Home of a mother, wife, writer

My hair, that is. Yes, I finally got a hair cut again. It’s been almost five months and was driving me a little nuts. It used to be well past my shoulders(this was a few years ago). I don’t know how I ever handled that. Also got my new glasses yesterday.

went from this(can’t see the back, but it’s down to my neck)…

…to this

The boy got new glasses too

and then a haircut…and red spikes

Not much else going on this week. Just trying to finish up goals for the month. I think I’ll get there with most of them.

Color Code:

Finished/Monthly Goal Met

Weekly Goal Met

Progress Made

Nothing Done

Set Aside

Plotting:

  • Primary: Outline Act 4 of High on Loving You 
  • Secondary: Outline Act 1 of Green Hills & Smoky Fields2
  • Tertiary: Outline Nowhere to Run(James & Tracy – Gilbert #8) – finished 5/18 sheets for Story Toolkit
  • Stretch: Brainstorm Erik & Jeff(Kurztown #7)

Writing:

  • Primary: High on Loving You – 1st draft – 12767/~35000 words, 4659 this week. I only have 3 more scenes to write, so this isn’t going to get even closer to 35000 words to finish it.
    • “Anna, please come inside,” he said. “Let’s talk about this inside. You don’t have to go.”
      “I do,” she insisted. “Because I can’t accept any less than everything from you, not when I’m willing to give it all to you. That’s not fair to me, Morgan. I’m tired of giving everything to everybody and hardly getting anything back. And I’m exhausted enough right now to give in without much of a fight. So, I’m going home and sleeping and spending the holiday with my family, just like you need to do.”
  • Secondary: Side Projects – 5000 words – 2010/5000 words I’m doing this a little differently this month. Working on the one I plan to post to Patreon, then I’ll start on the others.
    • Melanie & Garren – 2010/~1500 words, 585 this week
  • Tertiary: Jonas & Isaac – 15 pages – 9.75/15 pages
  • Stretch: By the Gun – 2500 words

Editing:

  • Primary: Stained Blood – Beta edits as they come in
  • Secondary: Flames of Renewal – Finish edits & polish. Find beta readers – Now I’m looking for beta readers. This is the second book in the series, there are references to book 1, but you could probably read it without having read it(and it would be good to know if anything is too confusing if you haven’t read the first). This one is about James, a fire investigator, who is finally getting a second chance at love, and Teresa, who is also trying to start over. If anyone’s interested in reading it, let me know.
  • Tertiary: Edit short stories for 2(maybe) collections(not submissions, my own collections) – Gathered all the bits of stories together, read through ‘Mistaken Meeting’, started edits. have added 1441 words.
  • Stretch: Law of Choice – send to CP – have a message to her to see if she’s ready for it.

Reading:

  • Primary: Read 20 books – 15/20
    • Fall of the Titan(Christina Ochs) – Carrying this one over from January. At 45%.
    • Until We Touch(Susan Mallery) – Started this last Tuesday afternoon. On page 285/376
    • Blood of Ashlin(Rachel O’Laughlin) – Started reading this Thursday afternoon. At 23%
    • Apprentice in Death(J.D. Robb) – Started reading this Friday afternoon. On page 215/343
    • Beauty and the Geek(Sidney Bristol) – Started reading this Monday afternoon. Finished it Wednesday night. Enjoyed it.
    • Finn Again(R.G. Alexander) – Started reading this Tuesday afternoon. Finished it Tuesday night. Enjoyed it.
    • The Year We Hid Away(Sarina Bowen) – Started reading this Wednesday afternoon. Just didn’t really care. So I set it aside.
    • Desert Heat(Kat Martin) – Started this Thursday morning. Finished it Friday night.
    • Peter Darling(Austin Chant) – Started this Friday morning. Finished it Friday afternoon. Loved it.
  • Secondary: Listen 5 books – 8/5
    • Lion in the Valley(Elizabeth Peters) – Picked this back up Monday morning. Finished it Sunday afternoon. Had its up and down moments, but ended up enjoying it.
    • Sweet Seduction(Maya Banks) – Started this Monday morning. Finished it Monday afternoon. Enjoyed it.
    • Indigo(Beverly Jenkins) – Started this Tuesday morning. On Chapter 8/23
    • A Lot Like Love(Julie James) – Started this Wednesday morning. Finished it Wednesday evening.
    • Breaking All Her Rules(Maisey Yates) – Started this Thursday morning. Finished it Thursday afternoon.

Social Media:

  • Primary: Post 5 regular weekly posts – 15/23
  • Secondary: Post to Patreon 3 times – 2/3
  • Tertiary: Draft 24 A-Z posts – 23/24
  • Stretch: Edit 27 A-Z posts – 20/27

Crafting:

  • Knit: Dunfallandy Baby Blanket – Triangle 7: 33/33, Triangle 8: 33/33 rows, seamed the 4 squares together. Sewed on the 8 triangles. Started the border

And my Wrap-up for Round 1 of RoW80:

Plotting:

  • Primary: Outline Act 4 of Green Hills & Smoky Fields1, Whatever It Takes, & High on Loving You as I get to them
  • Secondary: Outline Flames of Knowledge
  • Tertiary: Outline Green Hills & Smoky Fields2
  • Stretch: Outline James & Tracy’s Story

Writing:

  • Primary: Green Hills & Smoky Fields1, Whatever It Takes, & High on Loving You – 1st drafts
  • Secondary: Side Projects – 15000 words – 12385/15000
  • Tertiary: Jonas & Isaac – 45 pages – 38/45
  • Stretch: By the Gun – Finish Part 2

Editing:

  • Primary: Flames of Renewal – CP edits once I get them back
  • Secondary: Stained Blood – Beta edits as they come in
  • Tertiary: Transfer Protecting the Heart, Paint Me a Picture, & Shed Some Light to Scrivener
  • Stretch: Law of Choice – Send to CP

Reading:

  • Primary: Read 60 books – 55/60
  • Secondary: Listen 15 books – 21/15

Social Media:

  • Primary: Just Jot It January
  • Secondary: Post 5 regular weekly posts52/55 posts
  • Tertiary: Post to Patreon 6 times -4/6

Crafting:

  • Knit: 2 projects – 1/2
  • Crochet: 2 projects – 2/2

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