Monday, July 14, 2014

RSW Update #5

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
Pretty good. I missed Saturday because I spent the house cleaning, but wrote every other day and managed 6,000 words for the week.

2. My goals for this week
Sticking with last week's goal. Write every day. I'd like to average 2,000 words a day to get this summer back on track but I don't know if I will be able to manage it.

3. A favorite line from my story
This is a line about one character deciding to join my MC and her best friend in solving a murder:

It seemed Jordan’s choice was me and Bri. Or ghosts and murder. Either way I’d count it a win.

4. The biggest challenge I faced this week
World Cup Party! That's why I was cleaning on Saturday. :)

5. Something I love about my WIP
Uncertainty, totally justifiable rants, breaking and entering.


  1. I'm so intrigued by your WiP, Liz, and I'm excited that you made such great progress with it last week. Best of luck with your goals in the next 7 days!

  2. I have to parrot Katy here - very intrigued by this story! And yes - the WC parties were awesome, but definitely didn't get any work done from 2 on four days this past week! Great for my research though. :)

    Also, 6000 words!!! You are rocking the word count, woman! Go, Liz, GO!

  3. 2,000 words a day?! Holy moly! Even 6,000 in a week seems like a ton to me. Good luck! You can do it :)

  4. 6000 in a week is fabulous. I am also very intrigued by your WiP. I love justifiable rants, and I love that line you posted. Good luck this week!

  5. Wow oh wow! 6,000 words?!? And a goal of 2,000 words a day?

    You are my writing hero.

  6. 6k a week? Go you! Good luck this week. Thanks for sharing. :D

  7. Whoa! You rocked the word count this week, Liz! Good job! I really need to reclaim this summer and get some serious work done on my writing, so I'll just use you as my inspiration. ;-)

  8. 6,000 is a lot! Great job!

    I LOVE the line from your wip. Your character has such a strong voice.

    My friends and I have never been into the World Cup but this year we found ourselves tuning into some of the games/texting each other about them. So I think when the next World Cup rolls around, we're definitely going to throw a party.

    Have a great week!

  9. Your WIP sounds so fun and interesting!!! I bet it's tons of fun to write!! Good luck this week!

  10. Sounds like you had a successful week! 6k is super, and now you have a clean house on top of it! Hope you find time to write every day this week! :)

  11. Rants + breaking and entering sound like a very interesting combo - I am curious now! And 6000 words this week - you are kicking butt :)

    Good luck this week!