Welcome back to Ready. Set. WRITE! If you’re wondering what RSW is all about, it’s a summer long writing intensive with the purpose of writing, revising, planning, and keeping each other accountable. We will be sharing our goals on Mondays, keeping our posts BRIEF (2-3 lines per heading) so we can spend more time on writing and less time on blogging. You can sign up at any of the host blogs (Alison‘s,Katy‘s, Erin‘s, Jaime’s) every Monday. And don’t forget to hop around to encourage other participants. For more info about RSW and a link to their super fun buttons, go here.
HOW I DID ON LAST WEEK’S GOALS
I didn’t have any 🙂
MY GOAL(S) FOR THIS WEEK
* Revise 4 chapters of DADDY’S LITTLE GIRL…it’s back to revising in the train for me this week.
A FAVORITE LINE FROM MY STORY OR ONE WORD/PHRASE THAT SUMS UP WHAT I WROTE/REVISED
Very rough…but here we go: “Finally coming to get you. Are you ready to die, Daddy’s little girl?”
THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE I FACED THIS WEEK
SOMETHING I LOVE ABOUT MY WIP
Getting to know Erin, my main character. She didn’t have it easy: her father terrorized their little Texan community, killing many teenagers before “disappearing” and she’s the one who helped the police realize he was responsible. Now, she’s trying very hard to stay strong, to blend in and to make sure everyone forgets she was “Daddy’s little girl.” She’s a fan of old movies and was hand picked to participate in beauty pageants. Looking forward to adding extra layers to her personality during this revision round.
18 thoughts on “Setting up my goals for Ready, Set, Write #RSW2014”
Pretty sure you deserved a break last week!!! Can’t wait to know more about Dadd’s Little Girl! Good luck revising!
So glad you’re working on this story again! I can’t wait to read the whole thing so I’m all for you completing your goals this week! (and then some 🙂 ) Also, SO glad you are back to RSW. We missed you! Good luck this week, Elodie!
Welcome back to RSW! The description of your book gives me chills. Hope you have a great week of revisions!
Erin sounds like an amazing character. I can’t wait to learn more. Also, I bought One, Two, Three yesterday so hoping to get through it this week 🙂
That line creeped me the hell out! Poor Erin 😦 But way to evoke some serious intrigue with your line & character description!
Best of luck with your revisions! 🙂
Dude. This story sounds deliciously creepy! I’m so glad you’re jumping into RSW with us. Best of luck with your first week!
Wow, that line is so creepy! Good luck with your revisions – this story sounds great. 🙂
I also find I develop my characters a lot more in revision. I have ideas ahead of writing, but it’s really hard to know your character until you’ve written the story, IMO>
So happy you’re joining us, Elodie! I’ve been looking forward to it. 🙂 Your goal for this week is a good one. Wishing you lots of productivity on the train this week! And I kind of love getting to my know my MC as well. It’s one of the best parts of crafting a story, don’t you think? 😀
She sounds like an amazing character. Look forward to hearing more about her. Revising is my favorite train; here’s wishing you lots of luck and fun with it!
Creepy excerpt! Good luck on your goal this week 🙂
Ooh, your line is so creepy! The whole book sounds tense! Good luck on this week’s goal.
Revisions are soooo frustrating. But so rewarding. =) Good luck this week!
I love all those extra details and depth you can add once you really know your characters 🙂 I remember little bits about this story…hope it all goes well revising this week!
I so admire you for being able to work on your commute. I’m very easily distracted and could never manage that. Concentration must be your super power! That line from your WIP is so creepy! I hope your revisions continue to go well this week! As for me, I’ve been rewarding myself with reading ONE TWO THREE when I’m done my writing lately. Nata and Tonio are great motivation for finishing up my work! 😀
I hope your revisions go well. Adding those layers to the story and characters is one of the most rewarding experiences of writing. Love the plot of your WIP!
Your WIP sounds really interesting, particularly the part about your protagonist loving old films. I can certainly relate to that.