Monday, June 16, 2014

Ready. Set. WRITE! (Week 2)

Hello, Week 2! 

1. How I did on last week's goals: I rewrote my beginning and took it to the critique meet up, which was so much fun! I met some great ladies & got great feedback. My new word count goal for last week was 1500-- and I made it to 2100!

2. My goals for this week: Words, words, and more words! I'm thinking...5000. 

3. A fav line from my WIP(which anyone who's wrestled w/a fitted sheet should be able to appreciate): I can see Lo’s determined not to ask for help, which means their chances of sleeping on a bare mattress tonight are about 99.9% certain. 

4. The biggest challenge I faced this week: Just sitting down in between work/kidlet/housework/social media and getting writing done. Especially since I write at night and I'm tired and the temptation to just snuggle in a blanket and surf blogs/twitter is running high.

5. Something I love about my WIP: The architectural aspects of it, and trying to do it justice. I love buildings, so this has been fun.

And speaking of buildings, the library where we met up for the critique group was gorgeous! It was huge and nicely landscaped and I can imagine its patrons are quite proud of it.




Ready. Set. WRITE! is a summer writing intensive. If you're interested in joining the fun, check out this post  from last week for all the details! 

51 comments:

  1. This is my biggest challenge as well: Just sitting down in between work/kidlet/housework/social media and getting writing done. Sounds like you're doing great and, holy cow, a 5,000 word goal for the week? Go you!

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    1. I've actually been wondering if I could go back in and change that 5000 and no one would notice... Lol! I might've been a bit ambitious. =) But I shall sure try!

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  2. Hahaha! Try adding a mosquito net to the bed-making process. Good grief. I'm so glad you've been doing these posts so I could join in on the fun! Thanks!

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    1. Yikes, I'm pretty sure I'd fail at a mosquito net. =) But so so important where you guys are at!

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  3. jealous of that library! It's gorgeous. And I swear, I am completely incapable of putting a sheet on a bed. Completely. Incapable. It takes me close to two hours. :\

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    1. Isn't it crazy? It's like you try one way and that doesn't work, so you try the next and that really doesn't work. It takes me like twenty rotations before I get it right!

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  4. That IS a gorgeous library! All best to your writing this week!

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    1. Isn't it? It made my heart happy driving up to it. =) And thanks!

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  5. Congrats on meeting your goals! And I'm glad the critique group was fun. That library is awesome! Good luck this week :)

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    1. It totally was- and now I want to do more face to face meetings like that! And I found one at a library a town over from me(the other one was a one time SCBWI thing). I'm hoping to go their July meeting. *fingers crossed*

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    2. I love my in-person group. We meet twice a month and it's so fun. They've become great friends over the years :) I have my fingers crossed that your meeting is awesome!!

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  6. Well done with the word count, hope you make the increased amount this week. Fitting everything in sometimes is so hard isn't it?

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    1. It for sure is! Sometimes I'm like if only I didn't have a day job. But then my time would be taken up w/all the things I can't ever fit in when I'm working so...yeah. ;)

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  7. Gosh, I still haven't signed up yet. Not sure... Just finished and sent off my latest MG to my agent. Figured I'd spend the few summer weeks plotting and outlining my next project. Not sure how much actual writing I'd get done. Best of luck to you!

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    1. Congrats on sending your project off. That's exciting! And thanks! =)

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  8. You're off to a great start! I can no longer stay awake at night like I used to ... so it's squeezing in writing time in-between the cracks of the day or at dawn (I have only rare heroic moments). That *is* a gorgeous library!

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    1. I can't tell you how many times I've nodded off while rocking the kidlet to sleep. It's a lot... =D

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  9. I love libraries and weekly goals! It sound like you're doing all the right things!

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  10. Oooh, this sounds like a great weekly blog! Congrats on getting 2100 in last week! Tell me more about this critique meet and greet...Is it a group near your town? Sounds fun!

    Good luck this week on getting 5000 words...you can do it! :)

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    1. It was through SCBWI, and was an hour away, so not too bad. Some of the ladies had driven hours to be there. It's definitely lit my fire for my face to face time! It was so much fun talking shop. :)

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    1. You can't beat them, and they're so invaluable to communities!

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  12. Way to blow your writing goal out of the water! A critique group meet-up sounds SO fun, and the library is gorgeous. Good luck on your goals this week! :)

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  13. So glad you had a good time at critique group! My group meets every other Wed, and it's a blast. Good things they have doors on the conference room, because our laughter gets pretty loud. :)

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    1. I know, right?! The only thing that could have possibly made it better was cupcakes, lol! ;)

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  14. Week TWO?
    You're on week TWO of your summer RSW challenge -- and my summer vacation hasn't even started yet?

    *collapses in a heap of despair*

    Congratulations on surpassing goal, and good luck keeping up the pace! :D

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    1. Aw, Dianne, I feel so bad for you! I wish they'd push the start of the school year back then, but I bet that's not going to happen, is it? *hugs* Wishing you lots of good things when your summer vacation finally does start!

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  15. I want to attend a local critique group! I just want to go to the library all by myself.
    I'm proud of you. 2100 words is nothing to sneeze at. You'll be done before you know it.

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    1. I sure hope so! And, yup, 2100 feels pretty good. =) Thanks, amiga!

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  16. I'm a night writer as well so I hear you on feeling tired by the time you sit down to write. I'm a horrible insomniac too though, which helps (if you can call that helping lol). Great to hear rewriting your intro went well and that you got some positive feedback! Best of luck firing off 5000 words this week!

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    1. Insomnia would stink so bad! Once I hit the hay, I'm a pretty hard sleeper, so I'm thanful there. And thanks, I'm afraid I maybe bit off a little more than I could chew, so I'll need all that luck!

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  17. I TOTALLY want to visit that library! It's gorgeous! And congrats on all the words! I hope you have another awesome and productive week!

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  18. What a BEAUTIFUL library. I'd love to live in it! :P Great job on your goals so far. It sounds like you've been really productive! Major props to you and to everyone who has to write in the midst of life, and a job, and housework, and children, and bills! I don't have children yet and I'm already struggling to find time/energy to write sometimes.

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    1. Energy is right. Who knew tapping at keys could be so exhausting? =) But sometimes it is!

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  19. Congrats on surpassing last week's word count goal. I'm sure you'll get your 5000 this week. :)

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  20. Oh, I am SO JEALOUS of that library! I am grateful we have one, but ours is tiny. What a beautiful place! Congrats on smashing your goals last week! I think architecture is fascinating too, and so fun to try and capture in a story!! :D

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    1. I love it too, but I don't feel like my descriptions are ever quite up to par- at least not with what I see in my head! And if that isn't a writer's problem, I don't know what is! =)

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  21. Well done with exceeding your goals!

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  22. Go Leandra, go! :) Well done and keep at it!

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  23. Great job! Best of luck with your goal!

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  24. Ah how I love libraries. I just blogged about libraries today. Kudos on exceeding your goals :) have a great weekend!!

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    1. They are such important parts of our communities. And you too!

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  25. You had me at "wrestling with a fitted sheet." Ugh! That's a beautiful library. Congrats on exceeding your goals.

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    1. Aren't they fun? I'm not even going to go into trying to fold the dang things... ;)

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