Ready. Set. WRITE! is a summer writing intensive hosted by Jaime Morrow, Erin Funk, Katy Upperman, and Alison Miller. Every Monday we post our progress toward the goals we made at the beginning. Here's my update for the week!
How I did on last week’s goals
I revised the chapters I wanted to (even though it meant staying up late!) and finished the epilogue to the best of my ability (I’m awful with endings, so it’s probably going to change twenty times).
My goals for this week
-Revise TNW chapters 15 and 16 (the last of my partial draft)
-Start second read-through of TNW and begin implementing some of the ideas/changes I made notes on during read-through #1.
-Write a scene (or short story?) to flesh out my newest story idea. Over the weekend I had a major writer brain-blast (Jimmy Neutron style!) and a mother/daughter pair of characters popped into my head, demanding I write their story. Um…guess I can’t deny them? ;)
A favorite line from my story OR one word/phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised
Sisterly loyalty. My narrator and her older sister have been growing apart in the section I’m revising, and I just got to a scene where they snap back together so strongly, it was magnetic. The unwavering loyalty these two girls have to each other in the lowest of times makes me proud. <3
The biggest challenge I faced this week
I kept saying to myself, “I’m almost done with this scene/these revisions…isn’t that close enough?” It was tough saying to myself, “NO! Finish it!” but I did it…at 11pm last night…
Something I love about my WiP
My newest story idea is a mother/daughter story. I love few things more than a good mother/daughter story. <3