Standard disclaimer. I don’t own them, I don’t profit from them, but they insist on telling me their stories, so I’m sharing them with you.
Prompt Word Donor; Kitndavj
And now I offer you…
“Your Name’s Paula?”
“In this game, you’re an accountant. Your company sends you to the Romanov house. Nice neighborhood. There’s a skeleton key under the doormat, but the door’s cracked open. You go inside and call. No answer – but there’s a potted plant tipped over on a hand-knotted carpet -”
“Hey, who’s this guy?”
“The shutters slam. You spin around. Someone blindfolds you.”
“Your name’s ‘Paula’?”
“Well, it happened. And it’s a flesh-eating cannibal. What’s next?”
“I am quite prepared to defend myself.”
“What is your name?”
“Paula, you listening?”
She was – but only to the human male in her mind.
Will T’Pol explain herself to either man?
Will Trip ever learn her name?
Why does she deem it ‘unlikely’ that she’d be captured?
Ever have to tear yourself away from a project to get your update posted?
I’m less than 20 pages from finishing Lesson 2/22 of my revision course – the lesson I started way back in January – and I’m feeling like I need to do this before I can move on to other projects.
Later today, I’ll be taking my son for a visit to the eye doctor – so I want to be finished with those pages before I sleep…and I’m rather willing to work through the night, to get the job done – if I can manage to stay awake.
First, though, the update…
Note: Goals I engaged with during this session are detailed in this update. For complete lists, see the links below.
Story A Day May: Main project – Write daily flash story of about ~333 words. Side: Write a Star Trek: Enterprise fan fiction drabble (100 word story) for my Cowled arc, based on prompt and words from fans. Primary goal. 15/31 drafted for both projects. One day behind, by choice – see below.
Trueborn: Complete draft of Foul Deeds Will Rise (Trueborn #2). Target: 2 scenes/week, after #StaD stories. Finish by May 25. Secondary goal. Scene 45/50 in progress; setting aside until HTRYN Lesson 2 is complete.
Kifo Island Series: Complete draft of The Last House (a Kifo prequel) . (Approximate word count TBD). Target 3,333 words per week, after #STAD stories and FDWR; complete by May 31. Tertiary goal. May be moved to June, depending on progress of other writing goals this week.
Story a Day May : Main Project: Necessary planning/plotting/research for flash fiction stories (333 words/less, with exceptions) exploring July’s Still Nameless: Kifo Island #8, using #StaD prompts. Side Project: Cowled arc ;necessary planning/plotting/research for drabbles (100 word stories) carrying “Countdown” forward, using #StaD and fan prompts. Primary goal. Day 15/31 complete. One day behind, by choice.
The IDIC Romance: On Any Tuesday Night (was First Contact, With Jazz), Complete lessons 2 (Promises), and 3 of Holly Lisle’s Revision Course https://hollylisle.com/how-to-revise-a-novel/ by May 31. Aim for 3 hours/week (timing TBD). Primary goal.well over/3 hours complete; pp 29–65/82 (yippee; less than 20 pages to go!) Lesson 2 is my priority until complete; it’s dragging on me.
Short Stories: “Miss Spider and Mister Fly”; Confirm copy editing if ready this month; take any other necessary steps. Secondary goal. Nothing yet, but the grapevine suggests it won’t be that much longer….
- Resets/reorganizations: study, family room, bedroom, living room, bathroom, and kitchen. Complete three 27 thing flings each room, each week. Two flings on porch, and two 27 minute yardtending sessions weekly. At least six General Hometending rounds per day, 6 times/week. Secondary goal. Hometending 2/6; yardtending; porch: 1/each.
My beloveds: One on one time with each, doing something of value to us both, each week. Continue planning/ attending outings (personal and family) as desired. Primary goal. Conversation, text chat, walks; computer setup; movie.
- Journal and meditate five mornings and two evenings each week. Primary goal. Mornings: 3/5.
Fitness: Get a cumulative total of at least 111 minutes (1 hour, 51 minutes) moderate physical activity 5 days weekly; 123 minutes (2 hours, 3 minutes) twice weekly, and 4 hours of more strenuous activities (tai chi, swimming, hiking, cardio, weights, yardtending, etc.) each week, using my Samsung Health app for guidance and accountability. Secondary goal. (1/4 hours strenuous). 111: 2/5. 123: 0/ 2.
Leaps of Faith:
Marketing: Sign up for and keep up with fellow writer (and unschooling mom) Gwen Montoya’s 30 day course, Build Your Marketing Muscles. This will help both my Accomplice and I as we move forward to the place where we are selling our creative efforts. Skimmed what’s new; will devote more energy to this once Lesson 2 is done.
The Writing Challenge That Knows You Have a Life!