Monday, June 15, 2015

Ready. Set. Write! Check in: Week 2

Can't believe one week has already flown by! Here is my update, so far...

How I Did On Last Week's Goals:

Not too shabby. My goals for last week were:
- Revise a chapter: I got a chapter revised! Woohoo!
-Write 2k on another project: BUT only write a few hundred words on another project. I'm really struggling to figure out which of my many ideas I want to work on and feel pulled in so many different directions.
-Read Something: On the plus side I DID read Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee and it was wonderful!

My Goals For This Week:

- Revise another chapter (maybe 2?)
- Figure out what other project I want to work on and go from there
- Read another book

A Favorite Line From My Story Or One Word/ Phrase That Sums Up What I Wrote/Revised:
Stripes of street lights shifted along my skin and I drew in a breath. It was scary how well Kyle knew my dad. Better than me, it seemed. 

The Biggest Challenge I Faced This Week:

Time. We had a very busy family week. Almost every night, because of the heat, we had water fights and then played on the trampoline afterwards to cool down. I think I might add another goal for this summer: spend as much quality time as possible with my kids before baby gets here!

Something I Love About My WIP:

The romantic subplot. It's not the main focus, but man do I love me some swoon worthy scenes!

That's all from me, folks! Hope you all have a great writing and goal checking week!


  1. I love me some swoon worthy scenes too! :-) Great job meeting your goals this week, Prerna, especially given how busy you were. Hope this is another great week!

  2. I loved Under A Painted Sky- definitely one of my favorite reads so far this year.
    Congrats on the baby! So exciting!

  3. Swoony scenes? YES! :) And jumping on the trampoline after a water fight sounds like a lot of fun! Congrats on the baby :) :) :) You are rocking this and I'm sure you're going to figure out which idea to focus on most! Cheering you on!

  4. Nicely done on the revisions! Hope you figure out which other project to focus on and that you feel confident about it moving forward. I enjoyed the line you shared from your story, and I have to say I agree about swoon worthy scenes. Sometimes it's tempting to make every scene swoon worthy lol. :)

  5. You had me at swoon worthy scenes :) Love the imagery of striped streetlight shifting along your character's skin!

  6. I also love swoon :)

    This line is GORGEOUS: "Stripes of street lights shifted along my skin and I drew in a breath."

    I am hoping to pick up a copy of UNDER A PAINTED SKY soon.

    Good luck with your goals this week!

  7. I love swoon-worthy scenes too! Sounds like you achieved A LOT this week. Go you! And I hope you have another productive week!

  8. I love when romance is a sub-plot in a story. I don't usually like straight-up romances, but a book HAS to have some romance in it! Good luck with your goals this week!

  9. Yes, yes, yes to swoony scenes. Best of luck with that romantic subplot, as well as all your writing this week!

  10. Whoohoo sounds like progress! Way to go

  11. Oooooo I'm all about the swoon :) Well done this week and best of luck for next week as well!

  12. Yay for swoon-worthy scenes! And great line :)

  13. Time is such a problem for me too - and energy! But I think the activities you did instead of writing were great. Yay for more time with family and fun!

    AND you did pretty well on your goals too. Here's to another good week and figuring out what you want to write next! :)

  14. Always, always the swoony scenes. :) I LOVED Under a Painted Sky. Such a great book!

    Good luck hitting this week's goals!