Just a quick WIPpet from me this week*. For 3/2, here are two paragraphs from chapter one (one for the first post of this month). This is from Into Elurien, the novella I’m working on for the Skeleton Key book series. It’s come back from alpha readers, and I’m in the process of getting it ready for editing.
AND… I have cover art! Newsletter subscribers will get to see it tomorrow, before the rest of the world. I think we’ll set the official reveal for… I changed my mind. Closer to the release, so if you want to see it, sign up! If anyone wants to join in on the fun when that does roll around (by posting, sharing, or stopping by). This one’s not out until June (pre-orders in May), but I can’t keep this under my hat for too much longer. 🙂
Here’s a taste…
Okay, snippet. Hazel is on her way back to her hometown, returning defeated after several years away at university. She’s not exactly thrilled about coming home…
The road improved as it wound through the forest that was so astonishing in autumn, when the last of the sightseers camped or lodged their way through and tagged their works #Fairbrook #fall #BimbleIsland #breathtaking #PayAttentionToMe. I knew this because I’d heard all about the town meeting regarding which hashtags to encourage and the ensuing confusion over what the hell these “hashbag” things were, anyway.
Fairbrook. A nice place to visit, but God, did I not want to live there.
Not that any of us have lived in towns like that, I’m sure.
Check out what the rest of the WIPpeteers are up to by following this link! Thanks to Emily Witt for hosting. And if you’re feeling all typey and sharey, feel free to join in on your own blog! Choose a quick snippet from your work in progress (relating to today’s date, of course), post it on your blog, and link back. “Easy-peasy London squeezy,” as my younger kid used to say.
*For new folks: WIPpet Wednesday is where a group of authors shares a short snippet from a work in progress that relates in some way to the date. I don’t always participate, but it sure is fun when I have time to. 🙂
March 2nd, 2016 at 5:04 pm
Ooh, that peek of the cover is very intriguing! Love your snippet too, it made me laugh. 😀
March 2nd, 2016 at 5:09 pm
Great snippet, and of course, we know of such towns. Some things never change.
My WIPpet is at http://www.patgarciaschaack.com/thinking_it_over/2016/03/wippet-wednesday-march-2-2016.html
March 2nd, 2016 at 8:18 pm
Hee. Like the hashtags. 🙂
March 2nd, 2016 at 9:46 pm
Lovely opening with just the right balance between beautiful nature and small town confusion — all twisted by the narrator’s comment that does more than set the scene! And the cover is intriguing as well. Made me sign right up for your newsletter!!!
March 2nd, 2016 at 9:46 pm
That little glimpse of the cover looks beautiful! I can’t wait to see the full thing.
The first sentence of the snippet was a little rough, but the hashtags made me laugh – especially the last one!
March 2nd, 2016 at 10:32 pm
The cover looks like it’s going to be so beautiful and I love the name ‘Elurien’. It sounds quite Elvish. The snippet was quite intriguing too. 🙂
March 3rd, 2016 at 5:47 am
I literally snorted out loud. It was most inelegant.
You know I’m always up for a cover reveal. Hit me up whenever you’re ready.
March 3rd, 2016 at 1:30 pm
Bahaha. Had to laugh, especially at the last line, as I did grow up in such a town. 🙂
And that teaser of the cover. ..lovely. I’d love to help with the cover reveal
March 3rd, 2016 at 2:34 pm
Just saw the whole cover in the newsletter! Gorgeous!!!
March 3rd, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Thanks! Getting it right was a lot of work, but I’m happy with it. Can’t wait to show it off in public!
March 4th, 2016 at 3:19 am
Love the bit about the hashtags. I’ve had that talk more than once with people in this house. And, being a small-town girl myself, I get this.
Eager for more! =D
March 7th, 2016 at 6:07 am
Ah your snippet described coming back to a small town SO WELL! Not to mention it made me chuckle!
September 10th, 2017 at 9:16 am
You are amazing!! I hope to one day do what you have done and create something so beautiful. Just found my way here into this archive from random googling!