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 wrote just over 4000 and had to fight for every single word this week. While I beat my goal, that was the result of many long, slow hours. It was well worth it though.
●My goals for this week:
Same as last 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:
Gradually, my mind swims upward through a deep pool of nothing until I reach the surface where sleep evaporates into consciousness.
●The biggest challenge I faced this week:
Being able to focus. I’ve had a lot of distractions, both big and small, trying to derail me lately--everything from noisy neighbours to the latest step in my ongoing saga of dental reconstruction. It’s hard to concentrate when my mouth no longer feels like my mouth, but at least when I grin and bear it, my teeth look spiffy.
●Something I love about my WIP:
The dark, near future setting of the fictional city in my story. I love the atmosphere, and it’s a great playground for action scenes.
And now on to some other fun stuff...
Last week, all of you lovely participants had the chance to enter our very first RSW giveaway of the summer, and I’m pleased to announce that the winner of my writer’s care package is:
Congratulations, Stephanie! If you’d like to direct message me via Twitter, we can sort out the details of getting this parcel in the mail to you asap!
This week’s RSW giveaway is hosted by Jaime. If you’d like to win the super cute writer’s care package pictured below, be sure to enter the Rafflecopter, and stay tuned next Monday for our winner announcement.