RSW 2015: Week 11 & 12

Ready.Set.Write! is a summer writing intensive hosted by Alison Miller, Katy Upperman, Erin Funk, Elodie Nowodazkij, and Jaime Morrow. Click the banner or the link previous for more information on the intensive.

We're checking in every Monday, and the link-up will be on the host blogs. I can't believe this is the final week! Where did the summer go?!

Also, I missed last week, so I'll be summarizing Week 11 with my Week 12.

1. How I did on last week’s goals
  • Write for 15 min every day. 6 out of 14. But I finished the poem!
  • Read 3 chapters of beta read. Yes for last week, no for this week.
  • Go to the gym/exercise at least 2 times a week. Yes - no gym, but I swam and went paddle-boarding for the first time!
  • In bed by 12:30a at the latest. 50/50
  • Relax/ vegetate (for birthday week) Yes! Lots of food and fun were had!

2. My goal(s) for this week
  • Write for at least 15 min every day.
  • Read 3 more chapters of beta read.
  • Seriously, be in bed by 12:30a at the latest.

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

(This is from the poem I finished.)
Our warm bodies were weightless and hollow
as birds’ bones,
iridescent like feathers.

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

Energy. I've been really tired, and with birthday week, I had a lot of extra activities scheduled. So it was hard to fit anything in.

5. Something I love about my WiP

I'm discovering new facets to the characters I hadn't considered before.

How did you do with your goals this week?

P.S. I hope I can participate in the final RSW week's Manuscripts and Manicures thing. Click one of the host blogs for more info!


Alicia Gregoire said...

I love the imagery in your excerpt. It's beautiful.

Fida Islaih said...

I love the line you shared from your poem! Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

I love the manicure thing! I mean...my nails will probably just have to be black. :) Glad you had a great birthday week!

Tonja Drecker said...

Beautiful excerpt!
I'm not sure if I'm excited or scared of the manicuring thing. My nail skills leave much to be desired :)

Alison Miller said...

Congrats on finishing your poem! And I LOVE the little bit from it. Also, I hope you'll join us for Manicures! I am not sure how mine will turn out, but planning what I'm going to do has been fun!

Have a great week!

Stephsco said...

The 15 minutes writing a day is such a good habit. I don't write every day, though overall I wrote more when I aimed for one day in smaller doses. I still want that big chunk of time and it's hard for me to write if I don't have more than an hour. I love your poem. I have respect for poets and those attempting poetry. I like to read it but never quite have the knack to write it.

Eve said...

I hope you had a fantastical birthday! And you still got stuff done, cheers. I have a feeling my bday weekend next month is going to accomplish nothing productive.

Crystal said...

Beautiful excerpt! And I have a similar problem with going to bed too late. It's like most days my brain doesn't turn on until after lunch, and it doesn't turn off until some time in the early AM hours. Anyway, hope your birthday was full of fun and happiness. Good luck with your goals this week!