Monday, June 9, 2014

Ready. Set. WRITE! (Week 1)



I'm participating in Ready. Set. WRITE! a summer writing intensive hosted by Erin L. Funk, Jaime MorrowAlison Miller, & Katy Upperman(thanks, ladies!). I felt like RSW! would be perfect to hold me accountable and help shake me out of the middle doldrums that I've been stuck in lately(oh, for a breeze!).

My Goals For This Week:
~Rewrite the beginning of my WIP.
~Have it polished and ready to go for the critique meet and greet I'm attending this weekend.
~Get in at least 1500 new words from where I last left off in my WIP.

Goal For The Summer:
~Finish my WIP!

The idea is to post on Mondays and to keep our summaries brief so as not to take away from the all important writing time. Next Mon, I'll be posting the following:

1. How I did on last week’s goals
2. My goal(s) for this week
3. A favourite line from my story OR one word/phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised
4. The biggest challenge I faced this week
5. Something I love about my WIP

If RSW! sounds like something you'd be interested in, just add your name to the link list found on any of the hosts' blogs, and join in the fun!

58 comments:

  1. Hope the rewriting goes smoothly and that you meet your 1500 word goal! Wishing you an overall productive summer! :)

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  2. Your blog is precious and your goals totally doable. Best of luck!

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    1. Thanks! And now that I've had my ice cream for the night, I'm ready to get started writing. ;)

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  3. Good luck with your goals and I hope you have a good time at the meet and greet!

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    1. Thanks! I'm a little nervous 'cuz we'll be reading our stuff out loud...*nibbles fingernails* =)

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  4. We have similar goals! I need to rewrite the beginning of one story and I'd like to finish another. Good luck to US! Hope you have a wonderful writing week!

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  5. Have fun at your critique meet and greet! Sound great!

    My goals are to write about 10K today and tomorrow before my next client edit arrives on Thursday and final proofreads for my upcoming YA, Into the Fire, arrive on Friday. Oh, and to survive the stress of getting an addition. ;)

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    1. Wowee, 10K? I'm confident you'll get it done tho. Even in the midst of drywall dust. =D

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  6. I'm hoping to finish my book this summer too. I'll be doing camp NaNo in July to help (since you can set your own word count). Good luck with your goals!

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    1. I've yet to do anything w/Nano. But I just might one day! And setting your own word count sounds more my speed. =) And thanks!

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  7. story of my life right now...I am going to check this out! I find I write so much less in the summer and this is simply unacceptable! gotta get my butt in gear :)

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    1. Butt in gear is exactly why I'm doing RSW! I've been too much of a slacker lately. *bad, bad me*

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  8. That sounds like a great way to stay motivated. Good luck with it!

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    1. Thanks, Anna! Having to post whether I made my goals or not is definitely motivating. =)

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  9. That's wonderful you have signed up for this challenge. I suspect you will get lots done. Good luck!!

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  10. Your goals sound awesome and totally do-able. I want to finish my WIP this summer too. We can DO IT!! :)

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  11. Good luck with your goals! Have a great writing week!

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  12. "Finish my WiP" is one of my goals too! Here's hoping we both meet that goal. :D I think you've set some totally manageable and specific goals here, which is great. Good luck this week!

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    1. Thanks, Jaime! And thanks for hosting this, I feel like it's really going to help me. =)

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  13. Setting goals is the first step to achieving them.

    I say this with absolutely no goals set. Hmm. Maybe I should ponder this further...

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    1. Ha, ha! May your pondering be productive, Robin. ;)

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  14. Hey Leandra,

    Have you missed me? Yes? No? Who is this guy? Help! Acronym alert! I'm glad to know you're going to have your WIP polished. WIP them there goals into small, realistic, workable amounts. Leading to the ultimate finish of your WIP! Ignore me, whoever I am. LOL

    Gary :)

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    1. Of course I've missed you, Gary! And Penny, can't forget her. =) And small, realistic goals are perfect- probably the only way I'll get there in the end anyhow!

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  15. I should set some goals. I can't wait to read your finished MS this summer!! Hopefully I'll have something more to share too.

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    1. I'm hoping you'll really like it- and I can proudly say that this one has Romance with a capital R, dang it! =)

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  16. Sounds like you're doing great. Have fun at your meet and greet!

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    1. Thanks, Stephanie! I've been trying to decide what to take for lunch, lol!

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  17. Good luck with revising the opening of your WIP and getting your word count this week!

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  18. Have fun with the rewrite! I hope it goes smoothly and come easily. Looking forward to seeing your updates every week.

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    1. Lets just say I'm at about 50% on the smoothly and easily. ;)

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  19. Sending you lots of luck on your goals! Sounds like a really fun motivator :)

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    1. Yay, I like luck! Thanks, Mer!

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    2. (Just so you know, your blog is one of the few that I always check back on for responses :)

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    3. Wow, that's an honor, truly! Thanks, lady. =)

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  20. Wahoo! Writing like a maniac! I'm wishing you epic quantities of cheese and amazing success.

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  21. I would love to participate in Ready, Set, Write -- if summer had begun for me. But I still have two weeks of work and too many commitments and distractions. I wish it were July already, because June is a wash for me. :(

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    1. It's crazy how long schools are going this year. All that darned snow! =( I hope your July comes swiftly for you!

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  22. This is such a great idea! I wish I knew about it before because it totally lines up with my summer goals anyway! I'm totally jumping on the bandwagon next week! Thanks for spreading the word along with your post! I hope you're chipping away at your goals this week!

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    1. Chipping is just about right. =) And totally jump in, its only barely begun!

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  23. Sounds like a great way to set goals and stay accountable. Good luck!

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  24. Goals are essential, and you are on your way!

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  25. Great goals, Leandra! Good luck, and have fun! = )

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  26. That's wonderful. Good luck on your goals.

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