Sworn is off to alpha readers, which means two things.
One: I feel like puking (a lot), because sending a story out to be critiqued for the first time is terrifying. Actually, sending it out for the last time is also terrifying.
Two: Yes, I’m supposed to be focusing on getting ready to move (more on that another day), but I still need something writing-related to work on so I don’t go crazy. This means I blew the dust off of Resurrection (an urban fantasy project that some of you may remember), printed it out, and will be reading it over this week.
It got rave reviews from readers before… I just have to decide whether I’m still happy with it, and what comes next. It’s a novella. A satisfying story on its own, but definitely leading into more. I have plans for the series. I’m just not 100% sure what they are yet, whether we’re looking at a 4-5 book story arc or something more episodic like
Nancy Drew Sookie Stackhouse. Either way, 5 books max.
Released at 2-3 month intervals.
I’ve got planning to do.
Anyway, it’s officially a work in progress again, and WIPpet Wednesday is when we share a snippet from a WIP. It has to relate in some way to today’s date. I was going to give you something from chapter 13, but there is no chapter 13.
I’m not superstitious, it’s just that compact.
So let’s go with chapter 4 (1+3), 5 paragraphs for the 5th month.
Trixie, Shivva, and Daniel just came back from a tough crime scene involving slaughtered humans and rogue vampires, and Daniel’s not talking to anyone*. This snippet gives a reasonable idea of how they feel about us.
All scenes in this one are from Shivva’s POV. Weird…
“I don’t know what crawled up his ass,” Trixie says. She squeezes a lemon wedge, watching the juice roll off her fingers into her tea. “He’s not just being overprotective, either. He was fine until right before we left. Maybe he didn’t get a good feed in.”
I flop back on the bed. “Maybe he’s sick of my issues.”
“Probably. You’ve got to let it go, Shivva. We’re not human. It’s not our job to protect them.”
“But we need them.”
“We need our stock,” she clarifies, and stirs her tea with a dainty silver teaspoon. “The feeders. That’s it. Even then, one’s pretty much like any other. It’s no big loss if something happens to one of them. But keeping them safe gives them incentive to trust us and saves us trouble.”
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Hope you’re all having a great week!
*Daniel is Shivva and Trixie’s trainer. He’s… eh, you’ll have to read it.