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I meant to include this with my Writing Wednesday post, but well, I forgot. This is not an unusual occurrence for me, so no one should be too shocked. šŸ˜‰

October, I believe, was actually a pretty good month. We’ll see how good once I actually go through my progress:


  • Toby & Denise ā€“ finish outlining – this is finished
  • Jess & Terrall ā€“ outline – didn’t have this finished before the end of October, but it is now.
  • Stained Blood ā€“ re-plot – still waiting to hear from CP first.


  • Closing Time ā€“ finish 1st draft – got this done at the beginning of the month. 9553 words written during October.
  • Break on Me ā€“ add 30000 words – 30634/30000 words written & finished 1st draft!
  • In the Moonlight ā€“ add 4000 words – 4767/4000 words
  • Defending the Heart ā€“ add 4000 words – 4859/4000 words
  • Toby & Denise ā€“ add 4000 words – 5341/4000 words
  • Dance with the Devil ā€“ get to 22500 words – 21996/22500 – fell short here
  • Snow White Twist ā€“ finish 1st draft – nope. It’s at 15938 right now.
  • Patrick & Sarah ā€“ get to 2000 words – 2126/2000 words
  • Tavin & Haiwee ā€“ get to 1500 words – 1565/1500 words. And we’ve just met Haiwee’s brother, who makes a few appearances in Stained by Ashes, too. šŸ™‚
  • Roman ā€“ get to 2500 words – 2734/2500 words. These ones seem to roll right out.
  • Dougal & Shae ā€“ 500 words – 795/500 words. Another one that’s rolling out well.

Obviously the writing has been going well. I also added 4282 words to Crash and Burn, another ‘novella’ in the Flames series(takes place around the same time as Closing Time)


  • Guarding the Heart ā€“ finish 1st revisions & read through – Did both of these and the second round of revisions. have the polishing on hold for the moment
  • Healing the Heart ā€“ beta edits if I end up getting them back before the end of the month(have to send it out first though) – I did send this out. And I got it back on the last day of the month. I do have them started now, though.


  • Listen: 7 audiobooks – 8/7 audiobooks.
  • Read: 28 books – 27/28. Only 1 short this month. And I finished that one the next day.


  • Knit: Unleashed Hat – finished this
  • Crochet: Fall Leaves – finished one of these & also a few dish cloths.

Not a bad month at all. Only one red item, and that’s currently out of my hands. Now, for November goals:


  • Stay a Little Longer – outline
  • Stained Blood – Re-plot


  • Write 11000 words each on:
    • Defending the Heart(BC Security #3)
    • Crash & Burn(Flames #5.75)
    • Not Meant to Be(Gilbert, Co #6)
    • Stay a Little Longer(Kurztown #5)
    • In the Moonlight
  • Dance with the Devil – get to 24500 words/1st draft
  • Snow White Twist – get to 18/500 words/1st draft
  • Patrick & Sarah – get to 2750 words
  • Tavin & Haiwee – get to 2200 words
  • Roman – get to 3500 words
  • Dougal & Shae – get to 1500 words


  • Healing the Heart – Beta Edits & final proofread
  • Guarding the Heart – Polish & add to list to send to CP


  • Listen: 6 audiobooks(already finished 1)
  • Read: 29 books(already finished 2)


  • Knit: Tricorder Hat, Wheatfields Dishcloth, Polly Wolly Doodle Hat
  • Crochet: Tiny Jellyfish

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