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I set up a new site(an actual website, instead of just the blog now). I still have some work to do, but I launched it this morning. I imported most of the posts from here, but I’m leaving this up for now. But, from now on my posts will be up at fallonbrown.com So, come check me Out overthere!

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Writing Wednesday: To a Crisp

We took the kids to Waldameer(amusement/water park, though we just go to the water part) Sunday. About 4 hours out in the sun and water. And guess who forgot sunscreen? yep. That’d be me. My face, shoulders, chest, and thighs are red. I don’t usually burn too bad, but yeah, it hurts. Today isn’t quite as bad as Monday was. And after we left there, we went to best Buy. And I was finally able to get my new computer. I’ve been wanting to for several months now, but we didn’t have the extra money. We do now, so I was able to finally get it. I got things downloaded and set up Sunday night. I spent most of Monday moving my projects into Scrivener on the new machine. Well, not all of them. I decided to just worry about the ones I’m currently working on for the moment. I have them all(I hope I didn’t miss any) on dropbox, so I’ll grab them when I get around to editing them.

Difference in size between old computer(in front) and new one.

I’ve adjusted my writing schedule slightly. or at least when I do certain things. The first morning session(from 5-7, adjusted from 4-6) is when I first get up. I’m setting that as my plotting time. After I do chores and start social media(so at 9-11), I’ll focus on my main projects. The after lunch session(1-3) will be for editing, and the evening session(6-8) is for side projects. Having a schedule seems to work better for me than just having a list of goals to meet. I work through the goals in each section one by one.

Nowhere to Run is the only one of my main projects that I’ve worked on this week, so it’s what I’m sharing from again. Nowhere to Run takes place shortly after Whatever It Takes, so during the period when Jonas & Isaac are broken up. But, Isaac and Konner are still together and show up in this scene. I have 16 sentences for today(8+8).

“Has Wyatt come in?” James asked. “He said he was going to try, but he hasn’t said anything about it again.”
“That cop partner of yours?” Konner asked. “Now, that’s a fine looking man.”
Isaac nudged him hard, and Konner laughed before smacking a kiss on his boyfriend’s lips. “Don’t worry. I still love you best.”
“You love everyone, Konner,” Isaac said, but his lips were turned up.
“Yes, but I love you best. That has to count for something.”
Tracy pressed her lips together and turned back to James. And saw that he was full out grinning at the boys’ antics. “I guess we can leave them alone,” he said, taking her arm. “I’ll be around this weekend if any of the kids want to throw a game together,” James called back to Konner. “Let them know.”
“Will do,” Konner said, then he was engrossed in Isaac again.

 

Color Code:

Goal met

Progress

Nothing Yet

Set Aside

Plotting:

  • Heart to Heart – Finish story toolkit & outline Act 1
    • This Week: Act 4 beat sheet, timeline
  • Neil & Lin(The Rileys #2) – Brainstorm
    • This Week: brainstormed Neil, Lin
  • Wyatt & Kaden(Gilbert, CO # 9) – Brainstorm
    • This Week: Brainstormed Wyatt
  • GH & SF 3 – Brainstorm
    • This Week: Brainstormed Torin
  • Build This Love(Kurztown #8) – Brainstorm
    • This Week: Brainstormed Chris

Writing:

  • Nowhere to Run – Get through Chapter 18 – 3/16 scenes
    • This week: 983 words
  • GH & SF 2 – Get through Part 1, Chapter 4 – 0/15 scenes
  • Craving You – Get through Chapter 5 – 0/13 scenes
  • By the Gun – Get through Part 3, Chapter 9 – 0/11 scenes

Editing:

  • Short Story Collection – Flesh Out
    • Goin’ Down
      • This week: 999 new words
    • Meeting Jonas
    • Changing History(though I may move this one to another collection)
  • Paint Me a Picture – transfer to Scrivener – 1/9 chapter
  • Green Hills & Smoky Fields – Initial Read through/Fill in [xx]s
  • Stained Blood – Beta Edits
  • Flames of Renewal – Proofread
  • Law of Choice – CP edits

Side Projects:

  • Geoff – Write, edit & post to Patreon
    • This Week: 303 words
  • Hawk – 1500 words – 961/1500 words
    • This Week: 461 words
  • Jacob & Matthew – 1500 words – 945/1500 words
    • This Week: 384 words
  • Desmund – 1500 words – 874/1500 words
    • This Week: 339 words
  • Jonas & Isaac – 15 pages – 5.33/15 pages
    • This Week: 2.25 pages

Publishing:

  • Flames of Renewal

Reading:

  • Read: 13 books – 5/13 books
    • The WAG and the Scoundrel(Debbie McGowan) 
    • Year of the Guilty Soul(A.M. Leibowitz) 
    • Blue Flame(Jill Shalvis) 
    • Cleaning House(Jeanne G’Fellers) 
    • Those Jeffries Boys(Debbie McGowan) – Started this Saturday night. Finished it Tuesday night.
  • Listen: 5 books – 7/5 books
    • Protecting What’s His(Tessa Bailey) 
    • His Risk to Take(Tessa Bailey) 
    • Officer Off Limits(Tessa Bailey) 
    • Asking for Trouble(Tessa Bailey) 
    • An Unseen Attraction(K.J. Charles) – Started this Saturday morning. Finished it Monday morning.
    • An Unnatural Vice(K.J. Charles) – Started this Monday morning. Finished it Monday night.
    • An Unsuitable Heir(K.J. Charles) – Started this Monday night. Finished it Tuesday afternoon.
    • Risking It All(Tessa Bailey) – Started this Wednesday morning. On Chapter 11/27

Social Media:

  • Post 5 Regular Blog Posts – 6/22 posts
    • This Week:
      • Writing Wednesday
      • Fiction Friday
      • Stream of Consciousness Saturday
      • Weekend Writing Warriors
      • Sunday Summary
  • Post to Patreon 3 times – 0/3

Writing Wednesday: New month, New Plan

It’s the beginning of a new month, and I have a new plan going forward. I talked a little about it on Sunday but not too much. Basically, I have too many characters in my head all clamoring to have their stories told. I’ve been trying to take them on one at a time. But, I just…can’t. My mind doesn’t seem to work that way. it does a lot of bouncing around. And as counter-intuitive as it seems, I feel more focused when I’m working on more than one thing. I never said that I make any sense. 😉

This morning started with plotting. I spent 10 minutes on each of 5 projects(1 from each of my series & 1 standalone). I met this week’s goal on 3/5 of them. During the next two hour block, I’ll be focused on writing. I also have blocks focused on editing and side projects. We’ll see how this goes, and I may adjust if it doesn’t work.

I barely have anything for the other projects for this month, so I’m sharing from Nowhere to Run. James is getting a little better about his overprotective urges, though some of it is still coming through. I have 9 paragraphs today(8+1).

“I still worry about you. Is that so bad?”
He glanced back in time to see her face soften. “No, James,” she said. “It isn’t bad. Worrying seems to come natural to you. It must be that do-gooder gene.”
He laughed. At least her teasing about this pulled him out of his head. “I was never great at science, but even I know that isn’t actually a thing. And I’m not that good.”
“Just keep telling yourself that, even as you help old ladies cross the street and rescue kittens from trees.”
He shook his head, biting back his laughter. It wasn’t like he’d ever really done either of those things. He poured a cup of coffee and took the first sip, sighing. He looked up again to see her grinning at him. “Hits the spot, does it?”
“Yes, seriously you should just live here forever and make me coffee.”
She slid off the couch and started over to him. His pulse pounded harder as she approached. “Is that all I’m good for?”
The words hit him hard, and he set the cup on the counter. “No, of course not. I was just joking. I didn’t mean…” He trailed off when she started laughing.
“I know, James,” she said, taking a few steps closer to him. “I know you didn’t mean that. I was just teasing you back.”

Color Code:

Goal Met

Progress Made

Set Aside

Not Done

Plotting: 

  • Primary: Heart to Heart – finish Story Toolkit
    • This Week: Act 2 Beat Sheet
  • Secondary: Heart to Heart – Outline Act 1, List rest of scenes
  • Tertiary: Nowhere to Run – Outline Act 2
  • Stretch: Neil & Lin(Rileys #2) – Brainstorm

Writing:

  • Primary: Nowhere to Run – Draft through Chapter 14/~25000 words – 25140/25000 words
    • This Week: Write 3 Scenes(Chapter 13) – Started scene 3/3
  • Secondary: Side Projects – 5000 words – 5590/5000 words
    • This Week:
      • Hawk – 100 words – 180/100 words
      • Jacob & Matthew – 100 words – 124/100 words
      • Geoff(this will be next month’s Patreon story) – 100 words  111/100 words
  • Tertiary: Jonas & Isaac – 15 pages – 15.17/15 pages
    • This Week: Type Chapter 9 – 15/15 pages
  • Stretch: By the Gun – 4 Chapters – 4/4 chapters

Editing:

  • Primary: Short Story Collection
    • This Week: Goin’ Down – Finish 1 scene
  • Secondary: Stained Blood – Beta Edits(as I get chapters back)
  • Tertiary: Flames of Renewal – Proofread(once I get it back from proofreader)
  • Stretch: Law of Choice – CP edits(if I get it back this month)

Publish:

  • Flames of Renewal

Reading:

  • Read: 20 books – 35/20 books
    • Bound to Submit(Laura Kaye) – Read this Sunday afternoon.
    • Hide Your Heart(Tracey Alvarez) – Started this Sunday afternoon. Finished it Monday afternoon.
    • Perfect Partners(Carly Phillips) – Started this Monday afternoon. Finished it Monday night.
    • The WAG and the Scoundrel(Debbie McGowan) – Started this Tuesday afternoon. At 27%
  • Listen: 5 books – 17/5
    • Nights with Him(Lauren Blakely) – Started this Saturday morning. Finished it Monday morning.
    • Forbidden Nights(Lauren Blakely) – Started this Monday morning. Finished it Tuesday morning.

Social Media:

  • Post 5 Regular Blog Posts – 19/21 posts
  • Post to Patreon 3 times – 3/3
    • This Week: Arresting(Flames of Redemption back story)

Now, since it’s the end of the month, I’ll evaluate how this round is going so far. Then, I’ll have my goals for August after that.

Plotting:

  • Primary: Heart to Heart – Finish Outlining – only have 3 more sheets of the story toolkit to do on this
  • Secondary: Nowhere to Run – Outline Acts 2, 3 & 4
  • Tertiary: Neil & Lin(The Rileys #2) – Outline
  • Stretch: Pictures of the Past(Gilbert, Co #9) – Outline – I’m going to have another one that comes before this. Changing this to Wyatt & Kaden

Writing: 

  • Primary: Nowhere to Run – 1st draft – 25,140 words
  • Secondary: Side Projects – 15000 words – 5590/15000 words
  • Tertiary: Jonas & Isaac – 45 pages – 15/45 pages
  • Stretch: By the Gun – Write Part 3 – Finished Chapter 4/12
  • Will be adding more stories to this list.

Editing:

  • Primary: Flames of Renewal – Proofread
  • Secondary: Stained Blood – Beta Edits
  • Tertiary: Short Story Collection – finished fleshing out Bree & Jenny, started working on a revised ending/continuation of Goin’ Down
  • Stretch: Law of Choice – CP Edits

Publish:

  • Flames of Renewal

Reading: 

  • Read: 60 books – 35/60 books
  • Listen: 15 books

Social Media:

  • Primary: Post 5 Regular Weekly Blog posts
  • Secondary: Post to Patreon 9 times
  • Tertiary: September Story a Day

And now for August goals:

Plotting:

  • Heart to Heart – Finish story toolkit & outline Act 1
    • This week: Finished Act 3 Beat Sheet
  • Neil & Lin(The Rileys #2) – Brainstorm
    • This week: Started brainstorming characters
  • Wyatt & Kaden(Gilbert, CO # 9) – Brainstorm
    • This week: Brainstormed general characters, started brainstorming Wyatt
  • GH & SF 3 – Brainstorm
    • This week: Brainstormed general characters
  • Build This Love(Kurztown #8) – Brainstorm
    • This week: Started brainstorming general characters

Writing:

  • Nowhere to Run – Get through Chapter 18 – 0/16 scenes
    • This week: 336 words
  • GH & SF 2 – Get through Part 1, Chapter 4 – 0/15 scenes
    • This week: 547 words(from two Stream of Consciousness Saturday posts I wrote in February then the first line of Chapter 1)
  • Craving You – Get through Chapter 5 – 0/13 scenes
    • This Week: 6987 words(from Story a Day pieces)
  • By the Gun – Get through Part 3, Chapter 9 – 0/11 scenes
    • This Week: 20 words

Editing:

  • Short Story Collection – Flesh Out
    • Goin’ Down
    • Meeting Jonas
    • Changing History(though I may move this one to another collection)
  • Paint Me a Picture – transfer to Scrivener
  • Green Hills & Smoky Fields – Initial Read through/Fill in [xx]s
  • Stained Blood – Beta Edits
  • Flames of Renewal – Proofread
  • Law of Choice – CP edits

Side Projects:

  • Geoff – Write, edit & post to Patreon
  • Hawk – 1500 words
  • Jacob & Matthew – 1500 words
  • Desmund – 1500 words
  • Jonas & Isaac – 15 pages

Publishing:

  • Flames of Renewal

Reading:

  • Read: 13 books – 0/13 books
    • The WAG and the Scoundrel(Debbie McGowan) – Started this Tuesday afternoon. At 27%
  • Listen: 5 books – 0/5 books
    • Protecting What’s His(Tessa Bailey) – Started this Wednesday morning. On Chapter 14/26

Social Media:

  • Post 5 Regular Blog Posts – 1/22 posts
    • This Week:
      • Writing Wednesday
      • Fiction Friday
      • Stream of Consciousness Saturday
      • Weekend Writing Warriors
      • Sunday Summary
  • Post to Patreon 3 times – 0/3

Sunday Summary: Soggy Days

I met the rest of this week’s goals on Friday, so I didn’t get any bonus words in. I did get a good bit of reading done, though.

Saturday morning, mother-in-law picked us up around 7:30 and we went to Waterford, the town where she lives(only about 20 minutes away) and went to a pancake breakfast. Then, we set our chairs out for the Heritage Days parade. After the parade, we took the chairs back to her apartment then went back down to the library for a book sale. I found 3.

After we took those back to her apartment(yes, there was a lot of walking back and forth yesterday), we went back down to see what the craft vendors had then got some lunch. And the kids got to ride a horse.

And again, went back to the apartment. She took the kids to the playground up at the elementary school, and I stayed at the apartment to read. When husband got out of work, he picked me up from his mom’s and we rode up to the Bike Fest at the Harley shop in Erie(Roar on the Shore was also going on this weekend, but we stayed away from that one). As soon as we got there, it started raining. So, we mostly hung out in the store and under the overhang outside until that stopped. Then, we came back home, got the truck, and we were going to pick the kids up and get groceries. But, they wanted to stay with grandma. So, we got groceries on our own then went and got them. It was about 9, before we got home.

And then for some reason, I just could not fall asleep. It happened the night before, too. Tired when I go to bed then wide awake. So, I end up playing on my phone until I can’t keep my eyes open anymore. It was about 2 hours of this last night. I seem to sleep fine once I do get there, I just can’t seem to shut my brain off long enough to make that happen.

Color Code:

Goal Met

Progress Made

Set Aside

Not Done

Plotting: 

  • Primary: Heart to Heart – finish Story Toolkit
    • This Week: Event Brainstorm 1 & 2
  • Secondary: Heart to Heart – Outline Act 1, List rest of scenes
  • Tertiary: Nowhere to Run – Outline Act 2
    • This Week: Outline – 20/20 scenes outlined
  • Stretch: Neil & Lin(Rileys #2) – Brainstorm

Writing:

  • Primary: Nowhere to Run – Draft through Chapter 14/~25000 words – 16628/25000 words
    • This Week: Write 6 scenes – Finished scene 6/6
  • Secondary: Side Projects – 5000 words – 3957/5000 words
    • This Week:
      • Arresting Callum – 275 words – 103/275 words – 1st draft done!
      • Hawk – 250 words – 260/250 words
      • Jacob & Matthew – 250 words – 265/250 words
  • Tertiary: Jonas & Isaac – 15 pages – 10.75/15 pages
    • This Week: 3.5 pages – 3.5/3.5 pages
  • Stretch: By the Gun – 4 Chapters – 3/4 chapters
    • This Week: Chapter 3– Finished 2/3 scenes, moved the last to the next chapter.

Editing:

  • Primary: Short Story Collection
    • This Week: Bree & Jenny – 1 scene – This was the FINAL SCENE!!
  • Secondary: Stained Blood – Beta Edits(as I get chapters back)
  • Tertiary: Flames of Renewal – Proofread(once I get it back from proofreader)
  • Stretch: Law of Choice – CP edits(if I get it back this month)

Publish:

  • Flames of Renewal

Reading:

  • Read: 20 books – 25/20 books
    • Country Heaven(Ava Miles) – Started this Sunday morning. Finished it Sunday evening.
    • Two by Two(Debbie McGowan) – Started this Sunday evening. Finished it Wednesday night.
    • I wore Heels to the Apocalypse(C.H. Clepitt) – Started this Wednesday morning. Finished it Wednesday afternoon.
    • Mercenary Instinct(Ruby Lionsdrake) – Started this Thursday morning. Finished it Thursday evening.
    • Jingle Ball(Cari Quinn) – Started this Thursday evening. Finished it Friday afternoon.
    • Paint the Stars(Christina Lee & Nyrae Dawn) – Started this Friday afternoon. Finished it Saturday afternoon.
    • Hiding Out(Debbie McGowan) – Started this Saturday morning(on my phone while waiting for parade to start). Finished it Saturday night.
    • Playing with Fire(Avery Cockburn) – Started this Saturday afternoon. At 3%
  • Listen: 5 books – 12/5
    • Rescue My Heart(Jill Shalvis) – Started this Monday morning. Finished it Monday night.
    • Rumor Has It(Jill Shalvis) – Started this Tuesday morning. Finished it Wednesday morning.
    • Then Came You(Jill Shalvis) – Started this Wednesday afternoon. Finished it Friday morning.
    • Still the One(Jill Shalvis) – Started this Friday morning. On Chapter 2/31

Social Media:

  • Post 5 Regular Blog Posts – 14/21 posts
    • This Week:
      • Writing Wednesday
      • Fiction Friday
      • Stream of Consciousness Saturday
      • Weekend Writing Warriors
      • Sunday Summary
  • Post to Patreon 3 times – 2/3
    • This Week: Coming Soon

WeWriWa: “Fawn Over You”

Welcome back to another visit with the Weekend Writing Warriors, the blog hop for anyone who likes to write. I got to go out on the motorcycle for the first time last night. Every other time we planned to, something came up or it was raining. My mother-in-law had the kids, so we took it to dinner then took the long way back home. It felt really nice. And speaking of motorcycles, it’s time to share a bit more of Hawk’s story. I’m skipping a little bit ahead. They’re back at the clubhouse, and Medusa has been checking over Hawk and has just reminded him it will be a while before he can ride again.

“Don’t sound so enthusiastic. You know all the old ladies have a soft spot for you. They’ll be fawning all over you. You know you’ll enjoy it.”

I snorted and wished I hadn’t. I pressed my hand against my side. “You know as well as anyone it’s not the old ladies I want fawning over me.”

There was a deep laugh from the doorway, and I turned my head to see Wraith coming into the room. “Pretty sure there’s only one guy in this club that has the desire to fawn over you in the way you want.”

If you’re wondering, that one guy would be Devil. Though Devil is a bit upset with Hawk for sending him away the way he did, I don’t think he’ll have any problem tending to him. 😉

Story a Day: Day 9 – “Confrontation”

Today’s Story a Day prompt was about character desires.

The Prompt
Establish, within the first couple of sentences, your character’s desire. Put them in a situation that conflicts with that desire. Tell us how it works out.

I’m continuing with Erik’s story from yesterday.

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Erik needed to get out of this damn store. His father was back there, and after the way just seeing him had sent panic streaking through him, he couldn’t stay to see what happened if they came face to face.
He made it up to the checkout lines without having a complete meltdown at least. He started putting the items from his basket on the belt. “Hi, Erik.”
He looked up at the bright voice. “Hey, Zoe,” he greeted the girl. Well, not girl, he knew she was in college now, but she hadn’t even been a teenager when he graduated high school. Not that age was the only reason he barely did more than notice her. “Fancy seeing you here.” He struggled to keep a light-hearted tone to his voice. But, it was what everyone in town expected of him.
Zoe’s face flushed, and she glanced away as she reached for the first of his groceries. “I’m home for spring break this week,” she said. “Hugh offered me a few hours before I go back next week.”
“That’s great,” he said, barely paying attention. He glanced over his shoulder as he reached for his wallet. Still no sign of his father. Thank goodness. Maybe he would get out of here without a confrontation.
“Sorry,” Zoe said, “the card reader’s not working. I should have told you before I started ringing these up. I got distracted.”
He looked back at her and saw she was flushing even brighter. He wasn’t even going to question what had her distracted. He needed to get out of here. “So you can only take cash?”
“Or a check.”
Which of course he didn’t have with him. He didn’t know too many people, other than his mom probably, who took a checkbook with them these days unless they knew they were going to need it. He slid his card back into its slot, and opened the main part to see what cash he had on him. He’d just gotten paid the day before and had cashed his check. Since Gabriel refused to let him pay rent, he didn’t have too many other bills to pay, so he kept most of what he made in cash.
“I should be able to cover it,” he said, offering her a wink.
She giggled and reached for the next item.
“What, son?” a voice said from behind him. “You can’t even keep it in your pants in the store. You disgust me.”
His shoulders stiffened. He forced himself not to turn and look at his father, though. It was what he wanted. To see Erik shamed, or even scared by simply his presence. He refused to allow himself to be the first anymore. His father had tried to lay enough shame on him as he was growing up. But, the latter, yeah, there was always that when his father was around.
The flush had drained from Zoe’s face, and he hated that his father had that effect on someone so sweetly innocent. But, bringing attention to that would only embarrass her more. So, he did his best to ignore the man.
“Really, Erik,” his father continued. “Isn’t she a bit too young for you. She’s barely out of high school.”
Now, he could see Zoe’s eyes growing wet. His father was trying to embarrass Erik, but it was rolling over onto Zoe, and that just wasn’t fair. He turned to glare at his father. “Just stop. I haven’t done a damn thing. Leave her alone.”
“I didn’t say anything about her. You’re the one making indecent actions. I’d think she was too female for you, too.”
Right. He was still on about that more than six months after he kicked Erik out of the house for flirting with another guy when he was at physical therapy. Zoe scanned his last item. His hand shook slightly as he pulled the bills out of his wallet to pay for it. “You forget, Dad. No one’s too anything for me. You’ve made it clear how you feel about it. And me. And I thought I made it clear that I’m not going to let that affect how I live my life. Now that you’ve aired our dirty laundry in the middle of the grocery store, I’m taking my groceries and going home.” He offered Zoe one more smile. “Don’t let him get to you. He’ll be gone soon enough. And your next customer can’t be as much of an asshole.”
She offered him a wavering smile, and he grabbed the bags, his change from Zoe, and headed for the doors. He could hear his father arguing with Zoe about how the card reader couldn’t be working. And the store manager was already heading over to them. At least she had someone who would back her against the angry old man. And it would give him some time to get away from here.

Sunday Summary: Showing

We had our first actual showing on our house Thursday afternoon. So, we spent most of that day making sure the house was cleaned up and in decent order. Which meant I fell a bit behind on my writing goals that day. But the people who looked at the house are apparently interested. Just waiting to hear more about that. Of course, we can’t finish applying for a mortgage to get the new house until my husband is back to work full time. Usually that would have happened earlier this month. Right now, they’re saying it might be the second week of May. He’s been looking at new jobs, so hopefully we won’t have to go through this unemployment mess every winter.

I did manage to catch up on my goals on Saturday. And I only have a little to finish up this month. Though there’s a couple things I just won’t get to. That’s okay. I’ll carry them over to next month.

Color Code:

Finished/Monthly Goal Met

Progress

Nothing Done

Set Aside

Plotting:

  • Primary: Nowhere to Run – Outline
  • Secondary: Craving You – Outline
    • This week: Jeff’s backstory, Jakob’s back story, Plot summaries, Story Toolkit(2 sheets) – finished all the back stories, finished plot summaries
  • Tertiary: Flames of Knowledge – Outline Acts 2, 3, & 4
  • Stretch: Heart to Heart – Brainstorm

Writing:

  • Primary: Flames of Knowledge – Chapter 21/42 – 33508/~35000 words
    • This week: Get through Chapter 20 – 20/20 chapters drafted
      • “Don’t you dare,” they said again, taking in the more individual details. “This is beautiful.”
        Connor shook his head. “It’s wrong.”
        Ames turned to fully face him. “You’re wrong,” they snapped. “This is perfect. It shows them just as they are.”
  • Secondary: Side Projects – 3350 words – 3444/3350 words
    • This week: Kayla & Reese – 1000 words(or finish 1st draft), edit & polish – 551/1000 words
  • Tertiary: Jonas & Isaac – 15 pages – 15.63/15 pages
    • This week: 2 pages – 2.91/2 pages
  • By the Gun – 2000 words

Editing:

  • Primary: Stained Blood – Beta edits
  • Secondary: Flames of Renewal – Send to Betas(if anyone’s interested in giving feedback, let me know. You can find a summary here)
  • Tertiary: Short Story Collection
    • Mistaken Meeting
    • Hang On 
      • This Week: edit 4 scenes & polish – deleted 1 scene – 4/4 scenes, added 282 words, polished 49/49 items – -319 words
    • Bree & Jenny
  • Stretch: Law of Choice – send to CP

Reading:

  • Read: 20 books – 23/20
    • Love on the Tracks(Tamsen Parker) – Started this Monday night. Finished it Sunday afternoon.
    • House Rules(Cathryn Fox) – Started this Sunday afternoon. Finished it Sunday evening.
    • Dead Wait(Stacy Green) – Read this Sunday evening.
    • It Takes Two to Tumble(Cat Sebastian) – Started this Sunday night. Finished it Tuesday night.
    • Shameless(R.G. Alexander) – Started this Wednesday afternoon. Finished it Wednesday night.
    • Touch the Sky(Christina Lee & Nyrae Dawn) – Started this Thursday afternoon. Finished it Saturday afternoon.
    • The Brightest Sunset(Aly Martinez) – Read this Saturday afternoon.
    • Some Like It Charming(Megan Bryce) – Started this Saturday night. At 51%
  • Listen: 5 books – 17/5
    • The Duke’s Perfect Wife(Jennifer Ashley) – Started this Friday afternoon. Finished it Tuesday morning.
    • A Mackenzie Family Christmas(Jennifer Ashley) – Started this Tuesday morning. Finished it Tuesday afternoon.
    • The Seduction of Elliot McBride(Jennifer Ashley) – Started this Tuesday afternoon. Finished it Wednesday afternoon.
    • The Untamed Mackenzie(Jennifer Ashley) – Started this Wednesday afternoon. Finished it Thursday morning.
    • The Wicked Deeds of Daniel Mackenzie(Jennifer Ashley) – Started this Thursday afternoon. Finished it Saturday morning.

Social Media:

Crafting:

  • Knit: Dunfallandy Baby Blanket
    • This week: Finish border, side 2 – 27/56 rows done
  • Crochet: Boxy Blanket
    • This week: get through row 50

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