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.
It’s been an eventful week for me, so far:
After a very dry December and January, February has brought snow! Sunday, we received about a foot of the white stuff. Our yard has gone from blasé brown to winter wonderland!
I’m very, very close to finishing the first draft of my sixth Kifo Island novel (like, within 2,000 words, maybe less than a thousand)!
I’m in the midst of some serious hometending.
Epiphanies large and small seem to be drifting as high as the snow, just now!
But, all that aside, it’s Wednesday again, and that means another WIPpet (Work-in-Progress snippet).
We’re still with Ava Garcia in Sea Changes, from my Kifo Island series. We’re getting close to the end of the scene, and then I’ll be moving on to something else…I’m not sure what that will be yet, and you can help me decide.
Do I offer more marketable fiction, or would you rather have some more of my TnT fan fiction for a while? Something that’s in revision, or something newly created? One-shots, or, like this, something I share extended portions of in serial fashion? Drop your ideas in the Suggestion Box below!
Now, back to Ava, who really doesn’t have time to wait...
She 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’s father just made a salacious accusation about her and Donovan.
Today is February 15, 2017
I went with a Valentine’s theme, for 2 paragraphs.