RSW Week 7: Cue the Theme from Rocky…

Week 7: July 20, 2015

How I did (last week): Completed the draft of Home Again, fulfilling my goal for Camp NNWM. Also completed the rip/re-write of the opening for Fading Fast to help my milk-toasty main character start life with a better spine.

Goals this week: Continue to revise Fading Fast. Define where to separate out the pieces of Mischief (short story) to use instead for the novel to be started in November.

A favorite passage: 

“Liar,” he challenged softly. There was a tone in his voice that made her look up. His face was tight. “You’ve had that look on your face before, at the gate. A repeat performance deserves an explanation. I think we know each other well enough for that, at least,” he finished.

Biggest challenge: The overlapping commitments have eased. So, other than the usual challenges of letting loose one’s inner editor for revisions, all is going well.

What I like about my WiP: It’s in revision. (You asked for honesty.)


7 thoughts on “RSW Week 7: Cue the Theme from Rocky…

  1. Congrats on finishing the first step (the crappy first draft… it’s one of the hardest parts). And I liked your play on words with ‘milk-toasty’. Though no one I know who has ever used milquetoast can tell me where it actually came from (except some cartoon in the 1930s), I wouldn’t surprised if it actually came from the snack food…. something about soggy milk-covered bread does fit certain personalities, doesn’t it? 😀


  2. You’ve had a good week! Hooray for that! And I know what you mean about the ‘it’s in revision’. While I’m still learning the art of revisions, I do love what emerges….

    May this week be even better!


  3. Congrats on beating your NaNo goal with time to spare! I enjoyed the lines you shared from your WIP, especially: “he challenged softly.” It always seems twice as effective when characters lower their voice to express tension than when they have angry outbursts. Good luck with your revisions this week!


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