Monday, July 13, 2015

Read Set Write - Week 6

Ready Set Write is a summer writing intensive that provides an opportunity for us to cheer each other on wherever we’re at in our writing—planning, drafting, or revising. This year, your RSW hosts are Alison MillerKaty UppermanErin FunkElodie Nowodazkij, and Jaime Morrow

Join us by posting your updated goals on your blog, and linking up with the widget on any of the hosts' blogs posted every Monday morning.

1. How I did on last week’s goals: 
  • Spend every morning (M-F) working on my revision 9-12.
  • Set aside time every afternoon/evening for more writing time (TBD). 
  • Hit the gym 5x this week.  √- 4x, but I'm okay with that.
  • Attend 1 yoga class (my first!). 
  • Finish reading Bone Gap. 

2. My goal(s) for this week:
  • Finish this revision. I'm ready to turn this puppy in.
  • Hit the gym 4x this week.
  • Attend 2 yoga classes.
  • Read one book. I have The Boleyn Wife and The Poisonwood Bible on my stack--so either one of those.

3. A favorite line from my story OR one word/phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised: "Finish line"--this revision is almost there...almost there...almost there. 

4. The biggest challenge I faced this week: No big challenges. I've definitely found a groove and am working pretty steadily. I'm predicting that I'm going to basically stay in yoga clothes all week and eat cereal straight from the box so I can get this revision done.

5. Something I love about my WiP: That each revision makes the story deeper and richer. This is the hardest book I've ever written, but I my plotting skills have gotten tighter and my storytelling has definitely leveled up. 


  1. Yay for writing grooves! And yay for yoga! How'd you like your first class? Are you hooked? ;-) Best of luck wrapping up your revision, lady. Rooting for you!

    1. I took my first class yesterday afternoon and was so hooked, I went right back this morning! It's so my new favorite thing!! :D

  2. I'm so glad there weren't any big challenges for you this week, especially since this is the hardest book you've written yet! I guess sometimes it's just a matter of pushing through the work and not necessarily climbing over any huge obstacles in the writing. Happy cereal munching and revising! Hope you get it all done!

  3. Wow! You rocked all of your goals this week. Nicely done, Valerie! Hope this is another great week of productivity, yoga pants-wearing, and cereal-eating! :D

  4. That's so awesome that you feel like you've leveled up with your storytelling! It sounds like you're nailing your goals!
    Have a(nother) great week!


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