RSW: Update 4

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

This week I got down 5,544 words, for a total of 41,625–surplus of 79 words, haha… better than missing the goal like I did last week!

2.  My goal(s) for this week.

4,680 words for a WIP total of 46,305–inching ever closer to my goal of finishing the draft by the week of July 28th!

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

 “Path of least resistance. Let your life be what it wants to be.”

I snort. “Alright, Buddha.”

He’s not laughing. “It’s the only way through that doesn’t hurt like crazy.”

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

My husband, son and I have all been coming down with some kind of virus. It comes and goes and comes back again. Very frustrating, and it means Jack keeps coughing and waking himself up. All. Night. Long. Then he doesn’t want to stay in his crib, because it’s tons more snuggly to be held. And he doesn’t want to be held in any way that is comfy for me, because… I don’t know, because he’s a baby. It’s actually the first time he’s ever been sick so it’s awful all around… 🙁

5.  Something I love about my WiP.

The connection between my MC Emma and her sister Anne: love/hate/envy/support.

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

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  1. Jaime Morrow says:

    That’s awful about the virus. 🙁 I hope you’re able to figure out what it is, but more importantly, that it stays away for good. Awesome job surpassing your goal this week! And I like the line you shared from your WiP too. Hope this is an equally productive week! 😀

    • Crystal says:

      Thanks, we hope we’re beating it at this point! My husband is still feeling it pretty bad, but me and Jack aren’t as bad as we were, thankfully (and knock on wood!).

  2. Alison Miller says:

    BOO sickness! I hope your family is feeling better soon. My kids are older, but I still feel so helpless when they’re sick. 🙁

    But yay for surpassing goals! I hope you have a productive and healthy week!

    • Crystal says:

      I keep hearing about people having the same overwhelming anxieties about their older kids and I’m sad (but not surprised) to know that that part doesn’t ever get better. They’re always a part of our hearts, I guess, so it makes sense. Anyway, have a great week! 🙂

  3. Stephanie Scott says:

    aw, hang in there with the sickness! those cute babies seem to attract stuff but I suppose that’s all part of building up immunity, which is necessary. no fun for you though! I’m very inspired that you were able to work on your writing despite illness in your household. That’s a great accomplishment.

  4. Karyne says:

    Sick kiddos are the worst. 🙁 Your line is intriguing! I’m so curious where it’s at in the story. But I guess that’s the point.;) Hope you guys all start feeling better soon!

  5. Tonja Drecker says:

    Ugh! Sounds like lots of ppl are getting sick. Hope you feel better soon. But wow, sounds like you were productive otherwise. Hope the viruses don’t keep you down this next week 🙂

  6. Jessica Leake says:

    I agree–those lines were intriguing, especially the last! So sorry you have a sick little one :(. It’s miserable for everyone. Hope your baby starts feeling better and you get some rest this week!

  7. Erin Funk says:

    Oh dear, that first time your baby gets sick is so difficult. I really hope you’re all feeling better soon, especially the little guy. That’s a great snippet of dialogue again this week! Great job on meeting your goal even with this virus getting you down!

  8. sara says:

    Feel better! And enjoy those snuggles with le bebe even if they’re not the most comfortable. Boo to viruses. But yay for wordage 🙂 Good luck this week!

    • Crystal says:

      I do try to remember through my nighttime brain fog that this time where he still fits in my arms is astonishingly short and I need to soak it up as best as I can… and then I nod off a few times, try to put him back in his crib, he cries, I cry, we all cry, and then I try to remember it all over again 😉

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