الالكترونية والعمال الذين يبدعون فى مجال التسليك المجارى بالرياض.
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    اتصل بنا الان على افضل شركة تسليك مجارى بالرياض نحن الافضل فى الرياض


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