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RSW Update: Week 4

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Welcome to WEEK 4 of Ready. Set. WRITE! What is RSW? It’s a summer long writing intensive through which writers write/revise/plan, cheer each other on, and hold each other accountable with weekly updates. On Mondays, I will share my goals and update you on my progress.

1. So, how did I do last week? My posted goals:

  • Create a year long writing calendar (June 2015 – June 2016) and schedule the steps I need to do to get my WIP ready for publication.
  • Plot second book in my WIP trilogy.
  • Make changes to first three chapters of WIP required.

I met ALL my goals!!

The calendar was the hardest thing. I still need to put dates on some things, but I have something to work towards for the next two months.

2. THIS WEEK’S GOALS:

Make changes to chapters 4 – 6 of WIP required.

Work on my short story for upcoming anthology (this is a hush-hush project).

Create a plot board for second book in trilogy.

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

The plot thickens sums up my work last week. I discovered the relationship between the protagonist and love interest was too shallow. So, I gave them a plausible history. I also gave the protagonist another obstacle to overcome. I think it will help make the story more believable.

4. THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE I FACED THIS WEEK:

Staying focused! I really wanted to just sit back and do nothing.

5. SOMETHING I LOVE ABOUT MY WiP:

I love that it still speaks to me (don’t judge). The characters still give me input and direction. It’s their story after all.

That’s it for now. Got to work on those new goals!

Recent Comments

  • Alison Miller
    June 29, 2015 - 7:00 pm · Reply

    That’s so awesome that you met all your goals and that you are making all these discoveries. Hope you have another wonderful writing week!

    • The WordSmithe
      June 29, 2015 - 8:28 pm · Reply

      DEVELOPMENT EDITOR
      Week of 8.24.2015
      (The one I’m leaning towards takes up to 2 weeks)

      MAKE CORRECTIONS
      Week of 9.7.2015

      RETURN TO EDITOR IF NEEDED
      Week of 9.14.2015

      I’ve left the next items open ended since I don’t know how many times I may need to do changes. I’ve done a lot of basic editing and rewrites. I’m hoping what I’m doing now will minimize basic errors needing to be addressed.

      ENLIST BETA READERS [Select Date]

      MAKE ANY CHANGES IF NEEDED [Select Date]

      START QUERIES OR MORE EDITING [Select Date]

      If I go ahead and commit to Indie Publishing (which I’m leaning towards once I get a little more knowledge), then this schedule will change slightly.

  • Elodie
    June 30, 2015 - 10:55 am · Reply

    Whoot whoot! Congrats on checking ALL YOUR GOALS. AWESOME! Cheering you on for this week (and I love the cartoon you shared. So. Cute!)

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