June 30, 2014

Ready. Set. WRITE! (Week 4)

Welcome back to Ready. Set. WRITE! If you’re wondering what RSW is all about, it’s a summer long writing intensive with the purpose of writing, revising, planning, and keeping each other accountable. We will be sharing our goals on Mondays, keeping our posts BRIEF (2-3 lines per heading) so we can spend more time writing and less time blogging. You can sign up at any of the other host blogs (Alison's, Katy's, Erin's) every Monday. And don't forget to hop around to encourage other participants. For more info about Ready. Set WRITE! and a link to our super fun buttons, go here.
  

{Again, please, please, please remember to keep your posts BRIEF. Thanks! ☺}

HOW I DID ON LAST WEEK'S GOALS
Kind of poopy, actually. I only managed to add 2100 new words to IN THE END instead of 3000, and only ended up revising one chapter of WATCH OF NIGHT instead of two. The hubs got home from Texas this week, so I've been crazy busy. (I kept a record here.)


MY GOALS FOR THIS WEEK
• add a minimum of 3000 new words to IN THE END
• revise ONE chapter of WATCH OF NIGHT 

ONE PHRASE THAT SUMS UP WHAT I WROTE

It may be cliché, but: ACTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES. (Crappy, crappy consequences.)

THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE I FACED THIS WEEK
Like I said, things have been really busy with my husband coming home. Because of that, I didn't get much writing in this week.

SOMETHING I LOVE ABOUT MY WIP
There are so many places I can amp up both the emotion and the humour in this story. I love  that! Oh, the possibilities...

HOW I DID:
Monday --» no writing/revising
Tuesday --» no writing/revising (It was Canada Day so...)
Wednesday --» added 3000 (!!!) new words to IN THE END
Thursday --» no writing/revising
Friday --» no writing/revising
Saturday --» added 1050 new words to IN THE END
Sunday --» added 2250 new words to WATCH OF NIGHT (as part of my rewrite/revision)

Happy Writing/Revising/Planning!

33 comments:

  1. You still got a great word count and a chapter revised. It might not be all your goals but there was progress nevertheless. :) Don't feel bad!

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  2. Time will always be an issue for our writing, I think. But having your hubby home is more important, right? Have a great week!

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  3. 2100 words is better than 0 words! And so glad the hubs is home! Enjoy your time and good luck with your goals for the week!

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  4. 2100 is waaay better than nothing! Plus you can write anytime, but you can't spend time with your husband anytime :)

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  5. Well, it's already been said in the other other comments but, 2,100 words is still pretty great! And getting some fun stuff done with your hubby is great, too. Have a great week, Jaime!

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  6. Well, at least you have a great excuse for not doing everything that you wanted. And it sounds like you got a lot done anyway. Way to go. Love your comment about "the possibilities" to amp things up. I think that's what keeps me writing. Have a great week and enjoy having hubby home!

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  7. Kind of poopy. Ha! I love your phraseology there. From where I am sitting, 2100 words is amazing!

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  8. Hubby coming home trumps everything :) Hope you have a great week!

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  9. Actions do have consequences, I like that you're playing that out. Glad your husband is home, even if it meant less writing!

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  10. I wish I had a talent for writing humor -- how fun that you can amp it up in your story :) Rooting for you and those 3k words + 1 chapter this week!

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  11. I'm so happy to hear your husband made it home! The *best* excuse for a bit of a writing break. You still did pretty excellent, though. Progress is progress. :-) Have a great week, Jaime!

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  12. Every word counts as progress! :) Hope you have a great week!

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  13. Hey, you've still got 2100 words more than you had last week! Good luck this week. Hooray for husbands being home, but boo for distractions. ;)

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  14. That's really good progress considering you had so much else going on! Glad your husband's home and I hope you get a little more time to focus on your writing this week.

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  15. Despite not getting everything you wanted done, it is still great that you managed to get some writing done. 2,100 words is still a really good word count. :) Good luck with this week!

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  16. 2100 new words and a revised chapter isn't bad at all! Hopefully this week you'll be able to dedicate more time to your projects. Good luck!

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  17. I agree, you still accomplished some work and you're balancing two projects. I hope you have a productive week!

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  18. I think you are doing great with your goals, and balancing two projects is definitely a challenge, especially two very different worlds. Good luck this week! I love what you said about your WiP, humor and emotion are my favorite things.

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  19. 2100 is great! I wish I would have hit that many last week ;) Sounds like you're having fun with it and that's the most important thing. Good luck this next week!

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  20. Hey now 2100 is great! It's more than you had before. Positive thinking, jaime! :P

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  21. Glad your husband is home! I had to take some husband time out this week, too. Definitely more important than writing, so don't feel bad! You still got a lot accomplished. Good luck on your goals this week!

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  22. I think your husband's return (and how it didn't go all that smoothly) excuses you from not making your word count goal. Even then, you did a great job - more than halfway there! Glad you got to spend time with your husband and enjoy it. Hope things settle down more this week. :)

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  23. I feel that way about my WIP too- that there are a lot of places where I can amp up the emotion and the voice and in my case, the tension and creepiness.
    Your husband is home! I think that's a legit excuse to focus more on that than writing.

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  24. Yay for husbands coming home! I don't blame you for spending some extra time with him instead of writing. Besides, you still made progress! Have a great week!

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  25. :-) Yay for your hubby coming home (and while I totally cheer you on for wanting to achieve your goals, spending time with your husband is a pretty good reason to be a tad behind :-))
    And I love the possibilities revision give to a manuscript.
    You can dooooo it!

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  26. spending time with your husband trumps writing. Love your 3k goal for the week! Good luck!

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  27. Yay for your husband coming home but boo for you being super crazy/busy. Good luck this week!!

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  28. Great job keeping it brief. That's always a challenge for me. Hope you have a great week with your husband and thanks as always for hosting this gathering.

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  29. Both the emotion and the humour are strong points in your stories from what I've seen of it. They both add a ton to the voice, and I think it's great that you see so much possibility in those areas. I can see why it was tough to get writing done this week with Todd finally getting home. Hope you can settle into a good routine once the happy reunion phase is done! :)

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  30. Even though you didn't get much writing done this week you did other things that were just as important. Hopefully these things will give you story ideas for the coming week! You still did a ton of work, so you should be happy about that!

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  31. Time with your husband is definitely more important than writing. :) Good luck with your goals this week!

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  32. 2100 is a great number! It's what I hit on my WIP last week too. =) Best wishes for this week!

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  33. I'm glad your husband is finally home. And now you have plenty of time to ignore him while you're writing this week ;)

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