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.
Hi there! I’m getting to you late today...and if you’d like to know why, the simple answer is here.
Anyway, life’s hopping. New job for my husband...serious moves toward supporting ourselves with our passions for both of us, and the kids are growing right before our eyes….now, though, at last, I’ve got another snippet to share...
We’re still with Ava Garcia in Sea Changes,from my Kifo Island series.
Ava was a constant revelation during the writing of her story. Her struggle 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! I’ll be creating a more structured revision plan once the 24 scenes pass through my local crit group (proceeding very slowly), and I’ve completed Holly Lisle’s How to Revise Your Novel class.
Your input is gratefully accepted, and might go a long way toward making this a better novel!
Ava speaks for herself.
Today is January 25, 2017
I used the digits of the day, subtracting the 2 from the 5, for 3 paragraphs.