I set up a new site(an actual website, instead of just the blog now). I still have some work to do, but I launched it this morning. I imported most of the posts from here, but I’m leaving this up for now. But, from now on my posts will be up at fallonbrown.com So, come check me Out overthere!
Weekend Writing Warriors: “Welcome to the Family”
Welcome back to another visit with the Weekend Writing Warriors, the blog hop for anyone who likes to write, where we share 8-10 sentences from a project and sometimes get creative with punctuation. 😉 I’m continuing with Hawk’s story. I skipped over some of it, but Hawk’s father was still lingering. They managed to make it away, though. This is the end of this scene:
“So,” Barbie finally said, “I take it your father hasn’t given up yet.”
I let out a rough laugh. “No, and he’s going to be after both of us now,” I said, gesturing back to where Noah clung to his seat. “With or without getting paid for it.”
“Really,” Barbie said, glancing over her shoulder, “and why’s that?”
“Meet my little brother, Noah. And my father will consider him coming with us the worst betrayal.”
“Well, that’s just wonderful,” Barbie said. Then she turned in her seat and smiled at Noah. “Welcome to the family.”
Will everyone else accept him so easily? What other trouble are they going to face? I’ll have more for you next week.
“How was traffic?”
Wyatt barely spared his father a glance. He was still smarting from the last argument they’d had. “I live two streets over, Dad. Are you counting the whole two cars I passed?”
His dad barked out a laugh. “Right. Everything okay?”
Wyatt just kept moving through the house. He couldn’t stand to even be close to his father right now. It was dramatic, he knew that. But, he needed to sort through his thoughts before he could handle it.
He walked into the kitchen and his mom turned from the sink. He leaned over and kissed her cheek. “Hey, Mama.”
She took one look at his face, then sighed and shook her head. “You are still fighting with your father. Why must you?”
“I’m not doing anything. He made his opinion very clear, and I made it equally as clear that I do not appreciate it. There’s not really anywhere to go from there.”
“I hate when you two fight. Even when neither of you are right.”
She shook her head. “I know love isn’t quite logical, but he’s just worried about you. He may not have handled it well, but it’s because he does care about you.”
“I don’t need him to protect me. Kaden isn’t going to do anything to hurt me. Dad would realize that if he even got to know him at all. He didn’t get protective with Andres.”
“You were sixteen when you were with him, and had already been friends for several years. And if you didn’t think he worried, especially when you both joined the Army, you’re wrong. He just doesn’t always show it the best way.”
Wyatt wasn’t quite sure he believed that, but he let it go for now. Nothing he could do about his father’s feelings, especially not when he was just barely managing his own.
This week’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt was to use words ending with -ic or -ical. I have more with Wyatt and Kaden, well Wyatt. I have a feeling this isn’t the first time he and his father have butted heads.
Fiction Friday: “Specific Enough”
Kyran crouched down behind the barrel, watching the people combing the street in front of them. “We have five people trying to kill us right now, what are we supposed to do?”
Arwyn ticked each person off his finger. “Actually, it’s more like eight.
“Oh, sorry I wasn’t specific enough!”
Arwyn bit back a chuckle. The man was so cute when he got angry. Especially when that was directed at Arwyn. It must be why he needled him so often. “At least half of them don’t even know what they’re doing. We just have to wait them out, then we can get out of here.”
“And what about the other half?”
“Between the two of us, I’m sure we can take them on. Don’t worry, I’ve got your back.”
Back to my Pirates story for this week’s Fiction Friday. Not quite sure how they get to this point or where it will go from here.
Weekend Writing Warriors: “Not Exactly a Friend”
Welcome back to another visit with the Weekend Writing Warriors, the blog hop for anyone who likes to write, where we share 8-10 sentences from a project and sometimes get creative with punctuation. 😉 I’m continuing Hawk’s story, picking up from where last week’s left off(“Yes,” she said, “it’s back this way. Can you tell me anything?”)
“When we get into the cage.”
I felt Noah jerk away from me, but I barely glanced at him. “Car,” I told him, “not an actual cage.”
“Feels like one when you’re used to being on a bike all the time, though,” Barbie said, cracking a grin even though I could tell she was still worried.
“Yes, ma’am,” Noah said quietly.
“Oh, Hawk, your new friend is polite; that’s a breath of fresh air, isn’t it?”
My lips quirked up slightly at that. “Funny, Barbie, really, and he’s not exactly a friend.”
“Really, and what’s Devil going to think about that?”
“Stop, I’ll tell you everything when we’re on our way home.”
Fiction Friday: “In the Car”
“Where are you going?” Wyatt asked, propping himself up in the bed.
Kaden glanced over his shoulder at the way the sheet draped over the man’s waist. It made him want to slid back into that bed, but he couldn’t. Still, he forced a grin. “I’m either going out for ice cream, or to commit a heinous crime. I’ll decide in the car.”
“Not funny,” Wyatt growled, but Kaden saw his lips twitch anyway. “You’re not supposed to tell a cop before you commit a crime. And you being out of my bed at this hour is a bad enough one.”
Kaden curled his lips in to hide his own smile. “Are you going to arrest me, officer?” He couldn’t believe he was joking about that. At one time it would have been a perfectly serious question.
“Not if you come back willingly.”
He couldn’t hold in his grin any longer. And he moved back toward the bed, but he didn’t drop his shoes. He leaned over and kissed Wyatt. When he drew back, he ran his thumb over Wyatt’s lips. “Sorry,” he said. “I promised Mom I’d meet her and the kids for breakfast. I didn’t want to wake you, but I see I failed there. Don’t worry, when I get back you can throw me back on the bed.”
“Just watch me,” Wyatt said. “I’m going to hold you to that.”
Kaden laughed and stepped back, slipping his shoes on. Then, he headed out of the apartment. But, as much as he was looking forward to seeing him mom and siblings, he still wished he was back there with Wyatt now.
This week’s Fiction Friday prompt was the line: “I’m either going out for ice cream, or to commit a heinous crime. I’ll decide in the car.” I’m not sure if this will take place during Wyatt & Kaden’s story or sometime after.
Writing Wednesday: To a Crisp
We took the kids to Waldameer(amusement/water park, though we just go to the water part) Sunday. About 4 hours out in the sun and water. And guess who forgot sunscreen? yep. That’d be me. My face, shoulders, chest, and thighs are red. I don’t usually burn too bad, but yeah, it hurts. Today isn’t quite as bad as Monday was. And after we left there, we went to best Buy. And I was finally able to get my new computer. I’ve been wanting to for several months now, but we didn’t have the extra money. We do now, so I was able to finally get it. I got things downloaded and set up Sunday night. I spent most of Monday moving my projects into Scrivener on the new machine. Well, not all of them. I decided to just worry about the ones I’m currently working on for the moment. I have them all(I hope I didn’t miss any) on dropbox, so I’ll grab them when I get around to editing them.
I’ve adjusted my writing schedule slightly. or at least when I do certain things. The first morning session(from 5-7, adjusted from 4-6) is when I first get up. I’m setting that as my plotting time. After I do chores and start social media(so at 9-11), I’ll focus on my main projects. The after lunch session(1-3) will be for editing, and the evening session(6-8) is for side projects. Having a schedule seems to work better for me than just having a list of goals to meet. I work through the goals in each section one by one.
Nowhere to Run is the only one of my main projects that I’ve worked on this week, so it’s what I’m sharing from again. Nowhere to Run takes place shortly after Whatever It Takes, so during the period when Jonas & Isaac are broken up. But, Isaac and Konner are still together and show up in this scene. I have 16 sentences for today(8+8).
“Has Wyatt come in?” James asked. “He said he was going to try, but he hasn’t said anything about it again.”
“That cop partner of yours?” Konner asked. “Now, that’s a fine looking man.”
Isaac nudged him hard, and Konner laughed before smacking a kiss on his boyfriend’s lips. “Don’t worry. I still love you best.”
“You love everyone, Konner,” Isaac said, but his lips were turned up.
“Yes, but I love you best. That has to count for something.”
Tracy pressed her lips together and turned back to James. And saw that he was full out grinning at the boys’ antics. “I guess we can leave them alone,” he said, taking her arm. “I’ll be around this weekend if any of the kids want to throw a game together,” James called back to Konner. “Let them know.”
“Will do,” Konner said, then he was engrossed in Isaac again.
- Heart to Heart –
Finish story toolkit& outline Act 1
- This Week: Act 4 beat sheet, timeline
- Neil & Lin(The Rileys #2) – Brainstorm
- This Week: brainstormed Neil, Lin
- Wyatt & Kaden(Gilbert, CO # 9) – Brainstorm
- This Week: Brainstormed Wyatt
- GH & SF 3 – Brainstorm
- This Week: Brainstormed Torin
- Build This Love(Kurztown #8) – Brainstorm
- This Week: Brainstormed Chris
- Nowhere to Run – Get through Chapter 18 – 3/16 scenes
- This week: 983 words
- GH & SF 2 – Get through Part 1, Chapter 4 – 0/15 scenes
- Craving You – Get through Chapter 5 – 0/13 scenes
- By the Gun – Get through Part 3, Chapter 9 – 0/11 scenes
- Short Story Collection – Flesh Out
- Goin’ Down
- This week: 999 new words
- Meeting Jonas
- Changing History(though I may move this one to another collection)
- Goin’ Down
- Paint Me a Picture – transfer to Scrivener – 1/9 chapter
- Green Hills & Smoky Fields – Initial Read through/Fill in [xx]s
- Stained Blood – Beta Edits
- Flames of Renewal – Proofread
- Law of Choice – CP edits
- Geoff – Write, edit & post to Patreon
- This Week: 303 words
- Hawk – 1500 words – 961/1500 words
- This Week: 461 words
- Jacob & Matthew – 1500 words – 945/1500 words
- This Week: 384 words
- Desmund – 1500 words – 874/1500 words
- This Week: 339 words
- Jonas & Isaac – 15 pages – 5.33/15 pages
- This Week: 2.25 pages
- Flames of Renewal
- Read: 13 books – 5/13 books
The WAG and the Scoundrel(Debbie McGowan) Year of the Guilty Soul(A.M. Leibowitz) Blue Flame(Jill Shalvis) Cleaning House(Jeanne G’Fellers) Those Jeffries Boys(Debbie McGowan)– Started this Saturday night. Finished it Tuesday night.
Listen: 5 books– 7/5 books Protecting What’s His(Tessa Bailey) His Risk to Take(Tessa Bailey) Officer Off Limits(Tessa Bailey) Asking for Trouble(Tessa Bailey) An Unseen Attraction(K.J. Charles)– Started this Saturday morning. Finished it Monday morning. An Unnatural Vice(K.J. Charles)– Started this Monday morning. Finished it Monday night. An Unsuitable Heir(K.J. Charles)– Started this Monday night. Finished it Tuesday afternoon.
- Risking It All(Tessa Bailey) – Started this Wednesday morning. On Chapter 11/27
- Post 5 Regular Blog Posts – 6/22 posts
- This Week:
- Fiction Friday
- Stream of Consciousness Saturday
- Weekend Writing Warriors
- Sunday Summary
- This Week:
- Post to Patreon 3 times – 0/3