Home of a mother, wife, writer

Four more days until I have a child in the double digits. And we’re having her birthday party today. Yesterday we had to take the dogs to the vet in the morning. Then, the motorcycle club we ride with had their annual ride benefiting a local oncology clinic. So we helped with that, went on the ride, and stayed for the after party. They also do a pub crawl, but we had to come home and start getting ready for the girl’s birthday party. It was a beautiful day, if a little chilly with the wind.

She gives him belly rubs, he gives her kisses.

After we got home, I made two pans of zucchini bread and the cake starting at after 8:30 at night. This morning I need to finish cleaning things up(including putting rest of groceries away-I only worried about the cold stuff when we got home Friday night), decorate the cake, and get the rest of the food ready(which is pretty much putting out bags of chips and the fruit and veggie trays we bought the other night).
The week itself has gone pretty well for me.

Writing:

  • Primary: Write 50000 words on 5 main projects – 6530/50000 words
    • Heart of Christmas – 1126 words
      • Sean and Braeden were sitting on the couch, and she caught Sean grinning. Of course, that could have just as much to do with Braeden’s hand on his thigh as it did the back and forth between her and Declan.
    • Still Burning – 1390 words
      • “What if I don’t want to talk?” she asked.
        “Then, I don’t think you would have let me up. You would have told me to fuck off and go away. You’re pretty good at that.”
    • Whatever It Takes – 1184 words
      • There just had to be something she could do. She looked over at the table again, and Jayla quickly averted her eyes.
        Carisa would have to figure it out.
    • High on Loving You – 1350 words
      • Maybe Anna should try to talk to Morgan about it. But what exactly would she say? That Kacy had been strict with her own daughter. Anna wouldn’t treat any child like that, let alone her own. But, maybe that was just her. Was it really her business to interfere?
    • By the Gun – 391 words
      • No matter what Carlos seemed to think, the ranch still needed people to run it. It was a big responsibility. If Pa had left it with her, she wouldn’t be complaining about it.
  • Secondary: Write 10000 words on 10 side projects – 1412/10000 words
    • Patrick & Sarah – 138 words
      • That had been a waste of his time. But, he would ride by Sarah’s house one more time and make sure everything was well there.
    • Tavin & Haiwee – 39 words
      • “He is asleep,” Eydyami finally said. “But, he will wake again. Then, he should be on his way.”
    • Roman – 88 words
      • When he reached the house, the light in the kitchen was on, but the rest of the house was dark. It was late, but not that late. He didn’t know why almost all the lights would be off already.
    • Dougal & Shae – 150 words
      • Dougal shook his head. “It was a mistake to go. A matchmaking attempt by a new friend.”
    • Jacob & Matthew – 51 words
      • Jacob walked down the sidewalk, glad to be done with chores until tonight. He needed to get away from things for a bit. He really couldn’t wait to ride out to that game up in North Fork. He’d expected to meet Matthew up there, but now they could ride together.
    • Mike & Fadil – 381 words
      • He hurried past Fadil, needing to escape before he made a fool of himself. He thought that might be all too easy around that man.
    • Preggers – 131 words
      • And yet somehow they’d come together.
    • Hawk – 113 words
      • “Yes, he would have,” I said before he could finish that thought. “He wanted me dead eight years ago. He thought I was, or close to it, when he dumped me in that ditch. He’ll just think of it as finally finishing the job.”
    • Sean & Braeden – 230 words
      • Braeden hesitated for a moment. He really didn’t want to run into Sean again. But, he also wouldn’t leave his brother in danger because of his own troublesome heart.
    • Jared’s Stepfather(for Patreon bonus content) – 100 words
      • “Jared McDermott?” the police officer asked.
  • Stretch: Write 20 pages in composition notebook on Jonas & Isaac’s story – 12/20 pages

Editing:

  • 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 21/34 In the Moonlight

Reading:

  • Primary: Read 30 books – 3/30
    • 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. Finished it Wednesday evening. Really enjoyed it.
    • Hold Me(Courtney Milan) – Started this Wednesday evening. Finished it Thursday evening. Loved it.
    • Two of a Kind(Susan Mallery) – Started this Friday afternoon. On page 311/379
  • Secondary: Listen to 4 audio books – 1/4
    • Timeless(Gail Carriger) – Started this Monday morning. Finished it Friday afternoon. Loved it, even if I thought I’d have to throw my phone for a while(really hate when it’s hinted and not corrected for more than a chapter that a main character died).
    • Carry Me Home(Rosalind James) – Started this Friday afternoon. On Chapter 6/56
  • Stretch: Read 1 craft/research book – 0/1

Social Media:

  • Primary: Post Writing Wednesday, Fiction Friday, SOCS, WeWriWa, & Sunday Summary posts each week – posted 4/5. Skipped Fiction Friday as I don’t have Staring at the Sun ready to start putting up on Wattpad yet. Posted SoCS early Saturday morning(though technically wrote it Friday. Yeah, I sort of cheated). And I got WeWriWa posted. And this one in just a moment.
  • 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 – currently current
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Comments on: "Sunday Summary: 10th Birthday" (9)

  1. Happy Birthday to your little one!

    Congrats on your progress. 😀

  2. My youngest is 35 . . . and before you know it, so will yours!

  3. You sounded pretty calm when you posted this – with all the party preparations yet to go. I’m sure it turned out to be a great party. Also looks like your progress is going well.
    Have a great week.

    • It wasn’t too bad. Just family. Though even just the five little cousins, along with my 2 kids being loud in the house was enough to put me on edge.
      Thanks

  4. Interesting social media outlets. I always wonder about those weekly specials…there’s so many of them…which do you feel is most valuable or enjoy most?

  5. Amazing progress — as usual. I still am in awe of how much you accomplish each week. Sentence by sentence, paragraph by paragraph, your stories emerge. Happy birthday to the not-so-little one. Looks like she was having fun with that puppy. Have a great week!

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