Welcome to WEEK 2 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’ll 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, Alison, Katy, Erin, Elodie, 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!***
So-so. I did work on both of my WiPs five days this week, so that was a success. I wanted to add 500+ words to ES< each of those days, but only managed to do so 3 out of 5 days. Sadly, I'm not feeling horribly inspired with this one. I also wanted to revise WoN for an hour five days this week. I realized very early on that the remainder of this revision will be a rewrite, which will require further planning. But despite this change in gears, I was able to come up with some great ideas for WoN.
2. MY GOAL(S) FOR THIS WEEK
• come up with a more detailed plan for WoN rewrite/revision
• continue rewriting WoN's opening and see where this leads
• work on WoN for a minimum of one hour five days this week
• keep brainstorming ways to make ES< more interesting
Stretch Goal → add new words to ES<, if feeling inspired
3. A FAVOURITE LINE FROM MY STORY OR ONE WORD/PHRASE THAT SUMS UP WHAT I WROTE/REVISED
Antarctic breakdowns + "borrowed" artifacts (from WATCH OF NIGHT + EVERY SAD & LOVELY THING, respectively)
4. THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE I FACED THIS WEEK
Challenge singular...hahahaha! That's cute. Lack of motivation and inspiration were huge challenges this week, made worse by the realization that both of my WiPs are still lacking proper planning. So, back to the drawing board I go! (Hi ho, hi ho...)
5. SOMETHING I LOVE ABOUT MY WiP
Well, I kind of love the new opening I wrote for WoN. I think it sets the tone really nicely for the rest of the story, and even hints at bigger plot details down the road. I also toyed around with past tense, and I think I like it better. We'll see, I guess.
HOW I DID:
Monday --» Added 700 new words to WoN's opening and changed it to past tense. Worked on plot arc diagram for WoN.
Tuesday --» Switched ch. 2 of WoN to past tense and tweaked it. Spent time working on my plot arc diagram for WoN.
Wednesday --» DAY OFF
Thursday --» Long story, but I switched to revising ONLY ANNIE. I'm changing it to past tense and 3rd POV. Love it!
Friday --» Revised three chapters of ONLY ANNIE.
Saturday --» DAY OFF
Sunday --» DAY OFF