Monday, June 29, 2015

Ready. Set. Write! Check-in

Hello all! I'm checking in today for Ready. Set. Write! My summer goals are posted here, if you missed my post last week. If you'd like to participate in Ready. Set. Write, you can find out more information on Jamie Morrow's blog. Below are my answers for the check-in questions.

1. How I did on last week's goals.

Mediocre. I read a lot (especially submissions wise) and exercised, but revisions could have been better.

2. My goals for this week:

  • Identify ALL my scenes so I can address what needs to stay and what needs to be cut. 
  • Rewrite my first chapter.
  • Read more Black Fox Literary Magazine submissions.
  • Exercise at least 3 times. 

3. A favorite line from my story OR one word/phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised.

I honestly didn't revise as much as I wanted. And I'm really just identifying/analyzing scenes at the moment.

4. The biggest challenge(s) I faced this week.

TIME. Always time.

5. Something I love about my WIP.

My protagonist. Even when I get frustrated with the story, she keeps speaking to me. She won't let me rest until I get her story right.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Goals: The Ready Set Write Challenge

Hello all! As writers, we can sometimes be intimidated by our seemingly endless to-do lists. That may be the very reason why I've been avoiding revisions on my novel. There is some work to do and to be honest, it seems daunting. Enter Ready. Set. Write. Some wonderful writers created this lovely accountability system for the summer to hold us all accountable! You can find the details on Katy Upperman's blog. Ready. Set. Write. started two weeks ago, but I'm joining in on the fun (it's week 3) and this will be my first official week. Better late than never, right? You can also follow the hashtag on Twitter: #RSWrite. And if you're not on Twitter and your're a writer, what are you waiting for?

My goals for the summer:

1. FINISH revisions on my YA contemporary (this will be the fourth draft) and be ready to restart my query process.

2. Read at least 3 books (preferably YA novels or poetry collections).

3. Write at least one new short story and five poems.

4. Finish planning Writer's Atelier events for through August.

5. Exercise at least 3 times a week.

6. Finish reading Black Fox submissions and get the summer issue published!

Now, who is with me?