Welcome back to Ready. Set. WRITE! My co-hosts, Alison Miller, KatyUpperman, Jaime Morrow, Elodie Nowodazkij, and I hope you’re looking forward to yet 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 for writing, revising, or planning your WIP. It’s also a way to keep each other accountable. Every Monday we’ll share our posts, keeping them brief 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 visit other participants’ blogs to cheer them on as well. For more info on RSW and a link to our lovely stash of buttons, click here.
●How I did on last week’s goal(s)
My goal last week was to put in twelve hours of work on writing, and I ended up spending around sixteen. During that time I tweaked a few things in Envision for consistency with its sequels. I finished rereading Engrave and did some further revisions on it. I reread a few chapters of Enlighten and started some revisions on it as well. I also did agent research and sent out one query.
●My goal(s) for this week
I’m aiming for twelve hours of rereading/revisions again, and I’d like to send out at least three more queries. I also plan to paint my office and start getting it organized. I'm super excited about having a more inspirational work space.
●A favorite line from my story OR a word or phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised
He brushes off an emerald green stone with an expression of raw admiration that borders on reverence, his insides so beautifully bare, unmasked by this discovery. A pang of bittersweetness hits me. It seems unfair that for their deepest, truest beauty to be exposed, some things, some people, have to be torn open and gutted first.
●The biggest challenge I faced this week
I was pretty exhausted again this week, to the point where I conked out a few times after supper. We’re still settling into our new home, so that continues to take up a lot of time and energy. I’m used to writing a lot on weekends, but living in a cool, new city also makes it tempting to do and see everything new instead of staying glued to my laptop.
●Something I love about my WIP
Even though my trilogy is sci-fi, the tech in the story isn’t the heart of it—relationships are. It’s about what it means to be human, what it means to live and love in an imperfect world. Without those deep, layered relationships, the stakes in the story wouldn’t be nearly so high. I love that. A lot.
So how did it go for all of you this past week? Thanks again for the accountability and encouragement. Your comments are a real boost for us RSW hosts too!