Ready. Set. Write! #RSWrite – 2nd update

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Ready. Set. WRITE! is a summer writing intensive that encourages goal-setting and accountability, and provides an opportunity for us to cheer each other on wherever we’re at with our writing projects—planning, drafting, revising, or polishing. This year, your RSW hosts are Alison MillerJaime MorrowErin FunkKaty Upperman and myself. (For the detailed information about RSW, including  the wonderful buttons created by the lovely Jaime, click here)

And don’t forget, if you’re on Twitter, we check and cheer each other on using #RSWrite

Hope everyone had a wonderful second week!

1.  How I did on last week’s goals.

  • Rewrite the first two chapters of my thriller in 3rd and in 1st to see which one works best DONE! 3rd it is but man that’s going to be HARD!
  • Possibly start revising A SUMMER LIKE NO OTHER and if not make the revision plan of YOU ARE MINE and revise at least 3 hours a day. DONE! I am actually almost done revising A SUMMER LIKE NO OTHER. I need to add a few more scenes and re-read it and off it goes to a wonderful reader tomorrow (well today by the time this post comes up)
  • Business side of things: detailed business plan DONE! I’ve done the business plan for A SUMMER LIKE NO OTHER. I might share it with you all. Still thinking about it 😛
  • Finish reading the book for book club on Friday ALMOST DONE! –> I was at 85% by the time book club came around.
  • (and run 3 times this week) DONE! And I ran my first 5k without stopping on Thursday 🙂

2.  My goal(s) for this week.

  • Finish revising as planned on Monday
  • Outline and revise/rewrite 15000 words for ALWAYS SECOND BEST
  • Prepare the cover reveal for A SUMMER LIKE NO OTHER
  • Share the blurb on A SUMMER LIKE NO OTHER on my Facebook group.
  • Dedicate at least an hour a day to business-related tasks.
  • Run 3 times this week.

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

“I can’t deal with someone else telling me what’s good for me, what I should do, what I need, what I want. I know what I want.”

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

Fleshing out scenes I had been trying to avoid and had summarized. Digging deeper.

5.  Something I love about my WiP.

That this revision is making it SO. MUCH. STRONGER. (Thanks again Riley!)

I am SO very much looking forward to reading all about your progress!

Don’t forget to add your update via the linky 🙂

 

22 Comments

  1. Wow, you’re on fire! You got so much done, and are planning so much more. I love your energy! And when it comes time for the cover reveal, I’d love to help share it on my blog too.

  2. Alison Miller says:

    I LOVE that line from your story and I am so excited to read it! Also, you are KILLING it in everything! I collapse with just thinking about having to run a quarter mile and you are running 3. I am in awe. 🙂

    Good luck with your goals this week! You can do it!

    PS – love the minions!!!

  3. Jaime Morrow says:

    Switching to third person… Yep. I’m doing that too. It’s tough, but it sounds so much better in my WiP, and I’m sure you’re finding the same thing. It’s nice to stretch our abilities, isn’t it? Good luck with your goals this week, Elodie!

  4. Carrie-Anne says:

    I can’t imagine how hard it would be to switch the POV of a book. I’ve used exclusively third-person for over 20 years, since that’s the classic default, and it comes most naturally. Good luck with all your goals for this week.

  5. hehe “Fleshing out scenes I had been trying to avoid and had summarized…” Sorryyyyyyy ❤

    I'm so thrilled you've revised as much as quickly as you have! Your next reader is super lucky! (Not bc of the revision, but bc the story's so fabulous!)

    And you KNOW I love that line you shared.

    You…will get mail from me this week, too.

  6. Erin Funk says:

    Looks like you had a super productive week! Way to go, Elodie! I hope you get just as much done this week. Also, I love the line you shared. Your character’s frustration really comes through. 🙂

  7. Stephanie Scott says:

    I’m definitely curious on the business plan if you end up posting that 🙂 Also, great idea to write opening in different POVs to see what sticks. I used to write only first person past but I had a story that just did not sound right unless it was in present tense.

  8. Kitty says:

    You have the best gifs. 🙂 Way to rock those goals! Wow! And congrats on finishing the 5k without stopping. That is so cool and such a great feeling. I love the excerpt and can’t wait to see the cover reveal! Have a great week!

  9. Alicia says:

    Congrats on completing your goals this week. I love your sentence from your WIP. It’s a great line. I always think about business plans, but never know how to go about them effectively. Good luck this week!

  10. Eden says:

    Great progress, Elodie. Fleshing out scenes is one of my favorite parts of writing (the hard part is getting that initial scene written in the first place). So… just a little envy here. 😀 Have a great week and keep up the great progress.

  11. cuzwewrite says:

    Wow! You are our hero! You KILLED your goals this week and we’re totally going to try to get some of your mojo during this week to conquer our own goals. Good luck doing the same with these goals.

  12. I can barely run a block, let alone a 5k, so huge congrats on that! And also on all the writing stuff you got done. (I would be dead after the running, so I wouldn’t have got that far.) Good luck with everything you want to get done this week!

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