Okay, how did it get to be Wednesday again already? I can’t believe the summer is half over! Seriously, I'm afraid if I look at my trees the wrong way, their leaves are going to start changing colours and fall off. Anyway, if you’d like to take part in WUW, please sign up on the linky at Jaime Morrow’s site. That’s also where you can post a link to your blog if you want to join Ready. Set. WRITE! And don’t forget our giveaway! One lucky RSW participant will win a lovely writer’s care package courtesy of the co-host team: Alison Miller, Katy Upperman, Elodie Nowodazkij, Jaime Morrow and me. Check out the rafflecopter below to see how you can earn entries. The contest will be open until Tuesday, July 23rd at 11:59 pm, and we'll announce the winner during WUW/RSW on the 24th. And now for the condensed version of my week…
What I’m Reading:
I’m reading The Summer I Became a Nerd by Leah Rae Miller. I’m only a couple pages in, but I’ve been looking forward to this one for quite some time.
What I’m writing:
My goal last week was to finish three more scenes. It was a close call, but I got the scenes done, and my word count was just shy of 4100. That brings my WIP just over the 33, 000 mark. I’m venturing into some new plot territory now, so that’s exciting.
This week, my goal is going to be very different. Recently, I received a rejection from an agent who was kind enough to give me some valuable feedback. Before I continue querying, I need to experiment with ways I can incorporate her advice. That’s not the most concrete goal in the world, because it can’t be measured in terms of word count or number of scenes, but since querying is a priority, it needs to be done.
What’s Inspiring Me Right Now:
Just on time for a weekend of heavy writing, I received a parcel all the way from Germany. Elodie, one of my awesome RSW co-hosts, sent each of us on the team a Ready. Set. WRITE! t-shirt and some delicious goodies to fuel our writing sessions. Not only was this incredibly encouraging, but it provided a much needed sugar boost to get my brain in gear. That t-shirt is my new RSW uniform and whenever I put it on, I’ll feel inspired. Thanks again, Elodie! You’re the best!
What Else I’ve Been Up To:
I didn’t do anything especially interesting this week other than what I’ve already mentioned. It’s been busy but not with much that’s worth describing. There were lots of iced coffees, episodes of How I Met Your Mother watched far too late with my hubby, chapters of The Westing Game read to my son, and a nine hour conversation with my sister on Google Hangouts. Yes, nine hours. This is when plot holes get filled and characters develop. Seriously, without those conversations, I’d still be on chapter one of an unfinished manuscript.
In case you missed my pirate interview on YA Buccaneers this past week, you can have a look and a laugh here if you wish. We’d love it if you’d stop by and leave us an “Arrr matey” in the comments, or jump into the reading and writing fun with our crew.
So what’s happening in your corner of the blogosphere?