6/16/14

Ready Set Write (Week 2)


Hello, and welcome to Week 2 of Ready Set Write!

HOW I DID ON LAST WEEK'S GOALS:
• I added 6600 new words to THREADS OF LIGHT.
• I didn't learn the "compile" feature of Scrivener as I'd planned, but I did learn how to use the auto backup feature, and I set it to back up to DropBox.
• I started a journal of new story ideas, and came up with a new concept that I am really excited about.

MY GOALS FOR THIS WEEK:
• add 1000 words per day on average over the next 7 days to THREADS OF LIGHT
• learn how to use the "compile" feature of Scrivener, then save a compiled draft and email a copy to myself

A FAVORITE LINE FROM MY STORY
"We’re about to elevate your doodling to a serious art form."

THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE I FACED THIS WEEK
Sometimes it's hard to know when to pull back from drafting to think and take notes and outline and plan, and when to just push through and discover the story through the drafting itself.

SOMETHING I LOVE ABOUT MY WIP
I love the fact that I'm actually doing this, and that I have momentum, after a long slow start.

Ready Set Write!, is a weekly blogging meme hosted by Katy Upperman, Alison MillerJamie Morrow and Erin L. Funk. As Jamie describes it on her blog, it's a "summer writing intensive that provides an opportunity for us to cheer each other on wherever we’re at in our writing—planning, drafting, or revising." Posts will be on Mondays. Are you a writer? Join in!

9 comments:

  1. I love your doodling line. It sounds awesome. I wish I knew what advice to give you about when to pull back and when to push through, but I think it's a line we all have to find for ourselves. And it's OK if it takes several tries to get it right. Every single time. That's the fun of it, right?

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  2. Wow! Great job with your goals! How are you learning stuff for Scrivener? I've been using the program for almost a year and I know I'm missing out on so many great features. Any tutorials that you recommend?

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    1. I usually just google the topic I am interested in, like "auto backup" and add "Scrivener" and "tutorial" to the search, and it almost always yields a good tutorial, sometimes a blog article and sometimes a you tube video tutorial. I have learned a lot by watching you tube tutorials.

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  3. Love the line about doodling! I know what you mean with your biggest challenge comment. I'm there too. I'm sort of straddling the line between plotting and pantsing with my WiP, so it's hard to know which route to take on any given writing day. Hope this is a productive week for both of us, no matter which way we go! :D

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  4. I love writing in idea journals. That's how I keep myself sane when six million ideas are flowing in my head. Thanks for sharing. Good luck. :D

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  5. Okay, I really need to figure out the auto backup feature on Scrivener. I didn't even realize you could have it backup anywhere other than your own computer, but that makes a lot more sense. Thanks for the tip on that! I've been using Scrivener for a few years now and there's still a ton to learn! Good luck with adding 1000 words a day this week!

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  6. Glad to hear you're making progress! The compile feature on Scrivener is great! I didn't find it too tricky, even though I'm not the most technologically competent person, haha. I still need to learn the auto-backup feature, though.

    Good luck this week! :)

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  7. Ooh, I love the line you shared. Super cute and intriguing! Also, you've inspired me to figure out Scrivener's auto back-up. I am so bad about backing my work up! Hope you have a great week of writing, Laurel!

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  8. Yay for momentum! And yay for all the words! Sounds like you're doing awesome! I hope you have another productive week!

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