Monday, 9 June 2014

Ready. Set. WRITE!

Welcome back to Ready. Set. WRITE! We 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.

My goals for this week: 
I’d like to work through at least half my notes on adding in missed details, smoothing out minor inconsistencies, and weeding out overused words/gestures. I also want to start compiling my notes for outlining the third book in my trilogy, which are scattered through seven notebooks.


Here’s the complete list of headings for NEXT WEEK:

How I did on last week’s goal(s)
My goal(s) for this week
A favorite line from my story OR a word or phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised
The biggest challenge I faced this week
Something I love about my WIP


25 comments:

  1. Weeding out overused words and gestures? That is SO ME. I cut at least 5K (if not 10) on second draft with this!

    Sounds like great goals for the week, Erin! Good luck!

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  2. Overused words…oh man. Mine is definitely "like"(I use a lot of metaphors) and "bird" and "I". Great goals for this week and good luck doing them. :-) Thanks for hosting such an awesome blog hop!

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  3. Good luck this week. So glad you guys are doing this again :)

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  4. Good luck this week! Sometimes I think I spend as much time working out little details (weeding out overused words) as I do writing an entire draft :)

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  5. You're at that super tedious, nitpicky part in your revisions, but that only means you're thisclose to being done, and that's awesome! It also means you're that close to sending it my way. Which reminds me: Where's Book 1???? Hmmm???? ;-) We'll have to do some text writing sessions again while you tackle some of this stuff. :D

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  6. It sounds like you're really close to being finished with this book! That's exciting. Good luck with all of your polishing this week. :)

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  7. Awesome goals for the week! Weeding out overused gestures or descriptions...yes. I am the worst about glancing, lazing, cutting eyes. ;)

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  8. "...weeding out overused words/gestures..." <-- Is it weird that this is one of my favorite parts of editing? I love to go back and find all the cliches I used while drafting and swap them out for new and amazing words (I hope!). Best of luck with your goals this week, Erin!

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  9. Good luck! That sounds like time-consuming stuff, but so important! Awesome. Thank you for hosting this. It's exactly what I need this summer.

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  10. Good luck with your revisions this week! Weeding out overused words is so satisfying :)

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  11. Overused words is my least favorite thing. So what if I like some words more than others?! ;)
    Good look! Excited for RSW this year.

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  12. I need to go over my overused words and gestures as well! My characters sigh a lot, shrug a lot, smirk a lot...there's too many!

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  13. Go Erin, go :-) I have characters who used to stride a lot :-) You can do it!

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  14. Great goals! Very attainable. Getting through notes and revisions in small chunks are good. Good luck!

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  15. Organization is so key! Good luck rifling through and getting your notes straightened out, along with weeding out words! :D

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  16. Sounds like what I am doing this week.
    Great way to motivate. Father Dragon Al set up a special site and group that's also encouraging and motivating each other. That's keeping me going at the moment!

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  17. I like how specific your goals are. And they seem totally doable—yay! Good luck meeting them this week. And thanks for hosting RSW again this year. :)

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  18. I enjoy those nitpicky type edits. It's the larger rearranging that gives me hives. Good luck this week!

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  19. Oh, hunting through notebooks- fun! ;) Thanks for hosting!

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  20. Thanks for being one of the hosts. RSW will hopefully keep me accountable. And I love how you included working on your outline as your goal, I'm going to include that in my next week's goals.

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  21. Good luck with your outlining! Have a great writing week!

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  22. Hi Erin - thanks for hosting RSW once again this year! Love your goals for the week - I have a problem with my characters grinning, so I get what you're saying about overused words and gestures. Have a great week!

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  23. THANKS FOR ALL THE AWESOME ENCOURAGEMENT, EVERYONE! MY SUMMER IS OFF TO A GREAT START NOW! :D

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  24. Good luck this week, with both your outlining and editing!

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