As you can see below, I haven’t done much, and I’m heading in a very busy month for me. I’m hoping I get something done this week before I start driving around the entire middle part of our country it seems. I’m pretty sure I’ll be putting close to 3k miles on my car in the month of June with about 5 separate trips. Feel free to shoot me now and save me the pain later. =P
1. Lost & Forsaken — write 1 chapter a day until complete (3.5 chapters to go)
Sunday – none
Monday – none
Tuesday – none
2. Simple Biology — write 1 chapter a day until complete (26 chapters to go)
– This is to start after Lost & Forsaken is finished
3. Outline that novella thing the paranormal romance that has no name so, MILFy thing 3 (14 chapters)
4. Edit Grace through Redemption — 1 chapter a day until caught up, then as they come in from betas
Sunday: chap 13
I’m waiting no the next chapter from beta readers, so until then I have nothing to do.
5. Edit Unbound — 2 chapters a day until completed
I swear to better work before Sunday, but I will be out of town Friday and Saturday, so we’ll see.
Onto WIPpet Wednesday.
As a continuation of what I wrote last week…I did finish the outline of this novella because I was trying to avoid writing more until I finish writing Grace. That didn’t work out completely in my head as I did write more, but I haven’t finished writing chapter one yet. This novella is still untitled, so MILFy 3 thing will be in progress as soon as I finish Grace 4.
If you would like to join in WIPpet Wednesday, it’s uber easy and open to all. Just make a blog post with a snippet of your work in progress, correlate it to the date somehow, and link it up here to all the rest of us. We’ll check you out, you check us out, and the world goes round.
Today I give you 15 short paragraphs for the last two digits in the year. I’ve also included the two moments of dialogue from the previous post to help you remember where you were.
“What does she do?”
“Just wanders,” Kay answered, her eyes wide.
“That’s it?” Harper asked. “Doesn’t seem so scary.”
Kay chuckled, rolling her neck. She wanted to go back inside to employee housing, but she didn’t at the same time. Sighing, she stretched her back muscles and stared into the fire. “Well, some people say she kidnaps children. I don’t think so much though. We don’t have a lot of children going missing around her. Stupid adults, yeah, children, not really.”
Harper nodded. “Sounds like a stupid legend if you ask me.”
Kay rolled her eyes. Some new recruits bought it, while others didn’t. It didn’t matter in the long run anyway. She was doing her duty and sharing the legend that had been shared with her, passing down the story to the next generation of rangers at the park so the story would always be alive. Tucking her hair behind her ear, Kay closed her eyes and listened to the sounds of the night.
There was water moving far off, so far off she could barely hear it. The trees rustled in the wind, their branches brushing together to create a constant background noise that she missed during her winter months gone. Kay loved the outdoors, loved being in Glacier, but it wasn’t feasible to work there year round. It was closed most months of the year, meaning she had to find work in her home town for the remaining months.
But three months of Glacier was bliss for her. Bliss in a way she could never quite explain to anyone. She licked her lips and glanced back at the blazing fire. Luckily it was still the beginning of the summer and fire season hadn’t hit yet. Toward the end they wouldn’t be allowed to have their fires, not that other rangers would be interested that far in.
“What else does she do?” Gladys asked, bringing Kay out of her thoughts and back to the legend she was sharing.
Kay shrugged. “It’s said she didn’t appear until the early 1900s. She’s been here since before the park was a park.”
“How do you know it’s a she?”
Frowning, Kay looked over at Jackson. “Because she looks like a she?”
“Don’t all ghosts look alike anyway? Billowy, white, ethereal?”
Her brow furrowed, and Kay shook her head. “She has long white hair. I think she’s more doing a disappearing act than the whole Casper the ghost thing. I haven’t heard any stories of her levitating or glowing anyway.”
“So she could be real.”
“I guess,” Kay answered. “But she’s seen every year all the time. She’s not just a tourist, and she’s been here since before the park was established. She’d be damn old if she was real.”
And that’s all I have for you today folks! Catch you on the flip side!
17 thoughts on “The story continues… #ROW80 and #WIPpetWednesday”
Paragraph seven has a few too many reps of the word ‘month’. Enough to catch my eye. What made it worse, is the first sentence of paragraph eight uses it as well! ;) Other than that, this ghostly gal has me quite intrigued, although she doesn’t sound like much at the moment…
Yeah well, this is as first drafty as you can possibly get with me =P She’s not much. It’s more rumor than anything.
Do I detect a “smoking” gun on the wall … ? :)
Ditto Kathi on the intruiging ghost!
Thanks! I’m digging ghosts at the moment. Go figure.
Ha! I like Jackson, with his “they all look the same” thing going on. Kay seems almost frustrated trying to explain it to him. :-D And I like the early 1900’s bit, there. I want to know what happened then that started the whole legend.
me too! lol I want to know that too!
Oh no! I wish you hadn’t said that. Now I’ll be thinking about YOUR story instead of mine all day. *facepalm* Bad, ReGi, bad. No coming up with plot points for other people’s writing.
I’m definitely interested in ghosty woman. We have a local legend about the Woman in White (it was even a movie): http://gypsywolf.weebly.com/ghost-stories–urban-legends.html
Who doesn’t have a local legend about a woman in white? Yours being a movie is awesome though!!
Believe it or not, I’ve never seen the movie. LOL!
What?! Movie night in July then!!
I liked it (I love ghost stories), but I got a little lost in her moments of introspection… lost between her memories her plans, her frustrations, Some perfect images though when they did show up. Not a strong sense of the actual scene as a place right now.
You have lots of writing projects on the go. I’m impressed. I’m sure with all the time on the road you’ll come up with lots of ideas. It will just be a matter of finding time to get them onto paper (or the computer). Maybe you can travel with a journal or a laptop with voice-activated software. That way you wouldn’t lose track of your ideas. Safe travels!
Sadly I’ll be driving do no notebook. But that is when I tend to do a lot of plotting. Always too many ideas for the time! Thanks for stopping by!!
Oooh, interesting. This feels like a set-up for something, but it could be anything, almost. Intrigued by the ghost – agreed with others, it reminds me of the various White Lady legends that happen all over the world.
You’ve seen my WIP, so you know I love me some ghosts and creepy moments. Hope to see some more of this!