As far as my 80-day writing goals are concerned, I've met all but two of them. The Beloved Daughter is now a Kindle ebook as well as a paperback. My second round of edits for book 2 in my time-travel/historical fiction series for kids are with my publisher right now. And my virtual book tour is coming along swimmingly! All I need to do now is find a few more homeschool blogs to review my newly-released What, No Sushi? (which arrived just yesterday) and keep up with Saving Natalie, which I'm doing right here for WIPpet Wednesday. Then it's on to my 80-day get-a-life goals. (Yeah, I'll let you know how that goes...)
You might remember that last week Jake was waiting to meet his newborn daughter for the first time. Here are the next 17 sentences in the opening pages of Saving Natalie.
It was Jessica’s mom. Rhonda fidgeted with her smartphone and walked straight past Jake. Jessica’s father paused long enough to extend his hand. “Congratulations.” Rhonda stopped several feet in front of her husband, tapping her screen with flamingo-pink fingernails.
Jake wondered what to say. “How is she?”
“She’s doing fine.” Jessica’s father only came up to Jake’s shoulder. Both men shuffled their weight from one foot to the other. “Tired, of course, but the doctor said she should have a pretty easy recovery.”
Jake had actually been asking about the baby.
Rhonda cleared her throat and swept her brown hair over her shoulder like some middle-aged runway model. “Mark, we’d better get on the road. It’s pretty ugly out there. If we leave now you still might make the meeting tonight.”
“I better go,” Mark mumbled and scurried to keep up with his wife.
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Random Fact #7: I assisted with my first autopsy when I was only 16 years old.
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