Monday, June 29, 2015

Ready, Set, WRITE! Week Four


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 MillerJaime MorrowErin FunkElodie Nowodazkij, and Katy Upperman.


How I did on last week's goals: I set my word count goal at 4K and managed to write 4,500 words!

My goals for this week: Sticking with 4K for my WiP!
I also joined a gym last week, so I'm making a non-writing goal to work out at least 3 days this week. The gym is right near the office where I work, so I've been going on my lunch break.

A favorite line from my story: "No one ever says no to Rita's Water Ice and actually means it." 

Biggest challenge this week: Motivation. This is the first week where I wasn't super excited to write some of the necessary scenes. But yesterday I got myself to a place I'm really excited to write about, so hopefully this week will be more fun!

Something I love about my WiP: It's relatable, at least for me. My MC isn't sure what to do after college and feels like her life is just stalling. Thankfully I've found a bit more direction in my own life, but I can relate to a ton of her experiences. She and I are entering the real world together!

How did you all do on your goals this week? 

10 comments:

  1. Awesome job surpassing your writing goals this week, Kaitlin! 4500 words is fantastic! Motivation is always a struggle for me. I think I could just leave that in the "Biggest challenge" section for the rest of the summer. ;-) You know, I've been out of university for ages now, and I can still relate to stalling and needing direction. Just goes to show that your story is relatable to a broad range of people. Have a great week!

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    1. Thanks Jaime! I'm really hoping most people will find my story relatable. It's still way early to think about, but I have NO idea where it falls, genre-wise. Half of it takes place when my MC is in high school, half when she's a college graduate. Trying not to think about squashing it into a box just yet, though.

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  2. I think A LOT of people stall after college so I believe your story will be completely relatable. Also, yay for accomplishing your goals! You did fantastic!

    PS - I now want Rita's thanks to you. YUM :) Have a great week!

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    1. I wrote the Rita's scene over two days, so I've been craving some all week! ;) And I'm super happy to hear you think the stalling after college idea will be relatable...that's the ultimate goal!

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  3. Congratulations on surpassing your goal! Sometimes it's hard motivating ourselves, but it must be done, one way or another. Books don't write themselves.

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    1. Thanks Carrie-Anne! And that's the truth I keep reminding myself...if I want a finished book, I need to put in the work!

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  4. That is so true about Rita's!

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    1. Rita's is the best! I haven't had any yet this summer, believe it or not. I think I need to go out for some soon!

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  5. Yay for success with your goals! I've been in that place where I don't feel much like writing too, which is why I love RSW so much. Knowing that I've got to report back to you guys is super motivating. :-) Hope you're writing is going awesome this week, Kaitlin! (Oh, and I just read your review of TO ALL THE BOYS I'VE LOVED BEFORE -- totally agree with your points!)

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    1. Thanks Katy! I've got a soft spot in my heart for Lara Jean, and I think she acts her age for sure. I feel like so many YA characters act a LOT older than 16-17 years old, and it was refreshing to see a character's voice fit her age.

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