This year has been busy and there is much more in store.
Wren Romany just returned from the editor! I now have to work through all the little issues. When I glanced over the file, none of them looked too serious or difficult to fix. After working through them (on the agenda this week, Lord willing), I am going to spend some time consulting with the fearless leader of our Romany Epistles project (Rachel Starr Thomson) about the next steps and such. Also, My hubby will want to read the novel before it goes out into the world. I still need to polish the cover, format the inside, and pull together a book trailer.
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Duty is dominating my writing time these days. Irvaine and Brielle’s story frequently flies along, sometimes faster than I plan it out.
Diaspora continues to lurk in my subconscious. Ruhan and Myah keep talking out of turn. Their story is pressing to be told.
My other backlogged stories keep seeking attention. If only I had more time. *sigh* They will all eventually make it into print or at least ebook. Check out the new status bars at the bottom of the blog for the latest on your favorite of my WIPs.
A writing friend of mine (Joyce DiPastena) offers periodic new sentences from her WIP as she writes it. I liked the idea so much, I started doing it myself. Here are some of my #newsentence entries from the past three months.
New Sentence from February:
Memories of my father’s hands guiding my ten-year-old fingers into position on the bow brought tears to my eyes, but I willed them not to fall. - Duty
New Sentences from March:
Sunlight cascaded through the kaleidoscope of clear and tinted glass to trace an intricate pattern of light, shadow, and color across the tiled expanse below. - Diaspora
"Unlike us, her exile isn’t the ripping away of a hazy, dream of Eden. For her, all hope of ever treading a familiar lane of memory is gone." - Ruhan from Diaspora
If hatred could murder, the man at my side would have breathed his last then and there. - Duty
"Never assume an enemy simply hates." - Lord Irvaine from Duty
The indelible markers branded forever across his back spoke of a man who had fought his way through life. - Duty
Somewhere behind those searching eyes he still faced the world alone. - Duty
New Sentences from April:
“Oh?” He raised his eyebrows in obviously mock surprise. “Then what has your lovely brow all in winkles?” - Duty
Despite his mildly distracted expression as he examined the mortar of the wall to her right, the arm beneath my hand tightened like a bow string. - Duty
"We rubbed well together, but not closely.” - Duty
The three years since my father’s death seemed an eternity of hardship and toil, but when I lingered on the strength of my longing to see him again, his death felt like it happened only yesterday. - Duty
Do the new sentences tease your interest?