Yes, that’s right, I’ve already shifted my goals. Are we really surprised? The answer should be no, if you’ve spent any mentionable time around me, virtually or in person. I spent time yesterday reorganizing my projects into groups. I have 4 on-going series and 1 standalone in each group. That number dwindles as i go on. But, when I put it all into calendars, it takes me all the way to 2024. Yeah, I obviously don’t have to worry about running out of ideas for a while. I’ll be concentrating on the first group right now(of which 2 are already out). So, I’m focusing on beta edits for First Choice before I get back to working on Guarding the Heart. I should have those done
by the end of this week, though(probably before). Actually finished them between typing that and finishing up this post.
But, since it is Wednesday, and WiPPet time, I’ll be sharing from what I have open right now. Which is First Choice, Second Chance(thinking of dropping the second part from the title. Don’t know though). This one has an alternating timeline, and this snippet is from one of the “before” parts. You may recognize one of the characters from something else I’ve shared. 8 paragraphs for the eighth of the month.
He glanced over and through the beginning haze of a nice buzz, he recognized Doren Holland, who had been the school’s star linebacker up until he left for college the year before.
“What do you want? Lila’s not here with me. Didn’t you already hear me tell everyone?”
“I heard,” he said, his voice surprisingly soft for such a big man. A lot of things about Doren would surprise people who only watched him play out on the field. “Is that why you’re so angry?”
“I’m not angry. I’m fucking pissed. She went off with Kyle. He’s going to steal another girl from me, and there’s not a fucking thing I can do about it.”
The woman standing beside Doren paled, but he saw the understanding in the other boy’s face. “Cassie never should have left you for him. He’s never been more than a bully. I don’t know what she saw in him.”
Mason sighed. “He’s charming. He talks and smooths his way into whatever he wants. Who would pick a simple farm boy over him?”
“There’s nothing wrong with simple,” the girl beside Doren said. “Even a snake feels smooth.”
Doren’s teeth flashed at her words. “Mason, this is my girlfriend, Amy. She chose a simple mechanic over whatever doctor or lawyer her father tried to set her up with this month.”
I miss Doren. According to my new schedule, I’ll get back to him in April. I may be able to get through things quicker than that. That’s just going by my predicted average production rate. I’ll probably end up adjusting that.
As for the goals I stated for the week:
- Guarding the Heart – finish through Chapter 10(on Chapter 5 right now) – finished Chapter 5 and started Chapter 6. Will pick back up with Chapter 6 tomorrow morning(maybe later today if I finish the rest of my to-do list before dinner time). Planning to write at least 2 chapters a day.
First Choice, Second Chance – beta edits– finished these this morning. Ready When You Are – Outline– finished this yesterday Jessica’s Story – Brainstorm– setting this aside until I get to that group of stories
- Into the Sun – 1st draft – weekend project
Everything Between Us(Mila Ferrera), Get a Clue(Jill Shalvis),Call on Me(Roni Loren), & Standing Stones(Beth Camp) – Enjoyed both books I’ve read so far. Will be starting Call on Me as soon as I get it.
- Knit: Dino Cap – Have made some progress on this. Will hopefully catch up to where I want to be today.
- RoW80 Sponsor Post(forgot to include this on Monday) – Have this outlined. Hoping to draft it today.