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:
Everything checked off. I reread half of ENGRAVE, filled in plot gaps in ENLIGHTEN, sorted out my plot arc diagram, and organized a very detailed outline that includes all my notes. I did my research, which yielded unexpected results that added something huge to my story.
●My goals for this week:
I’d like to reread the second half of ENGRAVE and fix a few minor issues I’ve come across. I also want to figure out some key aspects of the first scene in ENLIGHTEN and start drafting (EEK!). Story intros are hard, so I’m only going to aim for 1000 words for starters.
●A favorite line from my story OR a word or phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised:
He stands on the far side of the casket, eyes hidden behind dark sunglasses, pain chiseled into his features like an epitaph. Against the blanket of snow and the pallor of his skin, the welt brands his cheek, as red as the long-stemmed rose he holds.
●The biggest challenge I faced this week :
Blah. Besides having dental surgery AGAIN (oh joy and bliss), I was slammed with some health issues this week that are putting a major kink in writing and life in general. Not fun.
●Something I love about my WIP:
I’ve known how my trilogy was going to end since shortly after conceiving the premise for the entire series. Working on plotting book three this week has me in love with how everything is going to finally play out and wrap up. I’m both sad and happy to be at this point.