WIPpet Wednesday Without a Catchy Title

Happy September. We’re rolling into a busy stretch for me, but also my favorite time of the year. Unfortunately, temps and humidity this week are where I don’t like them. High in both regards. Hopefully it’s Summer’s last desperate gasp. C’mon Fall!!

It’s not just the colors I love about the coming season. It’s the cooler temps, the brilliance of the sky, the feel in the air. I love all of it. When I have to wear sweatshirts or, at the least, a long-sleeve shirt, I’m a happy camper. And, yes, I love winter as well. Maybe not the times when the snot is solidifying in my nostrils and my eyeballs have frozen. Most people can stay tucked into the cozy warmth of quilts, cradling mugs of hot chocolate laced with schnapps when the temperatures and wind chills plunge to unsafe levels. When critters abound, there are a least a few necessary trips outside each day.

Anyhow, moving on. I’ve gotten quite a few compliments on the new site. I still need to tweak some things, just haven’t gotten around to it. I’ve got some projects going to full boil on the front burners and need to take care of those before I can see what lies beyond.

Now for your WIPpet Wednesday installment. It’s September 2 so I give you two sentences from scribblings that may or may not form Book Two of the Coinblade Chronicles. What has Driev gotten himself into now?

Her lip curled and I fought the urge to reach for her hand. Doing so would have gotten me gelded, and I much preferred having all my parts intact.


Tidbit about my writing style: When I begin writing something scenes invade my brain in no particular order and I start recording them. It’s like doing warm-up sketches before a paining. Not all of the scenes make the final cut. The rest begin to coalesce into a coherent story. That’s not to say I have absolutely no idea where I want to go. I do. I usually know the beginning and the end, with a few stops in between. If I plot too much, I get bored. I need to allow things to unfold naturally.

That’s it for today. Hope you checked out Gloria Weber’s guest post on Friday. If there’s anything you guys want to see here, let me know in the comments or a pm and I’ll see if I can oblige.

Have a great hump day!


  1. See, it’s a good thing Jack isn’t in there. He’d be insulted by anyone mentioning the removal of… nuggets. O.o

  2. Sigh. You have a way of making two sentences very memorable. 😀

    I also write scenes that may or may not make it in a book.

    • It helps cement the characters in my own head, I think. Gives them a depth I hope transfers over to the bits I do keep.

  3. That really is a “what have you gotten yourself into” moment! Also, not a lady to mess with…

    Your autumn sounds really nice! Mine so far is… wet. Sometimes sunny, but very wet. Apparently England has decided autumn starts dead-on-time this year. Hot chocolate sounds tempting so tempting… dash of coffee liqueur… *sigh*

    • Mmmmm… coffee liqueur. Yum. *closes eyes and imagines*

      Ah well. Yes, now our weather has gone hot and humid again. I’m ready for the return of cooler temps and far less humidity. I just wilt in this stuff. And then I get cranky for wilting. ;p

  4. This writing of scenes not necessarily in order has been more of a thing since QoB.

    Oh, Driev, take the lady’s hand. Go on. I dare you. *gets popcorn*

  5. Oh, and, bless you for being an animal person. I am not envious. However, it just goes to show how well you’d do in Alaska.

    • I don’t know if I’d handle the weird daylight things that go on in Alaska. I was in Sweden once. 2:00 a.m. and it was as bright at day. Took some real getting used to.

  6. Bwhahaha. Driev has such a lovely turn of phrase.

  7. Two sentences and you already have me chuckling,looking forward to more. 🙂

  8. Oh, Driev, how I have missed you. This was great.
    I too love Fall the most. Better than Spring when I can barely stop sneezing, summer is too hot, and winter too cold (though that’s easier to deal with than too hot). Fall is nearly perfect.

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