Ready, Set, WRITE! is a summer writing challenge hosted by Erin L. Funk, Alison Miller, Katy Upperman, Jaime Morrow and Elodie Nowodazkij as a way to encourage participants to get going on their projects and to help keep us accountable. We share brief updates every Monday so as not to interrupt writing time with blogging. You can find out more here or check out others' updates over at the hosts' blogs.
1. How I did on last week’s goal(s)
Considering I only had two goals, it was a mixed bag. On one hand I did finish J is for Jonathan, but I missed my goal to write at least 3,000 words (ideally 5,000) by a mile - in the end I only wrote 1,870 in total.
2. My goal(s) for this week
I'm going to stick with the ideal of writing at least 3,000 words (ideally 5,000), to use as a benchmark against last week.
I'd also like to finish G is for Gabrys and get that out the way.
I'd also like to finally finish Chapter 6 of The Reconstruction of Kirill because it's just irritating me now.
3. A favorite line from my story OR a word or phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised
"Humans didn’t like it when seven-foot alfa punched them, but this time Jonathan thought it would be entirely justified."
4. The biggest challenge I faced this week
Procrastination; when the going gets tough I... apparently head straight for the nearest computer game.
And Saturdays in general: the first half of the last one was spent hunting down a fixing for a 25-year-old toilet and then installing it, and the second half therefore lacked any actual urge to write. I need to build a buffer during the week to deal with Saturdays, I think.
5. Something I love about my WIP
I enjoyed finally writing Jonathan and Milos's first post-experimentation meeting, but I guess that's no longer a WIP now it's finished. Beyond that... uh, it's probably listening to Johnny Flynn while failing to work on RoK, particularly the song Barnacled Warship as it contains the line that inspired the scene that then inspired the story in the first place.
Beyond that... ask me in about a week, when I might have actually started liking the damn thing again. :p
Good luck to everyone this week!