Monday, June 8, 2015

Ready. Set. Write! Summer 2015: Goals

(June 8th-Aug. 31st)

Ready. Set. Write! is back! This summer writing intensive-- hosted by Jaime Morrow, Katy Upperman, Erin Funk, and Elodie Nowodazkij-- helped me a lot last year. I finished my dystopian while participating, and I know if I didn't have the public goals I'd set to drive me on, instead of by the end of summer, I wouldn't have finished until the end of the year. RSW! works people! 

So today, I'm setting my GOALS for the summer, which are:
  • Finish revising the dystopian so I can get it to my critique partners.
  • Finish fast drafting a paranormal novel set in New Orleans. 
  • And if I get all that done before the end of RSW!, start back on my middle grade ghost story that's almost 50% complete.

There you have it! What I'm hoping to accomplish this summer. Did you hear that, super-competitive, hate-to-fail-at-goals, self? It's on! ;)

26 comments:

  1. You've laid down the challenge - now, get it done!

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  2. Good luck! I know you can do it :) I'll be doing some more edits and trying to bang out this first draft of my contemporary.

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  3. yesss...love it. Really want my WIP done by the end of this summer. I just keep revising as I go which isn't helping lol

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  4. You luck! You'll kill it. And thank to you, I'm doing it too.

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  5. Good luck! I probably should set some goals but I never seem to stick to them...

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  6. Those are awesome goals, Leandra! Good luck! RSW really does work, I'm so happy to be participating again this summer too. :)

    Happy writing!

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  7. Oooh, paranormal in New Orleans! Nice. Good luck on your goals! :)

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  8. Good luck with your summer goals! You've got a lot to keep busy with.

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  9. You've totally got this, Leandra! Good luck with the revising and the fast drafting. Sending you lots of good writing vibes!

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  10. You rock, Leandra! And your energy's contagious! Your paranormal set in New Orleans really caught my eye. Sending wishes of lots of happy keyboarding your way!

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  11. 3 projects to work on that sounds crazy and exciting! Good luck!

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  12. I'm so glad last summer was so good for you! Here's hoping we both have another productive summer!

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  13. Not "if" Leandra. When.... When you finish the dsytopian, you'll move back to the middle grass ghost story. Do it. Just write. :-D

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  14. You're amazing! I'm rooting for you!!!

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  15. I'm revising and drafting this summer too! So happy RSW worked well for you last year, and I'm happy you decided to join us again this year. Good luck with your goals this week, Leandra! :-)

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  16. I'm hoping to polish my MG historical fiction and get it sub ready. Good luck with yours!

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  17. Best of luck Leandra--you can do it! I'll have to get back to my WIP soon, too. Thanks for the reminder!

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  18. Funny you mention fast drafting. I just wrote about three ways to beat the summer publishing lull and fast drafting was number 2! Best of luck with your goals. I'm sure you'll do great.

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  19. Yay for goals! My goal is to write a novella and make a huge impact on my novel. *crosses fingers*

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  20. I feel like you're always working on a billion different things! I'm so impressed. =) Good luck with your goals! I love dystopian if you need a beta reader down the road!

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  21. Those are awesome goals for summer. I'm sure you'll meet them!

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  22. Woo hoo! You can do it! Love your goals. And now realizing that I didn't set any of my goals to actually *finish* myWIP, so hmm ... I think you may be inspiring me to revise that. Yay for finishing things, right?

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  23. Best of luck to you on your goals!!! My goals for the summer are more nebulous and depend on various publishing stuff outside of my control. I DID have a Shiny New Idea some months back, but I haven't had a chance to work on it, and now it's looking kind of tarnished. Not sure if it's the right one for me to try next. Maybe I need to focus on my "losing weight" goal, since I can't even stand pictures of myself with my daughter at graduation. :( Serious body image issues here.

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  24. Awesome goals! You can do it!! :)

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