Welcome back to Ready. Set. WRITE! My co-hosts, Alison Miller, KatyUpperman, Jaime Morrow, and I hope you’re looking forward to another productive summer! If you’re new this year and you’re wondering what RSW is all about, it’s a summer long writing intensive with the purpose of writing, revising, or planning like crazy, plus a way to keep each other accountable. We’ll be sharing our goals on Mondays and keeping our posts brief (2-3 lines per heading tops) in order to maximize our writing time and minimize on blogging. Sign up on the linky at one of the host blogs each week, and remember to hop around to encourage other participants. For more info on RSW and a link to our lovely stash of buttons, click here.
●How I did on last week’s goals:
My goal was to add at least 3000 words to Enlighten. I got on a roll and wrote 7700 words.
●My goals for this week:
Seeing as last week went so well, I think I’ll aim to add 4000 words to Enlighten.
●A favorite line from my story OR a word or phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised:
I hate how everything lovely and pure and worth holding dear eventually gets destroyed. And I hate that I was the one who did the destroying this time.
●The biggest challenge I faced this week:
Noise. The retired men in our neighbourhood have nothing better to do than putter around their yards with leaf blowers, lawnmowers, and weed whackers. ALL. THE. TIME. And then there’s the dude who tinkers with his motorbike and races it repeatedly up and down the street (Without a helmet and in flip-flops. Duh.) It’s driving me insane and making it very difficult to write. Sigh.
●Something I love about my WIP:
I love that even though the overall tone is dark and serious and often sad, there’s also a nice sprinkling of humour throughout. Most of that can be attributed to a particular character whom I adore for his tendency to be goofy and highly inappropriate. He’s so much fun to write.
And now onto the exciting part…
The winner of our second giveaway is:
That’s two Stephanie’s in a row now, so it must be a lucky name. Congratulations to Stephanie #2! We hope you enjoy using all those goodies from Jaime while you write! Up for grabs this week is Katy’s fun writer's care package, which you can see below. If you’d like a chance to win it, be sure to enter the Rafflecopter. Please note that, unlike weeks 1 & 2, you no longer need to provide links in your entries. Stay tuned next week for the winner announcement.