28.7.14

Ready. Set. Write! (Goals for Week 8)




HOW I DID ON LAST WEEK'S GOALS
In my last RSW post I said I was going to try my best to make myself write and last week...I wrote! I didn't get a lot done because I was busy packing for school but I did get some words written for both Unfair and Love in the Time of Comic Con, which I'm happy about. I hope I can get a lot more wordage written this week.

MY GOALS FOR THIS WEEK
Write, write, write!

A FAVORITE LINE FROM MY STORY OR ONE WORD/PHRASE THAT SUMS UP WHAT I WROTE/REVISED
Relationships. Particularly family and friend relationships. Both play a very important role in my wips, so the dynamics of both have been fun to play around with. It's also nice that my MC in Unfair has a guy friend that is just a friend. Often times, I read stories where the guy best friend turns into a love interest and, while I don't mind when that happens, I do want to see more stories where the guy friend is just a friend because those kinds of relationships do exist.

THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE I FACED THIS WEEK
It isn't really a *challenge* but I kept coming up with a lot of SNIs. If I were the same writer a year ago, I probably would've dropped everything and started working on it but I simply just jotted them down and moved on. Inspiration is a wonderful thing but sometimes, when I get inspired, I just want to write ALL THE THINGS.

SOMETHING I LOVE ABOUT MY WIP
I love that I can let my imagination run wild. Because that's pretty much what I'm doing with Unfair. I don't really outline, so most of what is going in the first draft is from the top of my head. That's how I wrote stories as a kid, so it feels good to be writing that way now.


I hope everyone had a productive week. Good luck with this one!

9 comments:

  1. I have the same SNI problem and what I've learned to do is keep separate folders for all those shiny new ideas, jot notes on post-its when ideas strike, and file them in their respective folders. But I do love SNIs! And yay for all the progress! Keep writing! And I hope you have another great week!

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  2. Great job on the words! I always get hit by Shiny New Ideas mid-draft, so I do what Alison suggests and make a folder/notebook/scrivener document for each of them and only start working on them when I have time!

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  3. SNIs do seem to run rampant when you're busy working on something else, right? But it's good you're not following them down the rabbit hole! Good luck writing this week! :)

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  4. Uh, I have the opposite SNI problem. It takes me FOREVER to come up with (what I hope will be) a viable idea. You're lucky to have an explosion of them, and I hope you find time to do them all justice! Best of luck with your goals this week!

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  5. Yay for writing by the seat of your pants! Love your title--Love in the Time of Comic Con. I'd read it based on that alone ;). Hope this week is productive for you!

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  6. Congrats on writing! Good luck with your goals this week!

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  7. I love that you've written a guy-girl relationship that doesn't morph into romance. While I love to see that happen in a lot of books I read, I agree that it's nice to have them stay friends too. Good job squeezing in some writing this week! And resisting the pull of SNIs too. I have so many ideas for stories, but like you, I've resorted to just jotting them down instead of caving like I once might have. Hope you have a wonderful week, Raven! :D

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  8. Love in the Time of Comic Con is an AMAZING title! I'm guessing it's contemp. romance? ;)
    My MC in my current WIP has a guy friend who is just a friend, too! As I like to say "he's that Secondary Character that no MC wants to admit is right." I think writers ought to write the characters, then see if romance springs between them, rather than going in with romance in mind. Okay, I just wrote a kiss between those two, but it's used to distract the antagonist and neither of them are comfortable with it, simply because there is no chemistry that I've felt as a writer,

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  9. relationships are so important to the story, and I love family and friendships. Glad you were able to get some writing in during a busy week. Have a great week!

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