Sorry. I’m still getting over my post-party crash after the Torn release party on Facebook last week. Big thanks to everyone who came out! I had so much fun chatting with all of you, and loved seeing your responses to posts.
And giving stuff away. I really like doing that, too.
And BIG, HUGE, MASSIVE thanks to those who have picked up the book, read it, reviewed it, sent me lovely messages or posted on my facebook wall, shared tweets and blog posts, or told friends to pick up the series… you’re superstars, and I’m so grateful. You make this possible.
(insert cheesy, tear-filled gratitude montage here)
For anyone who’s not familiar with what we’re doing here today, WIPpet Wednesday is when we (the WIPpeteers) post a short snippet from a work in progress that relates in some way to the date–say, eight lines from chapter four for April eighth, or 12 words for 4+8… that kind of thing. Our math can get a little zany as we try to make a passage fit the date rather than the other way around, but that’s part of the fun!
As Torn is no longer a work in progress, we’ll move on to book three today. I’ve just finished reading through what was my second draft. There are a lot of changes I want to make, big and small, before it goes to alpha readers.
But guys? It’s going to be AMAZING. It’s going to be my favourite of the three by the time it’s released, and you know I love the first two.
TITLE SPOILER AHOY
I’m going to start calling book three by its proper title here. The first intrepid readers have had a week to discover it on their own at the back of Torn. I wanted to leave that as a little surprise just for them, but all good things must come to an end. Stop reading if you want to finish Torn and find it for yourself.
Okay. So today’s WIPpet Wednesday snippet comes from chapter 35 of Sworn. Two paragraphs (8/4=2) that I think say a lot about what’s to come without giving too much away.
The thick forest made passage difficult, as did the exhaustion that had already drained my arms, and the black sorrow that threatened to overwhelm my heart.I couldn’t think about what had happened, and I couldn’t think of anything else.
April 8th, 2015 at 10:54 am
You are a tease!!!
Once again, congrats on the release of Torn into the world. Though I have Torn, I won’t spoil the next title for anyone. 🙂
I’m so excited for you, Kate!!!
April 8th, 2015 at 11:32 am
Couldn’t have got the whole thing started without you!
April 8th, 2015 at 12:45 pm
Oh no. This does not sound good! I have Torn and can’t wait to read it.
April 8th, 2015 at 3:24 pm
And you’re complaining about MY mysterious mysteries?!
Humph. Now I want a pat on the shoulder, too!
I haven’t read the first two boos yet, but they’re on my list for this year….and I think they’re moving up fast!
I missed all your party excitement, because I was possessed by the alphabet, Barry, Terrance, and Corinne…and that Vulcan woman who WILL NOT stop showing me her life story…
*Throws some belated confetti around, and puts on a silly hat!*
And, by the way, I think you’re right about the snippet. I kinda want to hug Rowan. Because I’ve so been there, and it sucks.
April 8th, 2015 at 4:18 pm
April 8th, 2015 at 5:46 pm
*looks around frantically for more of Kate’s story*
April 8th, 2015 at 4:37 pm
*squeals loudly* YAY! Book 3!
I’m sorry I missed all the fun. I was away all week, followed by churchy stuff, a wedding, and Easter. I’m so bummed I missed it. 😦 I am not bummed, however, that I now have my very own e-copy of Torn. (*whispers* “My precious…”)
I’d like to say this snippet gives a great clue to the next story, but it really doesn’t. LOL!
April 8th, 2015 at 6:04 pm
No clues. I want every bittersweet kick to the shins to be a surprise. 🙂
I may be sitting out a lot of Wednesday’s until I have vampires to offer again.
April 8th, 2015 at 6:38 pm
Oh, sniffles. 😦
April 8th, 2015 at 7:01 pm
You just love to drive the knife in and twist, don’t you? I just know you’ve got all sorts of mean and evil things planned. Poor what’s-her-name. You know, I have at least 12 agent queries out for Driev’s tale (and more on the way) but there’s really only one thing I want to see in my in-box.
April 8th, 2015 at 7:45 pm
…a puppy? No, a chocolate sundae! You want garbage in your in-box!
(And yes. Yes, I do.)
April 8th, 2015 at 7:57 pm
Ooh a puppy! Chocolate. ..keep the sundae part. .. and wrap it all up with a nice Aren.
Bow. I meant bow.
April 8th, 2015 at 8:05 pm
I’ll try to have a nicely wrapped Aren in your in-box at the beginning of next month. 😉
April 8th, 2015 at 8:07 pm
NEXT MONTH! !!!!!!!!!!!!? *dies*
April 8th, 2015 at 8:08 pm
I’m trying for sooner… having the kids off for a week is NOT helping me get anything done, and I have big changes to make before it’s worthy of your scathing critique.
April 8th, 2015 at 9:49 pm
You have a title!! I was bummed to miss the party. Took some time off onliney stuff. Hope it was tremendous!!
April 8th, 2015 at 10:28 pm
O.o Well, that’s forboding. I am digging the title, though.
I intend to buy Torn when I get home tonight, because payday, yay!, but I have some library books that I have to finish first, so it might be a little while before I get to it.
April 8th, 2015 at 10:45 pm
Let’s not even talk about how many books I have lined up to read. It’s depressing. 😳
April 9th, 2015 at 1:55 am
As far as depressing situations go, having a pile full of awesome unread books to work through is probably one of the more preferable. Even if it is an impossible pile.
April 9th, 2015 at 8:55 pm
Yay for a title! And uh-oh for such an ominous snippet.
April 13th, 2015 at 9:30 am
Intriguing snippet that got me clicking through to buy both the other books. Look forward to reading them! 🙂
April 13th, 2015 at 9:31 am
Wow, that’s fantastic–enjoy!