RSW! 22-6-15

The Ready, Set, Write! hopping occurs on Mondays, so I’ll be moving my Photo of the Week post (note to self: find subject on which to take photo tomorrow) to Tuesdays.

Ready. Set. WRITE! is a summer writing intensive that encourages goal-setting and accountability, and provides an opportunity for us to cheer each other on wherever we’re at with our writing projects—planning, drafting, revising, or polishing. This year, your RSW hosts are Alison MillerJaime MorrowErin FunkElodie Nowodazkij, and Katy Upperman.

  1. How I did on last week’s goals.

Finish polishing WTCB and start query batch for June. Almost complete. Almost finished and started, respectively. It’s all about the little details now.

Plan what I’m doing for CampNaNo July. No progress.

Do a dance workout at least three mornings this coming week. Done, done, and done. It was easier than I thought it would be.

Make a calendar chart for writing goals. With star stickers. Everybody loves star stickers. Oh! I completely forgot about this. No progress.

  1. My goal(s) for this week.

Finish polishing WTCB and start query batch for June.

Plan what I’m doing for CampNaNo July.

Critique chapter one of Critique Partner’s new novel.

Do some exercise.

– Will be staying with The Boyfriend for a few days whilst I am temporarily homeless, then moving into my new accommodation this time next week, so I can’t make more goals for myself, as I don’t know what I will be doing.

  1. A favourite line from my story or one word/phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised.

So many lines [that I’ve written this week or edited/polished/come across] have caught my eye, and I think I can finally be happy about the progress this novel has made into the realms of interesting. I am creative – this I have noticed – in mostly imagery. For instance:

“I cared. I still care like a soldier is kicking in my empty gut…”

Anything to rid himself of the hatred running around his mind, throwing flames at every positive thought and sending them to smoulders.

(My hero, Phillip, is a painter and a philosopher, so he gets the best lines :D)

  1. The biggest challenge I faced this week.

Especially the last couple of days, I’ve actually been too physically tired to get on polishing, despite almost finishing. I’ve wanted to read and daydream more than write.

  1. Something I love about my WIP.

I just love how the personalities of all my characters are really coming together. I know the kinds of things they’d say, the right metaphors, the right kind of actions they’d take. It gives me more confidence.

I’m looking forward to this week, though I’ve been finding concentrating quite hard lately. Hopefully, I can catch up on sleep. What about you?

6 thoughts on “RSW! 22-6-15

  1. Isn’t it wonderful when we get to know our characters so well? It’s truly a thing of beauty when we reach a point where a character practically writes him or herself.

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