Ready. Set. WRITE! {Week 12 Update}

 Good day! ThRSWCoffeeis is a post about my progress towards goals I am making in a summer writing initiative hosted by lovely writers AlisonErinJaime, 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

Polish things up for WriteOnCon.

Be a good mom and give the little man the extra love and comfort he needs right now.

Take care of me whenever I can so I can keep on keeping on. 

I think I did these things. I hope I did. Lots of extra bouncing and tickling and holding for my little man. Down time for me when I got a chance.

And Dr. Who.

This morning I am working on polishing up the query and first five pages of my current WIP (The Echelon Project) for WriteOnCon. I’m terrified, to tell the truth. I’m scared it is rubbish and I’m a fraud and that I’ll be discouraged by feedback and quit on my literary baby. But doesn’t every writer feel that way, at some point?  I wish it was a completed project I could pitch and truly query right now. That was my goal last year, to have a finished manuscript ready to go this August. I’m bummed I didn’t meet that goal, but I am going to cut myself some slack for growing and birthing a human being during this past year, instead. 😉

 2.  My goal(s) for this week

Participate in WriteOnCon and be active on its forums as much as possible.

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

Bird of Paradise. Cryptic, much? Hah!

Really, I just revised the first 250 words for posting in the WriteOnCon forum, and my main character is caring for one of the plants in the greenhouse.

4.  The biggest challenge I faced this week

More sleep issues! Such is my life right now.

5.  Something I love about my WIP

I might be biased, but I think it is a fresh premise and I am enjoying exploring it.

Countdown to WriteOnCon!

Oh, goodness. I just found out WriteOnCon will be August 13-14 this year and I am already excited! I was a passive participant last year; I followed the chat interviews, watched the Google Hangouts, read the blogs, and stalked the forums. By the end of it, I was determined I’d be an active participant the next time. I began editing my young adult novel that was closest to completion with renewed vigor so that when the next year rolled around, I’d be ready.

Well, life has taken a few unexpected twists and turns since then, so my progress slowed to a halt a few months back. Still, I just may pull it off if I apply myself.

Don’t know about WriteOnCon? The short version is it is a free online children’s writers conference that connects writers, agents, and editors via the magic of technology. It is two days of infectious enthusiasm for the written word and inspiring motivation for writers. I can’t wait!

70 days to go …