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If you missed it here or on Twitter(or Facebook thanks to my husband), I released Flames of Redemption yesterday. Now, I’m having momentary blips of anxiety because people I actually know(and may have to see face-to-face again) will be reading my book. Ugh and gah. I’m excited people are reading it, of course, but also very nervous. Especially since quite a few people on my husband’s friends list are firefighters. So, what if I screwed something up? Ugh and gah again. So, needless to say, yesterday my focus was completely shot. I did manage to get some words written in the morning, but not nearly as much as I would have liked. Decided to put it aside and celebrate the release by watching Divergent(since I just got it, and this was my first chance to see it). And I baked some banana bread. Overall, a great day. Especially since I also got my contributor’s copies of World Unknown Review in the mail. So, yes, a good day.

Today is shaping up to be another one, despite the girl’s school being on a 2 hour delay, and the boy’s preschool cancelling busing for the day. I’ve already written over 3k today. So, there’s that.

Since it’s Wednesday, I’ve got another WiPPet. Still sticking with Scars and All. Today I have 8 paragraphs(1+7).

He turned away and headed out into the parking lot. But, he stopped when the object of his conversation with Kendall came strolling across the parking lot. he let out a long breath as his blood stirred. Yeah, he definitely couldn’t shut this attraction off. That’s all it could be though. A one-sided attraction. Maybe at one time, but no, she wouldn’t want anything to do with the man he was now.
Her dark green eyes shifted as she saw him though, darkening as they slid down his body then back up to his face. Then, she started laughing. His mouth turned down. “What’s so funny?” He asked.
She was still laughing as she moved toward him. He flinched back as she reached toward his face. “You have something,” she murmured, then her thumb was stroking over his cheek. “Right here.” He glanced down at it when she pulled away and saw the black coated on her skin.
“Grease,” he murmured. “Hands weren’t quite as clean as I thought apparently.”
He looked back up into her eyes and his breath strangled in his throat. “Cassie,” he managed to get out. She blinked but didn’t take her eyes from his, and the desire in them didn’t dim. “I’m not what you remember.”
“Neither am I, Doren. It’s okay.”
He wasn’t sure anyone had ever told him it was okay that he’d changed. Mostly they tried to insist he hadn’t. She pushed up onto her toes, holding onto his arms. Her fingers brushed against his biceps and had him taking in a short breath. Then, he was leaning closer to her. His lips brushed over hers once, just a brief caress. Then, he came back for more. One of her hands slid up his arm to his shoulder, and she opened for him. Doren kept his hands at her hips no matter how much they wanted to travel; to cup her ass, caress her stomach up to her breasts, into her hair.
She pulled back slightly and tipped her head back to look up at him. There was a soft smile on her face. “I’ve wanted to do that for more than ten years.”

This week has been going good, despite my inability to focus yesterday. I managed over 6k on Monday and already have over 3k for today with more writing time to go.

  • Chasing the Ghost – Write 4 hours/day – Did this on Monday, only managed 2 hours yesterday. So far, I’m at 2.5 hours today. I’ve added over 10k to it this week.
  • Flames of Restoration – Brainstorming & start on back stories – technically this is done. I have the brainstorming finished, and one paragraph of Nolan’s back story written.
  • Read: Against the Wind(Kat Martin), Shadow Spell(Nora Roberts), One, Two, Three(Elodie Nowodazkij), His Obsession Next Door(Cathryn Fox), All Lined Up(Cora Carmack), & Bound(Kate Sparkes) – I finished Against the Wind Sunday, enjoyed it. I’m actually falling a bit behind on my reading. About 60% through Shadow Spell. I love the book, but dedicating more of my time to writing cuts into this as well.
  • Read: Forensics for Writers – through Chapter 6 – I’ve finished Chapter 3, so I’m mostly on track with this.
  • Crochet: Sleigh Bell Scarf – I have 4 of the snowflake motifs finished for this. I need to do 9 total before I put it together.
  • Added: Submit RoW80 sponsor post – I have this drafted, just need to go over it before I send it in.

How is your week going so far?

Comments on: "Writing Wednesday: Post Release" (28)

  1. This is great. I love that he’s thinking it’s all one-sided and then is proven wrong!

    Gah 4 hours a day! I wish I had 4 hours a day to dedicate to writing. I’d get so much done! Good luck with your goals this round!

    • Thanks!

      Yeah, not having a regular job to go to helps. I could probably do more, but then chores and such would not get done.

  2. I wanna do that too!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Oops. Um…great scene. Hot. Very hot. Poor Doren. LMAO

  3. Yowza! One minute “nah, there’s nothing” next minute “there’s a whole lotta something.”

  4. Haha, love how it ended. Poor guy was so confused and wondering all the way until the end. That’s how it should be πŸ˜‰

  5. Steamy! I love that she surprises him and tells him it’s ok he changed, but not with some drawn-out speech. These two are great together.

  6. That’s hot! (the snippet, I mean) πŸ™‚

    Progress is progress, that’s the way I see it.

    Been busy starting my goals and making habits of others. Plus directing a show, life is always interesting.

    • Thanks!

      Yes, any progress is good, and I really am happy with it. When I’m not telling myself I could have done better(seriously, I’m harder on myself than anyone else could think to be).

      That’s great!

  7. Alana Terry said:

    more than ten years, wow. What a back story they must have!
    Congrats on the new release!

    • they went to school together, although he was a year ahead of her, but it’s a small town, so their paths crossed a bit. And he paid more attention to her than she ever thought. πŸ™‚

      Thanks!

  8. Good progress, and I’d say that your distraction was justified. =)

    I’ve like Doren for a while, but Cassie has a way about her – matter of fact about the fact that someone would change in ten years, and that that’s not a problem for her.

    Things are sparking, and it’s very good!

  9. well done on book – know the feeling but it will be alright you’ll see:) nice little snippet – smiles abounding I’m sure

  10. The cold weather has gotten my kids two snow days. I’m hoping they go tomorrow, but even if they don’t I guess I’m managing fairly well. Considering.

    I hope you don’t mind my asking. Is there a reason you pick to dictate your writing goal as a time amount vs a word amount?

    • I’ve managed all right as well. My kids play well on their own, so that helps. And the girl still had school, it was just delayed.

      I’m still trying to find exactly what works best for me. I’ve actually decided to shift to a combination. I’ve figured out what scenes I need to get through each day to stay on track for my self-appointed deadline. So, I’ll either work for 4 hours, or get through those scenes, whichever comes first. Yesterday, I got to where I wanted in 2.5 hours. πŸ™‚

  11. Starr Bryson said:

    Wow, you are PRODUCTIVE.

  12. Wow that snippet. Pardon me while I swoon for a moment or two πŸ˜‰

  13. That’s a sizzling scene right there. I also like Cassie’s matter-of-fact acceptance that someone would change in ten years.

    Congrats on the publication! I don’t blame you for the anxiety. Whenever I get around to finally publishing something, I’m sure I will be a wreck!

    • Thanks πŸ˜€

      And thanks again. It got a little worse when my mom said she’d bought it. And my first reaction was “Oh, God, Mom’s going to read the sex scenes I wrote.” Not that it would probably bother her, but…

  14. A big congrats on the publication! And the progress made. Loved your snippet – great chemistry.

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