RSW Progress Report 7/6/15

I missed last week’s progress report! I had a time-sensitive freelance job that I needed to get done. But now I’m back in the swing!

How I did on last week’s goal(s)

This report is for two weeks, technically. I did okay. I didn’t finish everything, but I made progress and that’s what counts!

Here’s the rundown:

~1,000 words or more on Covenant ~290 words written
~Figure out exactly how the next scene in Fireborn should go, and write the damn thing ~DONE! And I have a direction for the rest of the novella so yay!
~Begin redoing Survivor outline/work on Survivor this Sunday ~This did not happen due to the freelance project and yesterday I was loopy on painkillers and did not feel right. So I skipped. 😦
~Outline more on Ever Touched ~DONE!
~Decide on a name for Etsy shop! ~Decided on a name. Don’t know if it’s available yet.
~Find 35mm manual camera ~Nope. 😦
~Call camera shop to see if they repair 35mm cameras ~DONE! Dropping it off this Saturday!
~Finish proofing sample and send it back to author ~DONE, which led to job! Yay!
~Put together list for an appointment ~DONE! Appointment went well.

My goal(s) for this week

~1,000 words minimum on Fireborn (Camp Nano)
~1,000 words minimum on Covenant (Camp Nano)
~Work on Survivor this Sunday
~Finish reading book #1 for review (so close to being done!)
~Start book #3 for review

A favorite line from my story OR a word or phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised: Slow and not so steady. Kind of fell apart. In my defense, I had minor surgery last Tuesday and have been on painkillers. 😦  (And the freelance job. I really enjoyed that and it was a challenge so yay).

The biggest challenge I faced this week (ie finding time to write, getting sick, having writer’s block, etc): Finding the motivation to do everything. I always think I can do it all, and that’s just not the case. I am happy with what I accomplished, however.

Something I love about my WIP: Fireborn came about from a question I asked myself: what if boys appeared to be committing suicide via self-immolation but weren’t suicide? What if someone compelled them to do it? And the story unfolded from there. Tarot cards figure prominently in it, so I can use my Tarot knowledge (I used to read them semi-professionally and own 30+ decks) and I love the MCs so much. And, once again, I am exploring fire. (I am terrified of it, but it keeps showing up in my books…)

So, that’s my two weeks. How’d you do?

8 thoughts on “RSW Progress Report 7/6/15

  1. Oh come on, you could probably write some really fun stuff while on painkillers lol! Kidding. I went through that a couple times last year and also decided to steer clear of writing for a bit. Looks like you did a great job on your goals anyway! Good luck with this latest batch and I hope you’re feeling better after your surgery!

  2. I hope the surgery was a rousing success – and a freelance job Is a great reason to have forgotten last week! Still, you did some things, and that’s pretty good, considering. Your premise is intriguing, and hooray for using a passion in a novel! =)

  3. Your Fireborn story sounds awesome! And I hear you – being happy with what you accomplished is SO important. Glad you’re in that place! Good luck with your goals this week!

  4. I can see so many possible takes on your story premise, Erin. Can’t wait to see what direction you take with it.

    Hooray for the free-lance job. Not-so hooray for having to have surgery (though hopefully it was a complete success) and neat about the camera. Were you looking for a specific kind of 35mm? I mean, I know there are still shops that sell them around us, but they are a dying breed.

  5. Thanks, Eden! Surgery was a success, but I’ll know more on Friday. 😉 Actually, I’m not looking for a camera — I have like, 10 of them, lol — I’m actually trying to get my 35mm camera repaired. Being that they are nearly obsolete, I was worried about finding someone to do it. The camera is an automatic Canon EOS Elan 7. It’s about 15 years old, give or take. Pristine condition. But the film door is borked and won’t close. I should know more after talking to the people on Saturday. (And even then, they have to send it out. They don’t do repairs onsite.)

    I want to do b&w again, and maybe infrared which would require my manual 35mm as the automatic functions would ruin the infrared film (it’s very, very sensitive and a bit tough to use). So that’s why I’m searching for my manual camera. It’s probably in storage somewhere. Also going to look into what infrared films are out there now that my favorite (Kodak HIE) has been discontinued and I’m not wild about Ilford’s version. So that should be fun. 🙂

    Sorry about the novel, lol. Been thinking too much about photography lately. Took a long break from it and am dying to do some again….

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