I mentioned on Sunday about the rough start to DST. That happens when you’re out late, and you’re used to being in early, and you still wake up early. Plus, a hangover. Yeah that didn’t help much. It wasn’t too bad, mostly just a persistent headache and feeling exhausted. But, we were all in bed by 8 p.m. And starting Monday, I was getting things back on track. Its actually going pretty well so far.
Before I get to that, it’s WiPpet Wednesday! This is hosted by Emily Witt, who also has a pre-order available you should check out. I’ll wait. *folds hands. Twiddles thumbs.* Back? Okay, good. Anyway, last week I believe I promised more of Love Who You Love. I also mentioned some steaminess I’d written on Tuesday. So, I believe I’ll combine the two(don’t worry, nothing too graphic or explicit). For today, I have 13 paragraphs(3-16), right after some of the steamier stuff.
They melted into each other, Susan’s arms wrapping around Kendall as her best friend’s head rested on her chest once more. “Feels like a dream,” Kendall murmured.
“Let’s not wake up yet then,” Susan suggested.
“But, I’m hungry.” The words came out on a mumble, sounding like Kendall was already halfway back to sleep.
Susan laughed and curled her arms a little tighter around Kendall. She didn’t want to let her go yet. “I don’t have much for breakfast,” she admitted. “I usually just hit the diner during the week or get cereal on the weekends, if I don’t go to my parents’.”
“Diner’s fine,” Kendall murmured. “Meet ya there,”
Susan laughed again. She couldn’t remember ever being this full of joy so early in the morning. Even after waking up to sex. “That means we should get dressed. And probably showered, too. If we both show up smelling like the bar, people will talk.”
Kendall’s eyes shot open at that. “People are going to talk anyway. They always do about me.” She looked away. “Maybe I should just go home and meet you there.”
When Kendall started to roll away, Susan reached out to stop her. “No, Ken, don’t. Please.” Kendall stopped, and Susan rushed on hoping she could mend whatever she’d just torn between them. “Whatever they say out there, it doesn’t matter. I want to get breakfast with you. How many times have we gone to breakfast together?”
Now, a smile slipped over Kendall’s face. “I lost track years ago.”
Susan let out a laugh, though it was strained this time. “See? They don’t have to know anything. We’re just spending some time together. Maybe we can spend more after breakfast, too.”
Kendall shifted over the bed and snuggled up to Susan again. “I’d like that.”
Susan stroked her hand through Kendall’s hair while she held her. “Let’s get that shower,” she said after a moment. “I’m pretty sure you’ve left enough clothes here over the years, we won’t even have to go back to your place before breakfast.”
Kendall practically jumped off the bed. “Now, that sounds like a perfect plan. Come on, I’m starving
Now, that I’ve spent like 45 minutes debating what and how much I’m going to share. Then, waffling about it some more. Then, picking a different snippet. Next week, I should be sharing from Protecting the Heart. Then, more from this the week after that. Not sure on April yet(I have the schedule made out, but it may change by then, and I’m not looking that far ahead yet).
Now, as for my progress so far this week:
- Work 20 hours on drafting – 10.5 hours/20. Still have about 2 hours of writing time today. A little ahead(I did some extra Monday because words were really rolling)
- Protecting the Heart – 4026 words
- Paint Me a Picture – 4746 words
- Love Who You Love – 2728 words(so far)
- Work 5 hours on editing – about 2.5 hours/5. I did an extra half hour on Monday b/c I wanted to finish the word I was searching through for. Still hoping to have this finished & sent out by the weekend.
- Come Back Down – work 1 hour over weekend
- Read: Description & setting – 70% – I’m at 60%. Right on track.
The Scorpion Rules(Erin Bow), Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda(Becky Albertalli),Defiance(C.J. Redwine), Chance of Rain(Amber Lin), Slow Heat(Jill Shalvis), Winter’s Burn(Elena Aitken), 99 Days(Katie Cotugno), & Festive in Death(J.D. Robb) – I finished The Scorpion Rules(enjoyed, though I had some issues with the resolution, but there’s another book coming, so we’ll see). Loved!! Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda. I finished it at dinner time yesterday, and I’m still thinking about it this morning. Even though I’m now 50% through Defiance. Which I’m enjoying.
- Knit: Mug Hug – got this started. Not much farther than that though. It should be a quick project, just didn’t have the motivation to work on it yesterday(decided to read instead)
- A-Z Challenge – draft posts as I have time – still on (B) post. Hoping to at least finish that one this week.