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:
Start Camp NaNoWrimo! Get 5-8k written
YES! 11k words! Planning paid off. I wrote every day except the 4th and got a lot done on Friday and Sunday.
Submit entry (completed WIP) to RWA chapter contest; deadline June 30
YES!And I sent same manuscript to my agent to read.
Host the first #YARWAChat on twitter, Tuesday 6/30 9 pm EST.
YES! We had between 15-20 participants. Not too bad for the first chat and on rather short notice. I'm looking forward to another one and will be scouting other hosted chats for topic ideas.
Attend 3 classes at gym and/or 1-2 days of walking, biking, fitness video. Use My Fitness Pal for tracking during the week.
YES! 3 classes, and I needed 2 days of rest after last Monday's Boot Camp class which really took me down. Yikes. I used MFP during the week most days... :)
BONUS: finished reading two books
2. My goal(s) for this week:
Camp NaNoWriMo: Add 5-8k words. I have some after work stuff and weekend plans , so I may need to do adjusting. Slight chance I could be gone all day Saturday.
Send out chapter sample for critique group next week, read & critique work
Turn in workshop proposal for RWA Spring Fling (Chicago area May 2016)
Read for fun 1/2 hr to 1 hour a day (either lunch or before bed)
Gym 3 days, other exercise 2-3 days
3. A favorite line from my story OR one word/phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised:
4. The biggest challenge I faced this week:
Not getting stuck on details in drafting new novel. Sometimes I need to look up info right away to keep writing, and other times I can highlight with a note to check on it later.
5. Something I love about my WiP:
I'm having fun writing my characters! I really hope their different personalities come off the page. This is 3 character Point of View and I'm trying to make each of them distinct.
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