Mid-week ROW 80 Check-In and WIPpet Wednesday


Mid-week check-in at ROW 80 seems to roll along so quickly, yet I have made progress.

Here are my goals for this round with what I’ve done in bold.

  1. Write daily – at least 500-1000 words a day **** YES – some writing each day
  2. Take courses. Attended a webinar this afternoon on pb submissions.
  3. Read at least 3 books on the craft of writing as well as articles online. Read “Take Joy” by Jane Yolen. So many great nuggets on writing. Read articles.
  4. Finish the first draft of “Catching Love” –finished part of another chapter.
  5. Finish the first draft of my MG novel No
  6. Write at least one picture book a month Worked on  picture book ideas and fleshed out ideas for a new story.
  7. Enter competitions and twitter pitch parties –not til Friday
  8. Take part in Write1Sub1 and 12 X 12 . Finished revisions on story for Highlights.
  9. Fulfill duties of mentor at ROW80, visiting my team 2x a week –YES
  10. Write at least 2 blog posts a week (other than ROW80) –Yes

WIPpet Wednesday

The challenge here is to use the date and share some part of your WIP based on the date.

Toady is January 28, 2015.  1 + 28 = 29  so page 29, 15 lines  for you to read.

The kiss is all over the internet and Emma has been put on leave from her teaching job.

Emma stamped her foot. “Be serious Flynn!  My principal forced me to take a leave of absence, as of this afternoon.”

     “So you haven’t lost your job yet?” Flynn inquired.

     “After today’s photo, I’m not so sure.”

     Flynn paced, running his fingers through his hair. He stopped in front of Emma.  “I thought about what to do on the way here. There’s only one solution. We have to pretend we’re engaged. I won’t have your reputation besmirched for my lapse of judgement.”

     “Engaged? Are you crazy? That will only make it worse.”

     “How? Those pictures make it appear that you’re,  you’re..”

     “Wanton? Throwing myself at you?”

     “I wasn’t thinking in such words but they work. If we’re engaged it will appear as if we were so in love, that I couldn’t keep my hands off you.”

“I want this to just all go away, Flynn. I want my life back and I don’t want you in it.”

Emma put her hands to her face.

     “I’m the one who got us into this unholy situation.” Flynn took her hands away from her face.

     Emma looked up at Flynn. “I thought that too, but I dressed the part and I agreed to do what Jenny suggested.”

25 thoughts on “Mid-week ROW 80 Check-In and WIPpet Wednesday

  1. Dang…I wonder what Jenny suggested and just how bad the photos are that her principal put her on leave.

    I have to say, fake-married is one of my favorite plot devices. This looks like it’s about to get reeeeeeal interesting.

  2. Congratulations on your goals! And I’m another one who loves that kind of plot, particularly when it’s got one character going “no way!” like Jenny. Poor girl, doesn’t look like she’s going to get her wish for a Flynn-free life any time soon…

  3. Oh Jenny, what did you get your friend into? And poor Flynn, because now Emma wants him gone, and I like Flynn because…well…because his name is Flynn. ;p

  4. Oh sniffles. 😦 Poor Emma. I want to give her a hug and tell her we all do less-than-well-thought-through things sometimes and I’m sorry hers was so public.And warn her about Flynn. He’s a sneaky one, he is. I’m guessing that engagement won’t stay fake forever.

  5. fake-relationship is also one of my favorite plot points, especially in fanfiction. Very interested to see what got them into this situation and of course how they’re going to get out of it!

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