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: I revised a short story from my thesis, and I thiiiiink I'm happy enough with it to start sending it to lit mags. Not positive, though. Might need another couple read-throughs. I also worked on H2H, my current manuscript, twice during the week and managed to write 1,100 new words.
My goals for this week: Going back to my 4K goal for H2H. Last week was a nice break from the required word count, but I'm still hoping to have a complete manuscript (or an almost complete one) at the end of summer. So I really need as close to 4K a week as I can manage.
A favorite line from my story OR one word/phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised: POV shift. My professors from thesis board recommended I shift from first to third person, and now my short story flows so much better!
Biggest challenge this week: Actually sitting down to revise. I worked on this story SO MUCH during my last semester of grad school, I felt like I knew everything about it. Sometimes that makes a story difficult to go back to and find exciting.
Something I love about my WiP: I wrote a scene for the WiP I'm currently drafting (H2H) that puts my best friend characters in very close quarters for a weekend. I can't wait to see how they interact when there's no easy escape.
Okay, so how did everyone else do this week?