This is my first progress report for Ready, Set, Write!
I’ve been doing okay, been moving slowly but steadily. I’ve been having issues with fatigue, and today my eye pain required a loopy pill (probably because of the storm we had earlier. It’s such a weird thing). So I’ve been hanging in there.
Here is the rundown on how week 1 went:
How I did on last week’s goal(s)
Pretty decently. I got some writing done on Covenant and Fireborn (although I got a bit stuck and that stalled me for a bit), got more outlining done on Ever Touched (and now have named characters! And a better name for my winged beings!), and discovered an issue with Survivor chapter 1 that will requite me to redo the entire outline.
On non-writing stuffs, I’m down to two names for the Etsy shop. Still reading books for review. Began organizing my office.
- My goal(s) for this week
~1,000 words or more on Covenant
~Figure out exactly how the next scene in Fireborn should go, and write the damn thing
~Begin redoing Survivor outline/work on Survivor this Sunday
~Outline more on Ever Touched
~Decide on a name for Etsy shop!
~Find 35mm manual camera
~Call camera shop to see if they repair 35mm cameras
~Finish proofing sample and send it back to author
~Put together list for an appointment
A favorite line from my story OR a word or phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised: Slow and steady
The biggest challenge I faced this week (ie finding time to write, getting sick, having writer’s block, etc): The biggest challenge for me was realizing that after rewriting chapter 1 on Survivor, I’d completely ignored my outline and notes, and my memory is not as good as I thought. And also that 2007!Erin who first wrote the outline knew nothing about how to progress a story in each scene. So, I must rework the outline and the chapter, ugh.
- Something I love about my WIP: Survivor is an interesting book because when I first started it, it was one thing, but through the writing, it became something totally different. It’s psychological horror with mental illness, an evil doctor, and twins. And the twins thing is kind of cool b/c I’m fascinated by them. And it dawned on me just recently (11 years after starting the book) that the twins mirror my younger sister and I somewhat. We aren’t twins, but we’re close in age and have been mistaken for twins many times.
It shall be a busy week methinks!