July 10, 2013

What's Up Wednesday

What's Up Wednesday is a weekly meme geared toward readers and writers, allowing us to touch base with blog friends and let them know what's up. Should you wish to join us, you will find the link widget at the bottom of this post. We really hope you will take part!

WHAT I'M READING
A couple of friends highly recommended the Chaos Walking series by Patrick Ness, which I've been meaning to read for some time now, so I started The Knife of Never Letting Go. It's different than I expected but I'm finally starting to get into it. I love the dialect it's written in. It's kind of reminiscent of Blood Red Road . In addition to this, I'm still reading North and South and A Fine Balance.


WHAT I'M WRITING
This was a very good week for meeting my goals. I managed to write almost 5000 new words on my WIP and I even revisited the story I've been revising (but had backburnered for a couple of weeks out of frustration). I like the first third of the story, so it's somewhere in the latter two-thirds that the problems crop up. I hope to figure that all out soon and finally finish this thing.

My goals for this week:

          Wednesday, July 10th
          • write 250+ new words on WIP and/or do revisions on Watch of Night - Didn't write, but I'll make up for it tomorrow.

          Thursday, July 11th
          • write 500+ new words on WIP and/or do revisions on Watch of Night - DONE! (1650 words)

          Friday, July 12th
          • write 500+ new words on WIP and/or do revisions on Watch of Night - DONE! (500 words)

          Saturday, July 13th & Sunday, July 14th
          • DAYS OFF

          Monday, July 15th
          • write 500+ new words on WIP and/or do revisions on Watch of Night - DONE! (775 words)

          Tuesday, July 16th
          • write 250+ new words on WIP and/or do revisions on Watch of Night - DONE! (1185 words)


WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW
I've been catching up on Friday Night Lights the past couple of days. (Yes, I am seriously late to this party.) I'm sort of ashamed to admit that I actually lost all of Sunday to Season 4. As all of you FNL fans know, there was a pretty major shift at the start of this season that involved new characters, new storylines, and so on. I'm amazed that the writers have actually made me care about these new people even if they aren't Tim Riggins and Matt Saracen.  This inspires me to write characters that readers feel seriously invested in, and storylines that stay with them after they're done with my story.




WHAT ELSE I'VE BEEN UP TO
Besides marathoning Friday Night Lights, not a whole lot actually. I've been meaning to get more reading done, but somehow this hasn't happened. Honestly, I kind of don't know where all my time is going these days. One thing I have been doing is taking part in a different photo a day challenge this month that is primarily book focused. It's tons of fun and it's always easy to come up with photo ideas for each topic.

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT. ALSO: TOTALLY RAD.
We're approaching the midpoint of Ready. Set. WRITE! which means it's time for an awesome giveaway! **The Writer's Care Package Giveaway is open to Ready. Set. WRITE! participants only, but it's open internationally!!!** It starts today and will be open through 11:59pm EST on July 23rd when one winner will be selected to win a surprise package of writing-related goodies from all five of us. ☺ The winner will be announced on our blogs in our What's Up Wednesday posts on July 24th.
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SO, WHAT'S NEW WITH YOU THIS WEEK? 



77 comments:

  1. Amazing job on your writing goals for the week - 5,000 words is awesome!!! And best of luck figuring out where the little snags are in the story you've been revising...sometimes this can be the toughest part of writing, because finding one thing, can lead to so many more!

    And FNL! I use to love this show when it was on the air (I mean, Riggins? Come. ON.)...but for the life of me, can't remember how many seasons I actually made it through. Think I may need to pay it a revisit and conduct my own marathon of episodes!

    I can't believe the midway point of Ready. Set. Write! is here! It seems just like yesterday you all were launching it - but to see how many many writers have found motivation, is so awe-inspiring! All you have to do is check out #readysetwrite to read and be motivated!

    Fantastic week, Jaime - I hope the rest of it is just as great!

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    1. I honestly didn't expect to get so much done writing-wise this week, but I was very happy when it happened! Right now, the thing causing the most frustration with my revisions has to be word count. There is so much I wanted in my story, but it be too many words. Well, that and trying to find places to put things. :/

      They did so much with Tim Riggins character on FNL, he's hard not to love. And Matt Saracen? Such a great character! Mostly I just want to give all these characters the hug they so badly need. I can't believe I'm nearing the end of the series already.

      RSW has gone by pretty fast, but sadly, that means so has the summer. Yikes! Hope your week is going well too! :)

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  2. I can't even believe how fast Trev & I burned through FNL. That show is seriously addictive, so don't feel too bad about being glued to your screen. While I definitely preferred the first few seasons--Matt Saracen is my favourite character--I liked the last couple too. Too bad it didn't go on a little longer.

    Sounds like you've had a great writing week! Keep it up! :)

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    1. I would have finished FNL ages ago, but for so long I was waiting for Todd to be able to watch episodes too. He didn't like it as much when some of the changes cropped up, so I seized my opportunity to just keep watching it myself. I was just thinking again last night (in Season 5) what a great character Matt Saracen is.

      This was definitely a good week for writing, and I'm hoping it continues! :)

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  3. I recently started reading 'The Knife of Never Letting Go' and I'm really enjoying it. I love present tense stories.

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    1. It took me a little bit to get into it, but now I'm definitely invested in the characters. I love the way its written in dialect. I find it flows so nicely when it's written that way. :)

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  4. Yay for achieving goals! I feel so good after a great writing week (or day. Or hour - it doesn't take much)

    And we recently got Netflix and an FNL marathon is on my future agenda. No shame in that!

    I hope you have another wonderful writing week!

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    1. Me too, Alison! Any time I have a productive day, I feel like I've earned my down time and I go to bed feeling like I'm really accomplished something. So that was especially nice this week.

      I've been watching FNL on Netflix too. There are so many series on there to watch, it's bonkers!

      Hope you have a great writing week too! :)

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  5. My favorite part of Ready. Set. Write! is meeting new writers and having people to motivate/help stay motivated. Also, everyone's extremely nice and helpful. It's great writing with people who are genuinely supportive.

    Yay for 5K!!! You did great last week! Good luck with all of your goals this week, and I hope you work out the problems with your story. :)

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    1. I've loved getting to know new people through RSW too! You always know there are so many other writers out there, but finding them isn't always the easiest thing to do. This has been great for bringing us all together.

      I'm very happy with how everything turned out writing-wise this past week. I wasn't expecting to be so productive, but it was a nice feeling to make such good progress. :)

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  6. I love watching TV shows after the series is over. Watching one episode after another with NO WAITING rocks. Except when it's midnight and you have to go to bed or you'll be a zombie at the day job and there's a cliffhanger. I listened to TKONLG via audiobook. The narrator did a great job with it. I imagine that it would take some time to get comfortable with the speech while reading it.

    Glad to hear you accomplished all your goals and then some. Have a great week.

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    1. I totally agree! I have having to wait an entire week to watch the next episode. Granted, that does lead to all-day marathons from time to time which is probably a really bad idea. ;-)

      You're the second person who has told me that they listened to the audiobook of TNONLG and really enjoyed it. It definitely feels like the kind of book that would be great read aloud what with the dialect and all.

      Hope you have a great week too! :)

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  7. Congratulations on achieving your goals! My goal for the upcoming week is to write 5k...so hopefully my week will look like yours.

    Hooray for contests! The writer care package DEFINITELY sounds totally rad. ;)

    And my favorite part of RSW is the constant motivation surrounding me. At the start of the program I followed a bunch of you lovely writers on Twitter, and you're always tweeting about writing. By surrounding myself with others who are doing what I should be doing (writing), I'm more likely to do it myself. I also love reading everybody's What's Up Wednesday posts and squeal giddily when they reach their goals! It's been lovely getting to know all of you so far. <3

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    1. You can do it! I was just lucky enough to have a couple of days that I wrote like crazy (which doesn't happen often enough), so that really boosted my word count. Broken down over the course of the week, it's totally doable!

      I definitely loved meeting so many people through RSW and having a regular reason to touch base and just chat writing and other stuff. :)

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  8. I am even later to the FNL party! I know I'll eventually watch the show, but I still haven't gotten around to it. It's kinda like how I still haven't seen any Veronica Mars or Mad Men or Breaking Bad. I'll get to them at some point :)

    My fave part of RSW? Accountability! When I know I have to blog about what I've done the past week, it makes me more productive - I don't want to be all, "Uh, I wrote nothing because I was too busy surfing the Net."

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    1. FNL is on Netflix, so it's easy to do a marathon if it ends up being your thing. There are only five seasons too, so that's not as crazy as some series. FNL is such a good series!

      You know, you're so right about needing to have something to blog about with respect to RSW. I know that has been a motivator for me too. There's no way I want to look like a schlub who sits around marathoning FNL all day but can't get any writing done...lol! ;-)

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  9. The Chaos Walking series has been on my wishlist for ages. I'm happy to hear that you're enjoying it. Congrats on reaching your goals! I know how hard that is now that it's summer and all. And I've also been marathoning a certain show, The X-Files. Even after all these years, I love it.

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    1. The Chaos Walking series came highly recommended to me, so I'm glad I finally started reading it. As for writing in the summer, it's definitely much harder for me! It's just way too nice to be cooped up inside. You know, I haven't seen the X-Files but it's on Netflix, so I should probably give it a whirl. :)

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  10. Nice job with the 5000 words! I still haven't seen FNL--that and Veronica Mars. I need to catch up on TV one of these days.

    My favorite part of RSW is the flexibility. Summer is a busy time for me, and I want to get a lot of writing done but also take some time to relax!

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    1. Thanks, Rebecca! I definitely feel much happier when I've been productive, and that's not limited to writing. It's just such a great feeling!

      You're so right about the flexibility factor. I like being able to tailor my writing goals to how busy I anticipate being on a given day in a given week. That has been really great. And I agree: I want to write, but I also want to kick back and enjoy the too-short summer we get. :)

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  11. Well done for making such good progress on your writing, Jaime! I'm among those who have never seen FNL, so if you think you're late to the party, just remember there's always someone who never made it! ;) There's so much to read, watch, listen to, I doubt I'll ever get caught up. :)

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    1. Thanks, Colin! I'm happy about the words written, but I'm VERY happy that I've finally gotten back into revisions on my one story. I think the couple of weeks away was really good for the process. Now the work begins...again!

      And I hear you on the never getting caught up on reading, watching, listening thing. It hit me the other day that I will never actually get to everything on my TBR list in my lifetime and that was a bit of a bummer. Ah well. Such is life, right? :)

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  12. First, Congrats on an excellent writing week!!! *high fives*

    Second...OMG, you have no idea how many times I have watched FNL, every ep, every season. Seriously, what a study in writing and creating ALL THE FEELS. (and acting, but I'm not an actor) (and a fab soundtrack too, amiright? in fact, i have 'I am living in a devil town..' playing in my head right now just reading your post and typing this response) I mean, seriously, how much do you love and care about Coach Taylor and his wife? And Matt? And TIM RIGGINS???? (*dreamy sigh*) It's one of my favorite shows ever, just because all the characters are so damn compelling and real.

    I've been netflix-marathoning Burn Notice lately. It's been fun.

    Kick some word count and revision butt this week, Jaime!
    <3,
    Lo

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    1. Thanks, Lola! *high fives back* :D

      I fully anticipate watching FNL all the way through again sometime. For now, I just need to finish Season 5 for the first time. It's such a great series with phenomenal characters who grow and change so much over the life of the series. Love it! Thank goodness for Netflix and the ability to marathon such great shows!

      Hope you have a great week writing too, Lola! :)

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  13. I really liked the voice in THE KNIFE OF NEVER LETTING GO, but lost interest in the series during the second book.

    As for being late to the party, I've never seen a single episode of Friday Night Lights. Maybe I should remedy that :)

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    1. The voice is definitely my favourite part of the book so far. I hope I don't lose interest partway through. It did take me a bit to get into this one, but I'm enjoying it.

      Friday Night Lights has such great characters and great writing. It's really a study in how to write dynamic characters. Every characters grows and changes so much over the life of the series, which is just great. Love it! :)

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  14. I am behind on the FNL love. I watched a few episodes with my friends who are obsessed (they had us start from the beginning) but have yet to go back and continue. I did enjoy what I saw though. IT sounds like, based on your goals, that you are spending a lot of your time writing! This is a good use of time, and you should feel very productive!

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    1. FNL is on Netflix, so it's been easy for me to watch a bunch of episodes at a time. I really love the characters most of all and I think it's a great example of how to write dynamic characters. So good!

      This was a good week for writing, that's for sure. I love feeling productive, so I hope this week goes just as well. :)

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  15. I can't express in words my love for Coach Taylor and Riggins, I miss watching that show. I own all the seasons so I might pop them in and watch for old times sake. This is a great giveaway. I think the best part of Ready.Set.Write is the support I've been getting from other writers, to know other people are also working hard to get their writing together makes all the difference.

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    1. I love Coach Taylor, Riggins, and Matt Saracen so much. Such great characters! The writers really knew how to write dynamic characters, that's for sure. I might have to consider buying all the seasons of the show too, because I expect I'll want to watch them again sometime.

      I've really enjoyed meeting so many new people through RSW. That would have to be my favourite part. :)

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  16. Congrats on writing 5K words last week - that's awesome! I'm glad you were able to get back to your revision, too.

    I should catch up on FNL. I have Netflix so maybe sometime soon I'll start watching!

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway! I'm excited to see what the prize is. And you're announcing the winner on my birthday! So, pick me! :)

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    1. Oh, and as for my favorite part of RSW, it's the community! I love all the encouragement we've been sharing with one another. :)

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    2. Thanks, Ghenet! This was a weirdly productive week for me, so I'm hoping this coming week will be just as good. I really need to make sure I'm digging into that revision just as much as writing new words on the SNI.

      You should definitely catch up on FNL. I've been marathoning it on Netflix which is nice. Great characters and great storylines. Love it!

      As for the giveaway prize, I think you would love it. That would be awesome if you won, especially since it's on your birthday! As for RSW, I think my favourite part has to be all of the new people that I've met through it. :)

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  17. I'm glad I'm not the only person who reads 8 million books at once. Happy Writing!!

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    1. This reading more than one book at once is kind of a new thing for me, but it's totally working. I think it helps that they're all so different from each other. No way to confuse them. :)

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  18. Fantastic job on your writing this week. It feels so good to get lots done. I'm hoping my word count this week is going to be bigger.

    I've only seen series 1 of FNL. I definitely need to catch up!

    I tried to read the Knife of Never Letting Go, but I just couldn't get into it.aybe I need to give it another chance.

    Good Lick this week and thanks for the fun giveaway!

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    1. Thanks, Alexa! It definitely feels good when I'm productive. I'm not sure if I'll be as productive this week, but I sure hope so.

      I definitely recommend watching more FNL. Such a great show with great characters!

      Good luck to you too this week! :)

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  19. I started the Chaos Walking series a year or so ago. It was hard to get into. I need to pick it back up. Also need to finish Blood Red Road. That, too, took a bit to get into, but it started getting good. Not sure why I put it down. Congrats on the 5K new words! That’s awesome. And good luck this week. Welcome to the FNL’s love. That show is AMAZING!!!!! Tim and Matt hold a special place in my heart. I have watched the series three times. I think I’m due for a rewatch. At least of season one. It’s the best!

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    1. I definitely found it hard to get into at first as well. I'm enjoying it now, but I'm not sure if I'd say that I absolutely love it. We'll have to see. I did really enjoy BLOOD RED ROAD, though. That one is a favourite. :)

      I'm definitely a Tim and Matt fan. The one downside to Season 5 is not enough Tim and Matt. Still love it though. :)

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  20. Yay for meeting your goals, Jaime. :) Hope you figure out the rest of the book soon. :)

    I watched FNL the first few episodes in the first season. I really need to catch up.

    Good luck with the coming week's goals! :)

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    1. Thanks, Cecilia! I sure hope I figure it out soon too.

      You definitely need to catch up on FNL. It's such a great show! The characters are just so great.

      Good luck with your goals as well! :)

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  21. Congrats on your amazing writing this week! You are kind of putting some of us to shame. *feels equal parts shamed and inspired*

    I'm with you on the time thing this week. I think there's some sort of invisible black hole that is sucking all our time away. (This is the most reasonable and rational explanation I've been able to come up with.) :)

    I haven't seen FNL yet. (even later to the party) Might have to add that to the old Netflix queue.

    Have a great rest of your week!

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    1. This was an abnormally good week, that's for sure. I'm not starting out so hot today, though. Ah well. I'll hopefully make it up tomorrow and the following days.

      I think your black hole theory is plausible. What else could possibly be sucking up all this time???

      FNL is so worth it. The characters are just so great and the storylines too. Love it!

      You have a great week as well! :)

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  22. The Knife of Never Letting Go is one of my favourite books of all time. It's such a fantastic story, and I absolutely adore Todd.

    Congrats on hitting your goals! Congrats on revisiting your other project too. Best of luck with it ^_^

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    1. It took me a bit to get into it, but I'm enjoying it now. I don't know for sure if I love it just yet, but we'll have to see when I finish it. :) The funny thing is that my husband's name is Todd, so every time Manchee says something like, "Poo, Todd. Poo." I have to laugh.

      This past week was such a great week that it makes me nervous about this week. Like somehow it won't measure up. We'll have to see. :)

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  23. Love your goals, Jaime! And love your What's up Wednesday series. It's so inspirational!

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    1. Thanks, Morgan! I'm glad you're enjoying What's Up Wednesday. It's been nice having a template for what I'm going to blog about. I have a bit of the brain drain going on right now. O_o Happy to hear that you find it inspiring too. :)

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  24. Okay, I need to watch FNL. I've seen the pilot episode and I and loved it, but I just haven't sat down to watch anymore. The next time my husband goes out of town, that'll be one of my goals. I'll be interested to hear what you think of the Patrick Ness books. I've heard about the dialect and it was kind of a turn-off for me. But, if the story rocks, I can probably get over it.

    Best of luck with your goals for the week. I am rooting for you to rock that revision!

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    1. Oh. My. Gosh. Katy, yes, you MUST. I actually just came to comment that Jaime mentioning it to me the other day made me pick back up the re-watch I started a few months ago. It's like, a great YA novel on one side (I love those kids so, so much) but then also the greatest fictional marriage of all time on the other. Seriously. Coach and Tami are just so realistic--they really, really care about each other, and they're pals to boot, but they also annoy each other and pick on each other and have competing goals sometimes and...it's so good. Your husband might even want to watch it with you :)

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    2. Yes, you definitely need to watch FNL. Todd (my husband) watched the first three seasons with me and really enjoyed it. In fact, that's what has been taking me so long to get through it. I had to wait for times when he was home to watch it! He gave me the go-ahead to finish it off though. ;-) They wrote such great characters and storylines, and like Jess says, it's so much like a great YA novel. And Coach and Tami Taylor are the best fictional couple ever. Love them so much!

      I'm enjoying THE KNIFE OF NEVER LETTING GO, but I wouldn't say I love it so far. We'll have to see how it finishes up. I'll let you know what I think when I'm done.

      Thanks for rooting me on with my revision. I need all the cheers and crossed fingers I can get! :)

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  25. Congratulations on your writing progress this week. I think I wrote around 12,000ish words since last Wednesday. Right now I'm in process of moving and haven't hooked up Internet yet, so I have to go online at the library or other WiFi places. At my new apartment, I can only use my computer for writing, Solitaire, and a few other things. It almost feels like I'm back 20 years ago, before our computer had Internet and all the distractions it brings with it.

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    1. Thanks, Carrie-Anne. It was definitely a nice feeling to be so productive. :)

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  26. Congrats on making your goals! I haven't seen Friday Night Lights. I should give it a try. I love dramas with engaging characters.

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    1. Thanks, Sarah! I definitely felt good about this past week. I hope this week goes just as well. Friday Night Lights is a really well-written show with great characters. It's really worth watching even if you're not totally into football. It's so much about the people and their stories. :)

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  27. Wow! 5000 words! I was not as successful as you...I spent to much of my holiday on holiday, I guess. Thanks so much for hosting this whole adventure by the way. I have absolutely loved it and think we (the collective we of our YA writer community) should always be tweeting each other and writing together. That's definitely been my favorite part. :)

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    1. That was a weirdly productive week for me, especially in recent months. I'm hoping this week will be just as productive, but it's not off to a great start. I'll have to make that up tomorrow. And I think it's great that you just took time to relax while on holiday. That's important too! :)

      I'm so happy that you've been enjoying RSW. It's nice to know that you have people cheering you on, isn't it? :) I've really enjoyed meeting so many new people.

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  28. Wow! 5000 words! I was not as successful as you...I spent to much of my holiday on holiday, I guess. Thanks so much for hosting this whole adventure by the way. I have absolutely loved it and think we (the collective we of our YA writer community) should always be tweeting each other and writing together. That's definitely been my favorite part. :)

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  29. Good luck on your writing Jamie! I hope you get your manuscript finished soon. It's such an undertaking doing a novel. This is why I haven't started.

    I just barely got my What's Up Wednesday post in on time. I completely forgot about it again! I think about it all day and when I have a moment I put it off until the last possible second! It's been fun and I hope to keep this up.

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    1. Thanks, Dani! It's definitely a huge undertaking. I had it done, revised, critiqued, and sent into agents, but now I'm revising it again for an R&R. You think you're finished something and then it turns out it needs more work. Yikes! Hopefully it will be done soon. :)

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  30. Ah, you're starting 2 things I've been meaning to try - the Chaos Walking Trilogy (I think I even own it on Kindle...) and Friday Night Lights! I've heard such good things about both. I really must get to it!

    I hope you figure out where the story goes sideways (this has happened to me more times than I would like, gah!)! I also love the book-focused photo a day challenge you and Katy are doing. So cute. May have to try that one next month!

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    1. I'm actually two episodes away from finishing FNL and I so don't want it to end! Such a great series. :) I'm enjoying THE KNIFE OF NEVER LETTING GO, but I'm not 100% in love with it. It's good, but I wouldn't say it's unputdownable. That could just be me, though.

      I think with my story, the biggest problem is that I know there are certain things that it still needs, but I have no idea where to work them in. Also, I feel like the focus shifted a bit, which I'm not terribly happy about. I hope I can figure it out soon. :) I also hope that there is another bookish challenge next month for the photo a day thing. I've had so much fun taking part! You should definitely join in. :)

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  31. Congrats on the amazing word count! You are definitely rocking your goals--what an inspirational hostess. :-) Good luck keeping it up this week!

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    1. Thanks! It was a really good week. I'm not off to as great of a start this week, but I'm hoping to make that up today. :)

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  32. Congratulations on your goals!

    I get into things late as well. I've only started The Inbetweeners and it started a few years back!

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    1. Thanks, Robin! Today went well writing-wise too, so that makes me very happy. :)

      I'm not familiar with the Inbetweeners, but I might have to check that one out.

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  33. Congrats on meeting writing goals! Hope your muse will be extra chatty this week. :-)

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  34. I think a little time away from a frustrating project is always the way to go :) You already know how I feel about Friday Night Lights! I read a really interesting article/interview (or possible watched this on the DVD extras? I don't remember...) with a ton of the cast and crew, and apparently when they were thinking about bringing in the new characters they wanted to figure out how to get us to care. So they decided to link each new character to an old one, to someone we already cared about--Vince and Coach, Luke and Mrs. Coach etc. So clever!

    Good luck with this week's goals (not that you need it because you are CRUSHING. IT.)

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    1. I think you're totally right. When I came back to frustrating story, it seemed a little frustrating. I was actually able to see a lot of things that I liked about it, which was a relief.

      That's fascinating about FNL and how they paired new characters with old. I just thought of another one: Tim Riggins and Becky. I watched the final episode last night and I'm already suffering from FNL withdrawal. So bummed that it's done. :(

      Hope your writing is coming along well! :D

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  35. Wow congrats on surpassing your goals Jaime :D :D :D :D So glad your WiP is moving forward and that you´re spending a bit of time with WATCH OF NIGHT!

    I´ve never watched Friday Night Lights but I have a feeling I should :D

    Hope the week is going to be amazing for you <3

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    1. Thanks, Elodie! Writing this new story has been really weird because I don't have a super detailed plan for it. That's just totally off the wall for me. I do feel like I need to sit down with it and make a plan, but for now things are working out well. :)

      I think you'd really like FNL. It's about football, sure, but it's about SO much more than that. It has one of the best cast of characters of any show that I've ever watched. I honestly care about all of them when I'm watching the show.

      This week is going well so far. I can't complain. :) Hope yours is going well, too!

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  36. I have never watched Friday Night Lights either! I'm always a little late to the party...I am currently watching Downton Abbey Season 2. :0)

    Way to go with reaching your goals this week! Weeks and days ebb and flow with me. And I am counting your watching as part of your writing!

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    1. Being late to the party has benefits, namely that you can marathon shows that have already finished. That way you don't have to wait a whole week to find out what happens next. How are you liking Downton? I'm a major fan. :)

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  37. The contest looks super awesome! Ahh, FNL-- what a great show. I want to be Tammy Taylor when I grow up. :0)

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    1. I think whoever wins will be pleasantly surprised. :)

      FNL is such a great show! I just watched the final episode last night and now I'm bummed that it's over. Tami Taylor is easily one of the coolest women to ever grace my TV screen. I'd love to be her too. And I really want her hair and freckles. :)

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  38. My favorite part of RSW is the community, you guys are all so inspiring and push me to keep reaching my writing goals everyday! :) Thanks for the giveaway!

    ~Ella Ink

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  39. Was at RWA all week so missed this. FNL reinvented a few times and managed to work. I'm glad characters actually graduate on that show. Though T Rigg was probably a sophomore at the start of the show which feels way too young.

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