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 Miller, Jaime Morrow, Erin Funk, Katy 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.
I shifted priority to writing, writing, writing this week. Always Second Best comes out on October 6th and I need the e-ARCs ready by September…so I am writing, writing, writing.
- Set up the bilingual version of One Dream Only –> NOPE.
- Set up the paperback German version of One Dream Only –> NOPE.
- Set up the paperback bilingual version of One Dream Only –> NOPE.
Write, write, write. Every single day for at least 4 hours. –> YES, I did write 16030 words this week. So that’s a definite YAY! Run at least twice and yoga twice–> I did run twice and walked a lot…but no yoga.
- Write a selfpub post on Wednesday –> NOPE
And I did get to enjoy one amazing evening with Katy and her fun daughter: great restaurant and wonderful book event where I got to meet Dahlia who was my mentor in #PitchWars three years ago 🙂 and Miranda Kenneally (I’m such a huge huge fan of her books) and Lindsay Smith (her books sound super intriguing) and Jessica Spotswood (I can’t wait to start Born Wicked!)
2. My goal(s) for this week.
We’re leaving for Europe for vacations on Tuesday, but due to my deadline I will need to squeeze in some writing time. So I have one goal and one goal only (actually I have three)
- Finish drafting this manuscript.
- Finalize its blurb for the cover reveal.
- Send the feedback on a wonderful manuscript I’m beta reading. So. Good. So so so good!
3. A favorite line from my story OR one word/phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised.
“I don’t care if you’re first or last in the showcase. I don’t care if you go on to become a professional ballerina. I don’t care about all that.” I run my finger on her cheek, dying to kiss her. “I care about the way you always try to put other people first, I care about the way you always find something to smile about, I care about the way you make me feel.”
“And how is that?”
“Like I’m the King of the World.”
She cracks a smile. It’s small but it’s there, and I do feel like the King of the World. “I can’t believe you’re referencing Titanic, you said that movie was way too long and that they could have both fit on that wooden panel at the end.”
4. The biggest challenge I faced this week (ex. finding time to write).
5. Something I love about my WiP.
The romance. All the romance.
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
The winner of Erin’s wonderful giveaway package is Tonja Drecker 🙂 Congrats Tonja!
And it’s giveaway time again!
This time the lovely package has been prepared by the wonderful Alison!
Giveaway open internationally, to RSW participants only.
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I am SO very much looking forward to reading all about your progress!
(oh and stay tuned for tomorrow’s post….it seems the Chemical Engineer may be back on those pages…)