The week started out pretty good. Got my main writing goal in, as well as plotting, and even some on a couple secondary projects and one of my side projects. It was a good day even with the kids home from school. Yesterday, on the other hand, I’m not quite sure what happened. Bounced between plotting and working on Break on Me. I hadn’t plugged in the Surface the night before, and that’s what I’ve been working on Break on Me on, but I’m working on all the new stuff on the laptop so I can go back to using Scrivener. So, while the Surface charged, I worked on plotting. And when I got back to writing, the words just weren’t coming. By lunchtime, I didn’t have any desire to write, just wasn’t feeling it. I probably could have pushed through and maybe I would have broken through the block. But, I didn’t. Instead I sat and read for the rest of the day. So, yesterday’s word count was pretty low. Today’s hasn’t been much better yet, but I don’t plan to take the whole afternoon off again.
I did finish Closing Time last week, as I mentioned on Sunday. So, Break on Me has moved up into my main project slot. So, I’ll be sharing from that for now. I’ve shared a few snippets of it before, but I don’t remember exactly what the last one was. I have 18 lines(16(for the year)-10(for the month)+12(for the day)) of mostly dialogue between Erik and Gabriel, talking about Lora.
“So,” Erik drew the word out slowly, “you have a beautiful woman in your bed, and you’re out here freaking out about something that probably hasn’t even happened. Do I have that right?”
Gabriel clenched his fingers in his hair, until he felt it pull against his scalp. “Trust me, it isn’t anything I haven’t told myself.”
“Stop that,” Erik said, sliding his hand under Gabriel’s and prying his fingers out of his hair. “Your hair’s too nice to pull it all out before your thirtieth birthday.”
Gabriel let out a laugh, but he dropped his hand. “I don’t know what my problem is. I’ve wanted Lora so long, even when she was too young for me. I promised Aaron I wouldn’t let anyone hurt her, so what am I doing?”
Erik let out a snort, that held pretty much everything Gabriel knew he felt for the man in it. “That was a pretty stupid promise for him to have you make. He had to have known how you felt about her.”
“I never told him.”
Another snort. “I don’t think you would have had to. If you looked at her back then like you do now, he would have known it. What were his actual words, ‘don’t let anyone touch my sister, even you, you dirty bastard.’?”
Gabriel couldn’t help it, he laughed at that. It had been a spot-on impersonation of Aaron, even if he’d never called Gabriel that. “You know he didn’t. Aaron didn’t believe I was bisexual. He didn’t understand. Even when I’d explain it to him, he couldn’t wrap his head around it. He thought I was just hiding. He wouldn’t have thought I’d actually be attracted to her.”
“Then, he really was an idiot.”
Let’s just say, Erik already didn’t have a high opinion of Aaron. And he has more to say about what he thinks of this promise.
On to my progress for the week.
Making progress on the story toolkit for Jess & Terrall’s story.
I’ve added 5261 words between 3 projects.
Break on Me – 3521 words
“I figured you’d already gone to work,” Gabriel said.
“Slept in. I’ve gotta get going. Gotta make the rent.”
“Asshole,” Gabriel muttered, but his lips twitched. He caught Lora glancing up at him and told her, “I don’t make him pay rent, and he knows it.”
In the Moonlight – 1032 words
“No,” Yasmin said. “No, buts. You’re all grown up now, Nola. Your mother has no control. Only you should. Not a parent, or sibling, or hell, even whatever partner you choose. You ever don’t want me to touch you, just tell me, and I promise I won’t. I’ll respect whatever lines you establish, even if they change at a moment’s notice.”
Defending the Heart – 708 words
And maybe he was just fooling himself. Even being around Xavier for that short amount of time the night before had left him twisted up in knots.
Moved scenes around a bit. No changes to word count. Also, still looking for a couple beta readers for Healing the Heart if anyone’s interested in giving some feedback.
Worked on Dance with the Devil. Added 541 words.
Except for Hawk. He’d been avoiding me since I’d first woken up. Sure, I saw him around the clubhouse from time to time, but he hardly spoke to me. I thought back to what Icarus had told me. Was I really hurting him that much? Didn’t he know he’d be better off without me anyway?
I listened to The Sapphire Affair(Lauren Blakely) and enjoyed it. Then I started The Matchmaker’s Playbook and despised the “hero’s” attitude and had to stop listening. Started This is Where It Ends(Marieke Nijkamp) and oh, wow, this was so good. I sobbed while listening to the last few chapters.
I read Shallow Graves(Kali Wallace) and really enjoyed this. Also read Rest Stop(Catie Rhodes) which I liked and Personal Geography(Tamsen Parker), which I also enjoyed, though it ended on a bit of a cliffhanger, so I’ve got to pick up the next book soon. I started A Perfect Storm(Lori Foster) and I’m only 58 pages into it.
Finished one of the Fall leaves. Was planning to do a few in different colors, but haven’t made it that far yet. I also want to crochet a few different dish cloths since the puppy keeps chewing them up(chewed a hole right through the laundry bag even)