Ready. Set. Write. Summer Writing Goals.

June 09, 2014

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!

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  1. Summer romantic comedies are totally my jam so I'm excited for you to write this! Can't wait to hear more about it. Good luck with your goals - I'll be rooting for you!

    1. Thanks, Ghenet! I can't wait to check out everyone's goals.

  2. Love your goals! You've got this. :D I like that you have an overarching goal and weekly goals too. And a romantic comedy sounds AWESOME! Good luck, Dana!

    1. I'm grateful you guys are doing this! It's really pushing me to be accountable. Thanks so much!

  3. You better do it! You know how much I want to read this book!

    1. I can't wait for you to read it. I'll need your super CP vision to clean it up.

  4. I LOVE goal four - have fun! YES! And SO glad you're on board with us!

  5. Wow, Dana, those are some ambitious goals! But no worries, you got this ! Good luck this week! :)


  6. You can *totally* do this. 1K a day is what I aim for too, and once I get a few days with that number under my belt, it comes pretty easily. You should join us for some Twitter writing parties in the evening. So motivating! Glad you're joining us, Dana! :-)

  7. 1000 words a day is totally doable! Have a great writing week!

  8. A summer romantic comedy sounds so fun! Good luck with drafting and I hope you reach your August 14th goal! I'm sure you can do it! :)

  9. Writing a summer romantic comedy in the summer sounds like so much fun! I hope you reach your goals! Also, your blog is the background :)


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