Welcome to this week’s installment of Rainbowsnippets*! I’m coming in late and running hot with this #RainbowSnippets but better late than never, right? I spent much of the morning in a meeting for the small publisher I’m working with: all the monthly general stuff, calendar updates, upcoming expenses. We’ll be taking submissions come August, so I’ll be sharing more on that in the future.
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I’m sharing from Cleaning House, one of my current WIPs, again. Cleaning House is nearing the end of the WIP status, meaning it’ll be going into final edits/proofreading by the end of the month. It’s set for an August 1 release.
Over the last few weeks, I’ve been introducing you to the series’ protagonist, Centenary Rhodes (Cent), and this week we’re going to take a quick glance at her current social and financial plight.
The Setup: Cent has returned to her shabby little apartment and is thinking about the dramatic downturn her life has taken.
For the past year, Cent had divided her time between a local bodega and a small computer repair shop. Both bosses were pricks, and the bodega owner’s wife kept telling her that she’d find herself a date if she’d try.
“You’re a smart girl, too smart to attract a man, so dumb it down and pretty yourself up. Put on some makeup. Grow your hair. You can’t find gold without putting a bit of polish on yourself.”
Forget that. Take me as I am or not at all. Cent kicked off her shoes and rolled so she faced the cracked, plaster ceiling.
Want to read more from Cleaning House? You can do so HERE.
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