Monday was a pretty good day of writing. I mostly just hit my goals for each of my projects. I went a little over on Crash and Burn, which was good. Then, I started working on Stay a Little Longer, and as usual when Erik comes on the page, he kind of took over. I swear he thinks every story is his. 😉 Anyway, I wrote more than twice my goal on that one. I was hoping for a repeat yesterday, but…that didn’t happen. Started out good with In the Moonlight. Then, I got to Crash and Burn, and…the words just weren’t coming. I got some, but by the time I took the kids down to the bus and came back inside, I’d lost all motivation. And decided to read instead. Part of that was because it was cold in the house, and I really didn’t feel like sitting at the desk. But, I think I’m going to take a sort of break until the new year. I’ll still write, but I think I’ll just work on one story each day and then only in the morning until around 7(unless the words are really flowing). I’m usually at the computer by 5, so that still gives me around 2 hours. The kids go to school through Friday this week, but they’re off all next week and the following Monday, and this coming Monday we’re having Christmas with my husband’s stepmom and siblings, so I think this will fit better until all the holiday stuff is over.
He can sleep anywhere, even in the middle of his sister’s Christmas concert.
We did finally get our Christmas tree up on Sunday, so we’re just about ready for Christmas. I still need to get some stocking stuffers and should bake some cookies, so hopefully I can get to that this week. Other than that, and wrapping the last of the presents, I believe I’m ready.
Pup wasn’t sure what to make of this thing we put up in the living room 😉
The boy’s letter to Santa he wrote at school. Thankfully the teacher included a translation
But, for now, it’s Wednesday, which means it’s WiPPet time! You can check out the other snippets from here. And if you want to join us, just post a snippet of a current work in progress that somehow corresponds to the date(and we’re pretty flexible about the math we use to get that). I’m working on Defending the Heart today, so you get some more of Piers and Xavier this week. I have 9 paragraphs(21-12) today:
It had always been this way. Hot and fast, and he’d never been able to hold anything back. That may have scared him more than anything else. He’d worried he and Piers would flash and burn out, and he would have ruined everything for no reason.
He closed his eyes and just reveled in the feel of Piers against him. He wanted to savor it. So bad. But, what if someone walked in? What if someone saw them. What if…Piers nipped at his lip and all those thoughts fled from his mind.
He had to touch him. He knew it might be smart to keep his hands to himself, but he had to touch Piers. Had to feel him against his fingertips, under his tongue. Otherwise, he might just burst apart.
Xavier’s hands skimmed under Piers’ shirt and he shuddered at the feel of that warm skin. He felt almost as toned as he always had, though it may have gone slightly soft. There was definitely still plenty of muscle there, though. Xavier wanted to see all of it. But, part of his mind was thankfully still aware they were down in the office. In their place of business. It didn’t keep him from thrusting his tongue into Piers’ mouth again, though.
Piers groaned now and broke his mouth away before pressing it to Xavier’s throat. “I want you. So bad, X, it makes me want to forget the promises I made to myself.”
Xavier pulled one hand from under Piers’ shirt, threading the fingers into the other man’s hair. The other hand slid further up until it rested over Piers’ heart. “I’m still in here. You can’t tell me otherwise.”
Piers closed his eyes and rested his forehead against Xavier’s. “I won’t try to,” he said. “But, we can’t do this.”
“We are doing it. We’ve been trying not to since March, and it hasn’t done any good. And my apartment is right up those steps.”
He could feel Piers trying to shut everything down and erect that wall between them. He felt like something heavy had laid on his chest, though. He was afraid if Piers did that, the weight would completely crush him.
No one walking into the office(well, the others that work there anyway) would be surprised to see this. They’ve all seen it coming, so that’s not quite what Xavier is worrying about.
This round of RoW80 ends tomorrow, so I’ll be doing my wrap-up post then, but for today, I’m still going to do my mid-week check-in(I’ll probably do one next week, too, even though it’s during the break).
- Write: 12500 words – HAHA. HA. HAHAHA. Yeah, not even close. 5207/12500. I don’t think I’ll even reach 10k for the week. But, I suppose we’ll see.
- Edit: Let It Begin –
finish pre-revisions & start revisions – finished pre-revisions, but didn’t start actual revisions yet. Going to set this one aside until next year.
- Plot: Loving the Devil – Plot summary &
start Story Toolkit – I got the short summary(one sentence) written and the medium summary(1 paragraph) about half done. I am going to try to finish it this week, but I won’t start the Toolkit until next month.
- Side Projects – add 2000 words – 430/2000 words. Really don’t think I’ll meet this goal this week, either.
- Listen: Winter – I’m getting close to halfway in this, I think.
Finish Ink or Treat(Eliza Madison), Status Update(Annabeth Albert), Breaking Through(Juliana Haygert), Night Watch(Suzanne Brockman), Touching Fate(Brenda Drake), The Family Simon(Juliana Stone), Going Deep(Cari Quinn), Serpentine(Cindy Pon), & Assassin’s Heart(Sarah Ahiers) – I finished Ink or Treat(really enjoyed), Status Update(loved), and Night Watch(enjoyed). My kindle was charging yesterday(which was why I read Night Watch before Breaking Through), but I started Breaking Through last night. Planning on doing a lot of reading the next two weeks(well, week & a half now). In fact, these just came in yesterday: I love book mail! I may actually not get to any of these until next month, but still!!
- Crochet: Grumpy Octopus Coffee Cup Cozy – I’ve made some progress on this.
- A to Z Posts: Plot – no more progress since last week.