Home of a mother, wife, writer

It’s been a bit of a mixed up week, but I’ve still been finishing some goals. Monday I did my usual Mellow Monday. Tuesday, I found a bunch of lice on the girl’s head. Wednesday we had someone come and look at the house(and show up half an hour early, so I didn’t have the dogs crated. It was a bit chaotic). The rest of the week went as normal really. Friday Mother-in-law took the kids to a hot air balloon show. So hubby and I rode the motorcycle to dinner and took the long way home. It’s the first time I’ve been on the bike this year. It felt really good.

If you missed it Wednesday, I got the cover for Flames of Renewal. It’s the first custom cover I’ve had done and am really happy with it.

Got this last week. Created by: Marianne Nowicki.

Color Code

Goal Met


Nothing Done

Set Aside


  • Primary: Flames of Knowledge – Outline Act 4
  • Secondary: Heart to Heart – Brainstorm
  • Tertiary: Heart to Heart – Character Back Stories – Wrote Natalie, Marshall’s & Maia’s back stories.
  • Stretch: Heart to Heart – Plot Summaries – all summaries done


  • Primary: Flames of Knowledge – 1st draft – 11817/~20000 words
    • This Week: Write 5 scenes – 5/5 scenes
      • Connor slipped his hand into theirs as they walked to the door. He didn’t bother knocking just opened it. “You’re not even going to let them know you’re here first?”
        He looked at them, one brow raised. “They knew we were coming. Why would I do that?”
        “It’s rude to just walk into someone’s house.”
        That eyebrow stayed arched. “I’m family. You don’t have to knock on family’s doors.”
        Ames opened their mouth then snapped it shut again. It was just one reminder how different his family was from their own. It was something they needed to remember to keep in mind.
  • Secondary: Side Projects – 850 words – 3025/850 words
    • This Week:
      • Derek – 500 words/1st draft – 423 words
      • Hawk – 500 words – 521/500 words
  • Tertiary: Jonas & Isaac – 9.5 pages – 12.58/9.5 pages
    • This Week – 1 page – 2.92/1 pages
  • Stretch: By the Gun – 11 scenes – 7/11 scenes
    • This Week: Write 2 scenes – Finished scene 2/2


  • Primary: Flames of Renewal – Beta Edits – Through Chapter 24/24
  • Secondary: Flames of Renewal – Polish –50/50 items polished
    • This Week: Finish polishing and sent to proofreader!
  • Tertiary: Stained Blood – Beta Edits
  • Stretch: Short Story Collection – Fleshing out Bree & Jenny


  • Read: 10 books – 12/10 books
    • Hot Pursuit(Suzanne Brockmann) – Started this Monday morning. Finished it Monday night.
    • Getting Worked Up(Erin Nicholas) – Started this Tuesday morning. Finished it Tuesday night.
    • Vanish(Becca J Campbell) – Started this Wednesday morning. Finished it Wednesday afternoon.
    • 180 Seconds(Jessica Park) – Started this Wednesday afternoon. Finished it Thursday afternoon.
    • Lawless(R.G. Alexander) – Started this Thursday afternoon. Finished it Saturday afternoon.
    • Retrieval(Aly Martinez) – Started this Saturday evening. At 76%
  • Listen: 10 books – 10/10
    • Night Watch(Suzanne Brockmann) – Started this Friday afternoon. Finished it Monday morning.
    • Run the Risk(Lori Foster) – Started this Wednesday morning. Finished it Friday morning.
    • Bare It All(Lori Foster) – Started this Friday morning. On Chapter 8/29

Social Media:

  • Post 5 regular weekly posts – 14/23 posts
    • This Week:
      • Writing Wednesday 
      • Fiction Friday
      • Stream of Consciousness Saturday
      • Weekend Writing Warriors
      • Sunday Summary
  • Post to Patreon 3 times – 2/3 posts
    • Flames of Renewal Cover Reveal
    • What I’m Working On


  • Knit: Dunfallandy Baby Blanket – finish side 4 and finish up

Comments on: "Sunday Summary: Finishing Things" (11)

  1. ruichan2380 said:

    That cover looks great! And look at all the blue! Well done!

  2. Congratulations on the book cover! Yeah!

    • Thanks. I really like it. Finding a cover with older characters that fit wasn’t happening, but she’s really good to work with. 🙂

  3. Speaking of blue, if you haven’t homed that blanket – I know what you should do with it. =D

    Awesome week – except for the danged lice.

    • It was a pretty great week, but yeah, I keep feeling like we’re never going to get rid of them. It’s a frustrating battle.

  4. The cover looks awesome!!! Let me guess, you have something against sleep or you’re just that organized to fit it all in in your days?

    • Thanks!
      Haha, I actually don’t have anything against sleep. I usually get between 6-8 hours a night(sometimes less, usually not more). But, yeah, I organize my day quite a bit. It’s the only thing that calms the chaos in my head and lets me get things done. It helps that I don’t work outside the house, so I have time to get to it all.

  5. That cover looks great — did you use Fiverr???? Also, that baby blanket is equally fabulous. And the writing sure is trucking right along.

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