Ready. Set. WRITE! Update

Ready. Set. WRITE!

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. This year, your RSW hosts are Alison Miller, Jaime Morrow, Erin Funk, and Katy Upperman. Find the details HERE.

My goals for this intensive summer writing plan are here.

So how did I do?

How I did on last week’s goals
As of Sunday night, I have created 2719 words and kept my commitment to the Magic Spreadsheet. The Magic Spreadsheet is a simple online tool to help you build a habit of writing at least 250 (300 for me now as I have leveled up!) words a day.

I also started a detox diet last week with my daughter, which was supposed to be a seven day plan, but really we only made it four or a little over four days. It was a great experience albeit a hard one. I didn’t have any sugar, no dairy, no preservatives, or processed food all that time. It was amazing how much better food tasted! I also learned I can live with 2 ounces of coffee, black, a day.

I did get in some exercise I am happy to say. I did (a bad job of it!) yoga one morning, walked two evenings about 1.5 miles, and swam for 20-30 minutes twice this week.

I am almost finished with Anna and the French Kiss and omg, I love it. I have also started the next Jim Butcher book in the Dresden files, Grave Peril, and was shocked to see how DARK it was. Wow. But good, very very good.

My goals for this week
I am nearing the end of the book I am working on. It is going to be a novella rather than a full-length novel, apparently. Who knew? I intend to keep at the 300 words a day. I will not be detoxing, but I will be eating whole, raw, and healthy at least four days a week. I am going to go swimming at least three times this week as well.

A favorite line from my story OR one word/phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised one word that sums up what I wrote and how I feel is well, hopeful. The working title is Hope for Tomorrow and everything in it speaks of hope in some way. The character’s name is Hope as well.

The biggest challenge I faced this week
Believe it or not, it wasn’t time. I had plenty of time. It was mind-power. I felt really out of it as I detoxed. Caffeine is a powerful drug and getting it out of my system really hurt. Headache, foggy brained, oh man. But I will be doing much better this week!

Something I love about my WIP
It has a twist to it. Who knew!??

How did you do this week with your Ready. Set. WRITE goals?

About master

Kim Smith is the author of Disk of Death, The Dread Room, Love Inn, and An Unexpected Performance.

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