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.

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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 thoughts on “Ready. Set. Write! Update #8

  1. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

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