Wow, can you believe how fast this last week went by –
or was that just my life?
It’s already time for my Week Two Ready. Set. Write! update.
Ready. Set. WRITE!, is a summer writing intensive that provides an opportunity to cheer each other on wherever we’re at in our writing, We set goals, write like crazy, and keep one another accountable.
On Mondays, we’ll check in at one of the host blogs, visit other participants, and spread some summer sunshine to them, too!
Goal attained = blue with overstrike.
Goal in progress = green.
Goal-in-waiting = red.
How I Did On Last Week’s Goals:
Kifo Island Chronicles Series:
- Generations (KIC #2):
Complete through Scene 15. 12 /24 scenes complete.Scene 13/24 in early progress. Progress, but not quite to target.
- Sea Changes (KIC#3):
Set plot/pinch points for all characters; organize scene by scene outline. 24/24 scenes complete.
- Write one sentence ideas for A-Z C-M 2016 potential topics.
Letters done; 13/26.
- Foul Deeds Will Rise:
Write one paragraph summary for this novel using The Snowflake Method. 5/5 sentences written; refining steps completed; paragraph revised.
“Slow Jazz Awakening”: Scenes 6 – 12: Reread scenes/in-line comments; create detailed revision notes. .
Scene 9/16 complete.Scene 10 in early progress.
Publish 9 regular features posts,on time. 7/9 completed on time.2/9 completed a few hours late. Create blog page for IDIC stories. List links to 2015 Story A Day May posts ,and the prompts that inspired each. Page created, with story links.Prompt links and descriptions in progress. Write #StaD wrapup post. Done. Blog sidebar. Play with one new widget. Yes! Yes! Yes! See that cool Community widget, just below my Follow button? I did that!
- Finish administering Annalise’s state-mandated standardized test. 2/3 sections and final placement test complete. Not quite done; but good progress.
Complete third quarter reports for both children and submit to school district. Reports complete; and submitted.
Write in Intentions journal/ #onegoodcup journal three times. 4 entries each, for the journals; 3 for meditation.
My goals for this week:
Generations (KIC #2): Complete through Scene 20.
Sea Changes (KIC#3): Complete GMCD or R for each scene; Write beginning/middle/ending summaries for each scene; create Scrivener file and move all relevant materials there.
- The IDIC Romance: Write one sentence ideas for N-Z 2016 potential topics.
- Trueborn Weft Series:Foul Deeds Will Rise: Assign main characters and complete character sheets for each, using The Snowflake Method.
“Slow Jazz Awakening” Scenes 10 – 16: Reread scenes/in-line comments; create detailed revision notes.
Publish 9 regular features posts, on time.
Add #StaD prompts to IDIC Romance blog page.
Play with two new sidebar widgets.
Finish administering Annalise’s PASS test – Language Usage -and submit.
- Write in Intentions journal/ #onegoodcup journal three times; meditate three times.
- Prepare for and enjoy trip with kids to visit out of state friends.
A favorite line from my story OR a word or phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised:
(Okay, it’s more a snippet than a line, but it’s a taste that helps to explain another heading, as well).
“And now, liebchen, it’s time you run on. Too beautiful an afternoon for you to be inside.”
“But that is where you will be, until your chores are done.” Howard had a way of sneaking up unnoticed, until he was ready to make his presence known. Now, as Airisu stood there, halfway across the floor to Gladys, with nowhere to hide, frozen as surely by her fears as Gladys could be by Parkinson’s, he smiled his cunning smile, and she knew he planned something, something he didn’t want anyone else to see, some way of tormenting the child because she existed, and was happy.
Howard didn’t want others to be happy, unless there was something he could gain from it.
The biggest challenge I faced this week
(ie finding time to write, getting sick, having writer’s block, etc):
- Howard (the character written about above). He’s nasty, and, the more I write, the deeper and more complex the nastiness gets. I understand he has reasons, but they don’t and can’t excuse his behavior. Writing his scenes is uncomfortable, at best.
Something I love about my WIP:
- It explores the difficult and personally relevant topic of social and familial dysfunction across generations, with what will, eventually, be a positive message.
Okay, that’s it for today. Since we will be traveling, things may not move as fast as I hope, but I’ll be moving forward as I can. Come back Monday, June 22, to see how I got along, and hop on the linky list to join in or cheer us on! There’ll be Twitter parties (using the hashtag #RSW2015), giveaways and fun (I like fun!). And writing. Lots of that!