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!


  1. Family dinners and bubble blowing sound like excellent reasons to miss (a little!!!) writing time. Have a great summer of words and wonder!

  2. I love that one of your goals is to set out goals :) Get a plan to roll with sounds great! Good luck

  3. Great goals for the summer and for this week! I'm so happy you decided to jump on board. Wishing you all the words this summer! :D