#WIPpet Wednesday #WIPitWed 10/17/18 Winter Evergreen

This weekend I’ll be appearing with my publisher, Mountain Gap Books, at a local art festival, Art in the Park. All of Mountain Gap’s books and authors will be there, so if you’re in the Northeast Tennessee area, why don’t you drop by? You can read more about the event HERE.

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 10/17/18:  1+1+1=3 paragraphs from Mama, Me, and the Holiday Tree.

WIPpet ONE “A Cedar in the Corner”

WIPpet TWO “The Perfect Tree”

WIPpet THREE “Yuletide Memories”

WIPpet FOUR “Follow Your Heart”

WIPpet FIVE “Rebirth”

“So…” I take a deep breath and scratch beneath my undercut at the stubbly hair that’s already growing back. “What do I need to do?”

“Act happy and don’t get in their way.” Rayne takes the dishrag to the old enamel sink, wrings it out, and drapes it over the side before turning to face me. “All elementals love the Winter Solstice, what you call Yule. Even death elementals like Exan. But you don’t remember that either, do you?”

“Afraid not.” I finish my coffee and go to the sink to stand beside Rayne, looking out the window to where the mountain rises behind the house in shades of tired brown splashed with winter evergreen. “I wish I did.” And I really do. It might help me to understand all this. “It’s like Christmas, isn’t it? I mean they’re similar, right?”

Cent’s struggling when she thinks she shouldn’t be. Maybe she needs a little patience where her memories are concerned.

*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


    • Yeah, I adore Rayne too. I’m going to have to write a story more focused on them. And Stowne is proving to be one of the most interesting characters I’ve written. 800 million-year-old earth elemental with severe anxiety issues who’s still a kid about holidays. Go figure.

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