Monday, June 9, 2014

Ready Set Write #1

Ready. Set. Write is a summer blog hop set up by  Jaime Morrow, Alison Miller,Katy Upperman, and Erin Funk. You can head to any one of those blogs if you'd like to participate. Every Monday, you can go to any one of those blogs and post a link to your check-in post. 

My Ready. Set. Write goals this week are to:


 My kids are in school for one more week, so part of me wants to be super productive, while the other part of me doesn't. I have two WIP right now. One just got sent to our lovely betas, and the other is an editing job I haven't yet begun. 


My goals this week are to spend a little time writing each day, but not to expect huge things from myself. There are too many other things I need to do this week.

My overall summer goal is to:

Finish Pyromancy: Part 1. We (my co-authors and I) plan to publish it in October, so this summer I need to finish it AND get all the marketing stuff scheduled.

Get Pyromancy: Part 2 ready for betas.

Get Prophecy outlined. We've never written using an outline before, but this final book needs one. We've got too many loose ends to tie up to leave it all to chance. Writing by the seat of our pants is the reason why Pyromancy turned into two books instead of one (which is awesome. But Prophecy needs to stay just one book.) 

I'm looking forward to meeting everyone for this year's Ready Set Write. Thank you to the ladies who set this up!

Next week's headers are:
1. How I did on last week’s goals
2. My goal(s) for this week
3. A favorite line from my story OR one word/phrase that sums up what I wrote/revised
4. The biggest challenge I faced this week (ex. finding time to write, the siren song of SNIs)

5. Something I love about my WIP

Come back to find out how I did! 


  1. I think setting a goal of writing a little bit each day is great. I'm aiming for that as well. Good luck this week! :D

  2. Best of luck with your goals this summer, Melanie! Sounds like you've got a great plan. I love the idea of writing a little each day, but not killing yourself in the process. Summer's about fun, too!

  3. I love outlines. They're so helpful! I hope it helps you keep the story in one book, though I have to say I love the Crash and Burn titles of your duology :)

    Good luck this week (and this summer)!

  4. Good luck with your goals this summer! I hope you're able to make some progress this first week. :)

  5. I'm not an outliner. I'm trying it with my current project. Not sold yet. Good luck with yours!!

  6. Great goals! I hope everything goes well. Thanks for sharing!

  7. My kids are in their last week of school too so I hear ya on your goals. I hope you have a lovely last week! And look forward to seeing how you do on the big goals! Good luck!

  8. I feel a little conflicted about the whole productivity thing too. It's that darn summer weather--well, and all the other mountains of things piling up that need to be done, other than writing. Writing a little each day is a great way to chip away at your goals! Good luck this week, and I hope work on Pyromancy 1 & 2 and Prophecy go well!

  9. It's good to take things a little at a time and just do what you can! Good luck this week!

  10. Good luck! And congrats on your impending release this fall- that's exciting!

  11. Your goals look great, Melanie. And I really get where you are coming from that, some weeks, you have to know your limits and set your goals low so you don't just set yourself up for failure. Good luck!

  12. Good luck with your goals! Have a great writing week!