Monday, August 10, 2015

Ready. Set. Write! Update




It's time for Ready.Set.Write! For those of you who don't know what this is, it's a super summer writing intensive sponsored by AlisonKatyErinElodie and Jamiewhich helps us writers not to fall into complete summer laziness and actually get some writing done. We cheer each other on, strive for goals and write whatever we can while eating ice cream, swimming, basking in the sun and simply enjoying summer however it may be. 


How did I do on last week's goals?

Write 750 words -     ....Do you hear that? That loud, horrific sound as if an airplane smashed into a mountain at full speed? Crash. Burn. Bang. Yep, that sums it up. I did absolutely nothing. *sigh*


Next week's goals?

Well, since the kids do start school Thursday, I'm going to go all out this time and say 1000 words!
Yeah, I'm still keeping it realistic.


A favorite line/phase that sums up my story or writing or revising. . .

OOooo (that's me revving up that singing voice)...those words are like a candle in the wind....   flickering like they want to exist but me not getting the chance to sit down and make them into reality.


The biggest challenge I faced. . .

Kids determined to live it up as best they can before heading off to school... and now, that they found out the school days are going to be 30 minutes longer this year, they're on a massive mission of last minute fun. World watch out these last three days!


Something I love about my MS. . .

Despite my inability to sit down and write, the characters and plot are whispering to me from the corners of my mind. They want to be written. They really do.


And what about you? How did your writing week go?





20 comments:

  1. Just a few more days, Mom...
    Thirty minutes longer? Good!

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  2. Hope you find time to write those words this week!

    Thanks so much for your lovely review of Delinquent! I just saw it, and I'm so glad you enjoyed the novella. :)

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  3. 30 extra minutes! Ick! I like to call times like this a building up period. More time for the plot to keep unraveling into something amazing!

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  4. As long as they're whispering to you, then you'll have plenty to do with them when you get the chance to sit down.

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  5. With the school year just about to begin for your kiddos, I can see why you weren't able to touch your WIP this week. This time of year is so tough to get anything done and the summer just slips away so fast. Hope you can settle into a writing routine again once your kids are back in class, and good luck getting down 1k this week!

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  6. When the characters speak you must abide. We have faith in you! Good luck this week :)

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  7. The school day is going to be 30 MINUTES LONGER? TIME TO START A REVOLUTION!

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  8. Hang in there! Just a few more days!

    Since I'm working on a proposal, I tried several ways to write either a synopsis or an outline -- and hit upon a format that was a little of each. And I picked my sample chapters to go with it -- and reaffirmed that I like my writing a LOT more when I'm revising than when I'm drafting!

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  9. Here's to the start of the school year! (Um, my daughter doesn't start until September 8th, so I'm a *little* envious of the quiet writing time you're about to get!) Also, biggest congrats on winning last week's Writer's Care Package giveaway! Here's hoping it gives you the push you need to hit your goal. :-) Have a great week, Tonja!

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  10. Have a great week of writing and last minute fun :)

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  11. We're two weeks out from the onset of school so I'm just trying to have fun with the kids and trying not to stress too much about writing and other things. Easier said than done. :) Hope you can get those 1000 words! And enjoy the last days with the kiddos!

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  12. Some words are always better than no words! I hope you have time to write down the things they characters are whispering this week. Have fun with the kids before they go back to school.

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  13. So hard when you have that itch to write but you just can't make the time. I hope you get more writing time once your kids start school again. Good luck on your goals this week! :)

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  14. My little guy had one last hurrah before school started too. Enjoy your quiet when they go back! :) I made the most of my first week alone. Lots of writing done.

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  15. It's nice that they're talking to you! Having that motivation always helps when you sit down to write. Survive those last three days! ;)

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  16. When I can't write for whatever reason, I'm glad that my manuscript calls out to me. The words will flow when you have that extra time.

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  17. Hunting and pecking at the keyboard. I am a terminal bachelor, so I don't have the excuse of having children. Car died, though, and that might be a cause for distraction. Otherwise, it would be laziness :(

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  18. My word count for last week was 0. I guess there was just something in the water last week. lol I hope you can reach your 1,000 word count goal this week. :)

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  19. Writing has been sporadic all summer. School starts on Monday though and I'm soo excited. It might just be the push I need to get back to work.

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  20. There's something really magical about feeling that the story you're working on wants to be told. Hope you find some more writing time in the coming week, as you've clearly got something good going here. ^_^

    As for me, I got the plot laid out for a sequel to my current WIP this week, and I'm ridiculously happy about that.

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