Shut Up and Start Writing

Time for final check in. We've done this for six weeks now and I hope it's been helpful. It seems that most of us are interested in keeping this going so here's what I'm thinking. Let's keep this going as a sort of writing support group. We'll keep checking in with our goals for the … Continue reading Shut Up and Start Writing

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Shut Up and Start Writing Week 6: The Home Stretch

We have hit the home stretch. Much like a runner in the Olympics, it is time to hit our "kick" and sprint to the finish. This is the last week of our summer writing group so let's get as much as we can out of it. As far as last week, I did not get … Continue reading Shut Up and Start Writing Week 6: The Home Stretch

Shut Up and Start Writing Week 5: IKEA edition

Random household chores got in my way this week. Part of those chores involved two trips to IKEA and two nights assembling furniture. That said, I think most of that stuff is done and I can finish out the summer with some heavy duty writing. I did not reach the 3000 words I had hoped … Continue reading Shut Up and Start Writing Week 5: IKEA edition

Writing Group Week 4: Free Bates Edition

I have no reason for the above picture. I just like it. So, how was everyone's week? Sorry for the late post. I'll do better next week. I hit my goal. I've got a good outline of where this chapter is heading. I still have some primary sources  to go through next week but I … Continue reading Writing Group Week 4: Free Bates Edition

Shut Up and Start Writing Week 3

How are things going for everyone? We're two weeks in and I know this group has been super helpful for me. I have a tendency to piddle around in the early stages of a new chapter. Having a clear goal for the week definitely pushed me to figure it all out. I did reach my … Continue reading Shut Up and Start Writing Week 3

Shut Up and Start Writing: Week 2- The Starting Pistol

BANG! And we're off.  Alright folks, time to check in with what you did this week and what your goal is for next week. I actually got the chapter I've been working on revised and emailed to my adviser. So, if Dennis got his done too, that adviser should have a nice batch of summer … Continue reading Shut Up and Start Writing: Week 2- The Starting Pistol