YABbootcamp is over, but that doesn’t mean the writing parties are and writing community is done coming together. It’s time for Ready. Set. Write!  

What’s Ready. Set. WRITE!? It’s 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 in our writing—planning, drafting, revising, or polishing. This year, your RSW hosts are Alison MillerJaime MorrowErin Funk, and Katy Upperman. Today’s the goal-setting post to kick it off. Join in! You know you want to 🙂

Drumroll, please…

My goal(s) for this week/the summer as a whole is:

This week: 

Continue progress on my super secret MS. The MS will only be unveiled after I reach 20,000 words. It’s a little push to do more writing and less talking about writing/what I’m writing.

The summer:

  • Complete Super Secret MS. (yay!!)
  • Query THE DAUPHINE FILES (cue nail bitting). I’m really nervous for this because it’s technically an Urban Fantasy (though with more of a noir & mystery leaning).
  • Read all the books in my room (15 books, maybe?)
  • Revise ALEX DE VEGA AND PANDORA’S BOX –> I received some amazing feedback from agents…now to apply it.
  • Celebrate the release of my first Spencer Hill Contemporary client, Dahlia Adler’s YA Debut, BEHIND THE SCENES 🙂
  • Have fun!

I have a lot of goals but I think with a lot of persistence and not stressing, I can reach them. Gotta set ’em high, right?

What are your goals? How is your summer going??

Have a great week!

Whimsically Yours,


Written by Patrice


Tracey Neithercott (@T_Neithercott)

I like that you’re waiting until 20K to talk about your WIP. I should do that with my next project. My husband read a mystery book I wrote and was like, “This is no fun when I know all the details ahead of time.” Ooops.

Good luck with your revisions this summer!!


Interested to hear about this mystery ms…write fast! 😉 Good luck w/your goals!

Alison Miller

I love super secret manuscripts! And great goals! I hope you have a wonderful writing week!


Congrats on your first client’s release! <3 I'm sorry I missed seeing you at BEA. The Dauphine Files sounds awesome – good luck with your querying!


Thanks, Kaye!! 🙂 And you didn’t miss me at all, I wasn’t there, was visiting family, but hopefully we’ll get to meet soon!


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