RSW Update Three

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Ready. Set. Write! is a summer long writing challenge hosted by Erin Funk, Elodie Nowodazkij, Alison Miller, Jamie Morrow and Katy Upperman where we write, revise, plot and cheer each other on.

How I did on last week’s goals

  • Query drafting. I have notes and a skeletal framework. I need to finish this week for sure!
  • Finish beta reading. Finished one project just as another one fell in my lap. Labor of love. :D
  • Get to phase II of TWSHS revision plan. I know this sounds cryptic as hell but it’s going great.

My goals for this week

  • Write fiction for at least 1 hour per day. I have great time management skills when I actually, you know, try.
  • Do something active 3x. Living room dance party, yoga, climb up and down the stairs, whatever it takes.
  • Drink more water. I’m wayyy too caffeinated. *shakes*

A favorite line from my story OR one word/phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised.

So, wait, he put his fingers where?

The biggest challenge I faced this week (ex. finding time to write).

Insomnia.

sleepsleep

Something I love about my WiP.

My MC’s best friend. Super smart and determined and always on the verge of running out of fucks to give.

RSW Update Two

RSW9

Ready. Set. Write! is a summer long writing challenge hosted by Erin Funk, Elodie Nowodazkij, Alison Miller, Jamie Morrow and Katy Upperman where we write, revise, plot and cheer each other on.

How I did on last week’s goals

  • Finish one side-hustle article. Done! Hopefully with a few more of these under my belt it will go from “side” to actual hustle.
  • Find one writing contest to enterI submitted pages for the Manny Writing Contest hosted by Midwest Writers Workshop. Wish me luck!
  • Draft 2,000 words. Counting side-hustling, abstract writing and fiction, I hit the mark.

My goals for this week

  • Query drafting
  • Finish beta reading
  • Get to phase II of TWSHS revision plan

A favorite line from my story OR one word/phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised.

We’re supposed to believe he’s good in bed? He couldn’t find a vagina in the daytime with a flashlight.

The biggest challenge I faced this week (ex. finding time to write).

The Charleston Massacre.

Something I love about my WiP.

My MCs voice is so interesting to me: snarky, messy, shady.

RSW Update One

RSW9

Ready. Set. Write! is a summer long writing challenge hosted by Erin Funk, Elodie Nowodazkij, Alison Miller, Jamie Morrow and Katy Upperman where we write, revise, plot and cheer each other on.

How I did on last week’s goals

  • Finish one book for the YA Bucanneers Summer Reading Challenge. I read TINY PRETTY THINGS by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton and ESSSENTIAL X-MEN, Vol. 7.

 

YAB Summer Reading 1

  • Revise four chapters of THINGS WE SHOULD HAVE SAID. I did three! They’re horribly out of context and probably need to happen sooner in the story than I anticipated but it’s progress.
  • Stick to my sleep plan and get good restThis was really successful. I’m proud that with the exception of one night when I’d had too much chai latte and insomnia reared its ugly head, I slept really well.

My goals for this week

  • Finish side hustle article.
  • Find one writing contest to enter.
  • Draft 2,000 words.

A favorite line from my story OR one word/phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised.

But after getting myself off a couple of times and eating, I collapsed into an orgasmic food coma.

The biggest challenge I faced this week (ex. finding time to write).

Balance. It seemed like every time I sat down to write, something got in the way. I need to do a better job of scheduling my time and sticking to it.

Something I love about my WiP.

Drafting is everything. I can just pour stuff out on the page and I don’t have to worry about if it makes complete sense or if everything’s in its proper place. It’s the part of writing that feels most creative to me.