#WIPpet Wednesday #WIPitWed 10/10/18 Rebirth

Another week has come and gone. I’m not writing much in the way of new material right now. Rather, I’m preparing for my next release in November.  This prep includes blog posts, lots of blog posts. I’m gearing up for a couple of weeks of at least one post a day. It’s tedious, but it’s generally worth it.

Welcome to another WIPpet Wednesday*. This week I’m sharing again from Mama, Me, and the Holiday Tree – Appalachian Elementals 1 ½. Yes, 1 ½. This novella is set in the holiday season between novels one and two, so we decided to run with the half. Or, for the purposes of the release day tour, #1.5. (Update – we’re running with 1.5 across the board to prevent any confusion.)

Mama, Me, and the Holiday Tree is scheduled for a November 5th release.

Here’s my WIPpet math for 10/10/18: 162 1, 8-1-1, 1+1 =162 for 162 words from Mama, Me, and the Holiday Tree. The brief sentence in yellow comes from last week’s WIPpet.

WIPpet ONE “A Cedar in the Corner”

WIPpet TWO “The Perfect Tree”

WIPpet THREE “Yuletide Memories”

WIPpet FOUR “Follow Your Heart”

“Stowne loves every sabbat, but especially Yule.” Rayne shrugs hard enough to fling water across the table top. “Oops.”

“It needs cleaned anyway.” I return with a dishrag, sitting across from Rayne as I wipe up. “Why Yule?”

“It represents rebirth.” Rayne stares at me with their blue eyes wide and one pale, translucent brow cocked, the look they always give me when I should be remembering something. “Re-birth.” Their stare becomes hard.

“Oh.” I bite my bottom lip to hide my embarrassment. Sure, rebirth. My rebirth. Stowne sees Yule as a chance to celebrate my return to Embreeville Mountain. I’m almost thirty years old, a tiny blip in the grand scheme of time and infinitely younger than Stowne, even when you add all my lives together, but they want to celebrate like it’s something new. More so this year because it’s our first Yule together as eternal lovers.

Yeah, I’m immortal now too, but that’s a story for some other time.

*WIPpet Wednesday is a blog hop hosted by Emily Wrayburn wherein writers share excerpts of their latest WIP. All genres and levels of accomplishment are welcome. The only stipulation is that the excerpt must coincide with the date in some manner. For example, on 10/8/14 you might share 10 lines from page 8, 8 paragraphs from chapter 14, or perhaps 18 sentences by doing WIPpet math and adding the day to the month. We’re flexible like that.

Book cover design by Jeanne G’Fellers


    • Good memeing (is that a word? Well, it is now) takes practice. And share away!

      Yeah, I’m kinda teasing. Go back and read the first one, dangit. (Not to you because I know you have, LOL)


  1. Great snippet. I love that time of year too. I think it’s one of the few times when a majority of spiritual traditions are all celebrating at roughly the same time, with similar themes (even if some of them won’t admit it). My own two faith traditions both celebrate themes of light in the darkness and new life in that season.

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    • LOL, yeah, it is. A little magic might just smooth things over, coffee is a requirement, and patience… there’s never ever enough. And Cent and Stowne are sweet… no problems there. (eyes her other WIP) Yet.

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