December 2014

December 2014

Monday, August 10, 2015

Ready. Set. Write! Week 9 Check In

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A little late in posting on Monday but here I am!
  Just a reminder, here are the lovely ladies hosting this link up: AlisonJamieKatyErin, & Elodie.

    ●How I did on last weeks goal(s):
This week was my mulligan week.
Goal 1: Finish my read through: Complete!
Goal 2: Add another new scene or flesh out existing scenes: Added a little bit here, more fleshing out than anything.
Goal 3: Make notes for final scenes and ending of book: Worked on this a bit. I know how I want the ending to go, it's just getting all the pieces to fit that is the struggle. 

     ●My goal(s) for this week:
I'm going back to my trusty word count goal for this week.
2000 words.

   ●A favorite line from my story OR a word or phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised:
Lots of pondering and putting the puzzle together.

    ●The biggest challenge I faced this week (ie finding time to write, getting sick, having writers block, etc):
In order to finish the ending, I had to figure out the backstory of my MC's family and how all of the people weave together. I'm basically figuring out the story before my actual story takes place, a prequel if you will. But I had to finalize that story first before even finishing my real story! LOL, did that make sense? Hopefully now I have it all straight in my head so I can finish writing the ending!

    ●Something I love about my WIP:
Even though I had to figure out the backstory, I love the story even more and where it is taking me.

Thanks for reading!



Monday, August 3, 2015

Ready. Set. Write! Week 8 Check In

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Thanks for stopping by and for the support over the past weeks!  Just a reminder, here are the lovely ladies hosting this link up: AlisonJamieKatyErin, & Elodie.

    ●How I did on last weeks goal(s):
Goal 1: Finish my read through: So, so close! I literally have 10 pages left.
Goal 2: Add another new scene or flesh out existing scenes: Big fat F on this one.
Goal 3: Make notes for final scenes and ending of book: Another fail!


     ●My goal(s) for this week:
Can I get a do-over?? Going to repeat my goals for the week, I'm going to get them done darn-it!


   ●A favorite line from my story OR a word or phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised:
Didn't write or revise this week.


    ●The biggest challenge I faced this week (ie finding time to write, getting sick, having writers block, etc):
The weather I think has really affected me this week. Every day this week it has rained and been gloomy all day. And then the weekend it also rained the whole time! You would think that would be a good excuse to stay inside and get my goals accomplished, but it didn't.

    ●Something I love about my WIP:
I guess the silver lining in all of this is I am itching to get back to the ending of my story and get it written!

I hope you had a great week, what's up with everyone?



Monday, July 27, 2015

Ready. Set. Write! Week 7

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Thanks for stopping by and for the support over the past weeks!  Just a reminder, here are the lovely ladies hosting this link up: AlisonJamieKatyErin, & Elodie.

    ●How I did on last weeks goal(s):
Goal 1: Read through full story: I made it through 60% of the story.
Goal 2: Write 1 new scene: I'm saying yes to this, because I added a bunch more to existing scenes, to really flesh them out.

     ●My goal(s) for this week:
1. Finish the read through
2. Add another new scene or flesh out existing scenes
3. Make notes for final scenes and ending of book


   ●A favorite line from my story OR a word or phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised:
This is a snippet from the beginning that I revised.
When Gia opened her eyes, she knew she was dreaming. Her gigantic boobs were clue number one. Clue number two was she had no idea where the hell she was.

    ●The biggest challenge I faced this week (ie finding time to write, getting sick, having writers block, etc):
It was hard not to red line all of my errors while I was reading through. My main goal was to catch big plot problems, inconsistencies, etc, but I kept getting into the small little details, which took me longer than I was anticipating.

    ●Something I love about my WIP:
Reading from the beginning was really beneficial to me. I saw a lot more errors in my writing, which I think I am getting better with now! It's great to see that I am learning to be a better writer!

Happy Monday!



Sunday, July 19, 2015

Ready. Set. Write! Week 6 Check In

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Thanks for stopping by and for the support over the past weeks!  Just a reminder, here are the lovely ladies hosting this link up: AlisonJamieKatyErin, & Elodie.

    ●How I did on last weeks goal(s):
I think I'm still in my slump, only got 1252 words instead of my 2000 goal. Definitely was not motivated this week. Plus work was still insanely busy, so just felt like chilling after work and not writing.

     ●My goal(s) for this week:
I think I am at a point in my story that I need to do a read-through. I'm nearing the end of my outline and I know there are lots of plot holes and things I am missing. With this being my first novel, I think I need to really see where I am at story wise and make a game plan.
So, Goal 1: Read through full story
Goal 2: Write 1 new scene


   ●A favorite line from my story OR a word or phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised:
Frustrated. See above. 


    ●The biggest challenge I faced this week (ie finding time to write, getting sick, having writers block, etc):
Motivation was a big one for me this week. I'll be on a plane this week Wednesday-Thursday, so that will be my big writing time for the week.

    ●Something I love about my WIP:
Even though I feel like I'm hitting a wall, I still love the story and the characters. Looking forward to really delving into it this week!

I hope you have a productive week!!!



Sunday, July 12, 2015

Ready. Set. Write! Week 5

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Thanks for stopping by and for the support over the past weeks!  Just a reminder, here are the lovely ladies hosting this link up: AlisonJamieKatyErin, & Elodie.

Let's get right to it!
    ●How I did on last weeks goal(s):
Womp Womp. My goal was 2500 words, sadly I did not make it happen this week. My total word count for the week was 1494. I had a super busy week at work, so I had no time during my lunch to write any. Heck I was lucky to even eat lunch at all this week! Most days I either ate in my car on the way to a meeting or was stuffing my face right before a meeting, lol. Not only was it a busy work week, but we also had my work Christmas party in July, so Saturday was a no write day. 

     ●My goal(s) for this week:
I'm not seeing my day job slowing down this week, so I'm going with 2000 words for the week.


   ●A favorite line from my story OR a word or phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised:
In the beginning of the week, I was feeling stumped on my plot. But this morning I think I figured out a great plot hole, so I am excited to write it all down. Now if only I can find the time!


    ●The biggest challenge I faced this week (ie finding time to write, getting sick, having writers block, etc):
Definitely finding time to write. Maybe...just maybe I will attempt to get up early before the kids wake up...I'm not holding my breath though.

    ●Something I love about my WIP:
I hit 30,000 words this week! Holla!

How was your week?



Monday, July 6, 2015

Ready. Set. Write! Week 4

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Thanks for stopping by and for the support over the past weeks!  Just a reminder, here are the lovely ladies hosting this link up: AlisonJamieKatyErin, & Elodie.

Let's get right to it!
    ●How I did on last weeks goal(s):

I barely made my word count goal of 2500 words.

Here is the breakdown of my words per week. 

Monday: 548 words

Tuesday:   off

Wednesday: 737 words

Thursday:  469 words

Friday: 638 words

Saturday: off

Sunday:  175 words

TOTAL: 2567 words 

     ●My goal(s) for this week:
I'm sticking to the 2500 words for the week again.

   ●A favorite line from my story OR a word or phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised:
Here's a little snippet, totally rough!!!
  
“Late night?” There was hardness in his voice.
“Looks that way.” Gia really didn’t feel like talking to JR right now. She kept her response short in hopes that he would saunter away and leave her and her raging headache alone.
“So was Romann as good in bed as you were hoping for?”
Well I guess her wish wouldn’t be granted today. She decided she was going to give him what he was asking for. “Even better than I could imagine. He’s so experienced, he could probably teach you a thing or two.”

    ●The biggest challenge I faced this week (ie finding time to write, getting sick, having writers block, etc):
I'm getting to the point in my story where I have written all of my scenes that I have mapped out so far. And I'm nowhere near being close to my goal of 80,000 words.  Not sure if I should get through all my scenes now and hit that bump in the revision stage or really look at the story as a whole and figure out where to add some major subplots or what! GAH!
    ●Something I love about my WIP:
I probably sound like a broken record, but just getting the words in! I can't believe how far this story has come since I started this summer writing intensive.  So awesome to see.

Have a great week!




Monday, June 29, 2015

Ready. Set. Write! Week 3

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Thanks for stopping by and for the support over the past weeks!  Just a reminder, here are the lovely ladies hosting this link up: Alison, Jamie, Katy, Erin, & Elodie.

Let's get right to it!
    ●How I did on last weeks goal(s):

I upped my word count to 3000 words for the week. 
People! I did it! I barely scraped by, but I hit my word count goal. Up until this week, I had set a goal of 2000 words, but I wanted to up it and was so happy I did! It was definitely hard, but having a good chunk of time in the car to write was perfect! Big smiley faces all around!! :)

Here is the breakdown of my words per week. 

Monday: 468 words

Tuesday:  453 words

Wednesday: 614 words

Thursday: 423 words

Friday: off

Saturday: off

Sunday: 1089 words

TOTAL: 3045 words 

     ●My goal(s) for this week:
I am still on my big goal high, but I want to hit attainable goals, so I'm going to meet in the middle and say 2500 words this week. 

   ●A favorite line from my story OR a word or phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised:
Words words and more words! They definitely aren't pretty, but I'm getting my story written down, finally!

    ●The biggest challenge I faced this week (ie finding time to write, getting sick, having writers block, etc):
We were out of town this week, and I am always so tired when I get home, I just want to snuggle with the hubs and veg out!
    ●Something I love about my WIP:
That the word count just keeps climbing and climbing, I love progress!
"Now that's progress!" (100 points to who knows what Walt Disney ride this is from!)

Thanks for reading! I hope you have a goal smashing week!