Aug / 25

Ready. Set. WRITE! Week 12

By / Jessica Leake / 21

RSWgoldpolaroidThis is the last post for RSW, and I’m a little sad! I really enjoyed not only having some accountability and somewhere to check-in every week with my writing progress, but also reading every about the progress of everyone else!

This post is a goal wrap-up, so here were my overall goals for the summer:

  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. CHECK!

2. Finish edits by end of July. CHECK!

3. Read a book a week. CHECK!

4. In addition to Ready. Set. Write! blogposts, blog at least once a week. Um…yeah…that didn’t get accomplished. But I really enjoyed writing once a week for RSW!Β 

I got a lot of writing accomplished over the past 12 weeks: finished all revisions on Arcana, wrote a first draft of my WIP, completed revisions on my WIP, wrote 3 chapters and a synopsis (plus revisions) of a Top Secret Project.

I hope Katy Upperman, Erin Funk, Jaime Morrow, and Alison Miller plan to have RSW again next year–it was a lot of fun, and I enjoyed meeting new writerly types ;). Thank you, ladies, for hosting such an awesome blog hop!

Comment (21)
  • laboyden / August 25, 2014, 8:07 am  

    Congrats on reaching most your goals this summer. It was great following your progress. πŸ˜€

    • Jessica / August 25, 2014, 10:23 am  

      Thank you! I enjoyed following your progress, too πŸ™‚

  • sara / August 25, 2014, 8:27 am  

    FROM BLOOD AND ASH is such a cool title. So evocative!

    • Jessica / August 25, 2014, 10:23 am  

      Thank you! I struggle with titles, so that means a lot πŸ™‚

  • Crystal Schubert / August 25, 2014, 9:10 am  

    Wow, you were so productive this summer! πŸ™‚ I am going to miss the accountability, too. It is so great for creative progress.

    • Jessica / August 25, 2014, 10:22 am  

      It really is! Kept me on track AND I got to read the blogs of a lot of fabulous writers πŸ™‚

  • Carrie-Anne / August 25, 2014, 10:14 am  

    Congratulations on all your writing progress! I also love the title From Blood and Ash.

    • Jessica / August 25, 2014, 10:22 am  

      Thanks, Carrie-Anne!

  • Katy Upperman / August 25, 2014, 10:37 am  

    You did awesome, Jessica! I’m so glad you joined us for RSW (thanks, Mandie!). Best of luck with your projects moving forward, especially ARCANA!

    • Jessica / August 25, 2014, 8:33 pm  

      Thanks, Katy! I’m so glad I joined, too πŸ™‚

  • mandiebaxter / August 25, 2014, 3:03 pm  

    CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! πŸ˜€

    • Jessica / August 25, 2014, 8:29 pm  

      Yay!! Thanks! Congrats to you, too πŸ˜€

  • Erin Funk / August 25, 2014, 4:20 pm  

    Looks like you had a really successful summer! Thanks for hopping on board for RSW, and good luck with ARCANA! πŸ™‚

    • Jessica / August 25, 2014, 8:32 pm  

      Thanks, Erin! It’s been so much fun πŸ™‚

  • prerna pickett / August 25, 2014, 4:48 pm  

    Wow, you kicked some RSW butt! It’s been a great 12 weeks!

    • Jessica / August 25, 2014, 8:30 pm  

      Thanks, Prerna! I know–so much fun. Sad it’s over!

  • Alison Miller / August 25, 2014, 5:24 pm  

    OHMYGOSH! You had an AWESOME summer! I’ve really enjoyed checking in with everyone’s progress each week too. I’m going to miss it. BUT I plan to continue updating through What’s Up Wednesday. Hopefully that will keep me accountable and allow me to check in with everyone too.

    Thanks so much for joining us! SO glad it was so productive for you!

    • Jessica / August 25, 2014, 8:31 pm  

      Thanks, Alison! This has been so much fun. I enjoyed blog hops so much I might join you in What’s Up Wednesday! πŸ˜‰

  • Chris Kelworth / August 25, 2014, 7:40 pm  

    Whoo-hoo! Looks like you made a lot of progress this simmer. Congratulations, and it’s great to meet you.

    • Jessica / August 25, 2014, 8:28 pm  

      Thanks, Chris! Nice meeting you, too πŸ™‚

  • Karyne / August 25, 2014, 11:27 pm  

    Wow! You did so great on your goals! I hope you continue to get a lot of work done throughout the fall! It’s been fun keeping up with you. =)