Tuesday, January 27, 2015

WIPpet Wednesday: "To the Wolves"

Happy Wednesday!

First, an announcement: Starting next week, a friend and I are starting a branch off of the WIPpeters, the WIPpet Wednesday: Christian Fiction Edition. I'll be using my weebly blog for this anyway, and I'll keep using this blog to keep up with the original WIPpets. So nothing really is changing, but I just wanted to mention that I'm doing this with the full support of our fearless leader KL, and I'll still be around here too.

And as for today, I'm posting a few paragraphs from page 28 of my WIP in honor of January 28. (Where does the time go?)


“I don’t mind taking the phone for the weekend.” Kennedy saw the tight worry lines around Carl’s eyes fade, and she knew she had made the right decision.

He frowned for just a second as he zipped up his windbreaker. “If you’re sure you’re comfortable. You can bring it back to me at church on Sunday so you won’t have to carry it around during the week. Besides, that means you don’t have an excuse to miss services. Oh, I forgot to give you Sandy’s number in case you need a ride.”

He reached down for a pen from a #1 Grandpa mug on his desk before Kennedy held up her hand. “That’s all right. I can look up her number from caller ID.”

He froze for a moment, his eyes wide, then he shook his head and shrugged. “You can do that? All right, well, are you sure you’re comfortable with the phone then? I didn’t mean to spring it on you so fast and then just throw you to the wolves.”

Kennedy laughed as she followed him out his office. “It’s just for two days. What’s could be so hard about that?”


Random Fact: Over the course a nine-month long-distance relationship, my husband-to-be and I spent the equivalent of 33 consecutive 24-hour days on the phone.

Blog Love: Huge thanks to K L Schwengel for hosting the WIPpet Wednesday blog hop, where authors post snippets from the current Works In Progress.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

WIPpet Wednesday: "What're You Reading?"

Hi guys, happy Wendesday! My WIP is coming along, my wrists are holding up, and the snow is
already melting. Weird, I know.

In honor of January 14, here are 14 sentences from page 14 of my work in progress. Kennedy is the main character, and this is the scene where we get to meet Reuben, her lab partner in college.


“Wichaeading?” Reuben mumbled through a mouthful of pizza. When Kennedy wrinkled her nose at him, he swallowed noisily and asked again, “What’re you reading?”

Crime and Punishment,” she answered, showing him the cover. “It’s for my Russian lit class.” Reuben was already hacking at his Jell-O with a spork, and Kennedy guessed it would be her job to hold up the conversation for a little while. “It’s about a young man who decides to kill this old lady …”

“Pwnvoker,” he muttered.

Kennedy squinted for just a moment while she tried to translate, and then she nodded. “The pawnbroker. Right. So, you’ve read it?”

Reuben held up two fingers. Kennedy was impressed. Even when she found a book she really liked, she never had time to re-read anything.


One of these days, I'll write the based-on-real-life romance novel that explains how I wouldn't have met my husband if I hadn't ever read Crime and Punishment, but today is not that day. (I did blog about it at one point if I remember right.)

Blog Love: Huge thanks to K L Schwengel for hosting the WIPpet Wednesday blog hop, where authors post snippets from the current Works In Progress.

Random Fact: Crime and Punishment was the very first present my husband-to-be ever gave me. It was also the crux of our very first disagreement. Yes, we're nerdy. And yes, we're perfect for each other.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

WIPpet Wednesday: "Nothing at All"

Happy 2015! New Year. New novels. New first draft. New characters. It's going to be fun.

I started new draft around 12:10 am on January 1st (thank you, neighbors, for the loud fireworks to keep me excited!!). But it is still brand-baby-new, and I'm like one of those paranoid moms scared of passing her newborn around, so I'm not going to give any more intro or back story. This is a lot different than my other novels to date, so I want to give it more shape and form (and length) before I talk a lot about my plans.

Here are seven sentences from page seven of my first WIP of 2015.


“So you’ll take it this weekend? You don’t have any plans, do you? No dates?”

Kennedy couldn’t be sure, but she thought she saw him wink.

“Nothing at all. Just lab reports.”

“Perfect!” Carl remarked, which wasn’t exactly the same reaction Kennedy had when she thought about her twelve-page write-up she’d be working on.


Hope are all doing wonderfully! May this be our best year yet!

Blog Love: Huge thanks to K L Schwengel for hosting the WIPpet Wednesday blog hop, where authors post snippets from the current Works In Progress.