Ready. Set. Write! Update #8

Ready. Set. Write! is a summer writing challenge hosted by Jamie MorrowErin FunkKaty Upperman, and Alison Miller. For more info, click here! Each week, we give short updates on our goal progress.


How I did on last week’s goals

I had a really productive week! I took advantage of the rainy start to the weekend and revised for a good part of Saturday. I’m still not finished revising my first 50 pages, but I made a lot of progress. I’m finally back in the groove of revising this manuscript.

My goal(s) for this week

Revise. Revise. Revise.

The biggest challenge I faced this week

Perfectionism. I didn’t finish revising all of my first 50 pages last week because I kept going back and rewriting my first page. I know how important the first page/chapter is and I’m still not completely happy with mine. But I also know that this is just my second draft, so it doesn’t need to be perfect right now. Still, I’m hoping to settle on an opening that I feel good about, even if it still ends up needing work. Hopefully this week I’ll get there!

Have a good week!

8 responses to “Ready. Set. Write! Update #8

  1. Glad you found your groove. Hope your beginning comes together for you.

  2. Alison Miller

    I hope you get there too with that first page. I’ve rewritten mine so many times, but I FINALLY have something I’m happy with! It happens!

    Have a great week!

  3. Erin Funk

    There’s nothing quite like a rainy day to inspire writing. First pages are so hard to get right, so I can see why you dedicated a lot of your time to tinkering with that this week. Glad things are back on track for you, and I hope this coming week is just as productive!

  4. I’m right there with you on the perfectionism. Sometimes I get stuck on a section for days because it doesn’t feel quite right.

    Glad you found your groove and hope you have another productive week!

  5. Way to go! Hoping this is another productive week for you!

  6. Margo Berendsen

    Oh man that first page!!! I thought I had the first page all set, but I feel like it’s still weak on voice, or it doesn’t quite hit the tone I want for my story.

    I think it’s good to keep going with other revisions though, sometimes if you take a break from the first page and then come back to it later after revisions at a later point, the first page comes into better focus. At least that’s what i’m hoping for!

  7. Yay for productive weeks! And you’ll get the first page figured out. I believe it. :)

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