Monday, June 16, 2014

Ready, Set, WRITE Week 2

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. 

1. How I did on last week’s goals: 

There was a lot more brain work than actual writing this week. But there was a little writing, (some of it on a SNI, unfortunately)...

2. My goal(s) for this week

There won't be a lot of time for writing. That's OK. It's my goal to find something cool to add to my WIP every day this week.

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

"I'm sorry. I thought you were an ice demon. It was an honest mistake."
Zach spoke up. “It could happen to anyone.”

4. The biggest challenge I faced this week (ex. finding time to write, the siren song of SNIs)

My coauthors and I had a HUGE on-line meeting planned for Friday, and then I realized that my high school aged children would be done with finals right before it started. I picked them up, and my daughter had a post-finals, post-watching her friends graduate, post driver's ed breakdown. So I wasn't a lot of help at the meeting, but good stuff still got done. 

5. Something I love about my WIP

There's good stuff--honestly there is. But right now it kind of looks like a hot mess. So...I guess I've got to say my favorite thing about my WIP is its potential. 


  1. Haha! I love your #5. I feel that way about 90% of the time I'm writing. I hope that changes as I get more manuscripts under my belt. Have fun plotting up new stuff for your WIP!

  2. Potential is awesome! But I know what you mean about hot messes. My one WiP (that has been in revisions forever) feels like that most days. I really like the goal you set for yourself this week. What a great idea! :D

  3. Hot mess? Yeah - sounds like my WiP! And ice demons? Love!

    I love your goal for the week - adding something cool each day. Good luck! And I hope you have a wonderful week!

  4. Hang in there. Inspiration will come. Also Ice demon? cool. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Sometimes brain work weeks are necessary, so hey, just think how much stronger your story will be because you took the time to mull things over. I'm a muller too. Adding one cool thing a day to your WIP is a great goal, especially knowing you'll be pressed for time this week. I love it when people come up with creative ways to set goals other than word count. Keeps it interesting!

  6. That's an awesome goal. Hope you come up with some great ideas! :)

  7. Check to hot mess here too! =) And I love your fav lines. An ice demon sounds cool! Ha, pun intended! ;)

  8. I think potential is an awesome thing to love about your WiP. I'm in the middle of writing a crappy first draft and if I didn't think the thing had potential, I'd never finish! Best of luck with your goals this week, Melanie!

  9. Potential is the best and we all start off with a hot mess :) Have a great week!

  10. LOL. Ice demons... Way to press forward. This WIP sounds epic and I'm cheering you from the sidelines. GO MELANIE!

  11. I love that your favorite thing about your WIP is its potential. And ice demons? Love it!

    Good luck getting everything done this week!