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 just barely reached 4K by the end of last night's writing time, but the exciting part is that the day before, I hit 40K! Saturday was a great writing day. I reached my daily word count goal, recorded it in my calendar, and then decided to keep writing...twice! Normally just reaching my daily word count is a struggle, so anytime I go beyond that feels like a victory!
My goals for this week: 4K again. The usual! I'd love to have closer to 5K though, so I might make that extra 1,000 words my stretch goal.
A favorite line from my story OR one word/phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised:
I sit under the purple comforter in Carla and Jeff’s guest room and don’t sleep. It’s quiet and still and weird. I’ve never spent the night at Carla’s and slept in a separate room where I can’t whisper back and forth with her in the dark. We’d always be exhausted until turning out the lights. Then something about the darkness reenergized us, and we’d talk for another hour about school and guys and the future.
Biggest challenge this week: Realizing just how much work this manuscript will be even after my first draft is done. I already see plot revisions that need to be made, structural ones, characters I don't fully understand yet. And it looks like it's going to wind up longer than 60K, so I might not finish by the end of RSW...Trying not to let it damper my fun, though!
Something I love about my WiP: Mehhh, it wasn't one of those super lovey weeks with me and my WiP, unfortunately. My growing list of things to fix in revisions is making me keep my story at arm's length right now. Don't want to get too attached to anything and then have to cut it later.
Okay, so how did everyone else do this week? Anyone else got the messy draft blues?