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.
I’m going to keep this intro short and sweet today. You see, it’s a new month, and I’m diving deeply into my new goals….and I’m not ready to come up for air just yet.
We’re back to Ava Garcia in Sea Changes.
Ava grew on me during the writing of her story. She was a constant revelation. Her struggle is compelling. For me, it goes beyond the issue of whether people should be allowed to choose the manner of their death. She encapsulates my personal attitudes about how children deserve to be treated. It’s an honor to share her voice with you!
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 has been rough-edited (trust me, you don’t want to see the muddled-beyond-hope original version! My plan is to begin creating a more structured revision plan once the 24 scenes pass through my local crit group (we’ve resumed, but no crits back yet.)
Your input is gratefully accepted, and might go a long way toward making this a better novel!
In the aftermath of a nosebleed, someone keeps calling Ava, and Donovan offers to deal with them for her.
Today is January 4, 2017
I subtracted the month from the day; I‘ve got 3 very short dialogue paragraphs.