The first week of Ready.Set.Write! is done, and it's time for me to admit how that first week went.
For anyone who doesn't know, Ready.Set.Write! is a summer writing intensive sponsored by Alison, Katy, Erin, Elodie, and Jaime which allows us to cheer each other on as we battle to meet our writing goals. Go ahead and take a peek at the details here and feel free to join in on the fun.
Here's this week's update:
How I did on last week's goals. . .
"wrap up those last revisions on my middle grade manuscript"
That was my goal, and it doesn't look like I made it. But I'm close, and in my defense, I got my first beta notes back on some of it and decided to make some changes right away because there's a couple of things which will influence the last part of my revisions.
My goal(s) for this week. . .
Same as last week. Get that MS out the door...but this time a little more improved than before.
A favorite line from my story OR one word/phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised. . .
"Hey! I asked you guys something," Daniel called, but Ernie and Tyra marched on ignoring him like he was nothing more than an irritating fruit fly. "Fine!" He plopped onto the ground and crossed his arms over his chest. A soggy coldness crept through the leaves, making his butt chilly and wet. He refused to shiver. "I'm not going anywhere until one of you talks to me."
"Ouch!" A pebble pelted his forehead.
"Move it along, Bim." Ernie grinned a few yards ahead, tossing another small stone up and down in his hand. "Or you'll have less respectable creatures to pout with than us."
Time. Plain and simple. There's simply too much nonsense popping up in daily life, making writing almost impossible.
Something I love about my WIP. . .
The characters. Each and every change seems to bring them more to life and add a side to their personalities I didn't know existed before. It's just fun to watch the clarity that revisions/rewrites bring.
That's it for this week! See what the next week brings.