Ready.Set.Write! is a summer writing intensive hosted by Jaime Morrow, Alison Miller, Katy Upperman, Erin Funk, and Elodie Nowodazkij. Every Monday participants share how they're doing in reaching their goals for the summer. To see a full list of participants, go here.
1. How I did on last week's goals: I forgot to set goals last week to report on for this week, but I got in 3,690 words on my YA paranormal, and I got 20 pages of my hard copy edits into the computer. I got a bit derailed by writing an adult short story that has a bit of a literary twist (at least for me) and then also writing a picture book. With art notes and everything! It's not very good, but it's something I've wanted to do for awhile, so I did it.
2. My goal(s) for this week: Write 8,000 words on the paranormal. Get in 60 pages of hard copy edits.
3. A favorite line from my story:
Just a ghost dog and a ghost horse, keeping watch on a French Quarter street corner.
4. The biggest challenge I faced this week: My computer being broken until Wednesday. So I did most of my writing at work. I sit in front of a computer, so when I'm not helping members, I'm pecking away at a Word doc. I will admit, it is one of the perks to being in banking. =)
5. Something I love about my WiP: That the main character, Flannery Hale, has a limp. I've wanted to write a character with a limp for forever! As a kid I was fascinated by limps, and used to practice walking with one. Which I know is terrible. Now, all grown up, I am very grateful I do not have a limp. I just impose them on fictional people.