Monday, June 22, 2015

RSW Check-in: June 21, 2015

Ready. Set. WRITE! is a summer writing intensive that encourages goal-setting and accountability, and provides an opportunity for us to cheer each other on wherever we’re at with our writing projects—planning, drafting, revising, or polishing.  This year, your RSW hosts are Alison MillerJaime MorrowErin FunkElodie Nowodazkij, and Katy Upperman. We check in every Monday and conclude on August 31.

My goals for the summer:

    Finish my current WIP, which is Beauty and the Beast meets Edgar Allen Poe. Set in 1800's Savannah, Ga.
  2. READ ALL THE WORDS! I currently have several books on hold at the library as e-books. Should I get to the top of the list for all of them this summer, I'd like to finish them. These include Code Name Verity, To All the Boys I've Loved Before, P.S. I Still Love You, Between Shades of Gray, The Wrath and the Dawn, Things We Know By Heart, The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender, and Saint Anything.
    Now that I'm in a much less stressful work environment, I'm finally making time for me again. By the end of the summer I'd like to be up to 4 days of working out each week!

How I did on last week’s goals
Read: I'm 75% through The Wrath and the Dawn. Success!
Write: I managed just shy of 2,500--which is 1000 less than what I wanted. But I found this exciting new plot twist, so success! Update--I finished this goal Monday night. So I'm now shooting for 5k for the week, because why the hell not double the fun?
Move: Only two days of yoga, but one was a 90 minute class. So I'm still pleased with this.

My goal(s) for this week.
ReadFinish The Wrath and The Dawn and start The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender. 
WriteDidn't quite hit 3,500 last week, so let's go for 3,000 this week.
Move: 4 days of yoga.

A favorite line from my story OR one word/phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised
The place that had saved her seemed to want her dead. She shuddered at the thought.

The biggest challenge I faced this week (ex. finding time to write).
It's been really hot and really humid, which saps my energy and motivation.

Something I love about my WiP.
New plot twist! When you ask yourself, what's the worst thing that could happen and you realize it HAS TO HAPPEN.


  1. How exciting, another Beauty and the Beast re-telling. I can't get enough of them, even though I wrote one! I love the sound of your twist on it.

  2. Good job on the 2500 words! And hooray for exciting new plot twists! I would gladly sacrifice a super high weekly word count to come up with awesome new twists for my WiPs. Hope this is another great week, Liz! :D

  3. I LOVE that line from your WiP! And you wrote a lot of words, lady. That's awesome!

    Also, I am LOVING THE WRATH AND THE DAWN. It's so, so amazing! I should finish this week too. :)

    Good luck this week! And yay for plot twists!

  4. I think we need to do something about heat and humidity. It's really messing with me too. Good luck this week.

  5. Isn't THE WRATH AND THE DAWN amazing?? I need the sequel NOW.

    Good luck with the words this week!

  6. You had me at Beauty and the Beast meets Edgar Allan Poe. Sounds like you got some really great work done this week even though you didn't *technically* meet your goal. I think you should 100% still count it. Your "what I love about my WIP" made me laugh because I've had those moments. They're kind of scary b/c I'm usually like, "Can I really write that? CAN I???" Good luck this week!

  7. Ooo, new and unexpected plot twists are the best! That's way better than meeting any word count. I'm not a fan of hot, humid weather either, so I'll wish you some cooler temperatures and lots of productivity for this coming week!

  8. I don't even want to move when it's so hot and humid out. Can it be fall yet??

    Good luck on your goals this week! :)

  9. New plot twists are great! But the hot and humid isn't. I'm hoping are air conditioner repair man finally gets here tomorrow. Here's wishing you lots of energy and words this week!

  10. I shudder at the thought too. :) Love the line! And yes for new and unexpected plot twists. Cheering you on, Liz. You can do this!