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Pretty much all the snow we’ve gotten recently had melted on Tuesday. We’ll probably get more before spring is actually here(we actually did get another dusting Tuesday night). But, my daughter(10) was extremely upset that it didn’t look like winter anymore. Me? I don’t mind at all.

I’ve had a fairly laidback week so far. I shut off my alarm after finishing the first draft of Green Hills & Smoky Fields last week. And I’ve left it off this week. I still tend to be awake before it goes off(though I slept an hour later Tuesday morning). So, I’ve still been getting a good bit done. I’ll turn it back on for next month, though.

Now, it’s Wednesday, so you all know what that means!! Yep, it’s WiPPet time again. I’ve got more from Jonas & Isaac’s story for you today. I have 6 paragraphs(2+4). This picks up a little after last week’s. Jonas has gone to his room, claiming to be tired, so he’s going to rest until dinner. There’s more to it than that, which even his mother realizes, and tries to do something about.

Isaac had forgotten most of the Spanish he’d learned in high school. But, the one word was easy, and he’d heard the other from Isabelle aimed at all of her children enough times to remember what it meant. “He is stubborn,” Isaac agreed. “But, I don’t think you’d want him any other way.”

Isabelle smiled softly at him. “I could say the same to you.”

Isaac felt the heat rise to his cheeks and turned away. “Maybe I should go.”

“Yes,” Isabelle said, shocking him. “To his room. To talk to him. I think you both need it.”

She turned away and headed into the kitchen. Isaac just stood there for a moment, torn between following her instructions and retreating to the living room to wait for Toby to arrive. Jonas was right, he did need to speak to Toby. Find out if there was a way to keep his father away.

He blew out a breath. Isabelle was right, too. Damn these Pederas and all their rightness. He snorted out a laugh at the thought. Then, he headed down the hallway to Jonas’ room.

Is his mom right? Is this what they need? Will the talk do any good?

Color Code:

Monthly Goal Met/Finished

Weekly Goal Met

Progress Made

Nothing Done

Set Aside


  • Primary: Flames of Knowledge – Back Stories 
  • Secondary: Flames of Knowledge – Plot Summaries
  • Tertiary: Flames of Knowledge – Story Toolkit 
  • Stretch: Flames of Knowledge – Outline: Act 1 
  • Stretch2: Green Hills & Smoky Fields1 – Outline: Act 4 
  • Stretch3: Green Hills & Smoky Fields2 – Brainstorm 
  • Stretch4: Green Hills & Smoky Fields2 – Character back stories(for 2 characters, carrying over other 4 from first book) – Started Desmund’s back story. Have about 2.5 pages written.


  • Primary: Green Hills & Smoky Fields – 1st draft – 17604/~25000 words,
    • Distance started to grow between them and the shore. Bridgette’s chest clutched, and she wished she was still on that land. A man standing down the railing drew her attention. Sun glistening off his hair, making it appear nearly gold. And she thought those were tears shimmering on his cheeks. But, he turned away before she could be sure. His body jerked as he moved, and she realized it was a heavy limp causing that motion not the slight rocking as the ship found its way out of the harbor.
      • Bridgette may not know who this is, but if Torin had turned his head, he would have recognized him. 😉
  • Secondary: Side Projects – 5000 words – 4980/5000 words, 1007 this week
    • Patrick & Sarah – 477/500 words
    • Tavin & Haiwee – 487/500 words
    • Roman – 490/500 words
    • Dougal & Shae – 495/500 words
    • Jacob & Matthew – 509/500 words
    • Mike & Fadil – 493/500 words
    • Hawk – 525/500 words
    • Sean & Braeden – 475/500 words
    • Melanie & Garren – 533/500 words
    • Desmund – 480/500 words
  • Tertiary: Jonas & Isaac – 15 pages – 13/15 pages
  • Stretch: By the Gun – 2500 words(will work on this when I finish Primary goal) – 2434/2500 words, 1690 this week
    • She ground her teeth at the name. She hated it, absolutely hated it. Her father had called her his Rosie, and it felt like a whip strike to hear it from this man’s mouth. Nothing she did would get him to stop, though. In fact, she thought he used it as a way to torment her. And it worked.


  • Primary: Flames of Renewal – CP edits once I get it back
  • Secondary: Stained Blood – Beta edits as they come in
  • Tertiary: Protecting the Heart – Transfer to Scrivener – 7/9 chapters
  • Stretch: Melanie & Garren – revise & post to Patreon


  • Primary: Read 20 books – 18/20

    • Into the Black(Ava Jae) – Started this Sunday morning. Finished it Tuesday afternoon. LOVED it. Cannot wait for the final book in the trilogy to come out.
    • Burn for Me(J.H. Croix) – Started this Tuesday afternoon. At 28%. Not all that invested in this one, so not sure I’ll continue it.
  • Secondary: Listen 5 books – 7/5
    • A Gathering of Shadows(V.E. Schwab) – Started this last Tuesday morning. On Chapter 26/60
    • Lion in the Valley(Elizabeth Peters) – Started this Monday morning. On Chapter 3/14

Social Media:

  • Primary: Just Jot It January – 23/31 posts
    • Silence – Connor having dinner with Ames’ family
    • Liberty – A look into Connor and Ames’ future, partially inspired by Eden’s comment on my SOCS post. 😉
    • Color – A bit with Connor painting.
  • Secondary: Post 5 regular weekly posts – 15/21 posts
  • Tertiary: Post to Patreon 2x0/2 posts


  • Knit: Honeycomb Dishcloth – Done. 
  • Crochet: Lap Blanket Done

Comments on: "Writing Wednesday: Melting Time" (17)

  1. Still doing great I see 🙂

  2. Haha! Don’t you just hate when everyone around you is right about everything? 😀

  3. You’re doing awesome! I love that snippet of your work. Very nice writing.

    Our snow is disappearing and was nice and mild out. Slushy walk this morning with the pup, but I didn’t mind one bit!


    • Thanks. 😆
      We have a little dusting of snow again, but not really enough to even cover the grass. And it’s supposed to start warming up again so even that should be gone soon.

  4. Ah, so Isaac isn’t quite as stubborn as Jonas then. 🙂 That’s probably just as well.

    • Well, Isaac has his own stubborn streak, Just not about the same things. Which could be a good thing. Jonas may need someone who will stubbornly stand beside him. 😉😀

  5. Emily Wrayburn said:

    Damn these Pederas and all their rightness.
    I snorted at that, too. Sometimes it’s just so annoying when you know people are right. XD

  6. It’s about time Isaac stopped believing he was the one who was right. Hope the situation improves greatly as a result of it.

    And great week. Leaving the alarm off seems to have been good for you. =)

    • He’ll soon find out just how wrong he was. Maybe in next week’s snippet. 😉

      It certainly didn’t hurt. I will be turning it back on for the next month, though. At least until I finish my main project for the month.

      • That sounds like a great plan. I really wanted to get to your beta this month, but next month seems much more likely at this point. I feel a bit like everything since the new year started has been a kind of time warp…

        But I’m starting to make some sense of the chaos, so that’s a good thing. =)

  7. Oh, I so hate it when those around me are right and I’m not, but I think that’s part of being human. Nice WIPpet!

  8. Though “oh so right” people! 😀 Sounds like he could use a little of that kind of surety from others right now. He has a lot of things pulling him in too many directions.

    Love the other snippets too. Don’t call her Rosie. She doesn’t like that. :-/

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