Ready. Set. Write!

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Ready. Set. WRITE! is a summer writing intensive that encourages goal-setting, accountability, and support no matter where you are in your writing life. Our awesome hosts are Alison MillerJaime MorrowErin Funk, and Katy Upperman. More details HERE.

HOW I DID ON LAST LAST LAST WEEK’S GOALS

  • Incorporate more chill-out activities: meditation, gentle yoga, deep breathing, etc. I aced this. My relaxing skills are near ninja-level.
  • At least 500 words for Day 1 of Camp NaNoWriMo. Done! 
  • Learn more about Intracranial Hypertension (IH) this nifty new friend that’s come into my life. Still working on this. But I’ve learned a little WebMD goes a long way.
  •  Write at least one book review. Failed in writing but at least I read the book, so that’s a start. 

MY GOAL(S) FOR THIS WEEK

  • Start writing query, one-line pitch, and synopsis for my Recently-Revised Project. I’m calling it such because while I love the new story, I’m not sure its old title fits anymore.
  • Add 3,000 words to my new pretty.

A FAVORITE LINE FROM MY STORY OR A WORD/PHRASE THAT SUMS UP WHAT I WROTE/REVISED

We kissed and kissed and kissed until our breath was fast and our lips were swollen and my grumpy supervisor sprayed water at us and said, “Get a freaking room.”

THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE I FACED THIS WEEK

My energy levels are all over the map. Trying to figure out how to find balance between work, writing, and life  is difficult but not impossible. I just have to stop being my usual impatient self.

SOMETHING I LOVE FROM MY WIP

This thing feels like it’s writing itself. That hardly ever happens!

 

Summer Reading Challenge Check-In

As if Camp NaNoWriMo, Ready. Set. Write! and life in general wasn’t enough, I’m also doing the YA Buccaneers Summer Reading Challenge. This is the easiest of them all really because y’all know I love reading and often spend more time reading other people’s words than writing my own. But I heard somewhere that’s what it takes to be a kickass scribe, so I’m with it. Here’s my progress so far:

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Recommendations are everything, so let me know in the comments what I should read next!

What’s Up Wednesday

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To see what other WUW writers are up to, click here.

WHAT I’M READING

Ami Polonsky’s GRACEFULLY GRAYSON. It’s still early on but I have a feeling this one’s going to wring some tears out of me.

WHAT I’M WRITING

It’s Camp NaNoWriMo time! I’m revising a short story and adding words to another. Hopefully, I’ll get it all done this month. Lots of folks are keeping me accountable, so I’m not worried. Much.

WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW

Ruth Bader Ginsburg THA GAWD. Her 35-page dissent against the recent Uterus Police Supreme Court Hobby Lobby decision is some of the best writing I’ve ever read. EVER.

WHAT ELSE I’VE BEEN UP TO

Working like crazy, trying to adjust to all of these new meds, and prepping for my 4th of July road trip.