Welcome to WIPpet Wednesday, a weekly blog hop which encourages writers to move WIPs (works-in-progress) to publication by posting excerpts related to the date.We’re led by the capable fingers and nimble mind of Emily Witt.
One year ago, I was at the airport with my family, feeling more than a bit harried as we began our transcontinental journey from a very frozen upstate New York to Oregon’s Willamette Valley, where my Accomplice hails from. They were graced with an early spring – everything was blissfully green and blooming, and we felt as though we had entered a different world.
Karina Karanova knows that feeling, I think. Removed from her workaday-and-then-some reality to the tropical hospice resort of Kifo Island, from her parents’ shop to a pottery studio,she’s more than a little disoriented, even before Donovan Nash shows up…
But maybe I’m getting a bit ahead of myself, here. First comes the premise of Sea Changes, the third-written, but chronologically first, of my Kifo Island Chronicles series-in-progress.
In advocating for a dying girl seeking emancipation from controlling parents, can an overburdened young woman and a lonely young man find a future together?
This passage is NaNo rough. My plan is to begin creating a revision plan before the end of March, and to begin revisions in small sprints as I enter my drafting-intense spring. That said, any and all input is gratefully accepted!
- Today is February 17, 2016.
- I thought of subtracting the day from the month, but, once I looked at the next passage, I decided to just go with the date, so today, you get seventeen new sentences.
Context: Karina hates clay, but her mother’s demands aren’t negotiable. When a stranger comes to sit near her, their conversation, and the circumstances, trigger memories and emotions that shatter the walls she’s built around them…