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.
How I did on last week's goals: 4K was my goal once again, and I wrote 4,400! I also accomplished my exercise goal of working out 4 times this week. I managed to jog for 15 straight minutes on the treadmill, something I've NEVER done before in my life. It was a BIG day! :)
My goals for this week: Since I've been neglecting my secondary RSW goal of revising short stories from my thesis, I'm going to focus on that a bit more this week. By next week I would like to have one story revised. This is my first time returning to my thesis since I defended it back in April...are those nerves I feel in my stomach? :O
I don't want to lose momentum on my current manuscript, though, so I plan on writing new scenes at least twice this week. No word count goal, just writing what I feel like writing.
A favorite line from my story: “I’m just saying I understand. And that you never really get the whole friendship thing figured out. People disappoint you one second and become your hero the next. No way to predict it or prepare for it. It just happens.”
Biggest challenge this week: My pantser writing style is finally catching up with me. I’ve sat down at my computer several times this week and realized I have no clue where the story should go next. So I’ve had to take a step back and outline a few scenes. Nothing major, just a list of situations I’d like to put my characters in and see how they react.
Something I love about my WiP: The surprising sort-of-friendship-sisterly-bond-thing that has sprung up between my narrator (who is 23) and a fifteen year old girl named Sasha. They're both struggling with their own friendships and being let down by friends, and they're starting to bond over that. The quote above is something Autumn, my narrator, tells Sasha.
Okay, so how did everyone else do this week?