Happy Wednesday, everyone! As I mentioned last week, it’s now the end of Ready. Set. WRITE! This summer flew by so fast my head is spinning, and while I’ve gotten a lot written, there are still tons of words rattling around in there waiting to get out. I hope you all enjoyed our summer writing incentive and that you’ll continue to be dedicated to your WIPs and encourage one another throughout the writing process. Speaking of encouragement, my RSW co-hosts and I are offering 10-page critiques to five RSW participants. If you’ve been hard at work this summer and would like a fresh set of eyes on your story, feel free to enter the giveaway with the rafflecopter at the end of this post. We’ll be announcing the winners next Wednesday. Thanks again to everyone who participated and made our summer writing challenge a huge success!
What I’m Reading:
Seeing as I had a good writing week, I didn’t get much reading done. I’m still poking away at Siege and Storm and regret that I’ve had to read it only a few pages at a time, because I really am enjoying it. Seriously, it’s taking me so long to get through it’s embarrassing.
What I’m Writing:
My goal last week was to outline the next string of scenes in my WIP and write 1000 words. Once I sorted out a couple details, my outline fell into place very quickly. Love it when that happens. That freed up the rest of my week to focus on actual writing. I wrote just over 5300 words, and I’m now in the thick of the scenes I’ve been waiting ages to write. I’ve pictured these scenes for so long, and I hope I can get them onto the page the way I’ve played them over in my head. That’s always the challenge, isn’t it?
What’s Inspiring Me Right Now:
Weirdly enough, glow bracelets. They factor into the scenes I’m writing these days, so wearing a couple gets me in the frame of mind for my story’s setting. Plus, THEY’RE FUN!
What Else I’ve Been Up to:
Tinkering around with the new Kobo Arc tablet my hubby bought me. I’m not a techie person, but this thing is so cool, and incredibly handy while I write. How nerdy is it that the first app I downloaded was for Dictionary.com?
Watching episodes of New Girl. I’m not-so-secretly infatuated with Schmidt.
Drinking pretty sparkling juices imported from England. My husband rides his bike to work during the summer and often comes home with fun beverages in his bike bag. You name it: tea, beer, wine, juice. I should start calling his bike the Beverage Mobile. If people knew what he had in there, I’m not kidding, they’d shove a stick in his spokes and mug him.
Getting ready for the school year. Still can't believe summer is almost done.
Waiting for my sister and her hubby to arrive from Alberta. By the time this posts, they’ll already be here, and I’m super excited! Jaime and I will be able to discuss story stuff in person and that’s always awesome! The guys will likely be banished to the man cave aka the rec room. Oh wait! Their car just pulled up! Yay!
So what’s up with you this week? If you’d like to share, go ahead and leave your link on Jaime Morrow’s site. Also, if you participated in RSW, remember to enter our critique giveaway on the rafflecopter below.