Monday, August 3, 2015

RSW Check-In: August 3, 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:

  1. WRITE ALL THE WORDS!
    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.
  3. DO ALL THE MOVES!
    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: Not so much. I ended up starting a different book then did some beta reading--so still successful!
Write: 4,800 words! Success
Move: One yoga class and a few walks.

My goal(s) for this week:
Read: Finish Darkness Brutal (the book I started when stuck getting the engine mounts on my car repaired)
Write: 4,750 words added to my WIP
Move: Exercise 4 days. 

A favorite line from my story:
Again, names redacted. Sorry.

A shadow tore through the room like a gale, extinguishing [redacted]'s lamp.

A hand gripped tight around [redacted]'s neck with nails sharp enough to cut clear through her throat and sever her head from her body. She pulled at the fingers as they clenched tighter and tighter, but the monster held firm, her own hands slipping through the shadow. Stars spotted her already-dark vision as she struggled to breath.

The monster pressed its mouth to hers and breathed. Darkness poured into [redacted]'s mouth like slick oil, but it stopped on her tongue, sizzled, and faded out.

The biggest challenge I faced this week:
Some personal stuff I don't really want to blog about plus the car engine mounts dying.

Something I love about my WIP:
It's scary. And I like that.

1 comment:

  1. Sorry to hear it wasn't the best week - hope everything is okay!

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