Life, Row80, WIPpet Wednesday, and Meatballs.
Sorry, we’re out of meatballs.
On Monday, my husband went back to work, so we’re just returning to normal. As normal as we can be (which is not at all in the slightest). In other news, they grooved up the road right in front of my house and are redoing it. The managed to pave half the road back already. Just not the side I’m on. Cross your fingers for this to be done soon! I find it so unnerving to drive on that bit of chopped up road.
I got what I think is important done. Writing words? Hella important. (BTW, I have a weird story about me and the word hella… Maybe I’ll share it some time. Not enough time to share it in this post, though.) Hella done. Visiting my fellow ROWers? Rolled a d6 and got 3. Sure I visited them yesterday, but I did it.
I obviously came up short on the other two. Family time won. As it should. No regrets. Also, I started reading MOUNTAIN CHARM along side of FRANKENSTEIN. It totally helps my brain to switch between the two.
Plans For the Week: My last two crits for PMGCB should be here by the end of this week. SQUEE! Though, I’ll likely wait for next week to start in on them. (I like to read and process before even considering tackling.) I have scheduled a look at my pre-writing sheets Saturday. Not sure if one pass will get them ready for use, but the Trickster and the Necromancer (I have yet to name them) want the journal written and corrected right now. That said, I hope to have full bars on 3 out of four of my goals this week.
First, sorry if I didn’t visit your WIPpet last week and sorry it took me until yesterday to visit the ones I did. The linkie had reset by the time I got to it and I did my best to hunt down as many as I could. I should have visited earlier, but family first.
What is WIPpet Wednesday?
This is when WIPpeteers share a bit from a work in progress (or WIP) and use the date to decide how much to share. KL Schwengel runs the show. Find the linkie on her page to read other people’s work or join in.
Last week, everyone was “7 sentences is not enough.” So, let’s get complicated. Today is the 24th day in July (7) in the year 2013. For the page we’ll continue with the day. For the sentences, we’ll add all the remaining numbers as single digits: 7+2+0+1+3= 11. That’s 11 sentences from page 24.
About My WIPpet
I am once again sharing from FLAMES, my YA Fantasy. Last week a new, unnamed character told you our narrator’s name (Mason- that’s a girl’s first name in this case). This week I share that that character’s name.
“Not those.” Lasrina looked me up and down. “You really have no care for fashion? Of course not. How else could you just stand there in that thing without squirming. Change into something else. Quick.”
I wanted to laugh. All I could do was give her a look and a nod. “Well, at least I have you to help me with it all. Otherwise, can you imagine?”
Lasrina made a sound. “Thank heavens I am here! Hurry up, next!”
Optional Pop Quiz
What’s your version of normal?
Do some goals out rank others for you? Should “lower goals” be dropped?
What do you think Mason was wearing to make Lasrina react so?