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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Not so bad as I thought...

This Week:
     *Reading: close to finishing Five Little Pigs (Murder in Retrospect) by Agatha Christie. Less than 40 pages left.
     *Blogging: no new non-ROW80 posts, but I am current with my ROW80 updates.
     *Social Media/Visiting: 4 blogs for the last 3 days, I cheated a bit and did it all on Tuesday. But this gets me caught up on my daily tallies and keeps me informed of my fellow ROW-ers.
     *Theatre Stuffs: brush up rehearsal tonight!

It's been a weird week, what with 2 days off. While the rest was much needed I feel at a loss when I am not doing something theatre related. This is especially true of the week between performance weekends. Here are a few more (non-spoiler) shots from last weekend.

 This (coming) Week:
     *Reading: finally finish Five Little Pigs, and start Anansi Boys (Neil Gaiman). This is the plan. I was not feeling that great yesterday and missed a chance to read.

*Writing/Blogging: work on a story for #writestuff, post 1 new blog post (non-ROW80) to the blog, maybe write some poetry. We will see how much I can get done tomorrow (Thursday).
*Social Media/Visiting: continue to be on track.

I am still keeping it simple for this week. Expect that I will have more to report on and more writing to share with you all, Dear Readers. Yesterday was rainy, but the warmer weather has arrived this week and the piles of snow are starting to recede. Wahooo!!

A Round of Words in 80 Days is a Blog Hop, writing challenge, created to allow writers to set goals and report on their progress.

Also, it being Wednesday, it is WIPpet Wednesday. I have not really worked on my WIP The Real Road Trip, but it's time to introduce Selynee's dad. Using the WIPpet math (today's date is the 11th), I present 11 short paragraphs (I don't have access to my edited script, so here's the pre-edited version).

“Not tonight,” Selynee shook herself free of the memories. She looked up at her father, “I will tell you, but it’s almost midnight and I still have two days of school to get through before Spring Break.”

“Right. Well, if you need to talk, I can break out the cheesecake and coffee.” Her laughed and lightly shoved Selynee.

She smiled and looked up at him. He was trying. “Thanks, Dad. I’ll keep that in mind if I can’t sleep.”

“I know I’m not your mother…”

Selynee interrupted, “And for that I am glad…”

“But I want you to know that I want to be involved. I might not know how to sew, but you and me have to stick together.”

Selynee nodded, “I know, Dad. I just don’t know everything myself.”

“Neither do I. Maybe we can try finding it out together?”

“Maybe,” said Selynee.

“Goodnight, Pumpkin.” He leaned over and kissed her on the cheek.

“Night, Daddy.” She smile and shoved him back.
Because for some reason this was playing in my head yesterday:


  1. Ah, what a sweet scene. And I'm game for cheesecake and coffee. :D Sounds like her dad is really making an effort here.

  2. Aw, that was so lovely. He really sounds like he's not just trying, but succeeding too. Cheesecake and coffee sounds really tempting too...

  3. That is a sweet scene. :-)

    Heads up: the font was miniscule. At least on firefox. The rest of your font is at the size I have it set to, but, for whatever reason, the snippet itself is like six point.

    1. So, I upped my fonts size on the snippet. Sorry about that.

      Glad you like the scene!! :-)

  4. Cheesecake and coffee sound lovely. And Dad's wise to offer food and a listening ear together.

    I love that the snow is finally melting! =)

  5. Theatre is such a great creative outlet. I've done some scriptwriting and a little acting. Challenging . . . but lots of fun.
    I think you're very clever to keep your goals succinct. I, on the other hand, am wordy, wordy, wordy. :)
    I hope you feel better soon and have a great week.

    1. Hey whatever works for you, that's the way I see it! Thanks for stopping by.

  6. That is quite sweet. Sounds like a promising relationship!

  7. Like you, I am enthralled by this hint of spring, and, in a fit of optimism, I packed away the winter stuff. No snow here. Saw a few crocus today. May that sun shine where you are! Re the snippet, I enjoyed that awkward circling dance the father and daughter engaged in. There may be hope yet for the two of them . . . ROW80 keeps us reasonably focused. Good progress. May it be a good week for theater, writing, reading, all else -- the complete catastrophe!

    1. I'm glad it worked. Sometimes I am not sure if the tip toeing will work. Like anything, it's taking a chance.

  8. What a great Dad! Sounds like a wise man.


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