Monday, July 14, 2014

Ready. Set. WRITE! (Week 6)

Ready. Set. WRITE! is a summer writing intensive hosted by Jaime MorrowErin FunkKaty Upperman, and Alison Miller. Every Monday we post our progress toward the goals we made at the beginning. Here's my update for the week!

How I did on last week’s goals
For once I accomplished all my goals! I reestablished my routine during my long weekend and worked on my WiP, TALLYHO, four days in a row! I also started (started-ish…I wrote two counts!!!) of a story idea for my Chatham summer workshop class.

My goals for this week
Write for TALLYHO every day, keeping my morning writing routine on my days off work and squeezing writing time in during my work lunch breaks on M/W/F. (I’m leaving for my grad school summer writing workshop next Tuesday, so TALLYHO will sadly move to the back burner for those two weeks, so I want to get as much done before that time as possible.)

A favorite line from my story OR one word/phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised
My MC is moving into her college dorm, and here’s a funny piece of dialogue (based on personal experience):

“The orientation team guys are having a competition,” Ponytail Girl explains, seeing our puzzled expressions, “to see who can carry the most refrigerators in a day.”
“What’s the record?” Mom asks.
“Last year someone did thirty-two.”
Two guys sprint up to the van behind us and peer in the windows and the open hatchback. “No fridge!” one of them shouts. “No fridge!” And they both bolt to the next car in line.

The biggest challenge I faced this week
Pushing through those “Well, I think I’ve written enough” moments and finishing out scenes instead of leaving them for the next day.

Something I love about my WiP

My MC’s mom is filling out as a character. The more I write her, the more I learn!


  1. Hee love the snippet you shared and SO many congratulations on hitting your goals last week!!!! Good luck with this week's goals.

  2. Congrats on reaching your goal this week. I totally guilty of leaving scenes half finished by the end of the day. I should stick it though, but sometimes I get so burned out after hours of writing. Thanks for sharing. :D

  3. Nice! *throws virtual confetti* It's SUCH a good feeling to meet goals if you've struggled! I smiled at the image of the college guys passing over cars with no fridge. I can soooo see that happening.

    Good luck with the graduate work!

  4. Ha! The excerpt you shared is pretty funny! Good job reestablishing your writing routine. I really need to do that again. I was doing so well, but got totally derailed. :-/ Hope you're able to squeeze in a whole bunch of writing this week! :D

  5. What a fun snippet! And yay for writing routines! The summer REALLY screws with mine, but I manage. :)

    Good luck this week!

  6. Aaah, I love the snippet and can't wait to read more!! :)

  7. Yay for meeting ALL of your goals, Kaitlin! And I love the excerpt you shared. Makes me think of my dorm days -- so fun, but so weird. :-) Hope you have a wonderful week, lady!


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