Ready. Set. Write! Update 5

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Ready. Set. WRITE! is a summer writing intensive that encourages goal-setting and accountability, and provides an opportunity for us to cheer each other on wherever we’re at with our writing projects—planning, drafting, revising, or polishing.  This year, your RSW hosts are Alison MillerJaime MorrowErin FunkElodie Nowodazkij, and myself. All the details are HERE.

*I missed last week because it was the day after San Diego Comic Con and I was on my way to LA.*

How I did on last week’s goals:

Well, last week I set no goals because I was still out of town. HOWEVER, I was meeting with my screenwriting consultant, so that was very Goal Oriented.

I wrote a blog about Comic-Con, which you can read here if you are interested.

I also began posting video recaps of the Comic-Con experience, and if you are interested, you can click here to watch my YouTube channel.

My Goals This Week:

Writing — Incorporate the feedback from my consultant into my outline and then crank out 20 screenplay pages. This script is REALLY coming together. And after everything I experienced at Comic-Con, I feel like I have a pretty strong grasp on that world.

Reading — Finish the ARC of Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett. You guys all need to put this book on your TBR.

Workout — Get back to my daily cardio, twice weekly strength building sessions.

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

Since I didn’t really write last week, and didn’t post an update from the previous week, here is something I wrote the week before I left for Comic-Con:

ABIGAIL (CONT.)

We keep our shit to ourselves. We stick to the list.

JACK

You know, Abbie —

ABIGAIL

Abigail.

JACK

Abigail. You know, you will have to trust me just a little if this is going to work.

The biggest challenge I faced this week (ex. finding time to write).

I didn’t write this week, but I didn’t plan to. The thing I struggled with this week was accepting the reality that Comic Con is over. 😉

Something I love about my WiP:

I feel like this is a story worth telling, and I think that is so vital when you are working on a passion project. Believing in your project’s merit, especially when it’s in the revision stage, keeps you pushing through the fear.

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7 thoughts on “Ready. Set. Write! Update 5

  1. Yay!! Glad you’re back this week! I gotta watch your Comic Con vids but your post was lovely. ❤

    The more you talk about your script, the more excited I am for you. I'm thrilled that it's feeling so right and so good for you! And what you said at the end about feeling like your story is important and has merit and needs to be told, so spot on. I just finished a chapter alllll about that in my current writing advice book. Keep going, Rebekah!!! And good luck on those 20 pages this week. ❤

  2. Alison Miller

    I absolutely love what you have to say about believing in a project’s merit. And I love that excerpt you shared! So glad you had a blast at Comic Con! Have a great week!

  3. There’s always next year, Rebekah. I mean… you can’t have a perfect grasp on a group culture based on just one exposure, right? You need to test the waters a few times,… just to be sure. It might require a few more screenplays to be written too.

    And, until then… 20 pages. You’ve got that covered.

  4. So happy for you that SDCC was so inspiring! I mean, we knew it would be, but yay! Congrats on making some headway on the script. Can’t wait to see how it all turns out! We need to chat soon so you can tell me all about everything! ❤

  5. There’s a lot of juicy tension in those few lines! I want much, much more! =D

    I’m thinking SDCC was a wonderful way to spend the week, and #itswritingresearch! I’m so glad you made it your goal, and went where it led you. I also love what you say about passion projects – it uplifted me, just reading that. So now I owe you a great big thank you! =D

    May all the pieces come together, this week! =D

    1. Rebekah

      Thank you so much! This comment was so lovely and inspirational to me. Comic Con is such a THING in my life right now, and going could have turned into a disaster. I was so blessed by it, and left with a very strong sense of rightness to this path. It’s a huge thing!

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