Sunday, August 9, 2015

Ready. Set. Write. Week 10

                Welcome to Week 10 of Ready. Set. Write.  Simple is the name of the game. 
  
How I did on last weeks goals:
  • Finish Vicious and Never Fade- 50/50 I'm done with Vicious.  I never even picked up Never Fade again which sucks because I was really liking it.  I will finish it!
  • Read Truth and Wednesday and work on my reviews-  Read both and started my reviews! 
  • Finish 2 posts for this week and one for next week (see above):  I reviewed and posted This Shattered World here and participated in a blog tour for Lumière here.  So just didn't get the one for next week finished only started.
     
  • Send my short story to at least 2 people for thoughts- Done.  Haven't heard back yet but I didn't get them sent out till Friday/Saturday. 
  • Write 2 scenes in my WIP – Done!  So I ended up reading over my short one more time and added about  3k words or so to it.  I felt like it needed some more depth in it.  I felt it was too open in the ending and since I said I was finished I have felt there was something missing and this kind of came to me and I had to get it out there.  Plus I just finished up work on my 2 scenes before I posted.
  • Finish my blog tabs (about me and my rating system) and get it updated:  Done!  I even added the Contact tab too! 
  • Unpack- Done!  My suitcases haven't been put in the outside storage yet but that's in part because I'm unsure if I want to put it there again.



My goals for this week: 
  • I want to finish Never Fade!
  • I'd like to get serious about my story and take a look to see what's left that I need.  I write in different parts, whatever scene is calling to me at that particular time.  So I need to start piecing it together and see what is missing (besides the ending). 
  • Along with the above goal I'd like to not only find the missing pieces but write them up and work on as many as possible. 
  • I'd love to get a week ahead in reviews for my blog so that would be two for this week and next week. 
  • Along with finishing Never Fade finally I'd like to read at least 2 other books I have on my TBR list for review.


A favorite line from my story OR one word/phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised:  An added scene from my short.
                Ian watched her stare at the envelope for a few minutes in silence.  "Do you want me to stick around while you open it or would you rather be alone?"

                It felt heavy.  She had no idea what was inside but she knew from the moisture filling her eyes she was going to cry no matter what.  She looked up at him and shrugged, "I don't care.  I'm going to cry again for sure.  I figure you've had your fill."

                "Let's go inside and get some tissues then," he placed his hand on her back and guided her inside.  She sat down on the couch and curled her feet underneath herself as she looked at the envelope wondering what it would say.  She wasn't sure she was ready to see what was inside.

The biggest challenge I face this week:  Being motivated.  I just wanted to curl up on the couch with some TV/Movies and watch till I slept.

Something I love about my WIP:  I'm starting to get really excited and think I might actually get to finish this!



That’s it for this week.  Good luck this week!

14 comments:

  1. Congratulations on meeting most of your goals! It's awful when you don't get the time to finish reading a great book, isn't it? Hope you get some quiet time this week to settle down with it. :)

    That's such a sweet snippet! And I love your "Something I love" about it, I hope you do finish it! :)

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    1. Thanks! I know and I was really enjoying the book. Oh well this is what I get for reading 5 books at once.

      That snippet kind of summed up that part. I was a bit emotional writing parts of my short for sure.

      I hope I do too!

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  2. You'll finish! Such a great moment when you can see the light at the end of the WiP - SO exciting and I'm happy you're getting there! Wishing you a very productive week!

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    1. Yes the light at the end is very reassuring! Thanks!

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  3. Sounds like you've really bounced back after your trip! You got a lot done this week! Best of luck linking all your scenes together and filling in the remainder. I hope it all comes together smoothly! :)

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    1. Yes I wrote down a pen and paper to-do list for the weekend that was everything from things I wanted to do around the house. I had a full page some easy some more time consuming and I did all but 6 things so I am rather proud of myself. Those things will continue to be on the list and will work on them my next days off. I like the pen and paper version, using my phone like I had been isn't as satisfying when you delete an item when you're done it's blank not a huge list crossed off!

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  4. Wow! You accomplished a ton this week--definitely made us feel like slackers. When we start complaining about not having enough time to get things done, we'll look back on this post. Good luck with your goals this week.

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    1. Haha thanks! Well it varies by week but with work I have a long week and a short week. One week I work 2 days (24 hours) and the other I work 5 (60 hours) just broken up. Sometimes I'm super productive with my time others I just want to sleep it away :)

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  5. I always want to curl up and sleep. Especially when I spend a lot of time working on soft, squishy things. Congrats on your goals from last week and good luck this week.

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    1. I know sleep is always so tempting!

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  6. Good luck with all your goals! I'm so excited about Sunday's read -along!

    Also, I nominated you for The Blogger Recognition Award. The details are here:
    http://bogdanathebooknerd.blogspot.com/2015/08/the-blogger-recognition-award.html

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    1. I'm excited about the read-along too! OMG congrats on getting nominated and whoohoo thanks for nominating me!

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  7. Very curious about what's inside that envelope now! =) And I think my next WiP is going to be written like that, in whatever scene's calling me at the time. I've never done it like that before, but I think it might work for this one!

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    1. Yes well the envelope is important :)

      I write lots in sections like go from that point and just write it from there but sometimes I just have a need or idea on how to get a certain scene out and that is when it needs to come out.

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