December 2014

December 2014

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!



16 comments:

  1. Good luck with your summer goals! You can totally get your MS to at least 40,000 over the next few months if you're motivated. You might even surpass your initial goal, as so often happens to me.

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    1. Thank you! I wanted to set a goal that was attainable, and if I surpass it, the more the better!

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  2. We love the goal to get more active with the writing community. This seems so easy but it is a definitely a job within itself to stay active and engaged. Good luck with your goals :)

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    1. Thank you! I agree, but it sounds like a great community, can't wait to get to know a lot more of you!

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  3. I have so many things to say! First, I was a closet writer for a long time, and going public was seriously one of the best choices I've ever made. It's so nice to have a community rallying around you and commiserating with you and sharing in your successes. Second, I live in Florida, too, for ten more days, and I'm so sad that we're moving away! I love the beach so much, and I fully support your goal of visiting at least twice this summer. :-) Third, best of luck building on the manuscript you're working on. RSW has been amazing for my productivity in the past, and I bet you'll find the same is true for you, too. So glad you decided to join us, Suzanne!

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    1. Wow thank you so much Katy! The beach is my special place and I just haven't been able to get there - life just gets in the way! Good luck on your move! And thank you for having me, newbie and all! :)

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  4. You can do this! I've found most people are super friendly and supportive here and *waves* this is my first year too! I live in South GA!

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    1. Woohoo, we can do this, right? Glad to have another first timer here too!

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  5. Congrats on coming out of the Writer's Closet (though, some of those I've seen are pretty amazing ... just did a Google search for "writer's closet office space" and .. drool).

    Welcome on in. I'm a first-year RSW person too, though I do a similar year-round challenge called the ROW80 that you might like to check out too. Accountability and support networks for writers are a MUST.

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    1. I will definitely check it out, thanks for the recommendation!

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  6. Yes! Love your goal about the beach. I should totally add that to my list too. :) Hope you have a very productive week! SO glad you could join us for RSW!

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  7. I love that you put a little bio in your post! That should absolutely be a requirement for future years. That way I don't have to hunt around for people's bio pages. Haha! Glad you took the plunge and good luck with your goals!

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    1. Thank you, good luck to you too!

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  8. Woo hoo! Congrats on being out in the writing world! I highly recommend hopping on Twitter if you haven't already. The writing community there is super awesome/friendly and there are lots of contests, chats etc! My twitter handle is @carissaAtaylor :)

    This is my first year doing RSW as well, I'm super excited to have a little more accountability this year! :D Can't wait to hear more about your project/progress!

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    1. Thanks! I am on twitter, but haven't used it a lot, I've just been mostly reading everyone else's tweets. I will definitely add you, my handle is @SuzLMeyer
      Good luck to you!

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