Monday, August 17, 2015

RSW Check-in: August 17, 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 read like the first page of Orphan Queen
Write: Not nearly enough. Rough week for writing.
Move: 3 days

My goal(s) for this week:
Read: Continue Orphan Queen
Write: I'm pretty damn close to the end. I'd like to finish this draft if I can.
Move: Exercise 4 days. 

A favorite line from my story:
He opened up his arms to her, and she didn’t hesitate to fall into his embrace. When he held her, it felt as if their bodies fit together, as if they belonged that way. But more than the rightness of it, it felt as though he needed her to stay grounded, to keep from slipping away.

The biggest challenge I faced this week:

Something I love about my WIP:
The setting.


  1. Cheering you on this week to the finish line - you can do it!

  2. Self-doubt is a persistent problem with me. That's why I love this writing community! So encouraging! And I am cheering you on to the finish line too! You can do it, Liz!

  3. I'm curious to hear your thoughts on ORPHAN QUEEN. I want to read it but I heard the ending is a major cliffhanger which will drive me crazy :)

    Don't let self doubt get you down - your story sounds amazing!