I was tagged to do a My Writing Process blog post, but I’m incredibly late. I promise it’ll be up soon. I’ve had a crazy weekend!
WIPpet Wednesday is a link-up where every Wednesday, you share an excerpt from your WIP that’s somehow related to the day. My little brother turns 17 today. Since I can’t think of any birthday parties in Dissonance or Elegy, I’ll just snatch an excerpt from chapter 17. Read the other awesome entries here! Thanks to K.L. Schwengel for hosting!
In chapter 17 of Dissonance, Allie’s snooping around someone’s house, where she finds a map of a place difficult to believe in–but impossible to deny. (Every time I read this manuscript, I have to smother my inner editor. I can’t wait to have a professional editor help. But then, this novel will never be perfect to me!)
“The gray is land we lost. Red line indicates a border nobody can cross.”
“How big is it?”
“Naramea is as big as your imagination.” Julian sounded dead serious. Allie wished he was mocking her, but couldn’t be in denial anymore. Everything he told her was impossible but true. “The white is only what’s been charted.”
She finally asked the obvious question. “How do you get there?”
“There are several ways to get there. Staying is a different matter. We’re actually in Bonifay right now, but only until we leave the property.”
Allie found Bonifay on the map. “I…don’t understand.”
“I don’t expect you to yet,” he said gently. “You asked and I answered.”
She opened her mouth and then closed it again.
He ran a sleepy hand through his hair. “Allie, why don’t you come outside with me? Maybe it’ll make sense then.”
“Outside with the things?”
Julian smiled. “Even if they did bite, I wouldn’t let them hurt you.”
(She’s right in being wary to go outside. Muses have strange things in their backyards.)