Monday, 10 August 2015

Ready, Set, WRITE! - Week Ten



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)


Last week's goals were to write at least 4,000 words (1,000 of which should be handwritten) and finish G is for Gabrys.  I actually wrote 6,419 words (4,840 handwritten), but am now only around halfway through my mental plan for Gabrys; so two hits and one miss.

Oh, and my goal from week four, to finish Chris Wooding's Ace of Skulls?  FINALLY done it!  In the end I polished off most of the book in a couple of days, and read Natasha Pulley's The Watchmaker of Filigree Street too, which was a brilliant, brilliant book.

2. My goal(s) for this week


I'm starting to get frustrated by all these projects hanging over my head, so this week I'm going to try to write at least 5,000 (at least 1,000 handwritten) words and actually finish this not-so-short story that should've been done in April!

3. A favorite line from my story OR a word or phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised


Ais thought about thinking about it, then opened the door instead.

4. The biggest challenge I faced this week


Keeping focused.  I'd sit down for a while at the keyboard, write a few words, then get up and wander off to sit with my notebook instead.

5. Something I love about my WIP


For the Camp NaNo project: things I only wrote because I saw them in my mind are now starting to connect to other things I only wrote because I 'saw' them, which is both a relief and slightly disconcerting.  For Gabrys: ...that I'm about now halfway through it. *grins*

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  1. Keeping focused is always such a problem for me. The internet can be SO distracting! But we can do this. Hope you have a productive and wonderful week!

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    1. Definitely! I've got an app to cut off my access to certain programs for certain amounts of time, but it can't legislate for offline distractions unfortunately... And even when I'm working away from it, I still have to wander back to check things and find myself getting distracted again.

      Yes, we can! Good luck to you as well. :)

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  2. I did the same the one day I actually sat down at the computer. I read through a few of my chapters but I don't think I did anything on them. My brain just wasn't into it. Hope this week is better for the both of us!

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    1. Rereading the chapters is still a pretty good start, gives your brain something to work with for when you get back to it! Fingers crossed, and good luck! :)

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  3. I have problems with focus too. When something is hard to work on, the distractions are much easier to come by. Good luck this week!

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    1. Yes, you've hit the nail on the head. It is proving hard to work on so it really is a lot easier to move on to something else (which is also proving hard, but not as hard). Still, we know what we're up against so we can try to fix it, right? :) Good luck to you too!

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  4. Oh, love that line you shared. :-) I'm piggybacking off everyone else's comments to say that I'm struggling with focus, too. End of summer blues, maybe? But you rocked your word count goal regardless, so well done! Best of luck with all your goals in the coming week. Rooting for ya!

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    1. Thank you! It's my favourite one, weirdly, because in its own way it totally sums Ais up. Perhaps you're right, summer feels like it's finishing fast...

      And thank you, good luck to you too! We can do this! :D

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  5. You can do this. Keep pushing through and you will finish all your goals! That is what this summer is for, right? You did great, keep up the good work this week.

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    1. I do feel a little like I'm starting to run out of summer, hehe...

      Thank you, and good luck!

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  6. I get frustrated when stuff takes much longer than I want too. Here's to getting it all off our backs! =)

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    1. I'm glad it's not just me! If we know what we have to work on, it should make it easier to work on it... in theory? Right? Eheh...

      Good luck this week. :)

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