Monday, 28 July 2014

Ready. Set. WRITE! 2014 #8

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How I did on last week’s goal(s)

Um, I wrote about half a scene last night because I felt bad about not writing. Better than nothing!

My goal(s) for this week

Write the other half of that scene.

A favorite line from my story OR a word or phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised

Darkness and light.

 The biggest challenge I faced this week

Yeah, I have no motivation. It's so much nicer to wake up late, read in the sun, and watch TV than actually write. But I'm trying not to feel bad about it!

Something I love about my WIP

It flips from third person to first, which is a challenge, but I love it.


See you next Monday for another check-in!

Monday, 21 July 2014

Ready. Set. WRITE! 2014 #7

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How I did on last week’s goal(s)

Five days: check. More than 500 words each day: check. And relatively struggle free!

My goal(s) for this week

I have some time off from work this week and next, so I'm not sure how much writing I'll actually do. I think I'll set myself the goal of finishing one scene, maybe two. And maybe a little bit of reading back, seeing where I'm at with this MS.

A favorite line from my story OR a word or phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised

I pat the bench next to me. "I love your shoes. How can you walk in them? I would trip and die if I even tried."
     She sits down, playing a staccato rhythm with her heels on the asphalt. "Practice. It's not so hard once you get used to it. And I like the way they make me feel." She lifts her head, staring off into the distance. "Powerful," she say. "I like it."

 The biggest challenge I faced this week

This week I had a dress rehearsal, two dance performances, a library event and a family thing yesterday (plus work). Plus it's hella hot. The temptation to laze around in bed watching Undercover Boss USA was strong.

Something I love about my WIP

All the different people and places my characters are experiencing through this story--I like getting to write those things.

See you next Monday for another check-in!

Monday, 14 July 2014

Ready. Set. WRITE! 2014 #6

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How I did on last week’s goal(s)

I wrote six days this week, one more than I'd set myself. It wasn't pretty, but I did it.

My goal(s) for this week

Write 500+ words five days this week.

A favorite line from my story OR a word or phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised

Dear Diary: it is three hours later and I have no clue what I was talking about. I feel like I should point out that my use of the phrase ‘dear diary’ is strictly ironic. Much like my wearing of scrunchies and hair metal band shirts. According to Nicole, in fashionland you can get away with anything as long as you say you’re doing it ironically. Imagine if the rest of life was like that. “Yes, officer, I killed him, but I did it ironically.” Let’s be real, men get away with killing women on shittier excuses than that.  
 The biggest challenge I faced this week

Fatigue. This draft seems to be never-ending (I feel the same way about all my drafts, but this one especially feels like the end keeps getting further and further away the more I write).

Something I love about my WIP

Exploring how people deal with grief in so many different and strange ways.


See you next Monday for another check-in!

Monday, 7 July 2014

Ready. Set. WRITE! 2014 #5

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How I did on last week’s goal(s)

I read zero books, wrote four days, and hit my word count goal on three of those days. So…not great.

My goal(s) for this week

Write five days this week. However many words I can manage.

A favorite line from my story OR a word or phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised

She watched the still water, glowing with the underwater lights, and felt a trickle of sweat creep down her spine, settling in the small of her back. It was a stifling, muggy hot out here, the kind of heat that forewarned of thunder storms and pounding rain. Across the street from the motel a field of tall grass stood straight, no breeze at all to rustle through it. 

The biggest challenge I faced this week

Motivation, time, motivation.

Something I love about my WIP

Road trip!


See you next Monday for another check-in!