So, I instituted Mellow Monday this week. I didn’t completely take the day off. I did still wake up early, like usual. And I compiled my beta’s notes for Chapter 12 of Stained by Ashes. Then, I did some writing. I kept with my hour per project. But, instead of forcing myself to focus, I’d write a little bit then read a little bit and back and forth. Obviously my word counts were lower than normal, but I still got 1500 words between 3 of my projects. Then, Tuesday I still felt a little unfocused, but not nearly as much and I managed over 5000 words. Over 1700 of those were on 1 project. Today seems to be falling somewhere between the two. But, forward progress is still being made.
Since today is Wednesday, it’s time to share another snippet. Today, I have 20 sentences from Shed Some Light. It’s the only project I have left to work on today. This is part of what I wrote in that 1700+ word session.
Once Toby had closed the door, Carlos turned on him. “What the hell’s going on? First you drop a bomb on Reza that she’s your sister, now you’re being all cryptic about my own brother. What the hell, Pedera?”
Toby looked past him at Tereza, and she winced. She put a hand on Carlos’ shoulder. “It was more the other way around,” she told him. “I know I was out of sorts last night, but I should have made that more clear. I saw the photo of his mom and recognized her.”
“Our mom,” Toby corrected her.
She would have winced again, but she couldn’t make herself feel guilty for not thinking of her like that. “She abandoned me, not you. I can’t…I just can’t right now. Okay?”
He nodded after a moment. “Okay. But, you should talk to her and listen to her reasons. I did last night.”
Tereza dropped her gaze to the floor. That was the last thing she wanted to think about doing right now.
As for my progress this week:
- Write 14165 words between 5 projects – 9347 words so far this week.
- Protecting the Heart – 1980 words
- Closing Time – 2114 words
- Shed Some Light – 2406 words
- Break on Me – 1343 words
- In the Moonlight – 1504 words
- Stained by Ashes –
Compile Beta notes from Chapter 12(and any more I get back during the week) – Did Chapter 12 on Monday. Waiting on more.
- Dance with the Devil – 920 words – 912 words. Got so, so close. A lot of those came from one of my Story a Day pieces(It’s Apparent).
- Snow White Twist – 995 words – Nothing yet this week
- Come Back Down – Revisions – Nothing yet. Weekend Project
- Read: Romancing the Beat – 80% – at 65%
George(Alex Gino)& Wrong Number, Right Guy(Elle Casey) – finished George on Monday. Really enjoyed this. Have less than an hour left on Wrong Number, Right Guy. Really enjoying it.
Finish Tough Love(Lori Foster), Officer Off Limits(Tessa Bailey), Always on My Mind(Jill Shalvis),Thorn Fall(Lindsay Buroker), Into Elurien(Kate Sparkes), Caged in Bone(S.M. Reine), The Everlasting Circle(Juliana Haygert), & Wish Come True(various) – I finished Tough Love(enjoyed) and Officer Off Limits(also enjoyed) and Aways on My Mind(Loved). About 19% through Thorn Fall.