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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!




Monday, June 22, 2015

Ready. Set. Write! Week 2

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Another week down, another completed goal!  Let's get right to it.


    ●How I did on last weeks goal(s):

Write 2000 words for the week.

Here is the breakdown of my words per week. 

Monday: 439 words

Tuesday: 427 words

Wednesday: 952 words

Thursday: Off

Friday: 506 words

Saturday: Off

Sunday: Off

TOTAL: 2324 words 

I knew I would have a busy weekend and not be able to get any writing done on Sat and Sun, what with my son's birthday and Father's day, so I made it a priority to try and get my goal done before then.  Glad I was able to stick to it.

     ●My goal(s) for this week:
I would like to push myself this week, so I'm going to aim for 3000 words this week! I am going out of town for the weekend, but I figure I can do some good writing in the car. 

   ●A favorite line from my story OR a word or phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised:
Here's a little bit from what I wrote this week. My MC is being impatient and decides she is going to try and save her father herself. Little does she know she is running right into a trap.
She brought the small pistol with her and had it in the passenger’s seat. She really hoped she didn’t need to use it. She hated the feeling of the cool metal against her skin, it always gave her a creepy feeling.  Like the gun had a conscious and it was whispering to her, “kill..kill..kill.”

    ●The biggest challenge I faced this week (ie finding time to write, getting sick, having writers block, etc):
I struggled with being motivated to write after the kids went to bed. But I knew I needed to just sit down and do it! Having this check in every week really keeps me accountable, and I am really glad for that! :)

    ●Something I love about my WIP:
My MC is really learning a lot about herself right now, I love exploring how she will handle certain situations and how it will build her character for the better.

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




Monday, June 15, 2015

Ready. Set. Write! Week 1




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Here we are, the first week is done!  If you don't know what Ready. Set. WRITE! is, check it out here

    ●How I did on last weeks goal(s):
Write 2000 words for the week.
Here is the breakdown of my words per week. 
Monday: 616 words
Tuesday: 323 words
Wednesday: 987 words
Thursday: 117 words
Friday: Off
Saturday: 755 words
Sunday: 99 words
TOTAL: 2897 words 
So glad I was able to keep to my goal! Very interesting that my most words were on Wednesday, which was my half hour I allotted myself during my lunch break. I am definitely going to aim to have more of these sessions this week.

     ●My goal(s) for this week:
I'm going to stick with the 2000 words again. I have a pretty busy week, with my son's birthday on Friday and Father's day on Sunday, so I'm not sure I will be able to get any more words than last week. 

   ●A favorite line from my story OR a word or phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised:
I'm loving the angst between my MC and her ex. The physical attraction is there, but they just can't seem to get it together on an emotional level.
 
    ●The biggest challenge I faced this week (ie finding time to write, getting sick, having writers block, etc):
In regards to being more active in the writer community... I didn't do that great. It seems Twitter is the main social site for everyone, am I right? Still learning all of the ins and outs. Plus I think I was using the wrong hashtag...lol. Hope to start interacting more soon! I am @SuzLMeyer if you want to add me! (Pretty please?)

    ●Something I love about my WIP:
This is my first draft, but I am loving how the story is unfolding itself. I still don't know who my MC is going to end up with at the end....hmmm....

I hope everyone has a productive week!




Monday, June 8, 2015

Ready. Set. WRITE! - My Goals

 

I am stepping out on a huge ledge here, and joining some lovely writers for my FIRST EVER writing link up.  So without further ado...
Here's a little bit about READY. SET. WRITE!

Ready. Set. WRITE! is a summer writing intensive that provides an opportunity for us to cheer each other on wherever we’re at in our writing—planning, drafting, or revising. We set goals, write/revise/plan like crazy, and keep one another accountable.  It is hosted by Alison, Katy, Erin, Jaime & Elodie.

I need this accountability, desperately.  Especially if I ever plan to actually finish this manuscript.
So here are my big goals for the summer:

  1. Get my word count to 40,000 for my WIP. I'm currently at 17,000, so that will be roughly 2000 words a week.
  2. Go to the beach at least twice this summer.
  3. Get more active within the writing community, whether it's blogging, twitter, etc. Just get out there and start conversations!
Which leads me to my first weekly goal:
  1. Write 2000 words for the week!  Short and simple, I am really hoping I can do this!

    Oh, and since this is my first time doing Ready. Set. WRITE!, here's a little bit about me.  Hi, I'm Suzanne! I live in Florida with my lovely husband, our two crazy kids (Kaitlyn is 4, Zack is 1) and our two spoiled kitties.  I am an interior designer by day and try to fit in my writing on lunch breaks, nights, weekends and long work flights (clearly I'm failing!) I'm a closet writer, my husband is the only one that knows I'm writing a novel, so it's finally out there in the open!  I am very excited and nervous to be doing this! Thanks for reading!