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Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, here in the States at least. One thing I’m thankful for: We never host Thanksgiving dinner, so I don’t have to worry about doing a special cleaning of the house or cook or have to deal with people in my house. We’re going to my mom’s for the day and may stop at husband’s aunt’s on the way home. I’ll be taking a book/my kindle so I can hide away when I can’t take socializing any more.

Another thing I’m thankful for: We have internet that works again! Our old service kept going out(the modem said it was connected but nothing would work). I’d basically have to only have 1 thing connected at a time for it to work and if I connected my phone, it would completely go out. So, husband called the local cable company we used to use and he came Monday and reconnected our service. Now, I won’t have to go through all my data package on my phone in a month(it was pretty close last month).

Now, I just have to get a new wireless keyboard it seems. Mine periodically stops working. If it sits for a length of time, it won’t type when I try to use it again. Loosen one of the batteries and put it back in and it works again. I thought batteries might be low, but I changed them out yesterday and it was still doing it. So, yeah, I think it’s time for a new one.

And now it is time for WiPPet Wednesday!! I have more of Jonas & Isaac for you today. I had thought of rewinding and sharing a Thanksgiving scene for today. Instead I’ll share a scene with something Jonas is thankful for. I have 7 paragraphs today(22-11+2+0+1-7).

He used the crutches to keep himself steady as he walked–actually walked! He was still having trouble believing that– out of the office. The sky had dumped snow on the city earlier that day, but the sidewalk was shoveled and parking lot cleared. A dark blue car idled at the curb.

Jonas took careful steps toward it. The last thing he wanted to do was fall out here and mess something up already. When he reached the car, he opened the door and caught Konner grinning at him. “Looking good there,” Konner said. “Of course, you always do. But especially so with that walking.”

Jonas felt his face warm. It always did when Konner said things like that. When he flirted, with Jonas himself or Isaac. But, he just slid his crutches into the backseat and climbed in. “Thanks for agreeing to give me a ride. I wanted to show the whole family together.”

“Not a problem, man. Glad you were able to get it today.”

So was he. Jonas had thought he’d be able to take the leg home the week before when he first went in for the fitting. But, they’d had to make some adjustments. So he’d had to wait.

“Did you tell Isaac what you were doing?” He didn’t know why it mattered. But, he wanted to be the one to show him. Over the last two weeks, some sort of connection had formed between them again. Not what they’d had before, but maybe they could at least be friends.

He kept telling himself he could be content with that.

Sure, Jonas, you can believe that all you want. πŸ˜‰

Color Code:

Monthly Goal Met/Finished

Weekly Goal Met

Progress Made

Nothing Done

Set Aside


  • Primary: Green Hills & Smoky Fields – Outline Act 2, Act 3, & Act 4 as I come to them – On Target
  • Secondary: Outline Upcoming Acts for Still Burning & Whatever It Takes – Target Not Sighted in
  • Stretch: Flames of Knowledge – Brainstorm – Target Not Sighted In


  • Primary: Green Hills & Smoky Fields – Write 50000 words – 36882/50000 words On Target
  • Secondary: Other main projects – Write 17500 words – 13775/17500 On Target
    • Still Burning – 679 words
    • Whatever It Takes – 648 words
    • High on Loving You – 669 words
    • By the Gun – 293 words
  • Stretch: Side Projects – 2250 words – 2075/2250 On Target
    • Patrick & Sarah – 69 words
    • Tavin & Haiwee – 55 words
    • Roman –
    • Dougal & Shae –
    • Jacob & Matthew –
    • Mike & Fadil –
    • Hawk – 58 words
    • Sean & Braeden –
    • Melanie & Garren –
    • Desmund
  • Stretchier: Jonas & Isaac – 15 pages – 11 /15 On Target


  • Primary: Stained Blood – Edit chapters as I get them back – 0/22 Target Not Sighted in Yet
  • Secondary: Flames of Renewal – Edit once I get it back from CP – Target Not Sighted in Yet
  • Stretch: Transfer Ready When You Are from Word to Scrivener – 17/23 On Target


  • Primary: Read 30 books – 13/30 Off Target
    • Barefoot at Sunset(Roxanne St. Clair) – Started this Thursday afternoon. Really didn’t care about the characters by 30% so set this aside Tuesday.
    • The Hunter(Monica McCarty) – Started this Thursday evening. On page 81/380
    • Take Me, Cowboy(Maisey Yates) – Started this Friday morning. Set it aside Monday evening. So tired of the woman has to be taught how to be feminine trope. And apparently a man knows how to make that happen better than a woman. Just, no thanks.
    • Slow Burn Cowboy(Maisey Yates) – Started this Saturday afternoon. On page 119/367
    • Into the Firestorm(Kat Martin) – Started this Tuesday evening. On page 48/368
  • Secondary: Listen 4 books – 6/4 Bullseye!
    • Crossroads(Riley Hart) – Started this Friday(11/17) around noon. Not sure if it was narrator or what, but not pulling me in. On Chapter 20/43
    • A Seditious Affair(K.J. Charles) – Started this Saturday afternoon. Finished Sunday afternoon.
    • A Gentleman’s Postition(K.J. Charles) – Started this Sunday afternoon. Finished it Tuesday evening. Loved, loved, loved.

Social Media:

  • Primary: Post Writing Wednesday, Fiction Friday, Stream of Consciousness Saturday, Weekend Writing Warriors, & Sunday Summary each week – 14/21 On Target
  • Secondary: Post to Patreon 4x – 1/4 Off Target
    • Green Hills & Smoky Fields – The Beginning


  • Knit: Slip n Purl Toque – Started this Tuesday evening(11/7). Cast on & knit 7 rows & finished brim, knit 48 rows of main pattern, Knit 14 rounds of decrease rounds. Finished Saturday morning(11/18)Β  Bullseye!
  • Crochet: Prayer SquareΒ  & Dreamy Scarf – 17/17 remaining rows on Prayer Square. Started Dreamy Scarf Saturday afternoon(11/18) About 35/66 inches long On Target

Comments on: "Writing Wednesday: Thanksgiving" (9)

  1. Keep stirring the pot! The snippet reveals those undercurrents in relationships so difficult to capture, making the reader want to turn the page. Happy Thanksgiving! I also very much appreciated that note you’re taking a book with you. I do the same.

    • Thanks! Yeah, I always do. My family makes fun of me, but they pretty much expect me to show up with a book or my kindle. Hope you had a good Thanksgiving.

  2. Emily Wrayburn said:

    Love these two! And I can’t wait to see Isaac’s reaction.

  3. Thanksgiving here means walking two doors down to my mother’s where there is no “not social” available for me to escape into. There were only six of us this year, however, which was actually pretty nice.

    Sometimes, however, I seek out the cat to commiserate with.

    And I see lots of ripples in this WIPpet, maybe of things to come? Or at least of brewing change.

    • There were about 12 of us, 13 for a time while my cousin was there. One of my sisters and her family didn’t come because they were sick. So, it was a bit quieter than normal.
      No cats, but I did finish two shorter books. πŸ™‚ I was still exhausted by 8, which seems to come with being social at all. So I went to bed pretty much right after the kids did.
      yes, there will be some change coming. πŸ™‚

  4. I had T-day with my in-laws. It was…nice.

    Love this snippet, and somehow, I suspect he’ll eventually stop trying to convince himself that friendship is enough.

  5. […] Writing Wednesday: Midweek check-in & Jonas and Isaac snippet […]

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