Coming in a day late here. 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 Miller, Jaime Morrow, Erin Funk, Elodie Nowodazkij, and Katy Upperman. All the details are HERE. Also check out #RSWrite on twitter.
I'm doing this again because goal setting with my writing WORKS. Did you know books don't get written by themselves? I also discovered this unsettling fact. And the harsh reality is, this genius, blooming idea I have is not going anywhere unless I type those words into a document. And given the recent announcement from Bethesda games that Fallout 4 is coming, and probably this fall, the countdown clock has begun.
Goals for the Summer:
- SHINY NEW PROJECT! If RSW is through the end of August, I'd love to have a rough first draft completed. OR at least 35k - 55k words drafted.
- Participate in Camp Nanowrimo for word count goals and motivation/support
- Revisions for contracted work (waiting on these, so I'll need to make plans/deadlines once I know what the editor wants. (Squee!))
- Summer Reading Challenge YA Buccaneers
- Maintain my regular fitness classes each week and add in walking and biking
- Finish last details on The Revision That Won't Die. Send it off to either another reader or to agent. It just needs to leave my sight.
- Brainstorm SHINY NEW PROJECT! It's a YA contemporary *likely* with 3 character points of view. I'd like to draft initial character goals and arcs, attempt to use the Save the Cat Beat Sheet (every project I try; every project I abandon it). Scribble in my cheapie story notebook to get ideas more fully formed.
- Finish at least 1-2 of the 5+ books I have started.