Ready. Set. WRITE! {Week 6 Update}

Hello! ThRSWCoffeeis is a post about my progress towards goals I am making in a summer writing initiative hosted by lovely writers Alison, Erin, Jaime, and Katy. We’re posting our goals publicly, cheering each other on, and reporting back via link party to let everyone know how we’re doing. Why not join us?


1.  How I did on last week’s goals

  • Write for at least 3 days this week. Nailed it. Didn’t write a ton, but I did meet this goal.
  • Develop the major plot points through the middle section. Kinda-sorta did? Not enough to let myself cross it off, though.
  • Focus on the antagonist Things are getting clearer. But I’m not there, yet.
  • Cut and paste Rip Current It is started. I’m enjoying the tactile element, but let me tell you: I’ve learned my lesson. New scenes get new pages from now on for The Echelon Project (which I’m also writing out of order.) That way I can print and just re-organize. Phew.
2.  My goal(s) for this week

I’m keepin’ it simple this week, folks.

  • Write for 3 days
  • Tackle those plot points!
  • Keep cutting and pasting Rip Current
  • Make a new Mindscapes 8tracks mix for writing/editing inspiration

(My new CD stash, ready to be loaded onto my computer and 8tracks!)

3.  A favorite line from my story OR one word/phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised

Hidden fears.

4.  The biggest challenge I faced this week


5.  Something I love about my WiP

The fun I can have with inventing technologies!


12 thoughts on “Ready. Set. WRITE! {Week 6 Update}

  1. Ooh! I love that some of your goals are character based rather than just word count. Congrats on meeting three and a half out of four goals you set for yourself this week. That is still way awesome!

    Inventing technologies sounds really, really fun. Glad you are enjoying it. Good luck with this week’s goals!!

    • Courtney, inventing technology IS fun! But also kind of exhausting if you want to get it JUST believable enough. Lots of research! But then, I’m a dork and like that kind of thing. 😉

  2. I hear you on the distraction thing. This week was the worst for that around here. You still managed to get quite a bit done, so that’s awesome! I have to echo Courtney here: I love that you have character-based goals as well as word count goals. What a smart idea! I should probably do something similar. Hope this week is super productive for you! 🙂

  3. I use scissors and highlighters when I need to cut and reorganize too. It really helps me in certain situations; others, not so much. I love the progress you made last week on your goals! Go you! I hope you have another wonderful and productive week!

  4. I really need to build some music playlists to help with inspiration! That is a great idea and I just never get around to it. Sounds like you made great progress this week. Good luck in the coming week!

    • Kitty, playlists are such fun, but also a big time commitment if you want to get them “just right.” That’s why I share the ones I make with others! Have a good week. 🙂

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