Skip to main content

WiP Wednesday

Hey guys! Yep, it's Weds., and I thought I would share a little about my current project. I'm in that place in the story after word vomiting the first draft, but before I can do the sort of heavy edits I am DYING to start - an in-between place where I am changing scenes from one POV or tense, to another. Yea, not fun. Not fun at all.
So, to motivate myself, I thought I'd actual post a very small, very rough little snippet for you guys...

"There are so many things I should’ve been able remember about that night. The damp feel of the air thick with fog that blanketed my skin. The veins of mist as they hugged the ground and spiraled into smoke, choking the air from my lungs. The cackle of flames when they ignited the spaces around me, turning my skin to ash.

So many things I should've remembered.

But there's only one thing that converges on my thoughts now – silence. Cold, lonely, relentless silence. It lasts for mere seconds before the universe I know explodes around me, like the pause before a deep breath. Or the moment before sound begins. It’s that absence of noise that envelopes me in this place, sinking its cold tendrils into my heart, forcing everything else to slip away."

And there you go...a tiny snippet. Thoughts?

I "think" I will be finished with the tense, POV changing fiasco soon - at least I hope so. I am actually EXCITED to start the heavy edits in the next week or so.

What are you guys working on?


  1. Oh, it gave me goosebumps! I can't wait to find out what happened :D

  2. This is the first time I've stopped over to your blog and I am so glad that I did! I love your snippet. The first line pulled me right in. Only one problem. . . I want to read more. : ) Good luck as you finish your WIP.

  3. Love it, Christine! So emotive, and I definitely want more!

  4. Oh, I love it! The imagery is wonderful and shivery.

  5. Like the snippet! Great sensory detail.

  6. Awesome snippet, Christine! It's got great voice. Thank you for sharing it. =o)

    Right now, I'm slowly working on my red-ink edits for the 2010 NaNo novel. It's slow going, but I'm re-liking the book as I go, so it's all good.


Post a Comment

Thanks for your input!

Popular posts from this blog

It's Release Day!

Wow! This post was a long time coming. My 6th novel (and 17th book), OUTBREAK, book #2 in the Solomon Experiments, is officially out day.

This is a special release for me. I had struggled to find my fiction mojo after my last book. Related to what was going on in my personal life and some residual feelings about my mother's death, it took me nearly 2 years to reconnect with my inner artist. The struggle was worth it, though, as I figured out some things about myself as an artist that I needed.

Now, I hope all of you will enjoy the book as much as I've enjoyed writing it.

OUTBREAK is the continuing story of Dakota, an 18 year old girl wrestling with her new awareness of abilities that make her the target of a black ops group. Here is a little more about the story:

Dakota never thought she’d crave her old life in Boresville. Not until the Creator’s assassins came and took everything, everyone, she cared about—all except for David. He’s the only thing she has left, and he wants he…

Collide and Transcend in Audio Format

Wow - it has too long since my last post! A lot has happened over the past few months. First, I've decided to re-launch my entire backlist. What does this mean? New covers, new interiors, and, in some cases, new and expanded stories. It also means releasing the books in audiobook format. Audiobooks are something I've wanted to do for a while. And now it is finally happening.

In December, I released the audiobook formats of Transcend and Collide - each with new covers and new interiors in the digital and print versions. I plan on revealing the new covers for the rest of the Solomon Experiment series (the sequels to Collide) later this month, with the actual books coming in late Feb and March/April.

In Spring, I will begin the re-launch of the Requiem series, including significantly expanded stories for books 2 and 3, new covers, new titles and audiobook formats.

I don't plan on only re-releasing books in 2016. In addition to the two new books in the Solomon Experiments, I ha…

Crossroads Tour Day #5

Welcome to Day #5 of the Crossroads Tour. I hope you are having as much fun as I am! Not sure what this is? Read the post on day #1.Did you remember to enter the giveaway for the Amazon gift card? CLICK HERE to enter.

As I mentioned, I am giving away one ebook of COLLIDE during the tour. Just stop by each day, Monday through Saturday, and answer the daily question. I will randomly draw a name every evening. Easy, right?!?

For today's entry, check out my Q&A at LITTLE LIBRARY MUSE and answer this question:

Who am I trapped in an elevator with?

Leave your answers in the comments. I will draw a random winner at 10pm PST on Saturday. Good luck!