I’m a bit behind where I want to be for the week, but making progress. So, that’s something at least. I’ve got First Choice, Second Chance(decided to stick with that title after bouncing thoughts around with CP) out to the proofreader & will likely have final cover in my hands(ok, in my files) sometime today. So, I’m planning to do the cover reveal on Monday and looking for people to help share it/spread the word. If you’d be able to help in revealing it, let me know, either in the comments here or email me: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now, for a new WiPPet! I’ve been working on Guarding the Heart(book 1 in BC Security series) this month. I actually started it last February(as in over a year ago). I’d started 3 books that month, and have since finished the other 2. And if we want to be totally correct, I started this back in November 2011. But, I’ve actually re-plotted and started re-writing from scratch since then. So, yeah. I’ve added almost 21k to it so far this month. Today, I have the first 13 paragraphs(7+1+5). This has barely been touched since it was first written.
Casey Brannigan stood at the back of the church. He hated these places. Hated them like nothing else. And he’d hated plenty of things during the last thirty years. But churches, and particularly the funerals held in them, held a special place in his list of hatred. There’d been too many. Too damn many. And he was sick of attending them. But, he’d missed the one he should have been there for the most.
The thought, the memory, nearly had him doubled over with the pain of grief. Eight years. Eight damn years, and it still hurt. He should be over it by now. Should have moved on and gotten over her.
He’d never get over her.
He felt a hand clamp down on his shoulder and winced even though he knew who it was. “Goddamn it, Alex. I’ve told you not to do that.”
“Watch it, Casey. You shouldn’t take the Lord’s name in vain in his own house.”
The words were light, but Casey knew his best friend took his faith seriously. “I don’t think your Lord has anything to do with these places or half the shit that goes on in them.”
“Again, you may want to watch it.”
Casey realized people’s heads were turning their way and pursed his lips together. He was silent as the pastor read a passage from the bible. “We shouldn’t be here,” he finally said.
“She was our client, Case. You’re the one who wanted to come.”
“Exactly. She was ours. We shouldn’t have let this happen. How did he get past us?”
Alex shook his head then glanced down pointedly at Casey’s side. “He nearly killed you, that’s how. Your guardian angel is gonna quit his job if you keep this up.”
“I was just doing my job, Alex. We’re supposed to protect our clients.”
“I’m not stupid, Casey. You’re still trying to make up for not being able to protect Marie.There was nothing you could have done. You weren’t even in the country.”
And now for my progress this week:
First Choice, Second Chance – line up proofreading & cover art– done! *dances around* Done, done, done.
- Guarding the Heart – draft through Chapter 19 – I’ve finished through Chapter 12. As of right now, the next 3 chapters each only have 1 scene in them(I’ve already been moving things around this morning, so that may change if I realize they need more). I’ve added 8390 words so far this week.
- Into the Sun – keep working toward finishing – weekend project
- Read: Super Structure(James Scott Bell) – read through first 1/3 – I’m almost 15% through this.
Soul Resurrected(Keri Lake),Sweet Seduction(box set & may not read all in it), & The Murder Complex(Lindsay Cummings) – really enjoyed Soul Resurrected. I’ve skipped most of the books in Sweet Seduction, but am reading Wanderlust by Roni Loren now(main reason I got this box set) and loving it. Since I actually finished Soul Resurrected on Sunday, I added another book to this week’s list: Trust the Focus(Megan Erickson).
- Knit: Dino Hat – finish – haven’t made a lot of progress on this so far.
- Crochet: Amazing Grace Blissful Beanie – haven’t started this yet
RoW80 Sponsor Post – Submit– submitted this yesterday. And of course, once I hit send, I started having my doubts about it. Happens every time.
My week started out pretty slow, but it seems to be picking up again. How’s everyone else doing?