Ready. Set. Write! My Goals for Summer.

RSWtealpolaroidReady. Set. WRITE! is an online writing intensive to help stay accountable with your writing goals over the summer and provides an opportunity for us to cheer each other on whether planning, drafting, or revising! Your RSW hosts are Alison MillerJaime MorrowErin Funk, and Katy Upperman. Find the rest of the details HERE.

Today is the first day. And that means today is all about setting goals. (Oddly enough, M just finished reading a book all about goal setting for work and he had me draft my goals along with him, so I’d already set my goals at least through mid-July. This works out nicely!).

Here are my longish-term book goals:

  • Write 1,000 words/day (or at least 7,000 by the end of each weekend if the day-to-day gets too insane)
  • Have a 100-page sample of my WIP and a synopsis for my editor by my mid-July deadline for the option book on my contract
  • Come up with a title for my WIP
  • Read at least one ARC a week from the backlog I’ve been amassing

Now for my immediate goals this week:

  • Finish chapter 3 and write chapters 4 and 5
  • Read ARC of The Quick by Lauren Owen

I’m one of those people who works much better with a checklist and deadlines with specific goals. I’m excited to be doing Ready. Set. Write! to help keep me accountable and get words on the page this summer.


16 thoughts on “Ready. Set. Write! My Goals for Summer.

  1. Rachel Schieffelbein says:

    That’s exciting that you’re working on your option book! Is it a companion for Love and Cupcakes? I hope so! 🙂
    Good luck with all your goals!

  2. leandrajwallace says:

    You definitely sound like you know what you need to get accomplished and are on track to do so! You go! =)

  3. Alison Miller says:

    I can’t function without my checklists! Also, sounds like some awesome goals – good luck in your writing endeavors this week!

  4. YAY! I love your goals and think they are totally doable. I know you, and I feel as long as you have this thing organized and in a hardcopy somewhere (or on the internet) it will happen.

    • Rebekah! I hope they are doable. I have a plan and about 20,000 words I’ve pulled from a defunct MS so that’s helping to motivate me. 😉 (Also I liked your overall goals and immediate goals, so I stole it.) ❤

  5. I like that you set a daily word goal, but that you left room for an overall weekly goal should one day get too crazy or whatever. I’m thinking I might need to set up an either/or goal like that for word count. Thanks for the great idea! And good luck this week! 😀

    • Thanks, Jamie. I realized I had to have the either/or goal so I didn’t get frustrated with myself if I missed one. It’s taken some of the pressure off so far! 🙂

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