RSW: Update 10

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

LOL. I’ll just say, I am glad I got so much writing done last month, because I totally lost all momentum and am having such a hard time getting back into the swing of my WIP. I did add about 1,000 words, so that’s something! 🙂

2.  My goal(s) for this week.

Just to write. No pressure.

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

 Revelation. At least, that’s what I’m working toward verrry s l o w l y….

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

Honestly, I have had time to write, but I’ve been stumped. The words have been shy and coy with me. I know what I want to get down–the moments that I am writing toward–but I haven’t figured out how to write it all yet.

5.  Something I love about my WiP.

I love writing the funny banter between my MC and her love interest. Banter is so much fun!

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

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  1. Rachel says:

    I would suggest – taking a deep breath, taking a walk, throwing yourself a solo dance party and then sitting down and trying to write. Well LOL thats how I do it anyway 🙂 Gotta get myself pumped. Congrats Crystal on writing 1k! More than zero words. Good luck this week!

  2. Alison Miller says:

    Banter IS so much fun. My stories tend to be very dialogue heavy on first draft and I kind of love it. 🙂 And progress is progress! I love your goal for the week – good luck!

    • Crystal says:

      I’m just glad I had so much momentum going at the start of summer! Definitely got a lot more done than I would have without Ready. Set. Write! So, thanks for co-hosting it!! 🙂

  3. Erin Funk says:

    That’s the worst when you have time to write but the story is stumping you. I’ve run into that sort of wall a couple times this summer too, so I totally get where you’re coming from on that. A no pressure week is often just what’s needed to get those gears turning again! Hope the words stop being so elusive! 🙂

  4. Jessica Leake says:

    Ugh, I hate when I get stalled out on a MS–I feel for you! I agree with Tracey–hopefully not setting a goal will help. It depends if you write better under pressure or not ;).

    • Crystal says:

      I’m not the flirty banter type either, IRL, but there’s something much more fun and easy about it when you know that it’s fake, you’re crafting the responses, and when you have plenty of time to come up with witty comebacks, lol 🙂

  5. Ghenet Myrthil says:

    I’ve had weeks like that. Hopefully if you lower your word count expectations and try to just write, you’ll hit your stride again. Maybe try writing in a different form (like by hand in a notebook instead of typing)? Good luck!

  6. Karyne says:

    I hate getting stuck during a draft. It’s so frustrating! Do you have another project you could pick up for a week or two to help you get your mind off it? Hope things go well this week!

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