Monday, 8 June 2015

Ready, Set, WRITE! 2015 - Week One



With my ear never to the ground as usual, I didn't know about this until today when Carrie-Anne Brownian posted about it on her blog.

It looks like a good idea, and I think it's been quite apparent over the last few months that motivation is something that I have been in distinctly short supply of, so with my fingers firmly crossed and a new entry on my HabitRPG dailies, here we go...

If you're curious about Ready, Set, Write!, it's a summer challenge set up by Katy Upperman, Erin Funk, Jaime Morrow, Elodie Nowodazkij and Alison Miller to encourage us to meet our goals and hold ourselves accountable (*gulp*).  You can sign up at the link over at the host blogs if you're feeling the call.  Every Monday we'll update with short sentences on the following topics:
  • How I did on last week’s goal(s)
  • My goal(s) for this week
  • A favorite line from my story OR a word or phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised
  • The biggest challenge I faced this week
  • Something I love about my WIP
But for this kick-off week, that obviously won't work so well, soooo...

My Goals For This Week


This week, I'd love to accomplish a total of around 5,000 words, though considering the previous few months I think even 3,000 would be pretty damn wonderful.

Ideally this week I'd like to finish J is for Jonathan, because it was only supposed to be short and it's taking far too long now.

My Ultimate Goals For The Summer


Make discernible progress on (or, even better, finish):
  • The Reconstruction of Kirill
  • The Rose Queen
and finish:
  • J is for Jonathan
  • G is for Gabrys
Try to make some progress on plotting out Dust & Ash, because I don't think that can go anywhere without one.

And, finally, finish at least one item out of the four crochet projects that're sitting behind me exuding a malevolent aura.

...Wish me luck, because I think I'm going to need it.

13 comments:

  1. Oh--I *love* the title DUST & ASH. So evocative! Good luck with your goals <3

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    1. Thank you, it was an idea that just appeared one day and I feel so bad for neglecting it. I'd love to give it some love this summer, haha. Good luck to you too!

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  2. So glad you're joining us this summer, Pax! Best of luck with your goals -- can't wait to hear about all your success!

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    1. Thank you, and definitely fingers crossed on the success! :)

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  3. 3k or 5k both are great progress! You got this!

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    1. I hope so, I really do. :) Thank you for the encouragement!

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  4. *wavies* Carrie-Anne got me into the RSW too. It looks like a shorter, slightly more intense version of the ROW80. I think we're going to rock this! How about you?

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    1. I'm hoping the intensity of it is what's going to push me along! Haha, got my fingers crossed for sure (though might make it hard to type... :p ). Yeah, we can do it! :D

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  5. Aw, I wish I could still crochet! Tendonitis killed that hobby. Good luck with your goals! I love the titles of your shorts!

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    1. It really can get painful, can't it? It's a shame you can't continue... Do you do anything else instead? Thank you, and good luck to you too! :)

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  6. Good luck with your summer goals! Staying motivated is the key to achieving them.

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  7. *crochet projects exuding malevolent auras*

    Around here, it's clutter that has that affect on me. And homeschool reports, which amount to mental clutter...

    I'm here to cheer you on - I especially want more of Fayth and RQ!

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  8. I love your titles and your malevolent crocheting. I definitely have a bit of that sitting/tangling around the house! Hope you're doing awesome with this week's goals! :D

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