I’ve been forging ahead all week. My plan of working through the to-do list until 5 then reading after dinner seems to be working well. I even started working on the scenes I’d planned to write next week. I was actually through almost everything for the week by dinnertime Thursday. Which was probably a good thing, since the boy got sick Thursday night and was home Friday. He spent most of the morning sitting watching movies, so I knew he wasn’t feeling well. For me, Friday was mostly a knitting & reading day.
Yesterday, husband had a class with the fire department, so we just stayed home. So, another reading day for me. Today is my nephew’s 4th birthday party, which I only found out about a couple days ago. My sister said she sent a message last week, but I never got it. Already had his present(well the second one, because I got the first before Christmas, and he ended up getting it for Christmas, so I had to get something to replace it). It’s about an hour drive over there, so I’ll probably read on the way.
Flames of Justice – halfway through Chapter 5(which is 5 planned scenes. more may jump in there).I’m through Chapter 5. Ended up moving one scene to the previous chapter, & added another one to chapter 5. Wrote 7 scenes in all, almost 8525 words. Flames of Restoration – Outline– finished this Read: Animal Attraction(Jill Shalvis), Half Bad(Sally Green), The Sweetest Thing(Jill Shalvis), & The Raven Boys(Maggie Stiefvater)– Read all of these. Had trouble connecting with the characters in Half Bad. Everyone raved about this book, and I wanted to love it. I didn’t hate it, but I didn’t love it. I still added the next one to my wishlist. Might not be a high priority buy for me, but I’ll probably end up reading it sometime. I also finished The Sweetest Thing Friday. I really liked this one, and the next one is added to my wish list. And I had The Raven Boys finished by lunchtime Saturday. It just pulled me right in. And I read Archer’s Voice(Mia Sheridan) yesterday. I really enjoyed this one. Got weepy(with mostly happy tears) several times, and nearly threw the book(well, kindle) toward the end(thought one of the characters had died & I was gonna be really upset. It all turned out good, though). I started The Minaldi Legacy(Courtney Cole) last night. This is actually 2 books in 1, and I read the first one a couple years ago(I think). So, I’m doing more of a skim read-through of that before I read the second half. I’m 16% through that right now. Read: Forensics for Writers: Read through Chapter 16– finished this Wednesday. Only 3 more chapters to read. Knit: Vertical Stripe Tie – get through row 11– I finished this project Friday night(well, technically Saturday when I wove in all the loose ends. Although I still need to block it so it doesn’t roll up)
I love getting everything finished. Even getting ahead. And I’m hoping to finish Flames of Justice early this week.
- Flames of Justice – Finish 1st draft
- Brainstorm – idea for Caitie’s(Flames of Retribution) brother’s story. not sure if this will be a full novel or just novella, but he’s been bugging me to write it.
- Read: The Minaldi Legacy(Courtney Cole), Calculated in Death(J.D. Robb), and Soulless(L.S. Engler)
- Read: Forensics for Writers – Finish
- Crochet: Flower Pop Hat
- Knit: Baby Doll Dress – won’t finish this, but I want to at least get it started.