Monday, June 15, 2015

Ready, Set, Write (Week 2)

Ready, Set, Write! is a summer writing intensive hosted by Jamie MorrowAlison Miller,Katy Upperman, Erin Funk, and Elodie Nowodazkij. Every week, we post about our goals and how we did and cheer each other on. Head over to any of their blogs to get the details on RSW and check out the other participants' blogs.


Not so well! Right after posting my post, I unexpectedly got a round of edits from my editors, so PEA went out the window and most of the week was spent figuring out my next steps up to my deadline. Sorry for not hopping around to the other blogs--I got a little distracted!


I have at least one more new scene to write and I plan on working on the first third of the book (so, about 100 pages) over the week. I'm not sure how that will go, but I'm aiming high :)

3. A FAVOURITE LINE FROM MY STORY OR ONE WORD/PHRASE THAT SUMS UP WHAT I WROTE/REVISED  (yes, I kept Jamie's spelling of favourite. Because I <3 the Canadian/British spelling of so many words)



Skipping this one. Don't want to talk about it. Seriously. See *facepalm* above.


No matter how many times I touch it, I love this book. And thank goodness I have writer amnesia because I amuse myself every time I re-read it!

I'm jumping back into the writing cave, but I'll check in again next week! <3

Monday, June 8, 2015

Ready, Set, WRITE (week 1) and Summertime

After all of the upheaval from late 2013 until I moved into my new home back in October, settling into the new routine at my new day job office (same company, different group, also undergoing a lot of change), and random life challenges along the way, I finally feel like I'm settling in. I found time to write again (oh, writing! How wonderful you are!) and even read.

I'm also much, much closer to my hometown, which sometimes means sacrificing writing time for family dinners and blowing bubbles for my niece and nephew in the yard when we play after dinner. I've taken up archery--more on that later!--thanks to BOOKISHLY EVER AFTER, and still skate. I'm surrounded by the most awesome historical homes at new day job location outside of Philly. And I live near a ton of farms, so I can't wait for all the summer fruit and veggie goodness.

I'm happy. Still settling, but happy.

And, now summer is coming! Swimming! Summer Story writing! Camp NaNoWriMo! And Ready, Set, WRITE! hosted by Jamie MorrowAlison Miller, Katy Upperman, Erin Funk, and Elodie Nowodazkij. Head over to any of their blogs to get the details on RSW.

This week is goal-setting only, but next week, I get to be accountable (eep). Note: I'm going to be using initials for some of my projects because, well, not putting any titles out there for the Ever After series books until they're final :)

Goals for this week:

  • Finish at least two PEA scenes, lay out the timing and word count goals for the rest of July to try to finish PEA
  • Write at least 1000 words on PEA Tuesday-Thursday. Double that on Saturday and Sunday
Goals for the Summer:
  • Finish PEA!
  • Finish Summer Story (cue maniacal "there's no way that's ever happening" laughter. But it wouldn't be summer without that ridiculous goal)
  • Revise my MG.

Posting more will also be one of my goals. Not too much, because life and writing come first, but a little bit more! Especially with all the fun things coming as we get closer to BOOKISHLY's launch!