Ouch. I mentioned in Sunday’s post, that we were taking the kids to the local water park with some friends and their kids. And we did. They had a lot of fun. Especially with the new attraction: “The Battle of Lake Erie”. it even has the Brig Niagara up top that dumps out water and references to Erie’s role in the War of 1812. We were there for 5 hours and I managed to get rather burned. And that was even with putting sun screen on. The kids’ face got a little pink, but otherwise they didn’t seem to get anything. Me, on the other hand:
And I usually don’t burn too bad.
Other than dealing with the sunburn, this week has been pretty good. I spent Monday finishing up my July goals(and I posted my July Wrap-up on Tuesday). Tuesday I planned to focus on working on By the Gun for the day. But, the words just weren’t coming. So, I decided to switch things up again. At least for this month, I’ll be spending an hour on each of my main projects, an hour for editing, then an hour on side projects. That leaves me another hour at the end of the day to play around with another project(that I have mentioned below). We’ll see how this works for me.
And for now, it’s time for WiPPet Wednesday, the blog hop where we share a snippet of a current work in progress that somehow coincides with the date. Today I’m going to be sharing from that new project I mentioned up above. You may recognize characters here, though it’s been about five years since we see them in Whatever It Takes. Today I have 6 paragraphs(8-2) from the very beginning of this story.
“So, the hero returns.”
Jonas Pedera looked toward the voice. He’d always liked Carlos Armas. Right now, he just wanted to punch him in the face.
“Vete a la mierda.”
He saw Carlos flinch at the harsh words, but he didn’t care. Using his crutches, he swung his way to an empty table. At least in the couple months he’d been stateside, he’d gotten more adept at using them. He doubted that was the silver lining his therapist wanted him to look for.
“Someone’s been teaching him more Spanish, I see.”
Jonas tightened his hands around the grips of the crutches. Santiago. They’d spent many nights talking and he’d taught Jonas more of the language from the heritage they shared. Jonas’ own father had taught him some before he died, and so did his mother and brother, but they’d left out all the curses. Santiago had taught him even more than that. And now he was gone.
Why is Jonas so angry about being called a hero? What exactly happened to him? Both are explained a little later in this scene. I think I’ll be sharing from this for now, so you may get to see that soon. 🙂 As for what Jonas told Carlos, it basically translates to “fuck off/you.” There are some benefits to still having my Spanish dictionary from college. 😉
- Primary: Write 50000 words on 5 main projects – 1743/50000 words
- Heart of Christmas – 165 words
- Still Burning – 367 words
- Whatever It Takes – 190 words
- High on Loving You – 630 words
- By the Gun – 391 words
- Secondary: Write 10000 words on 10 side projects – 431/10000 words
- Patrick & Sarah –
- Tavin & Haiwee –
- Roman –
- Dougal & Shae – 150 words
- Jacob & Matthew –
- Mike & Fadil – 381 words
- Preggers –
- Hawk –
- Sean & Braeden –
- Jared’s Stepfather(for Patreon bonus content) –
- Stretch: Write 20 pages in composition notebook on Jonas & Isaac’s story – 2/20 pages
- Primary: Edit Stained Blood as I get chapters back – 0/25 chapters
- Secondary: Edit Flames of Renewal once I get it back – 0/25 chapters
- Stretch: Polish In the Moonlight & Staring at the Sun, post Staring at the Sun on Wattpad, Edit Midas’ Daughter – Polished 3/34 In the Moonlight
- Primary: Read 30 books – 1/30
Falling for the Fake Fiance(Jennifer Blackwood)– Started this Monday night. Finished it Tuesday evening. Loved it.
- Wrapped Together(Annabeth Albert) – Started this Tuesday evening. At 43%
- Secondary: Listen to 4 audio books – 0/4
- Timeless(Gail Carriger) – Started this Monday morning. On Chapter 7/20
- Stretch: Read 1 craft/research book – 0/1
- Primary: Post Writing Wednesday, Fiction Friday, SOCS, WeWriWa, & Sunday Summary posts each week –
- Secondary: Post to Patreon at least 1x a week – technically, I did post this week, though it was still in July. Still, you can read about Still Burning and the other stories in the Hunter Family series(all my content is currently being put at the $1 level until I build up some patrons).
- Stretch: Stay current with blog comments – Caught up as of time of posting this.