Welcome to WEEK 5 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:
* Make changes to chapters 4 – 6 of WIP required. DONE!
* Work on my short story for upcoming anthology (this is a hush-hush project). 400 words shy of my rough draft goal!
* Create a plot board for second book in trilogy. Switched from plot board to a simple outline. I did complete the plot. I think I’d still like the plot board better. I’m a visual person.
2. THIS WEEK’S GOALS:
* Make changes to chapters 7 – 10 of WIP required.
* Finish rough draft of short story and start fine tuning it for editing.
* Start rough draft of second book in trilogy.
3. A FAVORITE LINE FROM MY STORY OR ONE WORD/PHRASE THAT SUMS UP WHAT I WROTE/REVISED:
Inspired. I worked on my short story via writing sprints with the ladies from The Debut Collective. It’s a group of fantastic women from this year’s UtopYA Con.
4. THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE I FACED THIS WEEK:
Timing! I had my husband home for the week on a staycation. Then, we drove to Michigan. I had a hard time splitting my time between family, writing and reading. In the end, I bought an old fashioned spiral planner and a desk calendar. I scheduled everything surrounding my writing and blog time.
5. SOMETHING I LOVE ABOUT MY WiP:
I love that I’m now able to discuss with my family. Before I only had a concept in my head. I wasn’t sure I could or even should share it with my family. Over the weekend, I was able to tell my parents what I was writing. They thought it was good!
Well, that’s it for now. Gotta get some sleep so that we can hit the road.