Monday, August 17, 2015

Ready. Set. Write!


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 1000 words - Done! But not on the MS I was planning on attacking. I have another half-way completed MS on the shelves, and that one called to me instead. They scream--I listen!


This week's goals. . .

Kids are in school, so things can really get under way now! I'm planning on writing 5000 words and maybe revising a chapter or two on something else. Writing world, watch out because I'm going to hit this hard!


A favorite line/phrase from my MS or sums up my writing/revising. . .whatever. . .

Go deep and add layers.


The biggest challenge I faced. . .

Back to school hits like a tidal wave to our family's daily routine, and it takes a bit for things to settle back into some sort of normal flow. Oh, not that we're there yet. . .but it's only going to get smoother from here.


Something I love about my MS. . .

The MS I pulled out this last week is set in the 1860's. It's so fun to dive into the setting and take a zap back in history.


What about you? Get any writing done this last week?

19 comments:

  1. I say, focus on whatever MS is calling to you. That's where the most inspired writing comes from -- for me, anyway. :-) Hope you get lots done now that your kiddos are back in school. Have a wonderful week!

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  2. Love that go deep and add layers part. Glad to hear you had a good week! I had a productive writing week too. Enjoy your quiet!

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  3. Hey, words are words, no matter what MS they go into! And it's always a good feeling when something sparks with an older MS. Have fun writing this week!

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  4. Layers! So important when writing. I can't wait for back to school so I can get back to a routine and do things.

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  5. Looks like you did good on last weeks goals! Haha love how the goals go up when the kiddies go to school!
    Good luck this week

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  6. Congrats on achieving writing time back this week. The 1860's sounds exciting!

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  7. Ooh, a historical. :) We do have to listen to the screaming, don't we? Go get those words!

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  8. Working on "Show, don't tell." I need to show Penny's excitement in archaeology. I've come up with 10 ways, so far.

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  9. Listen to the words - a great plan! Best of luck this week! :D

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  10. Five thousand words - you can do it!

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  11. They scream - I listen. :) Yep! You have to go with what calls you! And I do not want my children to go back to school, but the upside is all the extra writing time. Good luck with that 5K! You can do it!

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  12. Gotta follow the inspiration whenever and however it hits! We should make a new RSW rule that goals are transferable to other projects lol (not that we really have rules, but you know what I mean). Hope your family settles into its fall routine soon and best of luck throwing yourself back into writing full force! :)

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  13. Ah, layers. It adds so much to any story. And I'm a history nut so I love that your story is set back in the 19th century. Best of luck with the 5000 words and getting back into a routine. I just returned from a 4 day weekend and I'm struggling getting into the swing of things and I don't have to manage kids. Just a dog and cat.

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  14. You can totally do those 5k words!!!! :D

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  15. I love the challenge. Mine this summer has consisted of getting a full night's rest--so that my brain would function the next day. Still working on that one. I'm cheering you on. You've got this!

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  16. Good luck on your goals. It'll be great to have more writing time. That's an interesting time period. I love 19th century literature and that setting.

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  17. Good luck! And a 1000 words is still a 1000 words, even if they weren't applied to the manuscript you'd planned to work on.

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  18. I got very little done this summer. It's hard. Half my kids are in college, so when they're home- I want to hang out with them.

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