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Sunday Summary: Fire and Ice

The rest of my week has gone pretty well. I didn’t get much done yesterday as it was the second annual Fire and Ice ball, a fundraiser for one of our local volunteer fire departments. Around here, we rely mostly on these departments. In the city, there’s the paid department, of course, but in a lot of the smaller towns, all we have are volunteers. My husband is one of them(so are my uncle and various cousins), so we always try to support the local departments. It was a good time, even though I know some of the people there probably thought I was bored. But, I like to sit on the edge and observe other people.  A lot more than getting out there and looking like an idiot. And it was a night out of the house and away from the kids, so a nice break.

Before that, we did some shopping in the city. My husband wanted to go to the tool store, and just a few doors down from there is a used book store, so the girl and I went there. I got 4 books and the girl got 1 for $18. Then, when we dropped the kids off at my mother-in-law’s she had some books she was going to get rid off. That was another 19 books. So, needless to say, I’m set for books for awhile(okay, if I only read those & none on the kindle, I’d be set for about a month).IMG_0478

Used bookstore haul

Used bookstore haul


  • Flames of Recompense: get to 54000 words – sitting at just over this. Wrote 14860 words on it this week. Things are moving along for these characters.
  • Stained by Ashes: Finish 2nd round revisions – finished these. I’ll be doing a read through for fragments this week, although I did fix some of them during these last revisions. I cut 45 words during this round.
  • Western Hearts: Character Work – finished this on Friday. 1551 words in plotting
  • Take Me Under: Revise – didn’t get to this. I did put my comments from my read through into the document, but that’s all I got to this weekend.
  • Read: Relax, I’m a Ninja(Natalie Whipple), Incinerate(Tessa Teevan), Midnight Caller(Haley Whitehall), Chameleon in a Mirror(Ruth Nestvold), & Dare to Surrender(Carly Phillips) – I’d be finished with all of these if we’d been home more yesterday. I’m almost 60% through Dare to Surrender, though, so I should finish it today.
  • Read: Dialogue(A Busy Writer’s Guide) – 50% – Got through this.
  • Knit: Faux Crochet Stole – Finally finished this! IMG_0476

Next week’s goals:

  • Flames of Recompense – get to 69000 words
  • Stained by Ashes – Fragment Fix round
  • Western Hearts – Finish plotting
  • Take Me Under – Revise
  • Read: Dare to Surrender(Carly Phillips), Back to You(Jessica Scott), Anna and the French Kiss(Stephanie Perkins), Hope for Her(Sydney Aaliyah Michelle), and Spellcaster(Claudia Gray)
  • Read: Dialogue(A Busy Writer’s Guide) – 75%
  • Crochet – Amigurumi Bunny Basket
  • Knit: Bunny Hat

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