Monday, July 7, 2014

RSW Update #4

Ready. Set. WRITE! is a summer writing intensive--hosted by Katy UppermanAlison MillerJaime Morrow, and Erin Funk--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. 

1. How I did on last week’s goals
Not so hot. I was going strong until my husband gave me his summer sickness. I've been down since Wednesday. I did manage to outline two scenes, but my brain was not letting me write.

2. My goals for this week
Sticking with last week's goal. Write every day. I'd love to regain some ground and be at 22,000 by next week but we'll see.

3. A favorite line from my story
A few lines of dialogue:

“So we’re going to rely on a ghost that chased us out of a cemetery, haunted my dreams, and followed us to his house?”
“Oh hell no,” Bri said. “We’re going to rely on us.”
“And how are we going to solve a murder?” I aked.
“Google, of course."

4. The biggest challenge I faced this week
That whole being sick thing I mentioned earlier.

5. Something I love about my WIP
Ghosts. Sorry I know I've used it before but I really do love it.


  1. "Google, of course." LOVE!!!

    But I don't love that you've been sick. :( I hope you are feeling better and that you have a productive and HEALTHY week!

  2. Oh, that sucks about being sick. :-/ I hope you feel much, much better this week! I love the lines of dialogue you shared, Liz. Especially the "Google, of course" part. Love it! Have a great week! :D

  3. Sorry you're sick! Hate being sick anytime, but especially during the summer...just seems wrong. Great voice in the dialogue you shared! Hope you feel better this week!

  4. Lol! Google, of course! Sorry you're sick and hope you feel better soon. That's never fun :(

  5. Haha! That's such a great line! Hope you feel better soon!

  6. that excerpt. "Google, of course." (That, by the way, is the answer to most problems...)

    Sorry you've been sick, lady. Hope you feel better soon so you're in perfect shape to scare the living crap out of yourself. ;)

  7. Aw, hope you feel better soon! I was sick this past week, too... still am trying to kick it. I feel your pain! Hope this week treats you better! :)

  8. Ha, that Goggle line is priceless! I hope you're feeling better soon. Feeling cruddy always drains my creativity too. Good luck this week!

  9. I am LOLing over that Google line. So great. Feel better soon, Liz. Good luck this week on being healthy/feeling good and your goals.

  10. Haha I love the dialogue. Especially the Google line. I hope you feel better soon and good luck this week!

  11. Yuck about the sickness. We've all been under the weather at my house lately too, which definitely makes writing harder. That snippet of dialogue from your story made me laugh out loud. Love it! What would we do without Google? Hope you're feeling better and that you can sneak in some writing every day!

  12. LOL at your lines!

    Yuck to summer sickness - hope you're feeling better!

  13. Well, I mean, Google IS the source of all knowledge, so it's the most natural place to turn :)

    Hope you're feeling better!