Ready. Set. Write. Week 5 - Progress!

July 07, 2014

How I did on last week’s goals:
Fabulous, darling. Kicked butt on my SOUTH OF SUNSHINE revisions. (I followed writing friends' advice and sat on the notes before I tackled revisions.) Wrote about 1800 words on the new manuscript (not 2500) BUT considering I did all that last night, I feel pretty awesome. And lastly, I continued to write notes on my new manuscript so I could keep moving forward. :D

My goal(s) for this week:
1. Write 4000 words on WIP summer romance.
2. If the week goes as well as planned, write an additional 3000 words.
3. Find balance between family and writing.

A favorite line from my story OR one word/phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised.
Nailed it! There's a scene from SOUTH OF SUNSHINE that I LOVED writing. It's my favorite scene in the whole book! And recently an editor commented to the effect at how good that scene was for them as well. 

The biggest challenge I faced this week.
Balancing life and work. Writing time bleed into family time and vice versa. 

Something I love about my WiP.
Lot's of things. But I'll save it for a second, inspirational post later this week. The idea came from an Instagram posting by Katy Upperman last year. It's an excellent way to remember what you love about your WIP and why you're writing it. 

For those who stop by to comment, I can't tell you how much I appreciate you stopping by and encouraging me.  I'm going to try to find time to reply to all of your comments.  If I don't please know that I've read them but dedicated that extra time to my writing.  

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  1. You did really, really well this week, Dana! Especially with the 4th of July holiday you all were celebrating. (Ours was the 1st here in Canada.) I'm juggling more than one project myself, so it's nice to see someone else equally bonkers. ;-) Here's to another productive week! (With a whole lot more balance. I hear you on that too!)

  2. You got a ton done this week! I hear you on trying to balance writing and family. It's so tough to retreat into the writer's cave when you want to be doing other things during the summer. Good luck with your goals on both projects!

  3. Congrats on all the progress, woman! And will you be doing a love list of sorts? Or a tagxedo? I'm so excited to see!

    Hope you have a wonderful writing week!

  4. Very nice, congrats! Gotta love all them words. Best of luck to you w/this week, sounds like you'll do great!

  5. You're doing great! Congrats on new words written and nailing your revision!


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