Ready Set Write

Ready. Set. Write! #RSWrite – 10th 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)

Disclaimer: I’m in Europe this week, so I might be slow making my way through the blogs. Sorry about that, but I’ll try to do a bit of cheering each day!

IMPORTANT REMINDER –> The last week of Ready. Set. Write! (8-24 – 8-31) we’ll be holding a fun virtual event called Manuscripts and Manicures. We’ll each be painting our nails in a way that reflects our current WiP, then posting a photo of our manicure creations.

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.

  • Finish drafting this manuscript. –> ALMOST. I wrote about 5000 words last week which isn’t too bad, since we left for Europe on Tuesday.
  • Finalize its blurb for the cover reveal. –> NOPE.
  • Send the feedback on a wonderful manuscript I’m beta reading. So. Good. So so so good! –> YES (and this book is simply AMAZING) I finished reading it on the plane from DC to Frankfurt and I couldn’t put it down. Loved. It.

2.  My goal(s) for this week.

  • Blurb
  • Finish drafting. I’m going to write at least 1000 words each day.

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

And he kisses me. Tender and passionate. Desperate and hopeful.
I forget myself into his lips. Into the way he tastes, the way my entire body reacts to his, the way his arms tighten around my waist.
“What do you think you’re doing?” My father’s voice booms.

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

I’m currently in Europe and want to enjoy every second of it, but I also need to make sure I finish drafting this manuscript…

5.  Something I love about my WiP.

That a scene unlocked itself.

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 Katy


The winner of Alison’s wonderful giveaway package is Crystal Schubert 🙂 Congrats Crystal!

And it’s giveaway time again!

This time the lovely package has been prepared by the wonderful Katy!

“If You Obey All the Rules You Miss All the Fun” journal, floral mini sticky note pad, lined floral note pad, Jelly Bellies, starry pencil pouch, Honey Pear hand cream, Lavender Lemonade candle, peppermint mints, various washi tapes, Eos Strawberry Sorbet lip balm, writerly quote pencils, Bigelow Vanilla Chai Tea, and Twizzlers.

A Rafflecopter Giveaway

(giveaway is open internationally – to RSW participants only)


16 thoughts on “Ready. Set. Write! #RSWrite – 10th update!”

  1. OMG Europe sounds amazing! Have fun for the rest of us!
    You did great last week. In another country and still did 5K counts as a win in my book!
    Working on your vacation. Dedication for sure.
    BUSTED! Haha

  2. 5,000 words is particularly brilliant considering you were travelling! Yes, you’re definitely dedicated to carry on writing! Have a great holiday, hope your manuscript lets you finish drafting it nice and quickly so you can relax!

    And that snippet! Haha, poor characters, thwarted right when it gets fun!

  3. Love it when a scene unlocks itself! Yay! And congrats on all the wordage, despite the vacation! Hope you have fun in Germany, Elodie! And good luck this week with your goals!

  4. (First, I’m so glad you enjoyed my little story! <3) Best of luck balancing your vacation with your drafting. You rocked last week with your 5K, so I'm confident you'll be able to have fun AND write. Also, love your excerpt — that's the worst interruption to a kiss EVER! Have a great week, Elodie

  5. Enjoy Europe! Maybe you can finish your writing in a cafe overlooking the Seine. So amazing.

  6. Wow, I can’t believe you got 5k written while you were travelling! That’s a stellar word count even on a regular week. Enjoy every second of your trip, Elodie, and good luck in the home stretch on this draft! Also, the last line of your excerpt totally made my heart thud. Uh-oh! 🙂

  7. Geez, Dad, relax – it’s just a kiss. And, by interrupting it, you probably made it just about certain there’ll be more where that came from…

    OK, I’m guessing she can’t say that to her dad, so I said it for her. =D

    I don’t do much writing while traveling – I tend to get consumed by the experience. I do find beta reads, organizational stuff, and rereading for revision purposes are doable, but 1K a day? The times I’ve tried, I’ve made myself and others miserable. Maybe when I’m not traveling with the kids…but maybe not, and that’s OK, too…

    Hooray for all your progress, and your intention to both soak up Europe and make progress!

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