My goals for the summer:
- WRITE ALL THE WORDS!
Finish my current WIP, which is Beauty and the Beast meets Edgar Allen Poe. Set in 1800's Savannah, Ga.
- READ ALL THE WORDS! I currently have several books on hold at the library as e-books. Should I get to the top of the list for all of them this summer, I'd like to finish them. These include Code Name Verity, To All the Boys I've Loved Before, P.S. I Still Love You, Between Shades of Gray, The Wrath and the Dawn, Things We Know By Heart, The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender, and Saint Anything.
- DO ALL THE MOVES!
Now that I'm in a much less stressful work environment, I'm finally making time for me again. By the end of the summer I'd like to be up to 4 days of working out each week!
How I did on last week’s goals:
Read: Finished Between Shades of Gray. I posted that review instead of Saint Anything.
Write: Just around 5,000 words for the week. Made a lot of progress this week adding some scenes to keep my draft from going off the rails. I have a lot of dark stuff to write this week.
Move: Worked out three days! Almost to my goal.
My goal(s) for this week:
Read: P.S. I Still Love You is on the list for this week!
Write: 4,750 words added to my WIP
Move: Exercise 4 days.
A favorite line from my story:
This is super spoilery, so I've removed the names.
"What…what are you?” [redacted] stammered. His heart pounded in his chest, and he wondered what went through [redacted]’s mind when he faced the shadow, if he’d been trapped in this very room, felt this very fear.
“I’m the thing of nightmares. The stories your mother told you to keep you in the house at night.” [redacted] stalked closer to [redacted], hovered near enough that the boy could feel the shadow’s hot breath on the back of his neck. “And tonight, I am the vindicator of all the men like [redacted], men you’ve brought to their knees because your white skin gave you the ‘right’ to beat them, the ‘right’ for your ancestors to own them. I am the last voice you will hear before the spirits carry you off to hell.”
“Please,” [redacted] whimpered, his body shaking with terror so cold his limbs had gone numb. “I can pay you. I can give you whatever you want.”
“No one faces the Beast-Man and lives,” the shadow said.
The biggest challenge I faced this week:
This was actually a pretty good week for me!
Something I love about my WIP:
I love my monster.