Ready. Set. WRITE! is an online writing intensive to help stay accountable with your writing goals over the summer and provides an opportunity for us to cheer each other on whether planning, drafting, or revising! Your RSW hosts are Alison Miller, Jaime Morrow, Erin Funk, and Katy Upperman. Find the rest of the details HERE.
Last Week’s Goals:
1. Revise three more chapters.
I ended up revising 60 pages, so this is a major win.
2. Write three more scenes on the screenplay and fill in the scenes I have skipped over.
I worked on a story grid for the screenplay, and then sent it to one of screenwriting friends for feedback, and then my week got CRAZY so I haven’t gotten back to it. But I think it is going to make a huge difference in shaping the Screenplay.
I read Isla and the Happily Ever After. Oh the feelings.
A favorite line from my story or one word or phrase that sums up what I wrote or revised:
I stare at the back of her head, my vision blurring from tears trapped in my eyes. I shake my head, and a few of those tears break free to sneak down my cheeks.
“Did you even love my father?”
She reaches up to run a hand through her hair. When she speaks, her voice is almost a whisper.
“Beyond reason,” she pauses to swallow hard. “I loved him beyond reason.”
This week I took Sam to the water park, Legoland, and Cosmic Jump as part of our EPIC SUMMER. I was exhausted from all the fun, and then I had to finish prep for his Power Rangers B-day party on Sunday. It was all worth it.
Something I love about my WiP:
The revision is stretching me. It’s the slow kind, where you feel the burn across all the writing muscles, must push through the pain and doubt that you can stretch that far, but you gain new flexibility.
This Week’s Goals:
1. Enjoy the last week before school starts with my son.
2. Revise the next chapter, which is a killer chapter.
3. Finish the Story Grid Revision on the Screenplay and send back to screenwriter friend.