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. Now it's time for GOALS and CHECK IN!
1. How I did on last week’s goals:
Complete critique group reading. Implement changes to chapter sent for review.
YES all complete! And critique group really helped. Plus, a member of my group just had a manuscript final in a prestigious RWA chapter contest, The Maggies!
More brainstorming, outlining, planning/prep for Shiny New Project.
YES! More notes and brainstorming after reading a writing craft book.
Sign up for Camp Nanowrimo in July. Plan a wordcount goal for July.
YES! Signed up. 30k planned. Anyone else doing Camp Nano and want to put together a cabin with me?
Query Kombat commenting (I'm a judge for this online pitch contest going on now)
YES! Lots of great entries in QK. Bonus: flexing my query critiquing muscles is always helpful to my own writing.
2. My goal(s) for this week:
More specific planning for new project. Character worksheet filled out, more notes.
Finish polishing WIP and send to either reader or agent.
Attend RWA meeting about crafting characters. Get ideas!
Finish reading current book and start another.
Work in fitness classes 3-4 days this week (I've been slacking last 2 weeks) And back to using My Fitness Pal tracking.
3. A favorite line from my story OR one word/phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised:
This relates to a quote about not blocking the whole sky with the palm of your hand:
My sky is letting what needs to break, break, and to live each day, cracks and all.
4. The biggest challenge I faced this week:
Getting the right rhythm to a pivotal scene.
5. Something I love about my WiP:
Some scenes really come together! Proud of that even though I have mixed feelings about this manuscript (probably too close to it; overworked).
Please share what you've been writing, reading, or plan to do for the next week. Don't forget to check the other blogs linked above and provide support!
I'm Stephanie Scott and I write Young Adult fiction about teens who put their passions first. My debut ALTERATIONS releases 12/6/16 by Bloomsbury Spark. I enjoy dance fitness, cat memes, and Pinterest is driving me broke. I'm represented by Sarah LaPolla, Bradford Lit. Find me on twitter and Instagram at @StephScottYA