In Sunday’s post, I mentioned my husband’s cousin(also our real estate agent) whose 14 year old daughter had gone missing Friday night. I did say I would keep everyone updated, so: She was found safe Monday evening. All the way in Kentucky! Apparently she left with a 16 year old boy and an older woman(I’d thought they said she was in her 20s, then I saw 32). The woman was found in Florida and both kids were in Kentucky. Those are really all the details I have. The girl’s parents went to Kentucky Monday night to pick her up. I don’t really know any more than that, just thankful she is home safe.
Personally, things are going pretty well this week.
Making my way through the final scenes in Whatever It Takes. Finished the first draft!! Figured out the best way to work on editing too much of characters being “in their heads” in Flames of Renewal. Working on beat sheets for Green Hills & Smoky Fields 2, and have side project goals met for the month. I should have almost all of this month’s goals finished by the end of the day. Whatever I don’t will flow into next month.
Those goals I don’t have figured out yet, but should later today. I will have them up for Sunday’s post, though.
And now, since it’s Wednesday, that means it’s time for WiPPet Wednesday again!! This week I’m picking up almost right from where I left off last week, only leaving out Isaac’s musings about Arcelia’s reaction to his comment. Now, he’s off to find Jonas, and I have the next 12 sentences(2+2+8).
“Are you just going to stand there all day, Isaac, or are you going to come joined me?”
He took a step closer. “How did you know it was me? You never even opened your eyes.”
“You’ve got a certain presence about you. Changes the air in here.” One eye cracked open, and a grin slipped over his face. “Or I heard you speaking to my sister. That could be it, too.”
Isaac laughed and moved over to the couch, leaning over to press his lips to Jonas’. Jonas reached up and slipped a hand into Isaac’s hair. Isaac sighed against Jonas’ lips then rested his forehead against Jonas’.
A nice little moment here. But how long is it going to last?
Monthly Goal Met/Finished Weekly Goal Met
Primary: Outline Act 4 of Whatever It Takes– 12/12 scenes outlined
- Secondary: Green Hills & Smoky Fields2 – Story Toolkit – 26/28 worksheets done
- Tertiary: Green Hills & Smoky Fields2 – Outline Act 1
- Stretch: James & Tracy’s story – brainstorm
Primary: Whatever It Takes – 1st draft– 29198/~35000 words, 6271 this week FINISHED!!!!! I love the words ‘The End’.
- Jayla pressed her mouth to Carisa’s, sealing that promise with a kiss. Whatever it took, they would make this thing work. Or go down trying.
Secondary: Side Projects – 5000 words– 5345/5000 words, 194 this week Patrick & Sarah– 557/500 words Tavin & Haiwee– 531/500 words Roman– 517/500 words Dougal & Shae– 543/500 words Jacob & Matthew– 515/500 words Mike & Fadil– 543/500 words Hawk– 536/500 words Sean & Braeden– 525/500 words Melanie & Garren–503/500 words Desmund– 509/500 words
Tertiary: Jonas & Isaac – 15 pages– 15/15 pages
- Stretch: By the Gun – 2500 words
- Primary: Stained Blood – Beta edits as they come in – Got Chapter 8 back from beta on Monday, started copying over comments. 115/115 comments copied. Finished edits Wednesday. Added 241 words.
- Secondary: Flames of Renewal – CP edits
once I get them– I’m going through again looking for where characters are in their heads too much. I cut out over 900 words. Then I added 250 back in. Then cut some more. At a total of -745 for the week. I added a minor character from book 1 back in, and now I have all kinds of ideas. Like I really needed more. 😀
- Tertiary: Paint Me a Picture – transfer to Scrivener – 1/11 chapters
- Stretch: Melanie & Garren – revise & post to Patreon
- Primary: Read 20 books – 18/20
- Fall of the Titan(Christina Ochs) – Carrying this one over from January. At 38%.
That Inevitable Victorian Thing(E.K. Johnston)– Started this Tuesday afternoon. Finished it Sunday afternoon. Really enjoyed it. Before I Let Go(Marieke Nijkamp)– Started this Thursday evening. Finished this Sunday night. This was great! All Through the Night(Suzanne Brockmann)– This was not on my list for the month, but it came in the mail Monday, and I was too excited not to start it. 😀 Finished it Tuesday night. I’ve loved Jules from the first moment I saw him on the page(which wasn’t the first book he was in because I didn’t start reading it in order. oops), and so happy for him(and Robin) to have their happy ever after. Secondary: Listen 5 books– 6/5
- A Conjuring of Light(V.E. Schwab) – Started this Monday morning. On Chapter 34/126
Primary: Post 5 regular weekly posts– 20/20 Secondary: Post to Patreon 2 times– 2/2 Posted a short story last Monday. Posted an excerpt of Flames of Renewal for my $3 patrons(okay, there’s actually only one) on Tuesday. Tertiary: Set-Up 26 A-Z posts– 26/26 posts set-up Stretch: Plot 26 A-Z posts– 26/26 plotted(which is basically a list of name, age, description, bio for each character, then I’ll include a snippet they appear in)
- Stretch2: Draft 27 A-Z posts – 3/27 drafted
- Knit: Dunfallandy Baby Blanket – 30/64 rows of fourth square(x4)
Crochet: Simple Basket– 18/18 rounds done