Welcome to WIPpet Wednesday, a weekly blog hop which encourages writers to move WIPs (works-in-progress) to publication by posting excerpts related to the date.We're led by the capable fingers and nimble mind of Emily Witt.
YAY! I’ve made it to everyone two weeks in a row! Making it a Thursday focus is helping. I love reading the snippets, and it seems a fair trade for wanting people to read mine, so...I’m making it a priority.
Ava grew on me during the writing of her story. She was a constant revelation. Her struggle is compelling. For me, it goes beyond the issue of whether people should be allowed to choose the manner of their death. She encapsulates my personal attitudes about how children deserve to be treated. It’s an honor to share her voice with you!
In advocating for a dying girl seeking emancipation from controlling parents, can an overburdened young woman and a lonely young man find a future together?
This passage has been rough-edited (trust me, you don’t want to see the muddled-beyond-hope original version! My plan is to begin creating a more structured revision plan once the 24 scenes pass through my local crit group (which isn’t happening very quickly, at the moment).
Your input is gratefully accepted, and might go a long way toward making this a better novel!
Ava is dreaming, and possibly drowning.
Today is October 12, 2016
I've got 2 sentences today – because 12 (day) – 10 (month) = 2.
Papi’s shadow took away the light, and she couldn’t see anything but red, and she was little and drowning, running out of air, and she couldn’t see the bubbles anymore, so she couldn’t follow them, and she was going to die!
Strong hands yanked her up - “Papi?”
What will Papi do next?
Has he saved Ava?
Next week, we’ll learn a little more.
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