Well, Fall is definitely approaching here in Northwestern PA. Over the weekend, it didn’t get above 60. Nights and mornings are cooler, even though this week, it’s supposed to be back up into the 70s & 80s during the day. Still, I won’t be one to complain about the slightly cooler temps. I handle them a lot better than the heat.
Today also happens to be my ninth wedding anniversary. Stingrays that’s hard to believe (I was going to fix that autocorrect mistake, but I think I just made up a new curse. Some days = stingrays). Overall it’s been a pretty good nine years.
Got a new project for Wippet Wednesday this week. It’s a novella in my Kurztown series, and takes place just a couple months after Scars and All. If anyone remembers my snippets from Law of Choice, this is Brian’s boss (and Natalie is Brian’s mom). I have the first 17 sentences(16 for the day + 1 as a bonus for my anniversary).
Patrick DiSalvo adjusted his tie, first loosening then tightening the knot he’d already fussed over for much too long. He let out a disgusted sigh and turned away from the mirror. “Get over yourself,” he muttered but couldn’t quite stop himself from tugging on it one more time.
She wasn’t going to care anyway. He’d been putting himself out there for almost five years, and she still never cared. He should have taken a hint a long time ago.
At fifty, it was long past time to get over his high school sweetheart.
Maybe he could if he didn’t see the flash of…something in her eyes from time to time. Something Caleb Sharrock hadn’t completely smothered out. Even after that man had died, Patrick had known Natalie would need some time. He may have been little more than an abusive bully, but Natalie had been his wife for more than twenty years. So, he’d waited. More than three years he waited while she got back on her feet. And he saw her thrive. And while he did see that spark of whatever it was from time to time, more often than not, it was still fear and shadows he saw there.
He wanted to wipe all of that away. If only she would let him.
Is all of Patrick’s waiting going to be rewarded? Well. ..ha! Did you actually think I was going to tell you? 😉
- Let It Begin – 25k (that’s 5k a day. I should be able to get this, but we’ll see) – I’ve written 11898 words so far this week. Hoping to hit 15k today.
- Leo & Bryan – finish back stories – haven’t done any of this yet this week.
- Into the Sun – finish proofreading & submit – weekend project
- Read: Take Off Your Pants – 70% – I’m a little over 55% through this. On track.
Hot Head(Damon Suede),The Falconer (Elizabeth May), Wings (Aprilynne Pike), & Heartless (L.S. Engler) – I finished the Klaus Brothers set on Monday and finished Hot Head last night. I really enjoyed it. I’ll be staying The Falconer today.
- Knit: Cuddly Chevron Blanket – I’ve made some progress on this. Not a lot, but some.
Doing good so far this week. Hope that continues.