So, I wrote up my goals post on Sunday(well, actually Saturday, but posted it Sunday). And almost first thing Monday morning, I changed my goals. I didn’t completely change them, more of a shifting around. I did my revisions on Healing the Heart. Then, opened up Flames of Justice, and it was like Reese just didn’t want to talk to me. This could have something to do with me referring to him as a jerk and other unsavory names during the other books. But, I did have another character talking, so I decided to work on her story for a bit instead. And of course, as soon as I did that, Reese decides he might talk to me. So, now I’m planning to write a scene a day of Chasing the Ghost but still shooting for 250 words a day on Flames of Justice. So, they’re both getting written right now. We’ll see how long this lasts. And Doren still won’t leave me alone, so I think I’ll be working on his story(Scars and All) during NaNo instead of waiting until next year.
Now, since Chasing the Ghost is book 4 in the series, I imagine there will be plenty of opportunities for spoilers. So, I’m still going to be sharing from Law of Choice for WiPPet, even though it’s sitting until I’m ready to start revising. Today I have 6 paragraphs(10+8+2-14) from Chapter 3.
Brian went down to the diner and ordered two sandwiches then he had the waitress, Anna, fill a to-go box with fries. “You having lunch with Ashley?”
His hand jerked as he reached for his wallet. Did everyone assume they were together again since he was back for the summer? “No. My mom. Ashley and I-we’re not a thing anymore.”
“Really? ‘Cause she said you texted her last night. You don’t usually send late night texts to people you aren’t a thing with anymore.”
He felt a flush rise up his neck. But, he just took some money from his wallet and shoved it at her. Then, he took his boxes. “Thanks for the food, Anna.”
“Of course. Tell your mom I said hello.”
Brian nodded, then he left. He tried not to think about what Anna had said as he drove out to the house. They didn’t have a thing going anymore. That was true. So, why had he texted her? He should have known better than to think that little fact would remain a secret in this town.
This week has been going pretty good. I finished revisions on Healing the Heart this morning. I still have to do a search & destroy mission through it. Thankfully, I have my handy list of words that need to die. I’ve finished 2 new scenes on Chasing the Ghost. And added over 600 words on Flames of Justice. I felt a little stuck when I went to work on Chasing the Ghost this morning though. I think it’s because I need to add another scene in before I get to the one I had planned. I have a really hard time writing out of order, even if that’s just skipping ahead. Something could always happen in this scene that could affect the next ones. I was thinking about it on my walk this morning, so I may be able to figure it out when I actually sit down to write. Sometimes I feel like I have no idea what’s going to happen next and have no motivation to write until I sit down and put my music on, and the words just seem to flow.
As for those goals for this week:
Healing the Heart – Finish revisions
- Flames of Justice – 5 scenes – yeah, no. I haven’t even finished one.
- The Hunt – Outline – making progress on this.
Read: Only the Good Die Young(KK Hendin) & Forever Starts Tonight(Roni Loren)– finished both of these. Loved them.
- Read: Rise of the Machines(Kristen Lamb) – Read Through Section 1 – I think there’s two chapters left in section 1.
- Knitting: Sock Monkey Hat – almost done with this
- Crochet: Lamb Hat – will pick this up when I finish the other hat.
Also working on fleshing out a flash piece I wrote a couple years ago. Of course, as soon as I started that, I started thinking it could be the intro to a series I suddenly have an idea for. Watch out, series fever might be contagious. 😉 And I have to finish up my RoW80 sponsor post and get that sent in.