Ready. Set. Write! (week #1 for me)

Okay, I’m giving this a try.  Accountability is the key to keeping my pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard), so I’m joining an group of writers who get together every Ready Set Write!summer and track their progress, share their goals, their writing impediments, and their (sometimes mini, sometimes big) victories.  Hugs to all you writers who believe in your words and do what it takes to keep at it no matter what!  (I signed up thru host Katy Upperman.)  Monday posts follow this format and describe our progress the preceding week/outline goals for next week:

1.  How I did on last week’s goals.

I’m just starting out with RSW, but I’d set some goals on my own that I managed to complete (piece submitted to publication, etc.).

2.  My goal(s) for this week.

Submit poem to contest thingy in Ashland, write a blog entry that doesn’t suck and schedule it, and continue revising my “Where I Write” essay.

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

The weekend of our garage sale found me in no mood to watch people paw through Mom’s things.  Exhausted and emotionally raw, I glowered at women as they kicked off their sensible shoes and shoved their ordinary feet into my mother’s classy sandals.  Who did they think they were?

4.  The biggest challenge I faced this week (ex. finding time to write).

Well, it’s unoriginal, but…finding time to write.  In the midst of work, family, my car catching fire (Yep. That happened.), our outdoor sprinklers failing in the 100-plus-degree heat and…you get the picture.

5.  Something I love about my WiP.

It’s sentimental without being maudlin (I hope).

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6 thoughts on “Ready. Set. Write! (week #1 for me)

  1. So glad you’re doing RSW with us! And I hope it helps with the productivity. I don’t know how my summer writing survives without it. 🙂

    Also, whoa – I am so sorry about your car! I’ve seen that happen and it happened to one of my former students while she was driving. SO scary. I have 15 year old who’s driving and it freaks me out to think of what could happen. Hope everyone is okay!

    Good luck with your goals this week! Loved the excerpt, btw!

    • Thanks so much, Alison! How do I check out your blog? It’s not letting me click on your name for some reason.

      And happy ending – it was just a spark plug cover thingy that shorted out and the plastic caught fire, so there was lots of smoke but the car has been restored to her former glory (her name is Stella). Yeah, it was a little alarming, though!

      Good luck to you, too! And thanks for the kind words about my excerpt! 🙂

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