How I did on last week’s goals
For once I accomplished all my goals! I reestablished my routine during my long weekend and worked on my WiP, TALLYHO, four days in a row! I also started (started-ish…I wrote two paragraphs...it counts!!!) of a story idea for my Chatham summer workshop class.
My goals for this week
Write for TALLYHO every day, keeping my morning writing routine on my days off work and squeezing writing time in during my work lunch breaks on M/W/F. (I’m leaving for my grad school summer writing workshop next Tuesday, so TALLYHO will sadly move to the back burner for those two weeks, so I want to get as much done before that time as possible.)
A favorite line from my story OR one word/phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised
My MC is moving into her college dorm, and here’s a funny piece of dialogue (based on personal experience):
“The orientation team guys are having a competition,” Ponytail Girl explains, seeing our puzzled expressions, “to see who can carry the most refrigerators in a day.”
“What’s the record?” Mom asks.
“Last year someone did thirty-two.”
Two guys sprint up to the van behind us and peer in the windows and the open hatchback. “No fridge!” one of them shouts. “No fridge!” And they both bolt to the next car in line.
The biggest challenge I faced this week
Pushing through those “Well, I think I’ve written enough” moments and finishing out scenes instead of leaving them for the next day.
Something I love about my WiP
My MC’s mom is filling out as a character. The more I write her, the more I learn!