Ready.Set.Write! is sliding into the last week...right along with the rest of the summer days. *sigh* For those of you who don't know what this is (or was), it's a super summer writing intensive sponsored by Alison, Katy, Erin, Elodie and Jamie, which 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.
And here's how I'm doing.....
How did I do on last week's goals?
Write 5000 words. Oh, boogabooogaboooooogaaaa. . .Well, I wrote quite a bit, but it didn't make my MS 5000 words fatter. I ended up grabbing one of my pretty notebooks and writing several paragraphs, going back to notes, heading on to research, noting some more, going back to paragraphs, heading to summary. . . a lot done (thousands and thousands of words) just not on pure word count.
This week's goals. . .
Getting that MS fatter! It's time to add those chapters and see where it goes. For better or worse.
A favorite line/phrase from my MS or sums up my writing/revising. . .whatever. . .
Emotional development. Action always comes easy to me, so this time I'm making sure the emotional end is laid solid and clear.
The biggest challenge I faced. . .
Figuring out exactly what path to take with this MS. Since it's a mixture of reality and fantasy, I've been having trouble deciding what the exact balance between the two should be. I want to keep a realistic feeling but the peppering in of Egyptian gods could easily throw it in another direction. Some how it has to all mix together, smooth and neat.
Something I love about my MS. . .
So many things! The Cinderella. . .*cough* Rhodopis twist. My main character's path of finding herself. The fairy god-bro (gosh, I love that guy!) The craziness of working in fast food, which can only be beat by the lunacy of high school social life. My character's eccentric parents, especially her mother and her decorating extremes. Oh, and a Star Trek convention nerd's original phaser. Moon phases. Egyptian god attitudes. Stolen artifacts. . .*takes deep breath* Yep, I love the vibrant chaos of it all!
But realistic and balanced.
And what about you? Ready for the last week?