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Sixth Check-In Day for the Winter Writing Festival!

Happy Festival Check-In Day!

We’re getting close to the finish line, but we aren’t quite there yet!  There’s just one more week to go in the annual Ruby Winter Writing Festival, so if you’re on track, keep on pushing and if you’ve fallen behind, there’s still time to finish strong!  We’ve got this! 

Whether you’re piling up the words or trudging through revisions, we want to hear from you.  This is our day to congratulate, console and encourage, so be sure to leave a comment and let us know how your festival has been.

If you’re on target with your goals/points, be sure to include:

I MADE MY GOAL

in ALL CAPS at the top of your comment, and we’ll enter you for a chance to win one of four prizes.

This week’s prizes are:

  • Digital copy of The Wonder Of You by Laurie Kellogg.
  • $10.00 Amazon Gift Card from Rita Henuber.
  • A print copy of Lara Archer’s THE DEVIL MAY CARE plus a $25 Starbucks gift card (US only).
  • Elizabeth Langston offers a critique of a query letter and synopsis.

Just seven more days, you guys!  Let’s keep those fingers flying on the keys.  And remember the sprint room is still a great place to find some sisters and brothers in the writing trenches!  Good luck!

32 responses to “Sixth Check-In Day for the Winter Writing Festival!”

  1. Kathy Crouch says:

    I haven’t written much since tax season is here and I’ve been busy preparing tax returns and trying to write. Add in a trip out of town to prepare taxes and attend a meeting of the East Texas RWA, my writing has fallen to the wayside. Oh, I haven’t missed a day. I crossed day 71 yesterday of year 2 on the WritingGIAM_100x100 writing loop. It’s just the word counts are kind of measly.

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  2. I MADE MY GOAL!

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  3. And while we’re at it…

    I MADE MY GOAL TOO! (Woot!)

    Finished my first draft and now I just need to catch up on all the many many things I’ve been shoving aside in my last frenzied push toward The End.

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  4. I MADE MY GOAL!

    Somehow, I wrote every day, got into several sprints (which were fantastic, as always), and managed a date night with my husband. Hard to say which is more amazing 🙂

    This week scares me though. I have five brand new chapters to write–breaking my couple up, and then getting them their HEA. And I have concluded that I have underdeveloped crisis resolution skills.

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    • Congratulations, Janet! That’s awesome. And I have confidence in your ability to break them up and patch them up this week. You’ve got this! (And if you need some crisis resolution brainstorming help, there’s always Hope’s Brainstorming session on Wednesday evening, if you can make it.) And even at other times, there are usually chances to hash out plot issues in the chat room. 🙂

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    • Elisa Beatty says:

      Congrats, Janet!! And you can do it with bringing it all home!!!

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  5. Marna R. says:

    Didn’t make my goal. I haven’t been writing at all this week. Just plotting. I’ll have to really dive into this last week.

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  6. I MADE MY GOAL!! I even passed it up this week, but I am SO SAD the festival is going to end soon. I made it to 2 sprints as well which made me really happy because I have been too busy and sick to make it.

    Thanks to you all, and thanks to Elizabeth Essex for the awesome books I won last week! <3

    Happy writing!

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  7. Lyn says:

    I MADE MY GOAL which mainly compised of blog posts and interviews and submitting a short story last week – but although I didn’t manage to get any more done to the WIP, I am at least now clear to work on it (she said crossing fingers hastily). I hope I’ll manage one or two sprints now as well, as I haven’t done a many as I wanted to so far.

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  8. Rachel K says:

    I haven’t been participating in nearly as many sprints as I want to but I did reach my goal this week! I was sick over the weeekend and did a ton of writing and was able to finish the first draft of a contest entry I’m writing. I can’t believe there is only one more week of the festival. I plan to attend as many sprints as I can and finish out strong!

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  9. Elisa Beatty says:

    I MADE MY GOAL!!!

    Thanks to some time in the sprint room!

    Hard to believe there’s just one week of the Festival left…but let’s all make the most of it!

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  10. I sorta made my goal—I was supposed to finish a rough draft that has stymied me, but instead I finished and finalized 3 revisions of older material that needed the work!

    So I have met my secondary goal(s) but instead of working on the rough draft for the rest of the time left, I’ve got one last revision to cap out at 4 for the festival.

    And that’s a good feeling!

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  11. MS Panthera says:

    I MADE MY GOAL

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  12. Cynthia Huscroft says:

    I made only 2 of my three of my goals this past week. I didn’t make my “word goal” because I spent time subtracting quite a few words.

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