Ready. Set. Write! (Week 12)

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

Good1 Like if I gave myself a grade, probably A- good! I did everything except the sleeping one! I wrote 5 stanzas, finished a regular book, started a verse novel, and went swimming 4 times this week!

2. My goal(s) for this week

  • Continue writing stanzas!
  • Finish reading the 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.

...when she heard the muffled thunder of
their passing, hundreds of leathery wings beating the air.
She watched with wonder as they speckled the
orange dusk like tiny splatters of ink.

4. The biggest challenge I faced this week.
Just starting. I had some time open up this week, and instead of indulging my lazy, I actually opened up the doc and forced myself to just write.

5. Something I love about my WiP.
Every time I work on it, it is completely intimidating but also spurs me to keep trying.

So, is it seriously THE LAST WEEK of Ready. Set. Write! already? How did the summer go by so fast? In any case, this was a blast, and I'd like to thank the ladies listed above again for putting this fun intensive together! It has been seriously motivating and helpful to have these check-ins every week.

I suppose I might write one more RSW post after this to wrap things up since I didn't really do it with this one?

How did you do this week?


Fida Islaih said...

Yay for verse novels! Good luck on the stanzas!

Jessica Leake said...

Great job being productive this week! I can't believe RSW is already over either--I had to keep checking that it's really been 12 weeks. Hope you have another great week! :)

Sara {Rhapsody and Chaos} said...

I loooove "as they speckled the
orange dusk like tiny splatters of ink."

Such a gorgeous description.

Crystal said...

You have such a talent for verse, I love your excerpt! Congrats on achieving your goals and good luck moving forward (and getting some sleep!).

Katy Upperman said...

You've done awesome this summer, lady! I LOVE the excerpt you shared -- so beautiful! I've had so much fun following along with your progress this summer. Best of luck with your writing moving forward. I can't wait to see where it goes from here!

Connie Keller said...

Even the thought of writing a novel is verse makes me cower in the corner. You are so brave--and from the stanza I read--and talented.

You go, girl!

Rebecca Barrow said...

A- is pretty damn good :)

prerna pickett said...

Verse novels are amazing, no way could I pull one off, but if you can do it then you should! And from what I've read of your excerpts, you know what you're doing! Good luck with everything :)

Alison Miller said...

YAY for so much success this week! And so glad you participated again! So much fun and so much productivity! I'm so sad it's over. :(

Keep going though! I'll be motivating myself through WUW this fall. :)

Jaime Morrow said...

I love the lines you shared, Alice! They're pretty wonderful. :-) It was tough finding motivation to write this summer with so many awesome distractions, but you accomplished some pretty great stuff. Here's hoping we keep on going this fall!