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 4000 words to Enlighten. Because my boys were out of town on Saturday at a football game, I had extra time to myself for writing. I got down just over 9800 words this week, which sounds great, but I know some of that will have to be chopped because of a plot issue.
●My goals for this week:
I’m sticking with my 4000 word goal again and aiming to resolve my pesky plot issue. It's sort of a logistical thing that's throwing a wrench in finishing a particular scene. Bah.
●A favorite line from my story OR a word or phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised:
Grueling (for me and my characters)
●The biggest challenge I faced this week:
Uh…writing for 13 hours straight. I prefer to write in big blocks of time, but that was a long haul and my brain is now officially fried. Additional challenges: finding creative ways to integrate infodump and, of course, getting stumped by a plot issue that’s making me tear my hair out. I’m determined to solve it before I go bald.
●Something I love about my WIP:
That my main character is constantly being forced out of her comfort zone, and as a result she’s grown and changed a lot over this series. She’s kind of taken me by the hand and dragged me out of my comfort zone with her, so I’ve grown and changed a lot too.
Moving along to our latest giveaway…
The winner of Katy’s writer’s care package is:
Congratulations, Jessica! We hope you enjoy all the treats from Katy and that they motivate you during your writing sessions! This week is our final RSW giveaway. If you’d like to win Alison’s fun care package (pictured below) then don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter, and stop by next week for our last winner announcement.