Ready. Set. Write! Update 4

Writing Rambles


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 with our writing projects—planning, drafting, revising, or polishing.  This year, your RSW hosts are Alison MillerJaime MorrowErin FunkElodie Nowodazkij, and myself. All the details are HERE.

How I Did on Last Week’s Goals:

Writing — I was able to get 25 pages on my screenplay last week. So I wrote most days, at least 5 pages. This is me accomplishing my goal.

Reading— I didn’t have any time this week to read. But I did make a video about being an American woman and get to go on a date with my husband. So, I am okay with my choices.

Workout — I did two sessions with my brother the Personal Trainer, as well as the elliptical everyday. Yay exercise.

I also wanted to knock off some get ready for SDCC things off my list and not panic. I did both, with some concerted effort.

My Goals This Week:

Writing— I’m leaving for San Diego Comic Con on Friday morning before the buttcrack of dawn, so I this week is going to be kind of nuts already. I’d still like to add 10-15 pages to my screenplay, if possible. Dreamers gotta dream.

Reading —I plan to start A Court of Thorns and Roses at least once i get on the plan to San Diego. It will be too early to drink, so I will need something to distract me from my nerves. Plus, Sarah J. Maas will be at Comic Con

Workout — I will workout Monday through Thursday this week, at least two maybe three session with Personal Trainer and Asgrdian, brother Isaac.

I may not be able to post on Monday of next week, depending on how dog tired I am and if I remember there is a life outside Comic Con…oh, wait, that’s the title of my screenplay…

A favorite line from my story OR one word/phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised.


Abigail and Kate stand at the edge of the Exhibit Hall. Abigail has her nose in the MAP of the Exhibit Hall. Kate has her eyes on the massive crowd.


May the gods of Comic Con grant us patience and strong immune systems.

The biggest challenge I faced this week (ex. finding time to write).

I struggled to find time to write during my usual writing time with all the OTHER things going on. One of the things that really helped was scheduling some night time sessions with my CP Susan (she’s a participant in Ready. Set. Write! too) because it helped me make up pages. Plus, it was fun!

Something I love about my WiP.

This is where I talk about the necessity of plotting the hell out of a screenplay. Doing that work upfront, and not moving forward until I felt satisfied with the scenes I had planned, has made a massive difference in this revision.

So, how did you do this week on your goals?

9 thoughts on “Ready. Set. Write! Update 4

  1. I think it’s so neat you’re writing a screenplay. I have no idea how to go about one of those, so seeing your snippet was great. And Sarah J Maas!! I love her! (even though I have yet to read one of her books…*fail*)

  2. Yay for getting so many ages done! You’ve put so much work into this screenplay, it’s really going to show in this revision. Can’t wait to see how it turns out. Don’t stress too much about SDCC. It’s going to be amazing!

  3. Dang girl! Awesome job on meeting your goals last week. And also. I’m happy with your choices too because I loved the Independence Day video BB&B posted! I can’t believe Comic Con is almost here. Are you freaking out or wuut??

    Good luck with your goals this week, and like Susan said, try no to stress too much. Just being at CC will be inspiring. I bet you’ll get tonssss of ideas. Have fun!!!!

  4. Wow! I don’t know much about writing a screenplay, but I would guess that 25 pages is pretty decent. Nice job, Rebekah! Hope this week is equally productive, even with SDCC in the mix. And have fun!

  5. You’re doing great on your goals! I think it’s so cool your character in your screenplay is headed to Comic Con and so are you. 🙂

    And I’m always working in the evening, so if you’re ever looking for another nighttime accountability buddy, ping me!

  6. Love the excerpt you shared 🙂 🙂 And so fun since you’re heading to Comic Con 🙂 Great job on your goals! Cheering you on 🙂

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