Ready Set Write

Ready. Set. Write! #RSWrite – 8th 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.

Whomp. Whomp. Part Deux? 🙂 And DEFINITELY YAY!!!! I released A Summer Like No Other so that’s a definite highlight! (did you see the giveaway I‘m running ;))

  • My book is coming out on Thursday sooooooooo enjoying it without stressing too too much is one of my goals…–> CHECK!!! 🙂 I enjoyed my release day. So. Much. Thanks to my husband and spending the day with Katy and Riley and thanks to all my amazing friends and all the encouraging words, tweets, retweets, comments, phone call from my parents and so on that made this day oh so special!


  • Write at least 2000 words a day (except on Thursday) –> WHOMP WHOMP. BIG FAIL. Silver lining? I did do my cover for Always Second Best (sooooo happy with it, thanks to Katy, Riley and my husband for the comments and feedback :)), and I did figure out parts of my plot. Now, I just have to buckle down and write it.
  • Run twice this week, work out once and do yoga twice –> YES!
  • Continuing my online class –> somewhat yes.
  • Prepare for my release on Thursday (send information to bloggers who signed up for my Book Blitz, newsletter, teasers, newsletter) –> YES!
  • Write a selfpub post –>Nope
  • Set up One Dream Only in German (the ebook) –> YES!

2.  My goal(s) for this week.

  • Set up the bilingual version of One Dream Only
  • Set up the paperback German version of One Dream Only
  • Set up the paperback bilingual version of One Dream Only
  • Write, write, write. Every single day for at least 4 hours.
  • Run at least twice and yoga twice
  • Write a selfpub post on Wednesday

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

Whomp. Whomp. —> the summary of my writing this week.

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

Finding the time to write.

5.  Something I love about my WiP.

Its cover 🙂

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

It’s time for our third giveaway! This lovely package has been assembled by  Erin



Erin’s package includes: “Embrace the Journey” journal with cork cover, “Enjoy the Little Things” notepad, Ink Joy mini pens, 2 pack of “Write On!” mini notebooks, Scrabble pencils that say: jot, note, write, create, compose, andinscribe, “Do One Thing Every Day That Makes You Happy” pencil case, 2 packs of paperclips shaped like rabbits and crocodiles, manicure kit, Eos Fresh Flowers hand lotion, Revlon Fashionista nail polish (teal), David’s PomTango tea  (makes 34 oz.), Strawberry Fusion Tic Tacs, Cadbury Jelly Popping Candy chocolate bar, and Trident Very Berry gum.

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

A Rafflecopter Giveaway!

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


21 thoughts on “Ready. Set. Write! #RSWrite – 8th update!”

    1. Thanks 🙂 It was a pretty amazing week and I love love love my cover, so you’re right, definitely a productive week! Hope you’re having a wonderful one!

      On Mon, Aug 3, 2015 at 8:50 AM, Elodie Nowodazkij wrote:


  1. Love that ALWAYS SECOND BEST cover. Can’t wait for it to go live! And thanks a million times for letting me be a part of your release day celebration — I had so much fun! Best of luck on your goals in the coming week. Rooting for you, lady!

    1. Thank you so much for giving me feedback on it 🙂 I’m so happy with the last version 🙂 I can’t wait to dive into your novel. I wanted to do it yesterday but didn’t make it 😦 However, it’s on my list for today!

      On Mon, Aug 3, 2015 at 9:44 AM, Elodie Nowodazkij wrote:


  2. You definitely get a pass on the writing during the release of ASLNO! Release weeks are for celebrating. So glad you got to! Good luck with your goals this week. Looks like you’ve been very busy! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much 🙂 This release week was definitely pretty amazing! Hope you’re having a great week!

      On Mon, Aug 3, 2015 at 11:16 AM, Elodie Nowodazkij wrote:


  3. Can’t wait to see your new cover- all of your covers so far are gorgeous!
    I love the WHOMP WHOMP. I’ve definitely had some whomp whomp weeks this summer for sure!
    Have a great week!

    1. Thank you so much, Melanie 🙂 I am kind of in love with this cover. I worked on it for a few hours before realizing I was working with the wrong picture. And then once I found “the one” it all fell in place 🙂 I can’t wait to share it, hopefully at the beginning of September… hope you’re having a wonderful week!

      On Mon, Aug 3, 2015 at 11:20 AM, Elodie Nowodazkij wrote:


  4. Congrats on your book release! I caught the blog blitz at Leandra’s and your book sounds amazing. I love that you’re putting out multilingual versions of your books. I think that’s incredibly smart.

  5. Agree with everyone. Release weeks are special and should be celebrated to the max with no guilt or worry over not getting as many words as hoped for. Congratulations on an awesome release day and release week!!!!

    Good luck knocking those words out this week. ❤

  6. You had some pretty exciting and important stuff going on last week, so don’t feel bad about not getting as much writing done as you would’ve liked! And hey, you checked most of the goals off your list anyway. So glad you enjoyed your release day and that you were able to spend it with some lovely writer friends! Hope the goal smashing goes well this week! 🙂

  7. I don’t think you can judge yourself too harshly during a release week! In addition to those yummy look treats, I think you get a free pass on anything that isn’t going as well as you’d like. Good luck on your goals this week! 🙂

  8. Wow, you are busy this summer! But it seems like you’re having fun doing it 🙂

    Have a great week and good luck with your goals!

    Also, thanks for the advice on Pitch Wars – your blog post was very helpful.

  9. Even though you didn’t hit all the goals, you still do so, so much. I’m totally in awe of how much you achieve each week. Good luck this week!

  10. Yay for your release! I just started reading it yesterday and I am loving it so far! 🙂 I’m really loving the voice for Nick, some of the things he thinks have me cracking up! Can’t wait to delve back into it tonight! I hope you have a wonderful week!

  11. Congrats on your release day! It’s understandable that you didn’t get to do as much writing last week since that’s a pretty exciting thing to have consuming your thoughts 🙂 Hopefully you’re able to get lots done this week!

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