Monday, June 29, 2015

Ready? Set. Write! Week 3

Ready? Set. Write! is a way for writers to keep in touch with each other and keep themselves accountable to the goals they set. This year it's hosted by Katy Upperman, Alison Miller, Jamie Morrow,Erin Funk and Elodie Nowodazkij. Check out their blogs for more details and be sure to link up each week.

1). How I did on last week's goals.

1). Start and complete my newest novel BLANK SPACE, a YA contemporary - In progress. 
2). Read at least one book a week - Started and finished Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen. Can we say LOVE?!

 3). Finish Harry Potter book 4 and 5 by end of RSW - I'll get on that...soon?
4). Continue with 21 Day Fix and work on becoming a Beach Body Coach - first half of the week was great but since we've been on vaca I haven't been able to get a good exercise routine in and haven't ate the best. But, we did climb up and down the side of a mountain yesterday for 5 hours. I think that took care of it.
5). Keep up with my 25 before 35 - Slow going.

6). Get kiddo ready for soccer season - In progress. He mad it up and back on the mountain so I'd say he's doing great. 
2). My goal(s) for this week
I am LOVING this whole 30 minutes a day writing thing. Most days I even beat the word goal I initially set. But, if I don't, I don't beat myself up about it. Friday - Sunday I didn't get to write. Out of town for brothers wedding and it was busier/crazier than I thought it would be.
3). A favorite line from my story OR one word/phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised
This is a little more than a line but I can't help it because I love it so much. An exchange between Katie, my MC, and Leigh, her BFF.

“Fro-yo.” She stared right back. “You said anytime we get so mad at the other we could kill them we had to stop whatever we were doing and get fro-yo.”

“At a time like this you want fro-yo?" I demand.

“Not want. Need.” Her voice was calm, even. Nothing like someone who’d just almost been smooshed. “Your eyes look like they might murder me right now.”
4). The biggest challenge I faced this week (ex. finding time to write).

5). Something I love about my WiP.

Spoty iwifo and busy week but I'm going to try to client.
  That it's finally coming along. Slowly but surely.


Jessica Leake said...

I loved that scene in your WIP! It really brings the characters' relationship to life :). I'm so glad the 30 min a day is working for you! It's the only way I managed to limp along to the completion of mine by deadline haha. Hope you write more this week (and send it to me!)!

Jaime Morrow said...

I love BFF scenes in books! ♥ Great snippet, Mandie! You did really well meeting your goals this week, especially considering you had such a busy weekend. Hope this is another productive week for you! :D

Alison Miller said...

I am so intrigued about your WiP! And I love that your time goal is working out for you! Good luck with everything this week!

Martha Zavala said...

Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen is on my to read list so I'm glade to hear that you loved it.Good work on the 30 min goal.

Eve said...

You got this. Its all about pacing yourself and also you want to also enjoy your vaca! Have fun and good luck.

Valerie Cole said...

Oooo I have Saint Anything in my stack too! I love how I'm seeing so many incorporating exercise into this challenge. I'm totally inspired.

katyupperman said...

I love that you featured fro-yo in your WiP, except now I totally want to go get some! Also, I wish I could borrow SAINT ANYTHING. I've yet to buy it, but I've heard great things. Awesome job on your goals this week, and best of luck next week. I miss you!

Post a Comment