Ready. Set. WRITE! is a summer writing intensive that encourages goal-setting and accountability, and provides an opportunity for us to cheer each other on wherever we’re at in our writing—planning, drafting, revising, or polishing. This year, your RSW hosts are Alison Miller, Jaime Morrow, Erin Funk, and Katy Upperman. Find the rest of the details HERE.
* How I did on last week's goals:
My goal for last week was to revise for at least 7 hours. I only got 4 hours in. What happened is that my revisions started to have a cascade effect - each thing I changed meant more changes down the line. I got overwhelmed and just sat staring at my screen, immobolized. Tried again the next day: same frozen state (see Biggest Challenge Faced this week).
* My goals this week: I'm aiming for 10 hours this week instead of 7. The kiddos will be away at camp! Which means more time to write! And I have a lot of time to make up.
* A favorite line from my project OR a word/phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised. An idea to incorporate: Slow vision versus fast vision.
(lots of stuff about vision in this story, as my MC is blinded in a freak accident. Which seems like a paradox, right? lots of vision but your MC is blind? Well, there you go, story of my life)
* The biggest challenge I faced this week.
Getting overwhelmed with edits and "freezing up". Then last night I took a deep breath and made a list of everything that needed updated or fixed. Guess how long the list was? Over sixty things to fix/delete/add!!! But now that everything is organized (and ordered, by scene) in a list, I think I can pick up momentum again. Sometimes taking a time out to get organized helps.
* Something I love about my WiP.
I found the perfect song lyrics to match this story, Star Tripped, part of which is set in space. So I know you can't use lyrics in a manuscript without massive copyright issues, but I think I can use one phrase "my universe will never be the same" without there being an issue. Here's the part of the lyrics from "I'm Glad You Came" by The Wanted that transported me to my Happy Place:
The sun goes down The stars come out And all that counts Is here and now My universe will never be the same I'm glad you came
What's your biggest challenge or inspiration this week?