Ready. Set. Write! 2015 {Week 2}

It's officially summer, yay! Time for update numero dos.

1. How I did on last week's goals:

Get up at 5:30 every weekday to work for a couple hours before the peanut wakes up. 

Um, nope. Elodie tried to get me up, she really did. But... I sucked.

Continue researching for--and add 3-5k to--RS. 

FAIL WHALE. I wrote a whopping 398 words the entire week. #wompwomp

Marketing setup for Truth & Temptation.

Okay, well, this was actually a win. (Phew.) My newsletter will go out today, giving subscribers a sneak peek of the cover--and my official cover reveal is tomorrow. I've got a

pre-order giveaway

set up, and I've arranged for release week advertisements (a few anyway, more needed).

Finish betaing for Elodie!

Done and done! And SO good. No surprise there, though.

Take my daughter someplace fun!

Kind of cheating again, but she got to spend Friday and much of Saturday with her (three-days-older) cousin--and my sister/BIL. They took her to the pool, so you know she had a blast! Hubs was out of town most of the week, and I left Friday for a bachelorette weekend, so it's awesome having family close by to help out.

2. My goals for this week:

Get up at 5:30 every weekday to work for a couple hours before the peanut wakes up.

Continue researching for--and add 1k to--RS.


Truth & Temptation

and send it to my second round of betas! (omg I'm running out of time!)

Take my daughter someplace fun!

3. A favorite line from my story: 

Um, sorry for all the f-bombs. (Well, not really...)

"This. This is why I ended it with Noah," she said, her green eyes bright, hot. "


is what I want. Not


, don't worry, pretty Vaughn," she amended, a slip of a smile twisting across her lips. "But, God. Find me a man who takes what he wants the way you do and I'll be a happy fucking woman." She paused, then laughed. "Pun unintended—but true."

"Noah?" Jealousy was a disgusting quality, one Vaughn had never possessed until that very moment. The though of another man doing the things to Lulu that his body was begging him to do? "I kiss you and your first thought is of your fucking ex?"

4. Biggest challenge I faced this week:

Yeah. Hubs was gone all week, which meant parenting responsibilities added up. Plus I had to pack for my trip. And then I spent the weekend looking at some pretty things.

Like this:

And, especially, this:

So time was a factor. So was my inability to get up early. And all the work I had to do for T&T. This week I've got way smaller goals for the WIP, because I have so much revising to do for T&T first...

5. Something I love about my WIP

That I still love it this week, too. And my long driving time up to Jersey and back gave me lots of space to think about things to add--and for future books in the series :)

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. ~RSW hosts,
Katy UppermanAlison MillerJaime MorrowErin Funk, & Elodie Nowodazki