Each Sunday and Wednesday the ROW 80 community posts their progress from the preceding week. This, really helps us focus on our writing and what goals we want to achieve. The ROW80 community is such a supportive one.
My goals are listed here for this round and in bold is the progress from the past week.
- Write daily – at least 500-1000 words a day **** YES – writing each day
- Take courses. Working on the revision course with Janice Hardy
- Read at least 3 books on the craft of writing as well as articles online. Read articles
- Finish the first draft of “Catching Love” –Done.
- Finish the first draft of my MG novel – No’ but continue to brainstorm
- Write at least one picture book a month Worked on new idea
- Enter competitions and twitter pitch parties – Still working on revisions for SCWBI WIP contest for end of March. There’s a Carina Press pitch party tomorrow and am working on another novel to submit for this.
- Take part in Write1Sub1 and 12 X 12 Pb revisions and brainstorming ideas still.
- Fulfill duties of mentor at ROW80, visiting my team 2x a week –YES
- Write at least 2 blog posts a week (other than ROW80) –Yes
For those who aren’t familiar, WIPpet Wednesday gives writers the chance to share excerpts from their works in progress (WIPs) on their blogs. The snippet must relate to the date in some way.
Today’s date is 3 / 18 / 2015 It is also my father’s birthday and he would have been 92 today.
The math is simple:18 lines of Chapter 9 (for my dad’s age).
Emma and Flynn have just given a television interview on a morning show and they are heading to Flynn’s car.
“So, I captured you, did I? Is that true?” Flynn looked at her.
“Well, your kiss certainly did! It’s what got us into trouble, I’d say.”
“And still does.” Flynn laughed and pulled her to his side and put his arm around her shoulders. “I’m glad things worked out for you.”
“I wish though, that lying didn’t come so easily.”
“ I don’t like the lying either Emma, but it won’t last forever.”
“I worry that we’re digging a big hole of deception that will be hard to get out of when we break the engagement.”
“It happens all the time Emma. People get engaged, and then break up. I’ll be a cad and you’ll have no choice but to break the engagement.”
“You couldn’t be a cad if you tried.”
“That’s not what Maggie said. That’s not what you thought at the bar I’m sure.”
“I read some articles about you last night and it sounds like you two had quite the rocky relationship.”
Arriving at the car, Flynn helped her in and got in himself. It gave him time to think. When he compared the two relationships, it was like night and day. With Emma, it was all light and laughter, but with Maggie, it was darkness and screaming. How had he endured over a year of that?
He turned to Emma. “Maggie cared about me when I was a big league baseball player. When I was making the big bucks and was in the newspaper. But once I was injured and then retired, she slowly drifted away. She wanted to be recognized, to be a star. It looked better if she was with a star. But I never cared for that crap. I played because I loved the game.”