How I did on last week's goals: My goal was to write 2,500 words. But then that goal changed when I realized I was in the last week of RSW! How did that happen?! Which meant I needed to put the pedal to the medal. I wrote 8000 words... !AMENDMENT! I was at work when I wrote this, and I knew roughly around the last time I'd counted words, so I went w/that. Now at home, I just did a word count and I actually wrote 13,100 words last week. *squee!*
A fav line(s) from my story:
I dream that night of the farm. Not unusual. What's unusual is that it's a nightmare. I'm in the barn, lying on haybales. A bright, blinding light shines down on me. A form moves out of the dark. It's dad. He holds something up for my inspection. It's not much bigger than his hand, a conglomeration of cogs and gears, screwed together. Then he slams it down into my chest. I scream as it punches through skin, crunches past bone.
"You came back without a heart, Tam. No tim!" He shouts. "I'm fixing you, I'm fixing you!"
The biggest challenge I faced this week: Racing to beat a deadline...
Somthing I love about my WIP: That it's not called that any longer... (Are you guys loving my mysterious use of ellipses yet?)
Summer Recap: My goal for this summer was to finish my WIP, Chain Gang. And...(tee-hee)...I DID IT!!!! This past week was a mad dash of frantic writing. I thought I'd be done on Sunday night and was I so close. I went to bed around midnight and then got up this morning and FINISHED it!!! But I just realized I forgot to write The End, so I need to go back and do that. =) I am so happy guys. SO INSANELY HAPPY. And I'm already looking forward to when I can start tearing it apart in an effort to make it readable. 'Cuz the form it's in right now? *shudders* But I also know revisions won't happen for several months, as me and this word baby need to take a break for awhile.
Many thanks to the ladies who hosted Ready. Set. WRITE!. Erin L. Funk, Jaime Morrow, Alison Miller, & Katy Upperman-- mad props to you for sacrificing your time and talents to make this happen. You all make the writing community just that much more awesome. I am quite confident that without this summer writing intensive I wouldn't be finished with CG right now. Having people to cheer you along and celebrate your successes(no matter how big or small) is such an inspiring thing. Thank you to everyone who stopped by and left an encouraging comment, as it was much appreciated.
And I shall leave you today w/this quote sign on my desk(courtesy of the superific writing care package I won thru RSW!- Thanks tons, Alison!):