Monday, June 8, 2015

Ready. Set. WRITE! (Or, Alicia's Summer Reboot)

For the last year, I've struggled with how to get blogging back into my writing routine. It's been hard prioritizing writing and all kinds of internet-y stuff, so I've focused on what ultimately counts -- the writing.

But I missed blogging (and you, Lurkdom). So I worked on a new schedule that incorporates blogging at least weekly. Lucky for me, Ready. Set. WRITE! popped up right after I worked out my new schedule.

Ready. Set. WRITE! is a summer accountability series that is hosted by Jaime Morrow, Katy Upperman, Alison Miler, Erin Funk, and Elodie Nowodazkij. We set goals for the summer and check in weekly. 

Every Monday, I'll share my progress on the goals that I set down today using the following headers:
  • How I did on last week’s goals.
  • My goal(s) for this week
  • A favourite line from my story OR one word/phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised
  • The biggest challenge I faced this week
  • Something I love about my WIP

Now... GOALS!

Goals for the week
  • Complete revisions for PHOENIX RISING based on beta feedback.
  • Revise PR's query letter.
  • Decide which book I'm reading next.
  • Walk all the way to work at least 3 times.

Goals for the summer
  • Get SCENES FROM LAST NIGHT ready for beta feedback.
  • Get both ASSASSIN PROJECT and the boy band book ready for revision. (And find out what this statement actually means.)
  • Work through Janice Hardy's Planning Your Novel: Ideas and Structure for SNI.
  • Read at least 3 books.
  • Come up with some kind of actual exercise routine.
  • Query PR. (Late entry.)
For everyone else participating in RSW, good luck!

16 comments:

  1. Boy band book? I want to know more :) You have a lot of great goals for this summer. Looking forward to cheering you on! Thanks for joining us!

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    1. Thanks for co-hosting this. Maybe one of my weekly goals will be to share more info on the boy band book. It's still in it's post-NaNo infancy.

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  2. Oh yeah. I am with Elodie. I want to know all about this boy band book! Also, I'm so glad you're joining us and back to blogging. I've wondered where you've been hiding and what you've been doing! Good luck this week!

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    1. Thanks, Alison. You'll hear about the boy band book. (See above.) I really enjoyed drafting it during NaNo and one of my friends has generated a parody of it, which I'll look into sharing here.

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  3. Juggling blogging and writing (it always seems that one starts taking over the other) is hard. May you find that happy middle-ground.

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  4. Wait, I don't see "query PR" as one of the goals for the summer--dude. :)

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    1. I thought that was assumed. No matter, it's up there now.

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  5. Hi! *waves* Awesome to see you back in blogdom! Good luck with your goals this summer!

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    1. Thanks, Jennifer! Good luck with yours too!

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  6. I've missed your blogging, Alicia! I'm so happy you're going to join us this summer. I'm confident you will check all of those goals from your list. Best of luck, lady!

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    1. Thanks, Katy. I'm happy that you guys haven't forgotten me. :)

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  7. YES! We need to know more about this boy band book and also, don't forget that we are always available for beta reading :) You have excellent goals for this summer and this week. Good luck with everything and we're always here for you! (Pam and Quita)

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  8. Good luck finding a book and doing your Beta updates. Also don't forget the sunscreen if you're walking to work!

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  9. Great goals for the summer, Alicia. You know, I wish I'd thought to work in some kind of craft book. Smart thinking! May have to tweak my goals going forward. Good luck this week!

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  10. Good luck on all these amazing, ambitious goals! Staying motivated is the key.

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