Wednesday's Cool Title Goes Here

**Editor’s note: That post title is as good as it gets today. Feel free to insert a better one in your head. **

So yeah, it’s Wednesday, and that means it’s time for a WIPpet and a ROW80 update and…I’m just not feeling it. My mojo done gogo. Yup. It’s been one of those weeks. And I had more of a post written, but then I deleted it because it was a downer, and that’s not what anyone visits here to get.

Instead, I give you this. The song I’ve been looping all week. No video, but that’s okay because it’s the words that count. Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson combine nicely.

I also give you 10 sentences from The Adorned for the 10th of December. Nothing too cold here.

Roe couldn’t help herself, she reached out a hand and traced the new line of black along Fader’s ribs where the wound had been only two days before. His muscles rippled beneath her touch.

“You should not do that,” Fader said, but didn’t make to stop her.

“That’s not possible–the wound I mean.” She looked up at him, her eyes narrowing in suspicion. “What are you?”

“Hunted. Marked.” He watched her without expression. “You have heard of the Adorned?”

As for my progress on Edge of Darkness… Words. Plot twists. Moving forward. So that’s all good.


  Now, I’m outta here to find my mojo. If you see it, let me know.


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  1. Aah, now we see what the black marks are all about…

  2. o.O o.O o.O o.O Fader and Roe… =P anyway, very interesting. I’m curious what Adorned is. It’s obviously something. I definitely want to see more of the world.

    And Girl, look at how much progress you have made! You are so darn close to finishing. Get to the comp, eliminate distractions and go for it! Or I’ll send….Janni to kick your ass. =P

    Until then ::grabs back pack, stuffs it with pillow case, net, food and caffeine, and an open blank notebook:: let’s go on a hunt for the mojo.

    • I know. Lots of progress since I started tracking it. Soon. Very soon. Done. At least with the first draft. *whew*

      Chocolate. You forgot to pack the chocolate!!

  3. very, very interesting.

    And yay for progress. Will keep a lookout for that mojo. 🙂

  4. Pardon me for passing out, but I did when she touched his ribs and I stopped breathing when I imagined that it was meaning doing that. Um, yeah. Glad to know what he is.
    I’m sorry about your mojo. But when I read excerpts like this, I have to say you definitely have some mojo.

  5. Sorry. Take two on part of that. It was supposed to read, “Pardon me for passing out, but I did when she touched his ribs and I stopped breathing when I imagined that it was me doing that.”

  6. Ohhhh, wow. This is seriously cool. I’m digging the mystery behind who Fader is, and I really, really want to know more. Preferably if that “more” involves…um…well, let’s just say I’d like a better look at him, shall we?

  7. I love the tension between these two characters. And I’m eager to learn more about the Adorned. I’m hooked!

  8. Who ARE the Adorned??
    Sorry about your mojo. It’s just a little flat. Needs time to plump up again. 🙂

  9. Oh, I’m sure you’ll get your mojo back soon. It probably just went to Baja to have a few drinks, take in a few shows. You know. I’m sure it’ll come back soon. 🙂

    Meanwhile, yay for your progress! Words and plot twists are great!

  10. I like it. There’s a lot there just in the dialogue, her suspision/unease, his resignation to being whatever he is. Definitely an interest piquer (if that’s a word…)

  11. Have you looked under the sofa cushions for your mojo? I’m sure you’ll get it back in no time. And if you without mojo means plot twists and that kind of WIPpet – you’re doing pretty good! 😉

    The Adorned is a great name – can’t wait to find out more about them!

    • Thanks, Celine. I will look under the cushions as soon as the dog moves. She makes grumpy faces at me if I tell her to shove off in the midst of a nap.

  12. *eyeroll* Just like a man. “You shouldn’t do that, only I’m not going to stop you, because I want you to keep doing that, and if you’re the one doing it and I’m just sitting here minding my own business while you happen to be doing what I want you to do, I can’t get in trouble for it. Right?”

    I hope you get your momentum back. 🙂

  13. I’m picturing you Mojo as an Aussie….when I want the canine in my life to return, I utter one simple word:


    NEVER fails!

    If it’s not back by this time tomorrow, I think T’Pol will get out her handy dandy scanenr and her handier dandier Chief Engineer, and they’ll go scouting for it and find all kinds of trouble and maybe get locked in a cell where they tickle each other’s ribs a la Roe and Fader and and and…

    *Ahem*…where was I?! We’re visiting friends out of state, the kids and I, and sleep hasn’t been very high on my agenda…

    I get punchy when I don’t sleep…and when I’m trying to get those last few scenes of my NaNo novel done here, because I started it here, and that would be cool.

    Are you looking for beta readers for this one? Do you have a list? Because, I’m, like, all impatient to learn so so much more! =D

    • Hmm…my dogs don’t know ‘cheese’ but they know ‘liver’. Maybe I’ll have to try that. 😉

      Beta readers! LOL Eventually, yes. As there are only a little over 8k words written on it at the moment, that will be sometime next year-ish. Are you saying you would like to be on the list? Hee, hee.

  14. Ooh, intriguing excerpt. Just what are the Adorned, then? (You’re probably not going to tell me and I have to wait to find out, right? Booo).

  15. Oh my, I’ve missed these too. I loved the scene, and I’ve missed a few. I really can’t wait to have a full novel to get my hands on…how I long to spend more time with them 🙂

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