Ready. Set. WRITE! Week Two

Ready. Set. WRITE! Week Two

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. If you’ve yet to officially join, there’s still time! 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 I think I have mentioned, I am currently a part of the Magic Spreadsheet. The Magic Spreadsheet is a simple online tool to help you build a habit of writing at least 250 words a day. And so getting in my word count is easy. I am totally motivated.

My goals for this week
I am working on the website for my book cover designs but am not happy with it. My goal is to get it sorted out this week in addition to my writing. I also want to finish Bite Club by Rachel Caine.((update, I did finish this book over the weekend and now am on to The Memory of Water by Karen White)) and get on the treadmill for ten minutes at least four days a week.

A favorite line from my story OR one word/phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised
FUN! I am writing a story ripped from my memoir and fictionalized and so far it is going great. You can write a story from your own life-base quite fast, I say!

The biggest challenge I faced this week
Finding time. I went to a book signing Tuesday night with writer friends and didn’t get home til late, had a night of critique and that was a really late night, and found myself doing catch-up on my goals late in the week. I am on track, not behind, but still I felt a little rushed.

Something I love about my WIP
As I said, it is a story taken from my own life. I know these characters intimately. It is a breeze to write.

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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  1. Your enthusiasm for your writing and your story is completely evident! And great job on your goals this week! My stories always have a bit of my life wound into them and yes – can be very easy to write at times. 🙂

    Hope you have another great week!

  2. I love this idea of fictionalizing your memoir — sounds like a super fun read! Awesome job meeting your word count goal for the week. Hope this week’s just as great for you, Kim!

  3. I’ve never heard of Magic Spreadsheet, but I think a goal of writing 250 words a day is great. Last summer, one of my CPs and I decided to set a goal of 300/day and that worked really well! (We’d go a step further and email what we wrote that day to each other, which was so much fun.) I find I always tend to rip things from my own life/experiences and tuck them into the stuff I write, too. Good luck this week, Kim! 😀

  4. That magic spreadsheet tool sounds awesome! A little bit every day adds up. I’ll have to check that out. Thanks for sharing!

  5. The fact that you’re having fun writing is so important. So often writers get preoccupied with getting published, etc…that we forget to have fun. Good luck on your goals for this week!

  6. I’ve never heard of the Magic Spreadsheet before, but it sounds like a useful tool. Whatever gets you writing is great! Hope you don’t feel so rushed this week!

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