Ready. Set. WRITE! is a summer writing intensive that encourages goal-setting and accountability, and provides an opportunity for us to cheer each other on wherever we’re at with our writing projects—planning, drafting, revising, or polishing. This year, your RSW hosts are Alison Miller, Jaime Morrow, Erin Funk, Elodie Nowodazkij, and Katy Upperman.
Week one is done and I crushed my goal of 500 words per day!
How I did on last week's goals: I was aiming for about 3k total, and I managed to write over 5k! I hopped on the planner/stickers bandwagon that I've seen other writers using (stickers are the BEST motivation!) and it's been working so well! If I double my 500 word count goal for the day...DOUBLE STICKERS! :D
My goals for this week: My goal for week two is 3,500 words. That's 500 words a day, no wiggle room. My manuscript should hit 20k this week, too, so there'll be some extra sparkly stickers in my planner on that day!
A favorite line from my story: [Eight-year-old Sammy is distraught when reading CHAMBER OF SECRETS for the first time and Hermione, his favorite character, is Petrified by the Basilisk]
He scrunches up his face, which looks a little splotchy, and wails, “Why didn’t you warn me?”
“Um.” I’m staunchly anti-spoiler, whether it’s books or TV or movies. People who come into the library, take a book off the shelf, flip to the end and read the last chapter make me want to scream.
“She’s so smart and keeps Harry and Ron out of trouble,” he continues, voice rising in pitch. “And she’s got big front teeth like me.” He bares his teeth, and sure enough, his two front teeth are pretty large, and a little bit crooked. Then he buries his head under his pillow.
Biggest challenge this week: Writing while having company and explaining what I'm doing. Everyone has come upstairs, seen me hunched over the computer, and asked what I'm doing. Since I don't tell people what my stories are about while they're in progress, it's been a lot of, "Oh, just writing stuff...fun...blahblah not homework..."
Something I love about my WiP: Sammy, the little guy from the quote above. He's an emotional one, and he keeps surprising me. Can't wait to see where his character goes!
How did you do with your goals this week?