Hmm. Four blog post drafts in my folder, and not one happens to be a WIPpet Wednesday entry for today.
Past me is such a jerk.
For anyone not familiar with the rules, on WIPpet Wednesdays we post a snippet of a work in progress that relates in some way to today’s date. I’m going to be boring today and post 2 paragraphs from chapter 18 of Torn for 2/18.
I’m removing a character’s name to prevent big spoilers, but of course, anything comes with the risk of telling you something about the story. You’ve been warned.
From Rowan’s POV:
[My captor] cleared his throat, and I opened my eyes. “Whatever you’re thinking, stop now. They’ll go easier on you at the prison if you cooperate.”
I could have made a good guess at how full of excrement that statement was, but didn’t speak. My voice would have trembled.
I’ll give you a longer one some day. Promise.
OH, but speaking of Torn, and for anyone who missed it on Monday, I’m taking sign-ups if anyone would like to help with the cover reveal on February 23rd. E-mail me at kate.sparkes (at) live.ca if you’d like to help out on your blog. It’s gonna be fuuuuun…
Click here to see what the other WIPpeteers (including our host, KL Schwengel) are up to!
Torn is with beta readers this week, which leaves me a bit of a self-doubting, insecure mess. It’s nothing to worry about. This is normal for me, and I suspect for most writers, at this stage. There’s more pressure to produce on a deadline this time, which isn’t helping my nerves, but it’s in good hands.
If all goes well, I’ll be announcing the release date with the cover reveal.
And the blurb/cover copy.
And maaaaybe a sale on Bound for anyone who hasn’t grabbed it yet. Because Monday is my birthday, and I’m feeling generous, and I know you’re all going to want to get caught up before Torn comes out. 🙂
(Yes, I still get excited about my birthday after almost 34 years. I consider every spin around the sun a gift, and it’s a great chance to look back on a fantastic year–even if it was a bit of a roller coaster!)
So other than freaking out, what have I done since my last update? I’ve booked a formatter for the paperback version of Torn, corrected a few typos in the same of Bound (which had already been corrected in the e-book, but PDF files are so much harder to edit) and re-uploaded the file, ordered a proof… walked my big dog… cleaned out a kitchen cupboard… cleaned up a lot of messes courtesy of a tiny dog who doesn’t want to do his business outside…
Okay, most of that’s not writing-related, but I’m a little stuck here. I don’t have time to get back into revising book 3 before my betas finish with Torn.
Reading. I should go read. With tea. And cats.
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February 18th, 2015 at 2:13 pm
‘How full of excrement’ – love the phrasing!
February 18th, 2015 at 2:14 pm
Rowan doesn’t swear as much as other characters do… so far. 🙂
February 18th, 2015 at 2:45 pm
You’re such a tease. And I love the profanity dodge. I think those often show more creativity than using the profanity itself. Poor Rowan, though. Obviously, life stinks for her about now.
February 18th, 2015 at 5:30 pm
It could get worse… not that I’d do that to her. *cough*
February 18th, 2015 at 7:03 pm
You? Make life hard for one of your characters? Never! You’re a nice, gentle author.
February 18th, 2015 at 6:15 pm
It is a smart character that doesn’t talk when it doesn’t do them any benefit. It is a bad situation when a character can’t talk. I am the Queen of Obvious!
I know how hard it is to time things. I wanted to be done my current WIP by the time my other novel chilled, but I failed at that. However, you have awesomer, bigger things happening. I think taking a little bit of free time is a good thing for you.
February 18th, 2015 at 6:39 pm
It’s especially bad when Rowan can’t talk. Girl can TALK. O.o
February 18th, 2015 at 10:07 pm
Nice use of terminology, there 😉 If you’re intending to tease mercilessly with the little snippet….mission accomplished. LOL
February 18th, 2015 at 11:27 pm
Add me to the lovers of the excrement line. But now I want to know what sort of situation Rowan has got herself into this time.
February 19th, 2015 at 12:35 am
Haha. I love the way she puts that about excrement
February 19th, 2015 at 12:53 am
I also love that line!
Looking forward to participating in the cover reveal!!!
February 19th, 2015 at 4:02 pm
Great use of excrement! And a great tension filled snippet!
I look forward to seeing what the new cover looks like. The one for Bound is so beautiful!
February 19th, 2015 at 5:48 pm
Loved this line: “how full of excrement that statement was.” It made me smile–even though I don’t think your character feels too much like smiling at the moment.
Good luck with your cover reveal. I’d be happy to help. I’ll send you a quick email. 🙂
February 20th, 2015 at 9:12 am
Tantalising snippet and I’m another one who loves the humour. Very delicate phrasing!
February 21st, 2015 at 6:51 pm
Intriguing little snippet, m’dear! And I just dropped you an email volunteering to do you a cover reveal or whatever you need. 🙂
February 22nd, 2015 at 12:17 pm
Am I on your cover reveal list? I know, been kind of vacant of late and all that. I’ll drop you an e-mail, too, in case you’re hibernating today.