Category Archives: WiP

Thursday’s Little Bit o’ WiP

For the first time in my life, I was certain that the world would be better off if I shot a man in the head and bore the consequences. And I didn’t have my gun. . . . And the … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s WiP Snip

Negotiating an unfamiliar transit system can be nerve-wracking, but I got to do it in a foreign language while trying to stay off the radar of anyone—or anything—associated with my nearly-father-in-law. The paranormals were much easier to avoid than the … Continue reading

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A Bit

WiP Snippet from Tuesday’s work: Then he turned to us, the black blade still in his hand. “Why are you standing still? Run!”

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December WiP-ing Along

Today’s WIP snippet: “It’s rare for them to know a ghost from a different time frame the same way you and I know living people. It’s not like there’s some ghostly party going on where they discuss their afterlives with … Continue reading

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Last NaNoPost of 2013

Here’s your last teaser from November: “They must have their apocalypse—their dead in legions unburied, an endless sea of bones….” As predicted, I didn’t make it to 50,000 words for the month of November, but the count wasn’t too far … Continue reading

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The Post-Thanksgiving Post

Well, I didn’t make the NaNoWriMo challenge count goal of 50,000 new words added to the manuscript this month. Partially due to the scurrying about for Thanksgiving and some other issues, I made it only to 45,400 for the month … Continue reading

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ProgNote: REVENANT November 26

From the WiP: The room was clean, if sparsely furnished, and we settled into a pair of couches that sat at right angles near the back, overlooking the small garden through tall, Moorish arches. The heat of the day reflected … Continue reading

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ProgNote: November 25

From the WiP: “I was never a good church goer. I have a rough idea of what the nave, aisles, and altar are and beyond that, I’m a heretic.” “I never imagined I’d be pleased to have been a Catholic … Continue reading

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Hard at Work (still)

Today’s word count got derailed by other issues and a very reassuring conversation with my agent. I’m still at it, but probably won’t make it to the 3,000 word goal tonight. But in the meantime here’s your excerpt for the … Continue reading

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Many Kinds of Progress

First off: Bella and Jack are getting on much better now that they can play together outside and get in trouble. They even joke around a bit. And Jack feels secure enough to sleep outside his crate (on my foot, … Continue reading

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ProgNote: REVENANT November 19

From the WIP: “Oh, Ben,” Mara said. “Don’t be pestering the woman already. There’re children starving in Spain, you know.” He looked at her and tried to appear contrite. “Are there? Are any of them black-haired Nixie-chasers?” “No!” Brian shouted … Continue reading

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ProgNote: REVENANT November 18

From the WiP: Soraia hopped to her feet with the alacrity that only the very young have. “OK,” she said and reached for her mother’s hand while I helped Quinton to his feet. “I’ll protect you and Martim from the … Continue reading

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