June 2, 2014

Get Ready For Ready. Set. WRITE!

It’s that time of year again! Time for Ready. Set. WRITE! So, what is this Ready. Set. WRITE! thing exactly? Well, it’s a summer writing intensive that provides an opportunity for us to cheer other writers on wherever we’re at in our writing process—planning, drafting, or revising. This year, your RSW hosts are Alison Miller, Katy Upperman, Erin Funk, and yours truly.

The plan is to kick everything off with an initial goal setting post on June 9th. This time around, our RSW check-in posts will be on MONDAYS. The start of the week feels sort of appropriate for goal-setting, don’t you think? Like laying the groundwork for an awesome week of writing. To change things up a bit, we’ve decided on a format for our weekly check-in posts. Using headings should allow for a quicker and more concise rundown and will give other participants specific ways to offer encouragement. 

Here are the headings we’re using:

1.  How I did on last week’s goals
2.  My goal(s) for this week
3.  A favourite line from my story OR one word/phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised
4.  The biggest challenge I faced this week (ex. finding time to write, the siren song of SNIs)
5.  Something I love about my WiP

**NB: As mentioned, Week #1 will only be goal setting.**

Something we noticed last year during RSW was that we spent a lot of time blogging  about writing, instead of actually writing. Accountability and goal setting are both super important, but we don’t want RSW to detract from writing which is, of course, the whole point of this summer intensive. All that to say, with respect to our weekly check-in posts: THE BRIEFER THE BETTER. With this in mind, we will be limiting our responses to 2-3 lines at most and encourage you to do the same. If we all do this, we can visit other blogs more quickly and spend the bulk of our time writing. (Save the words for the WiPs! :D)

Each Monday there will be a linky signup posted on all of the host blogs. Just leave the link to your check-in post, hop around to other participants’ blogs, and spread encouragement around like sunscreen. (<--This is  a summer writing intensive, after all. )

Oh, and there are RSW 2014 buttons! Click the link below the collage for your choice of button (Polaroid or non-Polaroid style).

Click HERE for the RSW 2014 buttons!

Stay tuned for info on giveaways (there will be four throughout the month of July) and be sure to watch Twitter for spontaneous #ReadySetWrite writing parties. Ready. Set. WRITE! will kick off on Monday, June 9th with our initial goals, followed by updates every Monday thereafter until August 25th. In the meantime, decide what you want to write or revise. Set goals! Write a little. Or a lot! Spread the word! And get ready to Ready. Set. WRITE!

19 comments:

  1. Good luck everyone! Unfortunately, June, July and August are my 3 busiest months at work, so I can't join in, but I'll be cheering you all on ^_^

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  2. Yay! So excited to be doing this with you again!

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  3. This looks like so much fun! I'm not sure if I'll be joining in yet because I have a fairly busy summer, but even if I don't best of luck to everyone who participates!

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  4. So glad you all are doing this again! And I love the idea of headings.

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  5. HOORAY FOR RSW! I need a swift kick to jumpstart my writing for the summer...you ladies have perfect timing. :)

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  6. So excited for another summer of writing with you girls! Thanks again for the amazing buttons, lady. <3

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  7. This is such a cool idea you guys came up with… I'm excited to set some goals for my writing! :)

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  8. Yay! Can't wait to do this again! =D

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  9. This sounds like fun! I think I'll give it a try this summer! :D

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  10. Can't wait. I'm going to work on my Camp NaNo outline and other stuff this month. This is going to be fun!

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  11. After everything we got done on our WIPs yesterday, I'm excited to jump into RSW! Hope I can wrap up my revisions and get drafting again soon! :)

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  12. WOOP! Write ALL the words, everyone!

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  13. I'm in! Super pumped y'all are doing it again this year. I'm about to start a brand new project...and even though we are in the process of selling our home in NJ and moving to Charleston SC, and even though my daughter is about to graduate HS, and I have SO MUCH going on in my life right now, I STILL WANT TO PARTICIPATE! Somehow I can do it all, RIGHT? I'll sleep next year.

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  14. Yay! So excited that you guys are doing this again - thank you!!!

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  15. This is a great idea! I might have to participate in this. :)

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  16. I'll be plotting/outlining in full my next MG. Hmmm... Not sure that counts. Best of luck to everyone!

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    1. That definitely counts! Planning is one of the things we included in Ready. Set. WRITE! You should totally jump in! :D

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