Um. Terrible. I wrote 2,041 words (out of a goal of 4,680), for a total word count of only 47,726.
2. My goal(s) for this week.
Here’s the thing. Next Monday’s check-in is my birthday, and I realllllly wanted to have my current WIP draft finished by then. It’s on my Ten Before Thirty list. In order to finish, I’d guestimate I need around 12,000 words. In one week. Because I did my math wrong when goal-setting and included next week, even though I will actually be thirty on the 28th.
So, my goal is to finish the draft of my WIP.
Other things going on this week? Babysitting twins every day, play date with a friend I haven’t seen since middle school, and I still need to fit ziplining in at some point so I can finish off my before thirty list… wish me luck. I am going to need it.
3. A favorite line from my story OR one word/phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised.
Anne twists a thin strand of hair. “Emma, come on. I’m sorry I spied on you, but Mom wanted to know—”
I turn and face her. “Whether I’m as lame as she thinks? Whether I will ever amount to anything?”
Her mouth twitches. Hurt. “We wanted to know if you were OK.”
4. The biggest challenge I faced this week (ex. finding time to write).
This week has been hectic. I babysat my twin nieces, organized and executed a somewhat last minute surprise birthday party for my husband, started reading Pointe by Brandy Colbert (which I am really enjoying!) and finished the quilt I’m making for my son. Productive for sure, just not productive on the writing front.
5. Something I love about my WiP.
I love that it’s almost done! I came up with a shiny new idea this week amidst all the hubbub, and I can’t get it out of my head.
So, how did YOU do this week, writing or otherwise?