I’m working my way through Ready, Set Write! this summer 🙂
And as of this Friday, my summer is officially over. In terms of words, it’s been an incredibly productive summer. I wrote a story I love with characters I adore, and really, what more can a girl ask for?
Week 11 Update:
1. How I did on last week’s goals: Well, my goal was to find the “bigger hook” for my manuscript, which I’m not sure I did, but since all of this publishing business is subjective, it’s possible someone will think I did. 🙂 I revised exactly zero words but I spent a LOT of time thinking and plotting and letting ideas simmer. I’m content with the decision I’ve decided to go in, so that’s something.
I also worked on finding hooks for other ideas I have brewing, or for things I’ve got 1st drafts on that need revisions, and came up with several one-two line pitches for them. A few are really standing out and talking to me, so one will most likely become this year’s NaNo project.
I completed 8 recommendations letters, better than my goal of 5, so yay! I’m at 10 total.
I’ve now completed one round of the 21 day fix, which I enjoyed but did not stick with 100%, particularly this last weekend. I may have fallen off the wagon, but it won’t be hard to get back into the routine starting today and this is definitely something I can make happen while I’m back at work full time.
2. My goal(s) for this week: Same as last week – revise the manuscript and write 5 letters. I go back to work Friday (who makes employees return on a Friday?!) so it’ll be a challenge.
3. A favorite line from my story OR one word/phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised.
I got nothing for ya this week in terms of new words. Here’s a pitch, though, for a story that’s already written and needs some cleaning up.
When a state championship-bound swimmer catches his coach, who happens to also be his future sister-in-law, taking advantage of a new teammate, he must decide whether telling is worth ripping his team and his family apart.
4. The biggest challenge I faced this week (ex. finding time to write): Always me. This was the week my brain decided to actually take a vacation. I watched a lot of bad TV, read some books, went shopping, but did not crack the WIP at all. I figure since I worked my butt off every other week since the end of June, I probably needed and deserved the break.
5. Something I love about my WiP: This is more in general, but I love that when I finish something I love, my brain presents me with another idea. I’m always terrified that I won’t be able to keep this up, that the ideas will just dry up, but so far, that hasn’t been the case. And this time around? I’ve been hit with about 5 new ideas so now the problem is just picking one.
How did YOU do?