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!

27 comments:

  1. Good luck with your Etsy shop! That sounds really exciting :) I'm glad you're not stressing about the writing. Sometimes you just need to enjoy the ride and accept that you can't do everything, right? (As I type this my dog is begging for a walk, there are dishes in the sink, and I'm pretty sure the cat is stuck to the table because the kids had jelly for lunch...:))

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  2. "But the difference is, this week I'm not stressing about it." Love this! (although I'm not always personally great at it). Hope you have an amazing week and I can't wait to browse your Etsy shop.

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  3. Good luck with your Etsy shop--I can't wait for you to launch it! And I think it's always good to be gracious with yourself and realize that we can't always do everything. And for the creative process, sometimes it's better to do less.

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  4. I am VERY excited about your forthcoming Etsy Shop! And finding the balance is hard, but you can do it, Jaime! I hope you have a great week!

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  5. I love a split timeline as well, and I bet you're rocking yours! Also yay for your future Etsy shop! I feel like my bank account's going to be in trouble when you launch. :-) Best of luck with your goals this week. Rooting for you, as always!

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  6. So excited about the approaching Etsy shop! Writing can't always take priority, nor should it. And good luck in figuring out the balance thing. I think your 'not stressing about it' is the way to go. Good luck with it all!

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  7. Oooh, can't wait to see your Etsy shop! You always make such cute things. Good luck on your goals this week! :)

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  8. I hear you on the distractions. The Etsy shop sounds like a lot of fun, though! :)

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  9. Good luck this week! Sounds like you have some really realistic goals and I love the idea of an Etsy shop!

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  10. An Etsy shop sounds like a lot of work but also a lot of fun--good luck with it! :)

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  11. THEN and NOW stories are always fun :) Your novel sounds like it's gonna be awesome! And an Etsy shop?! We can't wait to see what you're going to offer! Believe us, we definitely know what you mean about distractions! However, it sounds like yours were worthy distractions. Good luck with everything this week!

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  12. An Etsy shop? What are you going to be selling? Good luck this week!

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  13. Not stressing is key! It's so hard to accept that writing needs to go on the back burner sometimes, especially if we feel like there *should* be enough time for it. But if you need to focus on the Etsy shop, focus on the Etsy shop! You never know, taking that time away could give your brain the space it needs to come back to the work reinvigorated and bursting with ideas!! Good luck this week!

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  14. Great job tackling your goals this week, Jaime! And GO YOU for not stressing about them when other things took priority.

    Also, thanks for passing along the Daisy Carter blog series about the plot arc last week! It was really helpful - and extra fun because she used Hunger Games as the example! :D

    Good luck with your goals this week!

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  15. I am an Etsy addict. It's my favorite place on the net. Please link to your store-- I'd love to check it out.

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  16. That's so cool that you're opening an Etsy shop! But a lot of work too, I'm sure.
    Split timeline is awesome (I did flashbacks). I can't wait to see where you take your story. :)
    Have a great week!

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  17. Opening an Etsy shop sounds exciting! Can't wait to see what you will be selling. :)

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  18. Good luck with your Etsy shop! I'd love to see what you're going to sell.

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  19. The Etsy shop sounds exciting! You'll have to link it up once you get it going. And I totally relate to not enough, I definitely have those weeks!

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  20. I'm glad you're still planning on opening an Etsy shop or two. I think that's the perfect business for you--something that incorporates your crazy organizational skills and your creativity. I hope you can find some balance too. If you do, please pass the secret on to me, because you know I'm struggling with that as well. We need to Skype sometime. Our texts have been paragraphs lately, which I think signals a need to chat for real. :)

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  21. Etsy shop! I hope there will be all sorts of cute knitted goodies for me to snap up :) And I'm glad you're not stressing this week. Giving yourself a break is good. Forget the pressure and relax! Maybe with some Tim Riggins appreciation time...? Haha :)

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  22. Oh, I am intrigued by this split timeline thing! And balance! Isn't that always a challenge?

    Glad you're not stressing about "not enough" this week though. The etsy store sounds exciting and definitely also deserves your time and energy. Good luck this week!!

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  23. I love split timeline stories. Changes in perspectives, times... love them. But it sounds like I'll have a to wait just a bit longer to read yours. I love that you've achieved the piece of mind to not stress over the small delays. Life happens, and the worst thing we can do is give up when things get a bit sticky.

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  24. I am so excited for ONLY ANNIE, keep plugging away, and if you need a beta reader, I would definitely be interested. Not enough is something I relate to. I feel like, for me, it is never enough because I always want to do more. Glad you are not letting the not enough get to you this week!

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  25. I'm just catching up after being out of town. Here's my post; http://www.stephaniescott.net/2015/07/ready-set-write-week-of-july-27.html

    And you know I'm super curious on your Etsy shop!

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  26. So. So excited about the etsy shop and I'm glad you're not stressing as much about your goals! I hope you're having a wonderful Tuesday, Jaime!

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  27. Focus on accomplishments and not failures. It's the way to keep moving forward.

    Also, saw you're reading ACOTAR. It is the best book I've read this year. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

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