Monday, August 18, 2014

Ready. Set. Write!


Yay! It's Monday again! Time to kick off another week, another opportunity for adventure AND a new chance to catch up on that thing called writing.

It's time for. . . *drum roll*

Ready. Set.  Write!!!

Erin L. FunkAlison MillerKaty UppermanJaime Morrow, sponsor this summer long writing intensive with the purpose of writing, revising, or planning. Each Monday, participants share their goals through brief posts (2-3 lines per heading tops). For more info on RSW click here.



How I did on last week's goals:
one more chapter revision and some changes to one of my MCs  - After tons of thought and contemplation, I decided the changes I wanted to make to my MC weren't such a good idea after all. So I scratched that. As to the chapter revision - not done, but I honestly didn't think I'd get to it anyway.


My goal(s) for this week:

Our guest is gone, the kids are in school - I can jump in! SO - I'm shooting for around 10,000 words this week. . . ummm . . .20,000? Lol! We'll stick to the 10,000 and be horribly happy when I hit more.


A favorite line from my story or a phrase/word which sums up what I wrote/revised.

Not all ideas are good ideas.


The biggest challenge I faced this week.

Time! With the last free days before school and last days of our guest's visit, we had every single minute of the day planned with fun. . .or something. So writing was shoved into the background this last week.


Something I love about my WIP.

There's two of them - one serious, one not. This seems to be great for my mood swings!

20 comments:

  1. 10,000 words? Best of luck with that! You can do it! ^_^

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    1. After all those weeks of getting basically nothing written, it's time to go big ;)

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  2. Yes! 10k! Go for it!! ^_^
    "Not all ideas are good ideas." = I love that. It's so multifaceted, you know. :)

    But yeah, you enjoyed your guest and the last moments before school. Sounds like they'll be plenty of writing time to more than make up for it. Both of my projects are crazy-making. One is tense and the other is very emotional. I'm having fun. Lol!

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  3. Ten thousand would still be a great accomplishment. Bet you go over that every time.

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  4. I like your thinking with the two WIPs. One ease pressure off the other, especially if you're not serious about it. I have one like that, and I might take it out and play with it this week, since I'm at a stuck point with the serious one.

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    1. The serious ones tend to get stuck more often (I've found). I guess it's like life, a little humor inbetween is good for the soul.

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  5. Your last week sounds like my this week. :) My kids go back on the 28th so not sure how much writing will actually get done. It's all good. :)

    Good luck with that 10K and have a great week!

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    1. Lucky kids! (Seriously, mine would love to have another week free :) )

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  6. Mazel Tov on your newfound writing time! Don't worry about wordcount so much--just go with the flow. You may surprise yourself. :-)

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    1. Lol! I feel like I'm pounding my head against a wall with the one WIP. I think I'm thinking too hard. But I hope the wall will break soon :)

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  7. Yay for writing time! My girl when back to school today and I've already written 2K+. Feels good to be so productive. Best of luck with your 10K this week, Tonja!

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  8. Glad you decided not to make those changes to your character. But I also would have been glad if you had because when it comes right down to it, you're the only one who can make those decisions. They're your characters, and it's your story. It can be tough to figure it all out, but once you do there's less time to question yourself and more time to get writing!

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    1. The characters kind of do what they want in the end anyway. It's just figuring out who they are which takes a little time. Thanks for the advice!

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  9. Glad you enjoyed your last little bit of summer before school started even if that meant writing had to take a back seat. Good luck getting out 10k this week! That's a tall order, but I'm sure you can do it! :)

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    1. Haha! It sounded good. See if it comes through :)

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  10. It's great to have the house to oneself. Happy writing. You can do it.

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    1. It's so quiet. But the hours still fly by.

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