Ready. Set. Write! (Week 10)

RSW is a summer writing intensive hosted by Jaime Morrow, Alison Miller, Katy Upperman, and Erin Funk. You can sign up on the linky at any of the host blogs every Monday. Remember to encourage other participants too! For more info on RSW and a link to the lovely buttons, go here.

1. How I did on last week’s goals
The writing goal went well. I managed my 2 stanzas and a little more, though it was definitely tough getting back into it. Didn't do so great with everything else.

I did make personal goals to watch The Mighty Ducks movies on Netflix and the delightful Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (with Lee Pace), and uh, I did all of that. Good times, and I'm on such a Lee Pace kick right now. Love him!

2. My goal(s) for this week
  • Write 2 more stanzas
  • Start reading a verse novel.
  • Get some more sleep.
  • Go swimming.

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

There is something luxurious and seductive about
nostalgia. That is the right word. I feel
nóstos - homecoming
álgos - pain.

4. The biggest challenge I faced this week.
Getting back into the story and the writing. It's always hard to pick up again once you've stopped for a while. I struggled with this set of stanzas.

5. Something I love about my WiP.
It's actually inspiring me to work on other WiPs when I get stuck!

How did you do this week?


ELAdams said...

I really like those lines! :) Good luck this week!

Erin Bowman said...

Ooh, love the excerpt! Reminds me of Levithan's THE LOVER'S DICTIONARY, what with the definition breakdown. Good luck this week with your goals!

Tonja Drecker said...

Lovely excerpt! I think I'll copy it and paste it on my wall somewhere :)

Melanie Stanford said...

I haven't watched The Mighty Ducks movies in forever! I used to love them as a kid.
I've seen Miss Pettigrew but I don't remember Lee Pace in it! Guess I'll have to rewatch sometime.
Good luck getting back into it. You'll find your groove!

Alison Miller said...

I LOVE the lines! And yes - I often work on other stories when I'm stuck too. Good luck this week with your goals! You can do it!

Katy Upperman said...

Love those lines, Alice! So beautiful and evocative! Best of luck with your goals for the next week!