Monday, August 3, 2015

Ready. Set. Write!




It's time for my Ready.Set.Write! update. 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 500 words.  Done! 


Next week's goals?

Let's up the writing and shoot for 750 words! (Lol! Yeah, I'm staying realistic)


A favorite line/phrase from my story or a word/phrase which sums up my writing. . .

“$329 for the dress! You’ve got to be kidding me.” The paycheck, which had carried the weight of a golden nugget in my jeans before, mutated back into flimsy paper.

            Nina scowled. “You’re sliding into Grinch mode.”


The biggest challenge I faced. . .

None really. I know I'm not going to get anything on the writing front done until the kids hit school, and I've accepted that. Actually, this non-stress attitude has helped my muse send some wonderful character ideas my way.


Something I love about my MS. . .

The light-heartedness. I've got some characters with pretty out-there attitudes. . .and they come from the wildest directions. It's turning out to be a ton of fun to write.



How about you? Get some writing or revising done this last week?

16 comments:

  1. You can hit that writing goal!
    The lines you selected are funny.

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    1. Lol! Yep, I can. That's why it's so low ;)

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  2. I was under a 10 day deadline to complete the revisions/line edits on the second half of The Morrigan's Curse -- and I did it! We are only 6 months from the publication date, so I expect the copy-edits will arrive not that long from now.

    It was tricky to get all that revising in between all the family and professional events I already had scheduled before this deadline fell on my head, so I'm taking it easy for the next few days and reading instead of writing. :)

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    1. Wow. That is some fast editing! Glad to hear you go through it.

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  3. Congrats on hitting your goal last week. A no-stress attitude is the best way sometimes, especially when writing time is short. Good luck for this week, I know you got this!

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    1. No reason to stress all of the time. ;)

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  4. This story sounds like so much fun! I'm still beyond excited that you've picked it back up. I'm glad it's going well! Non-stress is definitely the way to go. I'm rather taking that kind of approach right now myself. :)

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    1. Lol! Now, if I can only figure out exactly where the entire story is going. But glad you're so supportive. Thanks!

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  5. 329 for a dress is quite a lot! Lol, I wish I knew what the dress was for, then maybe the price tag would make sense. Congrats on making your goal!

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    1. Sorry, I was trying to keep the excerpt super short (since it's supposed to be A line). But it's for a part. Her friend takes her to a vintage store expecting 2nd hand prices...but they got the wrong idea of this vintage.

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  6. It's probably best not to stress about it! I know I'm not going to have time to start my new draft for a while. Have a great week! :)

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    1. You've been up to SO much, you've more than earned a little non-stress time. I've been amazed at your progress all summer.

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  7. I need to take a page from your book and adopt a no-stress attitude too. I wish that came easier to me! It's great that the story wheels are turning in your mind even if you know you can't commit to big word counts right now. And ultimately, having fun with your kids is way more important than finishing a draft. Enjoy your week and I hope you find a nice block of time to get out that 750 words you're aiming for!

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    1. Thanks! I've found that the more I work the story out in my head first, the faster and easier that first draft comes out. Forcing it (although I try this all of the time), never works out well. Good luck!

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  8. I love a good light-hearted story and I can tell from your excerpt that I would love yours! Hope you have another great week!

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  9. "Grinch mode" - fantastic. Good luck on your goals this week!

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