#WIPpet Wednesday – Setting the Mood

Mini Update
In case you didn’t know, my plans for WIPpets are to post one at the end of every month and then spend the rest of the month visiting people.  Because, WIPpeteers, I just can’t quit you, but I suck at the weekly thing.

Now, to discuss what I’ve been doing.  For most of the past month I’ve been doing lots of reading and note taking.  Definitely not WIPpet material.  However, I did take a break from that to write two short stories for a freelance gig, but due to a NDA, can’t share those.  Truth is, I almost didn’t have anything to share!  Thankfully, I started a new project yesterday.

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WIPpetWedWhat’s WIPpet Wednesday?
Wednesday is for the day of the week I (and others) share a WIPpet.  The word WIPpet is the joining of the word snippet with the acronym WIP, which stands for Work In Progress.  Using the date to conjure up a math formula, WIPpeteers (the group of people that share WIPpets) figure out how much to share.

My WIPpet Math
The date is 5/27/15.  5 + 27 + 1 + 5 = 38 Words

What’s My WIPpet?
This is a short story for an anthology. (Deadline August 31 – If you’re interested here are the details.)  I don’t want to say what genre or setting.  In fact, I want to know if you can tell from the opening/first paragraph. (In other words, how am I doing at setting things?)

This Week’s WIPpet
The streaks in the night sky were beautiful if you ignored the fact they were drop pods full of prisoners sentenced to isolation on my planet. I didn’t come to this world like that, but my parents did.

Want to give it a go or read the WIPpeteers’ works?
KL Schwengel runs the show.
Find the linkie on her page to read the WIPpets or join in.

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Even More Goals – #ROW80 Check-In

ROW80This week has been made of good things for me.  Between Sunday and today I lost even more weight.  Not like a pound or two, but six of them and I can fit into (though fear moving/sitting in) my hana kimi pants.  I attribute this to running, which I can do again because my knee (while a little achy off and on) seems healed.    My kids saved up enough to buy refurbished/preowned 2DSes.  My husband, inspired by my laptop happiness, finally got himself (and me while he’s at work) a gaming machine.  When the kids bought the 2DSes, he bought SIMS 4. He says for him, but like I said “while he’s at work”…  And speaking of that machine, he also got a deal for a tablet, so I get his old tablet to play dating simulation games on!  I’m not sure which I’m going to pick.  Too bad there isn’t a LOG HORIZON dating sim.  I’m finally watching season 2 of the anime and I love it (though season 1 had better production).

I feel like I’m forgetting something, but I really must get to the update as I’ve got a slew of new goals to talk about.  The general summary for my writing life for this week is that I finished my read through of ALCHEMY.  I spent Friday busy cleaning (this week somehow I got off track) and then Saturday I spent trying to plan out the rest of this round/June.  Additionally, a friend told me about this scifi anthology seeking submissions that got things brewing in my head.

Almost forgot to tell you I made a gender swapped Cat in the Hat costume for my daughter to wear to school. They were celebrating reading and this was one of the activities. I made it in 30 minutes.

Almost forgot to tell you I made a gender swapped Cat in the Hat costume for my daughter to wear to school. They were celebrating reading and this was one of the activities. I made it in 30 minutes.

HIGHEST PRIORITY GOALS
Work On Writing (Almost) Everyday
Sub Goal: ALCHEMY Read through for fixes (5/1 – 5/17) Started (5/1) & Done (5/21)
Added Goal (5/23): Outline short story (5/24) I sound boarded off my friend and basically know what the story is, but I need to marry it to paper so I don’t forget.
Added Goal (5/23): Write SciFi Short Story (5/26 – 5/30) This assumes a 5k story, but I don’t think it will be that long.
Added Goal (5/23): ALCHEMY deeper details for Chapter 1 (5/26 – 6/2) As I wrote draft 1 I realized some bits needed fleshing out/thinking on.  I rounded these up during my read through and will now face them.
Added Goal (5/23): ALCHEMY Chapter 1 Draft 2 (6/4-6/10) With the stuff fleshed out and my notes in hand, I’ll redraft this chapter.
Added Goal (5/23): Get More Stuff Out in Slush (6/12 – 6/13) Now I’m supposed to be doing this weekly now, but don’t.  So I doubt I’ll fit it in come summer.  So I gave myself a couple of days to enter the slush piles.
Added Goal (5/23): ALCHEMY Chapter 2 Deeper Details (6/15 – 5/21) As with chapter 1, so with chapter 2.
Added Goal (5/23): Start Chapter 2 Draft 2 (6/23) Dejavu…

MID-LEVEL PRIORITY GOALS
Read Lots
Added Goal(5/18): COOKIES AND SCREAM I started this, but have only read like 2 chapters.  I guess since it is extra it isn’t a big priority in my mind.
Sub Goal: Get in extra reading 2 times a week. 1/2 I didn’t read on Saturday which messed up the 2/2.

Exercise
Sub Goal: On Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.  5/5
Sub Goal: To burn 1750 calories per week. 2520 Over double.  Makes me feel better about last week.

Also, a bug no one in our family ever saw before invaded our home. This was prior to me releasing it. Some research later revealed it was a bumble bee hawk moth.

Also, a bug no one in our family ever saw before invaded our home. This was prior to me releasing it. Some research later revealed it was a bumble bee hawk moth.

LOWEST PRIORITY GOALS
Be a Good ROWer
Edited (5/3) Sub Goal: Visit 2 5 (or more) blogs per on Sunday check-ins that I’m not subscribed to. I think so? I usually note it on my weekly to do list, which I didn’t print this week.  But I think I did.
Edited (5/3) Sub Goal: Visit the blogs each on Sunday’s check-in that I am subscribed to. I think so?

To Stay On Track: I need to write the outline of the short story today. Then I need to cover 1k and one detail a day for the rest of the week, except Monday (which I gave myself off to reward for the new goals and outline… plus it is a holiday).

What’s the last weird bug you discovered?
What made your week awesome?

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