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This has been a pretty good week for me. At this point, all I have left on the week’s to-do list, writing-wise, are my main projects(that may change if I get Stained blood chapters back from beta or Flames of Renewal from CP). Plotting, editing, side projects, even Jonas & Isaac writing goals have been met. And that was even with only doing some plotting on Monday and working on 2 side projects. I seem to not know the concept of taking a day off. Ha! As a friend on Twitter said, my mellow days are similar to her most productive. πŸ™‚

Sunday we went to my mother-in-law’s and carved pumpkins. I used a stencil for the first time on them(and it looked awfully close to how I described Jared’s tattoo in Healing the Heart).

Then, we went to Erie and the girl and I took a trip to the Books a Million(I love their bargain shelves. God a hardback for cheaper than a paperback) in the mall while the boy and my husband did their own shopping. When they came to get us, we stopped at the jewelry store. And I got my ring back.

My hand doesn’t feel naked anymore.

And now it’s time for WiPPet Wednesday again. This is a blog hop, hosting by the wonderful Emily Wrayburn, where we share a snippet of a current work in progress that somehow pertains to the date. I’ve been sharing from my Jonas & Isaac story, which I’m currently writing in a notebook(I shouldn’t even be to this story in the series yet, but these characters just won’t leave me alone). Today I have 8 paragraphs(1+0+2+5) from shortly after last week’s.

Isaac set a hand on Jonas’ knee before he’d thought better of it. And he was sure a bolt of lightning had struck him. He could barely breathe as he stared at Jonas. He seemed to be having the same issue. His chest stuttering on a breath. When he breathed out again, Isaac snatched his hand away.

“Sorry,” he muttered.

Jonas didn’t say anything, and before Isaac could get up, Konner had come in and was sliding between them on the bench. Derek stared at them for a moment then turned away. But, not before Isaac saw their cheeks turn pink.

“What are you two beautiful men doing?” Konner asked. “I just couldn’t stay away from the pretty any longer.” He carded his fingers through Isaac’s hair, flashing him a grin.

Jonas let out a huff and pushed himself up from the bench, getting onto his crutches. It was almost a smooth move. He’d obviously had a lot of practice.

“I should get going,” he said, his voice coming out a little gruff. Strained, even. “Mom’ll be expecting my call.”

Isaac watched him swing his way through the door, chewing on his bottom lip. Was Jonas mad? About the way Konner had been flirting? No, that didn’t make any sense. He was probably just tired, if he’d come here right after his PT session and stayed so late.

“Don’t worry. He’ll be back,” Konner said. “I think he’s finding his place here.”

Is Konner right? And just what is he up to? s Jonas mad, or something else? I’ll have more next week. πŸ™‚

Color Code:

Monthly Goal met/finished

Weekly Goal met

Progress made

Nothing done


  • Green Hills & Smoky Fields – Story Toolkit, Outline Act 1 in Scrivener – Finished Story Toolkit. 9/9 sections. Have scenes organized into chapters in Scrivener On Target


  • Primary: Write 35000 words on main projects – 22579/35000 words Off Target(about 6k below target)

    • Still Burning – 2403 words
      • His brother took a step toward him, and Austin was running. Then, he was wrapping his arms around the boy. β€œYou had us so scared. Mama is nearly out of her mind. How could you do this to us?”
        β€œI’m sorry,” Levi sobbed against him. β€œDanny needed me. Then, we saw everyone coming and tried to go deeper in the woods. But, Danny twisted an ankle.”
    • Whatever It Takes – 1114 words
    • High on Loving You –
    • By the Gun –
  • Secondary: Write 4500 words on side projects – 4703/4500 words On Target
    • Patrick & Sarah – 177 words
    • Tavin & Haiwee – 102 words
    • Roman – 167 words
    • Dougal & Shae – 107 words
    • Jacob & Matthew – 157 words
    • Mike & Fadil – 124 words
    • Hawk – 100 words
    • Sean & Braeden – monthly goal met
    • Melanie & Garren – 96 words
  • Stretch: Write 25 pages for Jonas & Isaac project – 26/25 pages. On Target


  • Primary: Stained Blood – Beta edits as they come in – 2/24 chapters,Β  got Chapter 4 back, copied notes for 3/3 scenes into Scrivener, edited 3/3 scenesΒ  Target in Sight
  • Secondary: Flames of Renewal – CP edits once I get them – 0/25 chapters Not even sighted in yet
  • Stretch: Love Who You Love – type from Word to Scrivener – 10/11 chapters On Target


  • Listen: 5 audiobooks – 8/5 Bullseye!
    • Lord of Shadows(Cassandra Clare) – Started this Thursday(10/12) morning. Finished it Monday morning. I have so many feels and nowhere to put them! Gah!
    • Geekerella(Ashley Poston) – Started this Tuesday morning. Finished it Tuesday night. Really, really enjoyed this one.
  • Read: 30 books – 19/30 Off Target
    • Ride Hard(Laura Kaye) – Started this Saturday evening. Finished this Monday evening. Really enjoyed it.
    • Echoes at Dawn(Maya Banks) – Started this Monday night. On page 135/307

Social Media

  • Primary: Post Writing Wednesday, Fiction Friday, Stream of Consciousness Saturday, Weekend Writing Warriors, & Sunday Summary each week – 16/20 posts On Target
  • Secondary: Post to Patreon 4x – 1/4 Off Target


  • Knit: GENEie Hat – Started this Tuesday. 6/6 rounds of ribbing done. 41/53 rounds of cable pattern done Target in sight
  • Crochet: Dreamy Scarf –

Comments on: "Writing Wednesday: Pulling Ahead" (11)

  1. I haven’t carved a pumpkin since my youngest (now age 18) decided it wasn’t any fun anymore. Now we live where there are no trick-or-treaters so it seems rather pointless. I do love my electric jacks, however, and have three – orange, white, and black, that take away a good part of what I miss.

    And your WIPpet… in a notebook? The only draft I wrote in a notebook is the first draft of my first novel… many moons ago, but I still have it.

    • They definitely had fun with it.

      Haha, Yeah I don’t tend to write by hand very much. But, this is one I’m doing more on the side. Once I get through the stories that will come before this one in the series, I’ll start typing it up.

  2. Well done on all those goals met. You are pretty aweome! πŸ™‚

    It sounds, from that last line, like Konner can be quite insightful when he puts his mind to it.

  3. Oh, Konner. I hope he knows what he’s doing, since I’m sure none of that was oblivious/accidental. Bet I know what’s eating Jonas.

  4. I get a sense of what Konner is doing here. Interested in seeing what Jonas will do about it πŸ™‚

  5. Sounds like a great week! Love the pumpkin carving. We’re going to do one today πŸ™‚

  6. […] Writing Wednesday – Mid-week update & WiPPet snippet from Jonas & Isaac […]

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