The rally rockers of Ink Rally 2012 have officially reached the finish line, brain, heart, and typing fingers still mostly intact! Their mighty deeds will be passed down from film company to film company, enchanting future generations with their courage, wit, and high speed car chases—and they’ve got the medals to prove it.
Allison : @echodrift
Photo organization: I now have 3 years worth of photos in my Lightroom catalogs and have started tagging and deleting duds. Finally catching up after getting a new computer 2 years ago.
Blogged: once. I really struggled with this goal because…(reasons)
- November photo project: completed!
- Blog 2-3 times per week: not met, with only 6 posts over 5 weeks.
- Organizing photos: have a good start on this so just need to keep the momentum.
- Organizing my office: mostly met. I just have too much stuff and not enough storage.
- Photo book for my aunt: completed, ordered, and delivered!
Angela : @angelacervantes
One book away from my 2012 book-reading goal and I’m mid way through it. Revising the 10,000 words on second novel to send to my agent by Dec. 24th deadline. Drafted a synopisis for next novel as well. Rescheduled photo session. Pen jar is amazing. Life is good. Take that, cyclops!
Connie : @ConnieBDowell
I’m not anywhere close to my ridiculously ambitious goal. (This is my first attempt writing a mystery and I needed much more plotting than I thought.) I do have several good chapters, a lot of research, and a well developed plan to tackle during my holiday break. I’ll be happily writing through Christmas and New Year’s.
Helen : @BillyElm
Completed goal (15,000 words of Last of the Marogs) I set myself for #inkrally12.
My goal beyond Ink Rally 12 is to finish the first draft of ‘The Last of the Marogs’ by end of March 2013, and to finish edits by end of June, so I can enter it for the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission’s Creative Writing Contest 2013. I also need to keep up with my blog posts, but the story will take precedence. By last week, which I thought was the deadline, I’d reached my Ink Rally goal to finish chapter 2 and write 2 more chapters. Since then, one more chapter is finished, achieved by avoiding Facebook and Twitter. A little dog of mine has wormed her way into my story, so Delroy will get the dog he always wanted, and I have some rewriting to do!
Kelly : @KellyBar
Okay, so goal one was to finish the WIP, which I knew was a huge goal so not reaching it is not surprising. I did make significant progress on it though so yay for ink rally getting me moving!
Goal two was met. Short story “Collapse” is revised and sent out. The waiting game begins.
Lisha : @lishacauthen
When I was a Cub Scout/Girl Scout leader orchestrating weekly meetings for 30 8-year-olds, I learned that plans were merely a framework and goals were a moving target.
For the Ink Rally, I listed everything I could possibly get to in the time allotted. I didn’t get to many of them. I did manage to post pretty much every week on my blogs, which is spiffy. And I am following up on several submissions at this moment, in fact.
But the biggest goal on my list was finishing my WIP second draft. I thought I had three chapters left, but the main character had some time to ruminate, and then when he had this confrontation with another character? Well. Turns out there are a few more layers to the story. So six chapters later, I am NOW three chapters from the end. I think.
And there was this unexpected opportunity to grab a server for next to nothing on cybermonday, so I’ve been trying to get my new website running. That’s a goal I hadn’t counted on that’s become a top priority, as I’ve got my .com name pointed at something kind of hideous looking.
I have loved this exercise and am so proud of everybody, and I appreciate the incredible work and good spirits Tessa has infused into my writing life this past 6 weeks. Ink Rally has helped me tremendously and I TREASURE this medal and am honored to wear it. IN FACT I will wear it to Panera’s the next time I go. AND THAT IS A PROMISE.
Pam : @PamelaKWitte
First, thanks to everyone who sent snow vibes my way. It snowed last night and I should start teaching on the mountain Friday!
On a Rally note, I’m rocking through my final tweaks of my WIP, and having a blast. I got my first rejection of my MG adventure today and it was as awesome as rejections get (agent said I was a talented writer and would like to see my other work)! Groovy.
I still haven’t cleaned my office, but oh well.
I’m happily rocking an amazing Ink Rally medal (see blurry phone photo) and am proud of all participants!
I especially thank Tessa for all her work and encouragement. This is as much phone typing as my index finger can take. Joy to all!
Rebecca : @rlbelliston
My WIP is finished!!! I’m just doing the final edits. It feels awesome to be at this point. I’m sending it to a few last readers before it’s off to the publisher. Yay!
As for my other WIP, it took a backseat while I finished this one up. I only queried a few agents the last six weeks. Now that I’m done with Augustina, I’ll be hitting that one hard next.
Sarah : @sbelliston
I finished my one and only goal. Yippee!
In spite of a computer crash, a child leaving preschool, many doctor’s appointments for the babe in my belly, and general holiday craziness. I started at 61K and ended at 89K, not only editing plot points but adding 28K in the process. It’s not pretty, it’s not nearly finished, but it’s in one piece and off at a (hopefully kind) CP.
Tessa : @tessaelwood
Made four out of five! Not too shabby.
Finish WIP1 revisions
- Make inroads into WIP2
Tend the poemtrees with @rina_bell in Deciduus Complete November photo project with @echodrift Work up to half marathon milage by the week of 12/3
Hells yes! So this grew on me. Ideas spawned other ideas until there were whole damn hordes. Not that I mind—I can also use more minions.
Hahahaha um, no. Not to mention I have no idea which of the three stories floating around on my computer will turn into WIP2. Have new ideas for two of them though, once I get that far.
Mostly. I’m behind with the last poem! It’s drafted but as yet un-posted.
Really pushed me to think and shoot, when all I’d have done otherwise is work & revise.
Yesssssss. Clocked out at 15 miles, almost 2 miles over half distance. On track with my full training, logging 175 miles for the rally. Oh yeah.
Vivian : @VLeeMahoney
Rewrite to the First 5 pages workshop! Revising is slow, but I’m making progress one chapter at a time.