Happy Monday, lovelies!
It’s time for the eighth Ready, Set, WRITE! update. If you’re wondering what Ready, Set, WRITE! is, well it’s basically an awesome summer intensive for writers to set goals and cheer each other on (not to mention be cheered on by other amazing writers!). You can find out more about it and join us, here.
Sorry for my absence these past few weeks. I needed a bit of a break from, well, everything. I went on holiday a couple of weeks ago and didn’t take my laptop with me. It kind of felt like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders. It was nice. Anyway, I’m back and I’m ready to get back into blogging and writing.
HOW I DID ON LAST WEEK’S GOALS:
Well I haven’t been setting myself goals these past few weeks. I’ve kind of just been taking things as they come. So, I’ll just give you a run down on what I’ve achieved this week.
- I went back to an old contemporary YA draft that I never finished. I re-worked what I already had and then added another 14K this week. Currently the draft is sitting at 29K.
- I started writing Europe!Book by hand (I’m doing something totally different with this draft, which I’ll share with you soon). I haven’t gotten very far yet but I know this draft is going to take a while.
MY GOALS FOR THIS WEEK:
- My big goal for this week would be to finish a rough draft of this contemporary YA draft, but considering that means I’d have to write about 20K this week, I’m not sure that’s going to happen. I can hope though.
- Research France for Europe!Book.
- Finish the books that I’m currently reading.
ONE WORD/PHRASE THAT SUMS UP WHAT I WROTE:
THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE I FACED THIS WEEK:
Turning off the inner editor. This draft is currently an absolute mess and there have been countless times when I think I should give up but I keep reminding myself that all first drafts are awful and that writing is actually re-writing (something I’m pretty good at).
SOMETHING I LOVE ABOUT MY WIP:
My MCs voice. She’s so damn sarcastic.
How did you do this week?