Monday, 3 August 2015

Ready, Set, WRITE! - Week Nine



Ready, Set, WRITE! is a summer writing challenge hosted by Erin L. FunkAlison MillerKaty UppermanJaime 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.

14 comments:

  1. Ooooo, I like this excerpt :) Kissing and dodging housework are two of my very favorite things. More, please.

    Congrats on hitting your goals this week! You have inspired me with your handwriting and I've been doing it as well - it really shakes things up and gets the words flowing when I'm feeling stuck. Thanks! Have a good week :)

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    1. I think they definitely enjoyed combining the two, although unfortunately for them it didn't really last... :p

      I'm really glad it's helping you too! It's weird, but I keep finding myself wandering off to write in my notebook more than I find myself writing at the keyboard now... which isn't really helping my other projects much :p

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  2. I'm with Carrie...love this excerpt :) And you're doing great on your goals!!!! Cheering you on!

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    1. Thank you! The whole section was a lot of fun to write, honestly. :)

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  3. Great job! I'm super hoping I can hit my word count goal this week, they're tricky little buggers. ;)

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    1. I'm sure you can! We just need to pin those goals down and give them a little light gnawing, teach them who's boss. :)

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  4. What a clever excerpt! And congrats on finishing camp nano!!

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    1. Thank you, and thank you! :D Such a relief to get more than 20 words on it, haha!

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  5. Way to keep pushing forward with your WiP, Pax, and fantastic job knocking out your goals for the week! Your excerpt rocked. :-) Best of luck with your goals in the coming week!

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    1. Thank you, and even now I think I'll need all the luck I can get...!

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  6. I really like your excerpt; it made me smirk. Congrats on hitting your goal and making such an impressive word count. Camp NaNo is so tough because summertime doesn't really give you the push to do all the words. Keep with, even though Camp is done. Good luck this week!

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    1. LOL, thank you! And definitely, between the heat (and then cold, and then heat, and then...) and other things, it really does lack some of the downright shove of November. And I am still going on it, which still surprises me! Don't think this has ever happened before, haha.

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  7. Whoohoo on completing Camp NaNo! You did great last week and you can knock out this week! You haven't put it down because your story needs to be told :)

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    1. Haha, thank you! I think you're right, it's got me and it's refusing to let me go now. :)

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