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Last Weeks Goals:
1. Finish the book I am reading right now and start another one.
2. Revise three chapters.
3. Write 8 screenplay pages.
Fail. I didn’t have time this week, and I was focused on my revision. This week I hope to make time for the screenplay. I did think about scenes I need to write, and figure out a big change I want to make in the pages I’ve already got.
4. Do something fun on Friday with my son, just us.
We went on a date to Panera (Sam LOVES the mac’n’cheese and cookies!) and the movies.
A favorite line from my story or one word or phrase that sums up what I wrote or revised:
(This is from a flashback)
It was a full moon night. It was a mischief night.
I woke to a hand over my mouth.
“Come on,” his voice was a whisper. He moved his hand and tucked a lock of curly hair behind his ear. He refused to braid his hair like the other boys did when they turned thirteen cycles, instead it grew long and curly, and he trimmed it with a knife.
Uncle Talin hated it. I loved it.
“I’m sleeping. And I don’t know if I want to go wherever you’re going.” I whispered, pinching my eyes closed.
“The waterfall,” he paused, waiting for me to look at him. I opened my eyes, but didn’t turn over yet. “The Kumu’s say if you jump from the top on a full moon you see the face of the one you’re meant to marry.”
Time and the desire to soak up the summer with my son. He starts Kindergarten in three weeks, which is insane and as excited as I am for this new phase, I am also sad.
Something I love about my WiP:
This revision is coming slowly, but much more cohesive. I am beginning to really see how to write a trilogy, to learn what to give the reader, what to hold onto, what to hint at. This WiP really is the first in a trilogy.
This Weeks Goals:
1. Revise three chapters
2. Rewrite the scenes in my screenplay and add three more.
3. Read 100 pages on a manuscript I’m beta reading.