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)
They were two pretty simple goals: write 4,000 words and reach 20,000 words for Camp NaNo. Happy to say I actually managed both! I finished Camp NaNo with 20,598 words and wrote a total of 4,756 words for the week.
2. My goal(s) for this week
Try to write at least 4,000 words again, and actually make an effort on finishing that bloody G is for Gabrys thing I've been ignoring all month! And try to make sure that at least 1,000 words of what I write is handwritten on my Camp NaNo project, since it turns out I really quite enjoy handwriting--and I don't think Lirio and Ais would be happy if I left them now.
3. A favorite line from my story OR a word or phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised
“Why are we here?” He managed to ask through his breathlessness and the dust cloud. “Where is here?”“My brother’s new house,” Ais said, caressing Lirio’s cheek so tenderly he barely felt the sting of his bruise at all. “I said we’d dust it for them.”“That’s what you call this?” Lirio felt himself grin.“I was planning on dusting with your back. Or mine, depending on who’s on top.” He kissed him again.
4. The biggest challenge I faced this week
Keeping going, as ever. Summoning the energy to make comment rounds, which was incredibly bad of me. And Saturday, which was spent in the city with friends.
5. Something I love about my WIP
That I'm still writing it, to be honest. Normally when NaNo or similar ends I'm so relieved that I put down the story and don't pick it up again, but I've actually written something the last two days as well.