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Monday, July 28, 2014

Ready. Set. Write! Update.

Happy Monday, and welcome to another week of. . .

Ready. Set. Write!

What is that?

In the words of Jaime Morrow, it’s a summer long writing intensive with the purpose of writing, revising, planning, and keeping each other accountable. We will be sharing our goals on Mondays, keeping our posts BRIEF (2-3 lines per heading) so we can spend more time writing and less time blogging. You can sign up at any of the other host blogs (KatyErinAlisonJaime). And don't forget to hop around to encourage other participants. For more information about RSW and a link to our super fun buttons, go here.

1) How I did meeting last week's goals:
     - finish flash/short story      Done!
     - complete notes on beta read     Completed!
     - write another chapter on my WIP     Finished! Okay, I had a slight change on this last one. I decided to follow my inner voice and bounce back to another WIP I've been working on - Fast Food Princess.  I rewrote the first chapter, so I'll let it count.

2) This next week's goals:

- This next week is going to be packed full of family fun, so I'm simply going to shoot for a rewrite of Chapter 2. Not sure I'll get it in, though.

3) One phase that sums up what I wrote/revised:

“Pure gold?” I laughed. Like I knew anything about money outside of my minimum wage paycheck.

4) The biggest challenge I faced this week:

Motivation. I felt lazy this last week on the writing front and had the urge to knit instead. So I gave in, and now, my first Christmas present is already done!

5) Something I love about my WIP:

The 2nd WIP isn't as serious as my other one. My MC is a bit snarky, sometimes naive when it comes to the intentions of others, is down to earth about most things, but knows how to enjoy the smallest things in life to the fullest (like bouncing on packed ice along the edge of a parking lot although she's 16 yr. old or trying on clothes at a vintage store just for the fun of it). I love her for it. 

So, what's up in your writing world?


  1. Well, even if you weren't writing tons last week, at least you've got a Christmas gift checked off your list! Have tons of fun with your family this week, and best of luck fitting in your goal as well, Tonja!

  2. Good job!
    So in other words, you wrote and knit?

  3. Fast Food Princess? I LOVE it! And that story and MC sound all kinds of fun! Also, I think you made great progress! Hope you have another great week!

  4. Yay for meeting goals! Love the humor in the line you shared :). Hope this week is productive for you!

  5. Nice job! And nice on the knitting! Perfect gifts for Christmas!

  6. Great job meeting your goals! Enjoy your family fun filled week! :D

  7. I loved your line from your WIP. Good luck with your goals this week!

  8. Yay for knitting! (We should a Ready. Set. KNIT! intensive.) I've stalled out a bit on my knitting since the warm weather rolled around, but I imagine I'll be knitting up a storm once the fall comes. Good job meeting your goals this week too! I like the line you shared and the little character details that you love about your WiP. Have a great week, Tonja! :D

  9. Fast Food Princess? Love the title :-) It's full of voice already! Really enjoyed the line you shared :-) Enjoy the time your family and cheering you on for Chapter 2!

  10. Great job! Good luck this week! :)

  11. You did great on your goals this week! And switching one of them works just fine because you never know where inspiration and motivation will lead you. Hope you can fit in that chapter revision somewhere in the middle of all that family fun! :)

  12. My writing world is feeling really down. I am kind of stuck on my WIP. But I notice as I visit these Ready, Set, Write, Updates that a lot of other writers are working on more than one project at a time, so maybe I'll try that, too.

    I don't expect to get much done this week. I am a little depressed because my husband is out of town on a long business trip -- far away, too. I am not feeling creative. But this weekend he returns, and then we are going on a small family vacation to the mountains. Maybe I will feel more creative in the mountains!

  13. Yes! Always follow the inner voice. ^_^
    I love that title: Fast Food Princess! Sounds fun.

    Points for the early Christmas present. Lol!
    Have fun this week! ^_^

  14. yay on getting your goals done! Hope you have a great week with your family. And even if you don't get that chapter in, having fun is just as important :)

  15. Love the gold line! I would love to be crafty. I tried knitting once and was a failure. My poor grandmother tried and tried to teach me.


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