FINAL WEEK! Ready. Set. Write!

RSWgoldpolaroidThis is the last Ready. Set. Write! update. How sad. This writing intensive really helped kick my butt into being more productive. Now I will have to come up with blog posts on my own again… 🙁

Thanks so much to Jaime Morrow, Katy Upperman, Erin Funk and Allison Miller for hosting!

1.  How I did on last week’s goals.

I wrote sans pressure and sans goal and got a little over 4,000 words down! Forgetting about goals for a week definitely helped me regain some of my momentum.

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

 “We’re getting ice cream and we’re all going to have fun, whether you want to or not,” Dad says.

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

I beta read a whole manuscript for a friend, so that was time consuming during the week. Plus we had a super busy day on Saturday, and then my son had an allergic reaction to eggs on Sunday morning and vomited for most of the day. So, all things considered, I’m happy with my 4,000 words.

5.  Something I love about my WiP.

That it’s almost done!

BONUS WRAP UP: OK, I was overly ambitious about my summer writing schedule, but reach for the moon and land among stars? So, I wrote a total of about 32,000 words over the course of Ready. Set. Write! I didn’t finish my WIP like I had hoped, but I am so close I can smell ‘The End!’

So, how did YOU do this week, writing or otherwise? Did you meet your overall RSW goals?

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  1. Katy Upperman says:

    You did awesome, Crystal! Congrats on all your success. I had so much fun following along with your writing goals this summer. Best of luck with your projects moving forward… I can’t wait to see where they go from here!

  2. Jessica Leake says:

    I’m sorry your son had an allergic reaction! Yikes! Glad you’re super close to writing The End. Congrats on being so productive this summer–I’m sad and shocked it’s already over :(.

  3. Erin Funk says:

    You had a great week! Sometimes dropping the goal and having no pressure really does the trick. And 32k for the summer is awesome! Good luck in the home stretch!

    Also, I hope your son is feeling much better. Mine is severely allergic to peanuts, so I understand how awful reactions can be. 🙂

    • Crystal says:

      Aw, man. I am so afraid he will have a nut allergy. That’s scary stuff. We don’t have any allergies, so I don’t know where the egg thing came from, but it was terrible and heartbreaking, and so scary knowing I couldn’t do anything for him but hold him until he finished puking.

  4. Jaime Morrow says:

    32K words is fantastic! And you’re so close to the end, so that’s equally fantastic! Taking away some of that pressure is so, so helpful. I’m hoping I have the same success this fall with my writing. 🙂

  5. Alison Miller says:

    Reach for the moon and land among the stars? Love. It. I used to use that with my students all the time. So true!

    And so glad you joined us for RSW and that it was such a productive summer for you!

  6. Ghenet Myrthil says:

    “Reach for the moon and land among stars” is totally how I feel about my summer goals. I made a lot of progress but totally need more time to complete my revision. But I’m happy RSW kept me motivated this summer.

    Congrats on all of the progress you made this summer! Good luck finishing up your MS. 🙂

  7. Karyne says:

    Great job on getting so many words in this summer! And great job this last week considering your Saturday, :/ Hope you get to write THE END really soon!

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