Jun / 09

Ready. Set. WRITE! 2014 Week One

By / Jessica Leake / 8



I was invited to participate in Ready. Set. Write! by my CP and best friend Mandie, which makes sense since we’ve already been checking in with each other on our WIP goals. It’s been so helpful have some accountability and encouragement, and that’s what Ready. Set. Write! is all about–writers encouraging one another this summer to meet their goals. This year, it’s hosted by Katy Upperman, Jamie Morrow, Alison Miller, and Erin Funk. Check out their blogs for more information and be sure to link up each week.

Week 1 is goal-setting, so here are mine:

  1. My CPs and I set a goal to finish our WIPs by June 30th, and I’ll stick to that. I’ll have to write 1k/day to get there–usually during naptime when all the kids are asleep! I’m at 67k now, and I want to get to about 90k for the first draft.

2. Finish edits by end of July.

3. Read a book a week.

4. In addition to Ready. Set. Write! blogposts, blog at least once a week.

Small writing goals because I’ll have to be doing a lot of marketing and work on Arcana this summer!

Comment (8)
  • Jaime Morrow / June 9, 2014, 2:16 pm  

    Hi, Jessica! Thanks for joining us!
    I have the same “finish this draft” goal for the summer, so you’re not alone! And, if I’m lucky, I’ll be editing too! We can totally do it! 😀

  • Alison Miller / June 9, 2014, 3:24 pm  

    So glad you’re joining in! And what great goals! I wish you all the words and revising and all the productivity! Have a wonderful week!

  • Cortney Pearson / June 9, 2014, 3:53 pm  

    Definitely some great goals! I write when my kiddos sleep too. Good luck this week!

  • Stephanie Scott / June 9, 2014, 6:51 pm  

    Good luck on your writing goals! Sounds like you are really maximizing your time 🙂

  • Leandra Wallace / June 9, 2014, 6:54 pm  

    Oh, nap time, that most magical hour of the day! 😉 Good luck w/your goals!

  • kim smith / June 9, 2014, 7:40 pm  

    Best of luck with your goals!

  • Amy Brashear / June 10, 2014, 10:59 am  

    Good luck with your writing goals! Have a great writing week!

  • Mandie Baxter / June 10, 2014, 4:48 pm  

    TOTALLY forgot to come back and comment. But YAY!!! So glad you and Jamie are both doing this with me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!