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 myself. Find the rest of the details HERE.
* How I did on last week’s goal(s).
1. Complete a revision of my contemporary YA, Where Poppies Bloom… IN PROGRESS. I revised seven scenes.
2. Complete the first draft of my contemporary YA, The Road So Far, by the close of RSW… IN PROGRESS. I wrote about 4K new words.
3. Read (on average) one YA/adult novel per week… IN PROGRESS. I’m reading Laini Taylor’s Dreams of Gods & Monsters. It is epic and looooong. What I’ve read so far is probably equivalent to one average-lengthed YA. 🙂
4. Read (on average) one MG novel with my daughter every two weeks… IN PROGRESS. We’re working on one of Sara Mylnowski’s Whatever After books.
5. Maintain my tan… YES! I’ve spent most of the last week poolside at my parents house in Phoenix. #HappyPlace
* My goal(s) for this week.
I have BIG goals because I’ll have A LOT of Katy Time over the next week. Specifically, I hope to finish my revision and begin a read-through of Where Poppies Bloom, as well as add at least 5K to The Road So Far.
* A favorite line from my project OR a word/phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised.
From Where Poppies Bloom…
I’m not sure what to do with this information, but my heart’s skipping around in my chest, joyfully, and Tucker’s passing me the kitten and I’m accepting it like I’m prepared, like people gift me living, breathing creatures all the time. The kitten’s little body is warm and delicate, and I snuggle him against my chest, a mixture of gratitude and confusion and elation making soup of my thoughts.
* The biggest challenge I faced this week.
I’ve been hanging out with my daughter and parents all week and we’ve been doing lots of fun things that don’t involve reading or writing. I think that’s okay though, because I rarely see my parents and family is so important. My reading and writing goals will be waiting for me after this trip, which ends tomorrow. 😦
* Something I love about my WiP.
Both of my WiPs are set in the same world and follow the same two main characters, Callie and Tucker. My very favorite thing about their stories is their romance. They have all sorts of issues, but they’re still incredibly respectful and supportive of each other, and they have great chemistry (I think!). I love to see relationships like that in YA.
How did RSW go for you this week?