Ready. Set. Write. Week 6


Ready. 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.

1. How I did on last week’s goals

I rocked all of my goals this week. I mean rocked. I revised/edited over 420 pages this week, which equals one whole book and the first 100+ pages of another. I also drafted a synopsis for the WIP and I read a book. Holy hell am I tired.

2. My goal(s) for this week

  • Write 5,000 words on the WIP
  • Revise the synopsis for the WIP until it shines
  • READ!!!

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

The phrase that best describes my week is tightening. I cut a lot of words and really tightened the prose and removed unnecessary description and made it all much, much stronger.

4. The biggest challenge I faced this week (ex. finding time to write)

Confidence. I flipped back and forth between really loving what I have written and thinking it’s total crap.  It’s probably somewhere in the middle, but it’s been stressing me out to no end this week.

5. Something I love about my WIP

I’m loving that it finally feels like it’s coming together. I have over 47,000 words and though I still have a long way to go, it feels like a book now, not just an idea. And that is very cool.

13 thoughts on “Ready. Set. Write. Week 6

  1. Rebekah says:

    I am still just bewildered by the amount you accomplished this week. You are the most awesome. I am reading your pages and I assure you it is not crap. I will get you notes soon that will hopefully help you feel confident about where you stand with this WiP. Good luck on all the goals this week.

  2. Courtney Leigh says:

    Umm… how did you get that much done in a week, Sus?? That is awesome and insane and I’m so happy you are rocking it!
    I love what you love about your WIP. That feeling is one of the best! To me, it’s kind of that moment where you realize yes, I am going to stick with this one. We are gonna make it to the end together. I’m so happy to hear it’s all coming together for you! Good luck with this week’s goals, but if the last two weeks are any indication, you are on fire and you can’t be stopped! ❤

    • Thanks, Court. My husband was out of town so I had no distractions or excuses to keep me from buckling down. 😉 it was so very hard not to watch the VMars movie after we all talked about it though! Thanks for your encouragement! ♡

  3. Wow. Wow. Wow! *bows down*
    What an amazing week. Incidentally, that’s how I edit, too. Lots and lots of cutting words and tightening plot. I’m itching to get to it on my first draft. First drafts are killer. Editing is where its at, for me. 🙂

  4. Wow! You did so well this week, Susan! I can totally see how you’d be tired after powering through all of that. As for the flipping back and forth between loving and hating your writing, I feel the same way regularly. Hope this week is a “love” week and that it’s equally productive, but less tiring! 😀

  5. Alison Miller says:

    I LOVE that feeling when your WiP goes from more than just an idea to feeling like an actual story. So glad you’re there! And WOW!!! I’m so impressed and inspired by your progress last week! Like, in AWE! Hope you have another great week!

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