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Monday, June 30, 2014

Ready. Set. Write!

I'm late for this. I know. And I was SO looking forward to jumping right in, but my stupid computer had other ideas. (Silly thing.) Right now, it's week 4 of this fantastic summer writing group!

Ready. Set. WRITE! 

So, what is Ready. Set. WRITE! ? Well, it’s a summer writing intensive that provides an opportunity for us to cheer each other on wherever we’re at in our writing—planning, drafting, or revising. This year, your RSW hosts are Alison MillerKaty UppermanErin Funk, and Jaime Morrow.

Thanks you, girls!!!

Every Monday, we. . .

1.  Tell if we met last week's goals
2.  Set our goal(s) for this week
3. Share a favorite line from our story OR one word/phrase that sums up what we wrote/revised
4.  Mention the biggest challenge we faced this week (ex. finding time to write)
5.  Let the world know something we love about our WiP

Since this is my first week, I'm going to have to skip #1.

2)  5,000 more words to my WIP. Hopefully, more, but I'm trying to stay realistic.

3)  Meg glanced over at her little brother kneeling next to her on the window bench--one little push, that’s all it’d take, and he’d crash to the floor.

4)  Finding time to write. Definitely.

5) I'm in the beginning. The whole world is waiting to open up (although I have it all plotted out and know where it's going), and that's exciting.

And that's it! So what about you? Where's your writing at?


  1. Ooh, your little excerpt is sort of creepy, and it totally makes me want to read more. Best of luck hitting your word count goal, Tonja, and I'm so glad you're joining us!

  2. I like your favorite line, too! I wonder if she does it.

    Since you are just starting now, I wonder if I can start late, too. Summer has really only just begun for me. But I'm committed to First Impressions posts through next week.

    Maybe I'll just watch from the sidelines.

    In my own writing, I wrote 2000 words last week, all of them written after midnight. That's my biggest challenge. My first draft Muse likes to show up for the late shift.

  3. I love that feeling just before you start a new story and have a whole world ready to explore! Best of luck this week! :)

  4. Love your snippet! Sounds so sinister! Already making me curious. ^^

  5. Happy first week! I'm new to this, too. Also, your one line is completely startling. I'm genuinely scared for Meg's little brother. Way to pack a punch!

  6. Good luck! And I love that sentence--so full of tension and conflict!

  7. So much story in one little line. Cheering you on :-)

  8. Hahaha! That is such a great line. I think anyone with a sibling can relate to that! Have a great week!

  9. Oh, no, Meg! Lol! Love it! ^_^
    Who with a younger or even older sibling can't relate to that, right? ^_^
    Good luck with your goals this week! Happy Beginnings!

  10. Yay! So glad you're here for RSW! And I loved your line! I'm really wondering what's going on in her head. Good luck this week!

  11. Ooo, Meg is being a naughty girl lol! So glad you're joining us for RSW this summer. Good luck meeting your 5k goal this coming week!

  12. Welcome to RSW! Love your line. Good luck this week!

  13. This sounds like such an exciting (and necessary) meme! So happy to see you so excited . . . not that you are every any other way. And I agree--that one line is great! Good luck in meeting your wordcount this week.

  14. Another line lover here! =) Good luck for this week!

  15. I'm so happy you're joining us! You've set some great goals and I can't wait to hear how you do! :D

  16. Beginnings are terrifying for me (even when I have the story well plotted) so I'm always impressed by those who love diving in. This was my first week joining Ready Set Write too.

  17. YAY! 5,000 more words is awesome. I need to keep track of how much I'm writing on my WIP. I don't think it's 5,000 words, though.

  18. Yay for progress! I'm trying to finish up edits for 18 Thoughts while I plot out my next novel that I'm co-writing with a friend :-) Thanks for your kind words on my blog today <3


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