RSW: Update 3

RSWgoldpolaroid1.  How I did on last week’s goals.

This week I got down 3,895 words, for a total of 36,081. Short by 785 words. Drats!

2.  My goal(s) for this week.

I’ll tack my shortfall from last week onto this week, so 5,465 words, for a total WIP word count of 41,546. I know, my numbers are so specific and I could probably round up or down, but I kind of like doing the weird math involved.

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

 “You could quit. Try out for other roles. Expand your portfolio.”

He scoffs. “I’ve been playing Pierce for ten years now. I am Pierce Stratford. I spend more of my life being him than being myself.”

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

This week was so busy for me. I visited with a friend from out of town and went to another friend’s housewarming party, Jack decided he hates to sleep at night, and I realized how little time I have been spending one-on-one with my husband since we’ve both been working on our own projects in the evenings. So, I let myself have a less than stellar writing week because I wanted fun and husband snuggles. Realistically, this less than stellar week is far better than the weeks I’ve been having before RSW, anyway!

5.  Something I love about my WiP.

Positive behavior reinforcement via Skittles.

So, how did YOU do this week, writing or otherwise?

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  1. Katy Upperman says:

    Ooh, I’m so curious about your excerpt… Even that little bit makes me think this is a book I’d like a lot! Hope you’re able to hit your (very specific) word count goal this week, Crystal!

  2. Ghenet Myrthil says:

    You got a lot written this week, even if you didn’t quite hit your goal. I’m glad you took some time off to spend time with your husband – that’s important too! Good luck with your writing this week – and thanks for your comment on my blog! I’m going to email you since I’d love to hear more your experience with your mother. I’m sorry she had a TBI but glad to know she’s doing okay!

    • Crystal says:

      I kind of always wanted to write on that topic but I felt it was in bad taste for me, personally, since it’d be pretty obviously autobiographical. So definitely email me! I will be happy to help if I can.

  3. Jessica Leake says:

    Husband snuggles are pretty important ;). It’s hard for me to tear myself away from my writing sometimes, too, but men are sensitive souls ;). Great lines you shared!

  4. Dawne Webber says:

    You got a lot of writing done despite the 785 words. And it sounds like what you did instead was definitely worth it! Good luck this week.

    I’m going to try some of your positive behavior reinforcement in the form of chocolate or Cheezits. Haven’t decided which yet.

  5. Alison Miller says:

    Your excerpt has left me INTRIGUED! Loved it! And you wrote over 3000 words – better than 0, right?! Go you!

    Hope you have a wonderful writing week!

  6. Erin Funk says:

    I really enjoyed your excerpt, especially that last bit! It says a ton about that character. Skittles as a reward sounds very appealing and colourful. Hope you earn lots and lots of them this coming week! Good luck with your word count goal!

  7. Kris Atkins says:

    So are you reinforcing your good behavior with skittles too? ^_^
    I love your snippet. That character is probably really fun to write, since they spend more time being someone else than they do as themselves. So interesting!

  8. Stephanie Scott says:

    I think you made great progress! Even if it was short of your goal, it’s still work that you accomplished. 🙂

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