“117 Hours Before” Part Two WIPpet Wednesday 8/16/17


Last week was incredibly stressful, and this Saturday we escort our youngest son three plus hours away for his first semester of college. (no cars on campus until the junior year) We’re proud of him but keenly aware that he won’t be home until Thanksgiving. We plan to visit him at the end of September so we can be proper parental pains in his arse.

It’s our duty and pleasure.

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RainbowSnippets Eight 8/12/17: Tequila

This will be a hellacious week in our household, so I scheduled this RainbowSnippet* early, just in case.

Update on 8/11: Everything went well and now we’re destressing. Anna’s surgery went splendidly, and my SSD has finally, after a 2 1/2 year fight, been approved by a judge. We’re exhausted to say the least, and we’re ready for some same-ol’-same-ol’ back in our lives.

Routine. We like our routine.

But, alas, our youngest leaves for college next week so the routine will be changing. We’ll miss him terribly, but he’s got a great opportunity, and we’re glad he’s taking it.

This snippet again comes from Surrogate: Hunted, an epic Sci-Fi novel whose protagonist is both bisexual and polyamrous. Hunted is the second novel in the Surrogate Series and is scheduled for release early 2018.

The Setup: Brigit has stormed off to her room, and Merch is seeking the succor of a stiff drink to calm her nerves.

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“117 Hours Before” #WIPpet Wednesday 8/9


My Anna will be having surgery on 8/7 which includes an overnight hospital stay, so I’m scheduling this WIPpet early. Needless to say, I’ll be playing nurse Jeanne when this post appears.

EARLY 8/9 UPDATE: She’s home, dozing in her recliner, and eating soft foods. The staples come out next week and after that, it’s all a matter of healing.

I’m very thankful things went as well as they did.

This week’s WIPpet Wednesday comes again from Surrogate: Traditions, the third novel in the Surrogate Series.

Here’s my WIPpet math for 8/9/2017:

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RainbowSnippets Seven 8/5/17: Discipline

Hello, again, fellow Snippeteers!

This week’s Rainbowsnippet* comes from Surrogate: Hunted. The manuscript is back from the editor, and I’m tweaking it before sending it off to the publisher where their editor will repeat the process before publication early next year.

The setup: Brigit, Merch’s seventeen-year-old daughter, is in trouble again, this time for fighting with another palace youth, a girl newly arrived from Earth. Etain, Leigheas, Merch, and Dresh are trying to reason with her, but Brigit is, well, acting like a teenager.

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