This has been a productive week already. By Tuesday night, I had written 5756 words. So, I would say the working on three separate projects seems to be working for me. At least for now. We’ll see if it continues to work. First, this week’s WiPPet Snippet. 12 paragraphs(18-6) from a couple scenes after last week’s in Stained by Ashes. Still in town and the same day, but this is from Adam’s POV.
Two steps took him to the side of the horse she currently stroked. He tipped his hat forward. “Ma’am.”
Her head jerked up at his voice, and he saw the irritation turn to interest. Then, her face went bland. “Sir. If you’ll excuse me,” she said, stepping back.
“Do you need help with anything?”
He saw her gaze flick across the street, was sure she was looking for her dad and brother. Whether it was because she was afraid of what they would do if they came over, or if she was uncomfortable and looking for help, he didn’t know.
“Thank you, sir, but my brother has it handled. Now, please, I’d ask you to leave.”
That was fear in her eyes. And he didn’t think it was directed at him. He nodded at her and took a step back, lifting his fingers to tip his hat again. “Good day then, Ma’am.”
She kept her eyes on him as he took another step back. He didn’t want to take his from her, but he had to turn before he ran into someone else. As he did, he saw Lucas and Louis crossing the street toward them. The old man’s eyes were trained on his daughter, but her brother glared right at him. Then, he veered away from his father and came toward Adam.
Adam turned away, settling his hat further on his head. Too late though. Louis caught him, wrapping his fingers around Adam’s arm. “You damn halfbreed, keep your dirty paws off my sister. You won’t make her your squaw.”
Rage boiled under his skin, in his blood. That was all these people would ever see him as. He had too much of his mother’s blood to fit in with them. And there was too much of his father in him to let it go. He pushed Louis away from him. “I didn’t have my hands on her. I asked if she needed some help. And I have no desire to take a wife.” It was a lie, but he wouldn’t let that show. He wouldn’t like anything more than to find someone to marry, someone he could make a family with. Like he’d dreamed of doing with Maggie.
“Louis, leave him alone.” Her soft voice came from behind him. “He did nothing. People are allowed to speak to me when I’m in town.”
“Not him. Get in the wagon, Leah. We’re going home.”
He saw her tremble for just a moment then turn to do just that. He wanted to strike out at the man for talking to her like that. For putting that fear in her eyes. But, before he could do more than think it, Patrick spoke his name. “Come on,” he said when Adam turned to him. “We have things to see to before we head home.”
WiPPet Wednesday is hosted by K.L. Schwengel and everyone is welcome. Just share a snippet of your current work-in-progress that corresponds with the date. Or if you like, just make the rounds and read what everyone else is writing. 🙂
Now, for my RoW80 progress so far this week.
- Stained by Ashes – 40k – I’m at 30185 words currently. Actually a little ahead of schedule. So, I should be able to hit 40k.
- Brian’s Story(brainstorming titles) – Character work – Figured out the main character’s goal/motivation/conflict and wrote out Brian’s back story. Two more back stories to write & some character worksheets to fill out.
- The Choice – 10 scenes revised – 4/10 finished. Wasn’t a whole lot in those scenes that changed. Some will have more than others(and even have a couple whole new scenes to add).
- Rick & Leann – 500 words – 368/500. coming along.
- Read: Siege and Storm & Ruin and Rising – Finished Siege and Storm Monday night. Got halfway through Ruin and Rising on Tuesday. I exercised some will power at least and kept from diving in until I’d met the rest of my goals for the day.
- Knit: Fair Isle Scarf – I’ve done 4 more rows on this. Still have 8 more of the pattern to do then some ribbing & it will be done.
The first half of the week has been good. Hoping the second half continues the trend.