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.
Well, here we are. It’s International Women’s Day, and WIPpet Wednesday, in one efficient package. Since I’ve already posted to the Beauty of a Woman Blogfest, with my poems Seeds of Wisdom; Fertile Soil and Nevertheless, We Persist. I’m going to go ahead and get down to the business of this special WIPpet – the last one from Sea Changes, and Kifo Island, at least for a while.
I’ve been reading through the TnT story (it’s more or less in bits and pieces, at the moment) I’ll start sharing from next week. I’m happy to report that revisions, thus far, don’t seem too complex, and there’s a pretty good sass factor on both sides.
But that’s next week. And this week, we’ve kept Ava waiting long enough, and it’s not like she has the time to waste. So let’s jump back into Sea Changes, from my Kifo Island series.
Ava Garcia 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, due to Other Things), 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 made a salacious accusation about her and Donovan, and she reacted impulsively. Here, the aftermath...
Today is March 8, 2017
Three paragraphs, for the month – and because that brings us to the end of the scene, the chapter, and what I’m willing to share of this draft, at least for now.