Ready. Set. Write. Summer Writing Goals.

It's that time of year, where my writer self usually goes into hibernation. Because kids are home for the summer. Which means no peace and quiet to write in.  And they actually expect to go to the beach, swim and do all kinds of fun summer activities. (The nerve!) And as terrifying as it might be, one of my New Year's Resolutions was to write a book during summer.  This year is my year.  To help me out, I decided to be apart of Ready. Set. Write.  Here's a blurb from one of our host's Katy Upperman:

Ready. Set. WRITE! is a summer writing intensive that encourages goal-setting and accountability, and provides an opportunity for us to cheer each other on wherever we’re at in our writing—planning, drafting, revising, or polishing. 
Go here to read more about the summer intensive.  It's not too late to join! Here are our  RSW hosts are Alison MillerJaime MorrowErin Funk, and Katy Upperman.

Each Monday I'll be checking in with a brief blog posts that consists of five questions:

1. How I did on last week’s goals.
2. My goal(s) for this week.
3. A favorite line from my story OR one word/phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised.
4. The biggest challenge I faced this week (ex. finding time to write).
5. Something I love about my WiP.

But today's post, I'll be setting my goals. Gah! I have no idea how I'm going to do this!! What am I thinking? I must be Crazy Pants!

Okay. Breathe, Dana.  

Here are my goals:
1. To draft a 70,000 word novel by August 14.
2. To average 7,000 words per week, 1,000 words per day.
3. Each week, to plot out the optimal times during that week I can be successful at completing my goals.
4. Have fun while writing this summer romantic comedy I've been dying to write for a long time.

I can do this, guys!  I know I can.  I have to.  I need to prove to myself that it can be done!

Okay, kiddos.  
Ready. Set. WRITE!