Ready Set Write

Ready. Set. Write! #RSWrite – 5th update!


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

1.  How I did on last week’s goals.

  • Write 20000 words. Yes, I’m shooting high but I need to finish drafting this book in the next three weeks. And the beauty of having written A SUMMER LIKE NO OTHER? I already know my characters very very well. –> I wrote about 9500 words, so nope BUT I did end up doing a few other things: received the copy edits of A SUMMER LIKE NO OTHER, finished those and then I worked on formatting ASLNO for e-ARCs and on the paperback cover of ASLNO. e-ARCs should be ready today for members of my FB group :), and I started working on the paperback version of ONE DREAM ONLY in German.

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  • Spend at least an hour each day doing business things. –> DONE!
  • Publish a blog post on Tuesday about self-publishing (my experience with Freebooksy and some of the ads I have planned for release week) –> DONE (I focused mainly on my experience with Freebooksy)
  • Enjoy my cover reveal day on Thursday –> I did. Not in the way I first had planned but I still did 🙂 Thanks again so much for the cover love!
  • Run 3 times this week and do strength training at least twice. –> Worked out 3 times and ran twice

2.  My goal(s) for this week.

  • Write 10000 words in ASB (back in Scrivener)
  • Finalize the ASLNO e-Arcs and send them out first to FB group and then set it up on Netgalley.
  • Finalize the paperback version of ASLNO
  • Work out 3 times and run 2 times
  • Work on the detailed timeline to release date
  • Write post on self-publishing

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

Nick bends down, his face so close to mine and I want to close my eyes, I want to feel his lips on mine again, his arms around me. “You’re Emilia Moretti. You’re the best Mario Bros player. You’re kind and you’re strong. You’re stubborn and you’re talented. You’re funny and you think you’re awkward. You’re sexy and you’re amazing.” His lips touch that spot right under my ear and I shiver at the contact. “Show them who you are.” He repeats and this time, I nod.

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

Reminding myself it’s a first draft. And taking notes for things I’m wondering I should change without going back and changing them. Yet.

5.  Something I love about my WiP.

One character who made me cry. (sounds weird, but it was really an emotional scene…)

Are you participating in RSW? 
Don’t forget to link to your  update below!

Giveaway time!

Part of #RSWrite include  giveaways (open internationally)

Big congrats to Susan Crispell, lucky winner of last week’s Ready. Set. Write! prize package! Susan, you can contact Jaime via DM on Twitter to give her your address 🙂

and this week, I’m giving away a few things that I hope will help fuel your creativity 🙂

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Giveaway open internationally, to RSW participants only.
To enter, click the link below!


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