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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?