August 17, 2015

Ready. Set. WRITE! (Week 11)

Welcome to WEEK 11 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!

First of all, thank you to everyone who left congratulatory comments about my new job and offered me encouragement last week. I really appreciate it! I wanted to get around to blogs, but unfortunately I was not able to find the time what with work, studying in the evenings, and falling asleep earlier than usual. This week I'm not doing a check-in post because I didn't end up writing and because I doubt I'll be able to hop around to visit blogs. Again. I hope you all have a wonderful week of writing! (And that everything else about your week is wonderful too!)

Before we go any further, we need to announce the winner of last week's Writer's Care Package:

Woohoo! Congrats, Crystal! 
Alison will be contacting your for your mailing info, 
and will get your care package sent out to you ASAP!

Before we get to this week's awesome care package giveaway, we just want to quickly remind you about one thing: The end of RSW is rapidly approaching, and for our final week (August 24th - 31st) we'll be treating ourselves to a manicure that's a reflection of our manuscript! (You've probably noticed us mentioning Manuscripts & Manicures in the intro to our posts.) There will be more details next week, so stay tuned for that! It's going to be TONS of fun!

It's time for our final Ready. Set. WRITE! 2015 giveaway! This is our way of saying thanks to all of you for taking part, for setting goals and encouraging other participants along the way. Because that's a big part of what RSW is all about!

For each week of participation, you get one entry into the giveaway. (We will be verifying this when selecting a winner.)

Here's what participants can win this week from Katy:

Contents: "If You Obey All the Rules, You Miss All the Fun" journal; floral mini sticky note pad; lined floral notepad; Jelly Bellies; starry pencil pouch; Honey Pear hand cream; Lavender Lemonade candle; peppermint mints; various washi tapes; EOS Strawberry Sorbet lip balm; writerly quote pencils; Bigelow Vanilla Chai tea; and Twizzlers.

{Giveaway goes until Sunday, August 23rd @ midnight
and is open internationally to RSW participants only.}

Happy Writing/Revising/Planning!


  1. Good luck with the new job and getting back into your routine. We'll see you next week!

  2. Okay, the Manuscripts & Manicures sounds like a ton of fun. I'm already brainstorming! =) Hope you're settling well into the new job!

  3. Can't wait to hear more about this nails and MS thing (My daughter will love to help me with this one.) Good luck in getting life settled into the new routine!

  4. I can really use a manicure after all the moving. :) Good luck with getting back into a routine. :)

  5. Oooh I'm excited for more details on Manuscripts and Manicures! And I hope the new job's going well, Jaime. :)

  6. Yay!!! I'm so excited to get the care package! Hope your new job is going well :)

  7. Can I just say how much I love this contest/motivator? I was thoroughly saddened when What's Up Wednesdays disappeared, but this is even better.


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