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.
Well, I got to a couple folks last week – but, between a seriously incapacitating migraine and lots of plans and projects, I slipped on making it round to everyone.
I’m repentant, and ready to do better this week, despite the transition from May to June goals, from Story a Day May to JuNoWriMo, and the rushing-in of summer.
Right now, though, let’s rejoin Donovan Nash and Ava Garcia in Sea Changes.
Donovan is one of my favorite Kifo Island characters. He had a major supporting role in both of my previously drafted Kifo stories. Now, he gets his own (well, shared with Karina and Ava, but still, he’s finally the star he was always meant to be!)
For those new to this story, here’s the premise:
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 within the next few months, when all 24 scenes have passed through my local crit group. That said, any input is gratefully accepted!
- Today is June 1, 2016
- I‘ve got one paragraph today; the first sentence closed out last week’s WIPpet, and is here for continuity.
Donovan and Ava are exploring a possible working relationship. Ava has just told herself to “be here, now,” which is the same thing Donovan told himself before coming to meet her.
A little thrill of recognition went through him, and, in that moment, at those familiar words, Donovan knew. Knew that he loved this girl on the cusp of a womanhood she would never attain. Knew that he’d take her case, whatever challenges it presented, for as long as she lived. Knew that he’d do anything he could to support her. “So tell me what you need, Ava, and what you want.”
What does Ava need and want?
Will Donovan be able to help her?
Will he regret his decision?
Where are Ava’s parents?
Some of these questions may be answered – and others will certainly be posed- next week, so be sure to come back then to learn more of Donovan’s story.
To read Donovan’s scene in its entirety, just follow the links:
Still Nameless (includes link list for Karina’s scene, as well)
And now, a friendly reminder:
If you’re enjoying my Kifo Island posts, and would like to see the evolution of two upcoming novels, The Far Shore and Tsunamis, I’ll soon be posting an index for my Story a Day May 2016 posts.
Want more WIPpets?
You can find them, and even add your own date-related excerpt if you’re so inclined, by following the little blue froggy from WIPpet to WIPpet to WIPpet!