August 24, 2015

Ready. Set. WRITE! (Week 12)

Welcome to WEEK 12 of Ready. Set. WRITE! We hope you all had a productive week! For those of you who are just joining us and are wondering what RSW is all about, it’s a summer long writing intensive through which we write/revise/plan like crazy, cheer each other on, and hold each other accountable with weekly updates. We will be sharing our goals and giving updates on our progress on Mondays and keeping our posts as brief as possible so we can save our words for our WiPs! Sign up on the linky at one of the host blogs each week, and don't forget to hop around to encourage other RSW participants.

As part of Ready. Set. WRITE! 2015, AlisonKatyErinElodie, and I will be giving away writerly care packages throughout the summer. At the end of the summer, to celebrate making it through three months of RSW, we will be rewarding ourselves with what we we're calling “Manicures and Manuscripts.” (See below for more details about this!)




Before we go any further, we need to announce the winner of last week's Writer's Care Package:




MANUSCRIPTS & MANICURES (!!!):
The end of RSW is upon us, and for this final week we will be treating ourselves to manicures! (You've probably noticed us mentioning Manuscripts & Manicures in the intro to our posts all summer.) Since everyone has been working so hard this summer, we thought it would be nice if we rewarded ourselves with manicures. And even better, manicures that somehow reflect our WiPs! Here's how it's all going to go down if you'd like to join in:


   • pick a nail polish colour(s) or design that reminds you of your WiP in some way
   • snap a pic of your manicure for your wrap-up post on Monday, August 31st
   • if you'd like, you can include an excerpt from your WiP to go with the photo
   • and/or just include an explanation of how your manicure reflects your WiP
   • feel free to share your manuscript manicure pic on Twitter and/or Instagram

Simple as that! We hope you'll join in the fun!



Happy Writing/Revising/Planning!

August 17, 2015

Ready. Set. WRITE! (Week 11)

Welcome to WEEK 11 of Ready. Set. WRITE! We hope you all had a productive week! For those of you who are just joining us and are wondering what RSW is all about, it’s a summer long writing intensive through which we write/revise/plan like crazy, cheer each other on, and hold each other accountable with weekly updates. We will be sharing our goals and giving updates on our progress on Mondays and keeping our posts as brief as possible so we can save our words for our WiPs! Sign up on the linky at one of the host blogs each week, and don't forget to hop around to encourage other RSW participants.

As part of Ready. Set. WRITE! 2015, AlisonKatyErinElodie, and I will be giving away writerly care packages throughout the summer. At the end of the summer, to celebrate making it through three months of RSW, we will be rewarding ourselves with what we we're calling “Manicures and Manuscripts.” We hope you’ll join us for all of the fun!


First of all, thank you to everyone who left congratulatory comments about my new job and offered me encouragement last week. I really appreciate it! I wanted to get around to blogs, but unfortunately I was not able to find the time what with work, studying in the evenings, and falling asleep earlier than usual. This week I'm not doing a check-in post because I didn't end up writing and because I doubt I'll be able to hop around to visit blogs. Again. I hope you all have a wonderful week of writing! (And that everything else about your week is wonderful too!)


Before we go any further, we need to announce the winner of last week's Writer's Care Package:

Woohoo! Congrats, Crystal! 
Alison will be contacting your for your mailing info, 
and will get your care package sent out to you ASAP!



IMPORTANT REMINDER (!!!):
Before we get to this week's awesome care package giveaway, we just want to quickly remind you about one thing: The end of RSW is rapidly approaching, and for our final week (August 24th - 31st) we'll be treating ourselves to a manicure that's a reflection of our manuscript! (You've probably noticed us mentioning Manuscripts & Manicures in the intro to our posts.) There will be more details next week, so stay tuned for that! It's going to be TONS of fun!



It's time for our final Ready. Set. WRITE! 2015 giveaway! This is our way of saying thanks to all of you for taking part, for setting goals and encouraging other participants along the way. Because that's a big part of what RSW is all about!

For each week of participation, you get one entry into the giveaway. (We will be verifying this when selecting a winner.)

Here's what participants can win this week from Katy:


Contents: "If You Obey All the Rules, You Miss All the Fun" journal; floral mini sticky note pad; lined floral notepad; Jelly Bellies; starry pencil pouch; Honey Pear hand cream; Lavender Lemonade candle; peppermint mints; various washi tapes; EOS Strawberry Sorbet lip balm; writerly quote pencils; Bigelow Vanilla Chai tea; and Twizzlers.

{Giveaway goes until Sunday, August 23rd @ midnight
and is open internationally to RSW participants only.}



Happy Writing/Revising/Planning!


August 10, 2015

Ready. Set. WRITE! (Week 10)

Welcome to WEEK 10 of Ready. Set. WRITE! We hope you all had a productive week! For those of you who are just joining us and are wondering what RSW is all about, it’s a summer long writing intensive through which we write/revise/plan like crazy, cheer each other on, and hold each other accountable with weekly updates. We will be sharing our goals and giving updates on our progress on Mondays and keeping our posts as brief as possible so we can save our words for our WiPs! Sign up on the linky at one of the host blogs each week, and don't forget to hop around to encourage other RSW participants.

As part of Ready. Set. WRITE! 2015, AlisonKatyErinElodie, and I will be giving away writerly care packages throughout the summer. At the end of the summer, to celebrate making it through three months of RSW, we will be rewarding ourselves with what we we're calling “Manicures and Manuscripts.” We hope you’ll join us for all of the fun!


1. HOW I DID ON LAST WEEK'S GOALS
I took the week off, so no goals for me.

2. MY GOAL(S) FOR THIS WEEK
• Work on writing at least once.

(Looks piddly, but it'll be tough.)

3. A FAVOURITE LINE FROM MY STORY OR ONE WORD/PHRASE THAT SUMS UP WHAT I WROTE/REVISED

n/a

4. THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE(S) I FACED THIS WEEK
As I mentioned, I didn't work on writing this week, so I'm going to go with The Biggest Challenge I'll Face This Week. I got a full-time job, and I start today, so finding time (and the energy) to write is going to be a HUGE challenge. I'm a daytime writer--I'm useless creativity-wise in the evenings--which is obviously going to have to change if I ever want to write again in the foreseeable future. I'm worried this means that writing will become less and less of a priority because it just doesn't fit in at present. I hope that's not the case, though. I love writing even if I'm not in love with what I'm writing these days. 

(**I should probably mention that I'll be around later to comment on RSW posts.**)

5. SOMETHING I LOVE ABOUT MY WiP  

Um...I'm sort of thinking of jumping ship to another WiP, so... 0_o



Before we go any further, we need to announce the winner of last week's Writer's Care Package:

Woohoo! Congrats, Tonja! 
Erin will be contacting your for your mailing info, 
and will get your care package sent out to you ASAP!


It's time for our fourth Ready. Set. WRITE! 2015 giveaway! This is our way of saying thanks to all of you for taking part, for setting goals and encouraging other participants along the way. Because that's a big part of what RSW is all about!

For each week of participation, you get one entry into the giveaway. (We will be verifying this when selecting a winner.)

Here's what participants can win this week from Alison:

Contents: Be Inspired journal with inspirational quotes and writing prompts; Jane Austen air freshener(!!!); sticky notes and flags; I Like BIG BOOKS and I Cannot Lie! bookmark; poly spiral index cards; WRITE journal/composition book; Werther's Originals; Paddy Wax Ginger Peach soy wax candle; Trident Island Berry Lime gum; rainbow spiral memo pad; Sinful Colors Decadent nail polish; post cards with inspirational quotes; mini InkJoy pens.

{Giveaway goes until Sunday, August 16th @ midnight
and is open internationally to RSW participants only.}

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Happy Writing/Revising/Planning!


August 3, 2015

Ready. Set. WRITE! (Week 9)


Welcome to WEEK 9 of Ready. Set. WRITE! We hope you all had a productive week! For those of you who are just joining us and are wondering what RSW is all about, it’s a summer long writing intensive through which we write/revise/plan like crazy, cheer each other on, and hold each other accountable with weekly updates. We will be sharing our goals and giving updates on our progress on Mondays and keeping our posts as brief as possible so we can save our words for our WiPs! Sign up on the linky at one of the host blogs each week, and don't forget to hop around to encourage other RSW participants. [For more info and a link to our stash of buttons, click HERE!]

As part of Ready. Set. WRITE! 2015, AlisonKatyErinElodie, and I will be giving away writerly care packages throughout the summer. At the end of the summer, to celebrate making it through three months of RSW, we will be rewarding ourselves with what we we're calling “Manicures and Manuscripts.” Stay tuned for more info. We hope you’ll join us for all of the fun!

***We will be tweeting with the hashtag #RSWRITE. Keep an eye out for it!***


No RSW check-in post from me today. I decided to take this week off. 

But before I go, it's time to announce our 3rd Writer's Care Package Giveaway! 
Again, this is our way of saying thanks to all of you for taking part, setting goals, 
and encouraging other participants along the way. That's a big part of what RSW is all about! 

For each week of participation, you get an entry into the giveaway. (We will be verifying this when selecting a winner.)

Here's what participants can win this week from Erin:

Contents: "Embrace the Journey" journal with cork cover; "Enjoy the Little Things" notepad; InkJoy mini pens; 2-pack of "Write On!" mini notebooks; Scrabble pencils (jot, note, write, create, compose, and inscribe); "Do One Thing Every Day That Makes You Happy" pencil case; 2 packs of paperclips shaped like rabbits and crocodiles; manicure kit; EOS fresh flowers hand lotion; Revlon Fashionista nail polish  (teal); David's Pom Tango tea (makes 34 oz.);  Strawberry Fusion Tic Tacs; Cadbury Jelly Popping Candy chocolate bar; and Trident Very Berry gum. Looks pretty darn FANTASTIC, doesn't it?

{Giveaway goes until Sunday, August 9th @ midnight
and is open internationally to RSW participants only.}


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Happy Writing/Revising/Planning!


July 27, 2015

Ready. Set. WRITE! (Week 8)

Welcome to WEEK 8 of Ready. Set. WRITE! We hope you all had a productive week! For those of you who are just joining us and are wondering what RSW is all about, it’s a summer long writing intensive through which we write/revise/plan like crazy, cheer each other on, and hold each other accountable with weekly updates. We will be sharing our goals and giving updates on our progress on Mondays and keeping our posts as brief as possible so we can save our words for our WiPs! Sign up on the linky at one of the host blogs each week, and don't forget to hop around to encourage other RSW participants. 

As part of Ready. Set. WRITE! 2015, AlisonKatyErinElodie, and I will be giving away writerly care packages throughout the summer. At the end of the summer, to celebrate making it through three months of RSW, we will be rewarding ourselves with what we we're calling “Manicures and Manuscripts.” We hope you’ll join us for all of the fun!

***We will be tweeting with the hashtag #RSWRITE. Keep an eye out for it!***


1. HOW I DID ON LAST WEEK'S GOALS
• Work on plot arc diagram for ONLY ANNIE → YES (still needs work, but that's okay)
• Tackle one main plot thread and see it through → NO (will be returning to this)

2. MY GOAL(S) FOR THIS WEEK

I'm keeping the same goals as last week...
• Work on plot arc diagram for ONLY ANNIE.
• Tackle one main plot thread and see it through.

3. A FAVOURITE LINE FROM MY STORY OR ONE WORD/PHRASE THAT SUMS UP WHAT I WROTE/REVISED
I've said this before, but I'll say it again: Not enough. But the difference is, this week I'm not stressing about it.

4. THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE(S) I FACED THIS WEEK
I was distracted by a couple of things that took priority over writing this week. What time I did have, I spent working on stuff for the Etsy shop I hope to open soon. At this point and time, it's kind of more important than my revisions. I hope to find a bit more balance this week between writing, Etsy shop stuff, reading, and other life stuff. We'll see how it all goes.

5. SOMETHING I LOVE ABOUT MY WiP  

The split timeline. It's divided into THEN and NOW, which I love.



HOW I DID:

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Happy Writing/Revising/Planning!