Wednesday 19 June 2013

Ready Set Write / What's Up Wednesday.

I have signed up for Ready Set Write! Go here to check it out but basically it seems a way of keeping motivation going over the summer. Join in the fun group!

Ready Steady Go
 Part of Ready Set Write is to:
Set weekly goals (or whatever time period works) for what we hope to achieve.
Update weekly in What's Up Wednesday! (Info about that here).


What I'm Reading.
I love captions
Just finished reading Sarah Alderson's Shadowed which I enjoyed. It's the latest in her series (the third one). Interestingly, I think the first one was published by Simon & Schuster and she went the self publishing route for the sequels, as far as I understand it. I am glad she's publishing the sequels as I'm interested in keeping up with what happens to the characters!

What I'm Writing.
EDITING. Editing editing editing editing. This week's aim is going to be to get 5 chapters edited. However I have discovered Scrivener and I have to say it feels less daunting to edit a chapter when I can't see the rest of the document stretching out below...

What Inspires Me Right Now
Oooh good question. The summer sun and being out for a walk.

What Else I've Been Up To
Growing tomatoes. They are still green but there's a few of 'em!

That's it from me! What are you up to?


  1. Yummy - home grown tomatoes! I've heard a lot of good things about Scrivener. Maybe I'll have to look into it.
    Good luck with all the editing!

  2. We're growing tomatoes too, I can't wait until they're ripe :)
    Good luck with your editing!

  3. I've thought about using Scrivenor but haven't yet taken the plunge. How's it working for you?

  4. My mom's growing a Pumpkin right now. Best of luck with your writing and glad you're enjoying a good series.

  5. I just read a post from someone else who discovered Scrivener and digs it.

  6. I feel your pain. I am in that whole editing stage too and it feels neverending. I'm not a Scrivener gal, but that does sound way less daunting to work on only one chapter set apart from the main doc. Good luck with this week's editing goals!

    We're growing tomatoes too! Ours are still green, but the whole plant is covered in them, so we're pretty excited! :)

  7. T. - you can do a free trial of Scrivener so it's worth a go!

    Laura - race you to ripe tomatoes!

    Madeline - I like it! It took a bit of fiddling about with it to work out how to work it but I like! You can free trial it.

    Sheena - ooh a pumpkin!? Exciting.

    Alex - yeah it's cool!

  8. Love the summer! I try to get my walk in every day!

    And sounds like some awesome goals! I hope you have a wonderful writing week!

  9. Summer in England is hilarious, isn't it? It's all "THE SUN IS OUT! MAKE THE MOST OF IT BEFORE THE RAIN RETURNS!!!!!!!!!!!" :P Today's been so beautiful though!

    I'm editing too. Good luck to you!

  10. Scrivener is wonderful! I learn new ways to use it with every project. I've tried to take advantage of the notecards for summary and how easy it is to move around scenes. I just have to get out of my own way sometimes and use all the features to help me get to where I want (sometimes the extra stuff overwhelmes me!).

    I'm also a tomato-grower (pots on the patio) and I love when the first green tomatoes show up! I'm also growing eggplant, lettuce, peppers and some herbs. I have a crowded patio :)

  11. I find summer to be very inspirational as well. I love to look outside and see sun and blue sky, and I love sitting outdoors while my daughter plays. It sounds like you're moving right along with your editing. I totally agree with you about Scrivener. It makes the whole writing process far less daunting!

  12. I'm glad you found Scrivener! I don't know what I'd do without it! Hope the editing continues to go well!

  13. A homegrown tomato sounds pretty good right now. Yum!

    I just started using Scrivener and I'm liking it so far.

    Good luck with your edits!

  14. Love fresh garden tomatoes! Good luck with your edits--I'm working on that right now, too! :)

  15. Good luck with your edits! I love Scrivener, too. I agree that it's nice not to be able to see the entire manuscript at once. It's great for first-drafting too. :)

  16. Alison - thank you, you too!

    Miss Cole - ha! It so is. We just run outside for the five minutes we can!

    Stephsco - yes I could see that I could spend so much time playing with scrivener rather than actual writing!

    Ooh you are growing LOADS of stuff! Yum!

    Katy - ahh the sun is lovely isn't it?

    Erin L. Funk - I am enjoying learning Scrivener!

    amy - thank you, fingers crossed!

    Lara - yummy tomatoes!

    Ghenet - I can't wait to first draft with it!

  17. I had the Scrivener trial, but never actually purchased it... I'm too loyal to MS Word, I suppose. Neat group!! (:

  18. Kendra - I have enjoyed Scrivener so far but yes Word is v. good isn't it! Hard to move away from it.


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