Today I’ll be on my way to Illinois to meet up with my friend and start our road-trip down to Texas. I should have time on the road to fire up the kindle and check in on the rest of the WIPpeteers. I can’t promise as much for next week.
I am hoping, though, to be able to spare some brain power over the next week angled toward deciding what to do with Driev. Even though many of you have ideas *ahem* and I’m sure he would be very cooperative, I have to decide if I’m going to continue querying agents, or go Indie. My querying stalled with a no-reply from the last agent about a month or more ago. It’s been on my list to follow up on by gently rattling said agent’s cage to see if he received the query, or if it wound up in his spam box. I wanted to give him enough time to reply, and someone on Query Tracker suggested all of publishing takes a break from August through October and I shouldn’t nudge till after that. Hence the sitting upon it. That and I’m unsure of how exactly to nudge without seeming needy/whiny/pesty…And if I decide to take Driev Indie, I owe it to him and me to make a much bigger splash than my previous books have. Only, I’m not entirely sure how to accomplish that. I have some foggy ideas that need firming up, but nothing concrete.
If anyone has any amazing ideas, or things that have worked for them, please feel free to share.
Now, onto the main event. My WIPpet this week is once again from The Adorned (or Adored, as the case may be–yeah, you know who you are 😉 ), and takes place shortly after last week’s excerpt. No complicated math. Simply 10 sentences for the 10th month.
Roe pursed her lips. Anyone threatening someone two times their size while backed to the wall could never claim any kind of smarts. Then again, she hadn’t really done one smart thing since coming across Fader Price bleeding in the snow. She should have left him there.
“Why won’t you just scat and leave me alone? What god did I spit on to deserve this?”
“We cannot undo that which is done.”
“Maybe not, but we sure in the hells can not make it any worse. Me talking to you is doing that, so I’m done. Now move out of my way before I reopen your side.”
Roe is definitely a feisty gal. I think Fader is going to find her quite the handful.
ROW80 update. Here’s the Linky Link in case you want to see how others are doing. I added words since my update on Sunday. Hurray! Words are a good thing. Thanks to Bill Katz over at Writertopia, the wayward meter I was using has been restored to functionality. More hurrays!
Anyhow, I’ve decided that once I get this first draft of EoD ripped from my soul and converted into bits of binary code or whatever it is that makes up words in a computer file, I’m going to do something I have only done on one other occasion: I’m going to ask someone to Alpha read it because I’m far too close to the trees, if you get my meaning. So if anyone who has read the first two books in my Darkness & Light serires has a burning desire to step forward and volunteer for the torture, let me know. Otherwise I’ll be knocking on some lucky person’s virtual door come…um…you know….a while from now.
(“How long’s a while?”
“As long as it takes. Now, go find something to keep you busy until then.”)
One more note, on Friday I’m turning the blog over to the talented Ruth Nestvold, fellow WIPpeteer, and renowned author. She’s going to talk about the art of glassmaking and magic for her latest work Island of Glass. So make sure you stop by and give a read.
Now, go forth and conquer. Just try not to get into too much trouble while I’m gone.
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