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Welcome back for another installment of Weekend Writing Warriors,  the blog hop for anyone who loves to write.  Still sharing from Into the Sun,  this is a little farther on from last week’s.  Trace is asking Icarus why he never tried to find them.

“I never knew about you, Trace. I did try to find her. But, apparently the old man, whose name was not Grady by the way, hid her away before he kicked the bucket. If Hawk wasn’t so good at sniffing people out, I may not have found her now.”
“What do you mean his name wasn’t Grady? Mom said-”
“My name is Grady,” Icarus interrupted me. “So was my father, so technically she didn’t lie. Grady Evan Hartson. She named you after me.”

Saturday afternoon we took the kids to see the Minions movie in the theater. It was the boy’s first time,  but the girl had gone before for a friend’s birthday.  They knew they were going to grandma’s, but we hadn’t told them about the movie. Well, the girl didn’t take the surprise to well.  She finally calmed down when grandma showed up at the theater too. Just have to remember she doesn’t take surprises/changes to plans very well.  They both enjoyed it. I dropped my large container of popcorn when we got to our seats, so I felt like an idiot,  but it was still a good time.  Then grandma took them to her house and is keeping them overnight,  so we actually get an adult night out. Going to a local bar to see a friend of my husband’s band play(I’m actually typing this up before we go, so no details on how that is).

So,  this week has been pretty good.  Though,  you wouldn’t know from looking at my word count spreadsheet.  According to it, I’ve written a negative number of words.  This is normal when I’m in the middle of revisions.  I’ll be drafting a new story this coming week,  so I’ll actually have new words this time.

  • Scars and All: Read Through.  Possibly: 2nd revisions.  If time: start polishing round – I finished the read through, revisions,  and 2/3 through the polishing round.  I’ll put this aside this week while I draft Let It Begin,  then pick it back up the following week.
  • Leo & Bryan – keep plotting – haven’t done anything on this while trying to stay caught up on everything else.
  • Into the Sun: proofread & submit – I did a little proofreading yesterday morning. Going to do more today,  but may not have it finished and ready to submit until next weekend.
  • Read: Take Off Your Pants – 45% – did get to this point.
  • Read: Sweetest Mistake(Candis Terry), Run the Risk(Lori Foster), The Klaus Brothers set(Penny Watson), & Hot Head(Damon Suede) – really enjoyed Sweetest Mistake and Run the Risk.  Just started the Klaus Brothers set.  Nothing like reading Christmas stories when is still warm out(okay,  not so warm this weekend as it’s rainy and windy,  but it has been warm). May not get to Hot Head this week.
  • Knit: Cuddly Chevron Blanket – I’ve made some progress on this but not nearly as much as I’d wanted to.

So goals for next week:

  • Let It Begin – 25k (that’s 5k a day.  I should be able to get this, but we’ll see)
  • Leo & Bryan – finish back stories
  • Into the Sun – finish proofreading & submit
  • Read: Take Off Your Pants – 70%
  • Read: Hot Head(Damon Suede), The Falconer (Elizabeth May), Wings (Aprilynne Pike), & Heartless (L.S. Engler)
  • Knit: Cuddly Chevron Blanket
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Comments on: "Sunday Summary: WeWriWa – “After Me”" (14)

  1. Nice tie-up Fallon. I think Trace is realising that living it doesn’t mean you actually know it.

  2. Interesting discussion between the two characters. I could feel the tension…great snippet!

  3. It’s always fun to read Christmas stories! The blanket sounds nice.

    • It really is. Only the first one actually takes place at christmas, but they’re all set(for at least part of it) in the North Pole, since they’re about Santa’s sons.
      Thanks. I think it will look nice once it’s finished. It’s just time-consuming.

  4. I can’t say I recall earlier sections of the story well enough to understand all the byplay about names–sorry about that–but the dialogue reads very naturally and it’s easy to feel how disturbing it is to have to rewrite her past.

  5. Ah, the undercurrents. The things a child wouldn’t understand, and the assumptions eroding…

    I feel like this is a powerful turning point in their relationship.

    Some people, whatever their ages, just don’t do well with surprises. Some people drop popcorn. Hopefully, all ended well, though.

    It sounds like you’re making great progress. And, by the way, it’s great to see you here at WeWriWa! =)

    • Yes, definitely a turning point. And I think these characters have a lot more story to tell than I’ve written. So much for this being a standalone novella. ☺
      It did all end well.The movie was cute, and we all had a good time. An even better time with the adult night out. Some good music, a couple drinks, a fun time.

      • All of my stories end up going deeper than I thought, too…the danger of letting the characters really live, maybe?

        Minions was a cute movie. Jim and I liked all the 60s music and references, and the kids liked it – Lise more than Miah, who was too young to get all the inside jokes, and a bit too old for the cartooniness.

        An occasional adults’ night out can be so delightful, when the kids are still young! Glad you had the chance, and enjoyed it!

  6. That’s a power little snippet. I like where it’s going. 🙂

    Glad to hear you get a adult night out, Fallon!!

  7. […] Another Sunday, another installment of Weekend Writing Warriors. Still sharing from Into the Sun, which I’m hoping to have all polished up this weekend. 8 sentences from a later scene from last week’s. […]

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