May 14

Started chapter 2 of the paranormal today. Chapter 1 needs some revision, but I decided to set it aside for now and move onward. I need to add more description to the first scene to foreshadow events later on, but really… that’s not important right now. The important part is the conflict that’s brewing in the second chapter. I spent more time in the setup than I thought I would, but I think it’s good. 🙂

Snippet from chapter 1:

As she and Kelly finished bringing in the last of the plants, Taz looked up from one of his books and said, “Oh, someone called for you, Shiobhan… at least, I think it was for you. Said he was looking for the owner, but he said her name was Joan. Didn’t leave a message.”

Goosebumps ran over her skin, and she nearly dropped the pot she was holding. “Shiobhan is the Gaelic version of Joan. Did he leave a name?”

“James, I think,” Taz said. “Hung up before I could say much other than you weren’t here. Seemed like a bit of an asshole, to be honest. Really snotty.” He shrugged and went back to studying his calculus book.

“Ain’t that the truth,” Shiobhan muttered.

Kelly looked over at Shiobhan with concern, never having seen her so rattled before. “Who is he? Some stalker ex of yours or something?”

“No,” she said. “Worse than that. Much worse than that. He’s my father.”

I’ve written 4 days so far this month. That’s good and bad… hurray for progress, but that’s small considering how far into the month we are. I dropped my David and Goliath goal down to 100 because I don’t see myself hitting 7500 words this month. I am, however, over halfway to 3000 words.


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