Welcome back to Ready. Set. WRITE! My co-hosts, Alison Miller, Katy Upperman, 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:
I reread the second half of Engrave and fixed some minor issues. I also sorted out the first scene of Enlighten and started drafting. I was aiming for 1000 words, but I ended up writing 2200. Mission accomplished!
●My goals for this week:
I’d like to add at least another 3000 words to Enlighten.
●A favorite line from my story OR a word or phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised:
Not quite knowing what to say, we stare at each other, our faces surreal in the lantern’s glow, an abstract mix of light and shadow.
●The biggest challenge I faced this week:
With Engrave, the particulars of my story beginning crashed into my head before I was even ready to start writing it. Not so with Enlighten. This one took some major brainstorming, and it was tough switching to drafting after being in revision mode. I was also in an allergy fog all weak which made coherent thoughts a bit tricky.
●Something I love about my WIP:
It feels balanced to me. There’s plenty of action and plot, but there’s also a lot of character development and romance. I hope it comes across that way when other people read it.
Alrighty, folks! It’s time for our first RSW giveaway!
Each week in July, one host will be giving away a writer’s care package. The idea is that four lucky participants will receive a parcel in the mail containing all sorts of goodies to help with writing for the remainder of the summer. Enter the Rafflecopter below for this week’s giveaway, and next week we’ll announce the winner. The contest is open internationally and you have until Friday, July 11th to enter. For every week you've participated, you get one entry.
Here’s a photo of the writer’s care package you can win from me this week:
In case you’re wondering, the gold bag has two flavours of tea in it: wild cherry & chai chili pepper. Also, I loved the mug so much that I bought one for myself too, so if you win the one in the photo, I’ll send happy writing thoughts your way whenever I drink from mine. :)