#WriteLGBTQ #WIP #KeepingHouseNovel Glare

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The theme is glare, something my characters might be doing a bit too often. Thank goodness for revisions. And, yes, Dane Gow has a definite attitude problem. She’d tell you it comes with being king, but it’s probably her abrasive personality more than anything else. (Pyre is a fire elemental, BTW.)

 

     “I’ll give you a pass on that one, you flamin’ turd, but don’t ever roll your eyes at me again.” Dane thinned her lips as she turned from Pyre. “I’m in a good mood tonight.”

     “Don’t threaten my family.” Cent glared at her.

     “But you ain’t doin’ a damn thing to keep it that way.” Dane returned her gaze, adding a tiny smirk.

 

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#1LineWed #amwriting #WIP Weather

Here’s another short-‘n-sweet  #1lineWed post. The theme is weather. Slim pickings when it comes to that word. I’ve used it all of five times. Here’s the best of them IMO.

 

 

 

     A proper landin’ is everything. Those words echoed in Cent’s head. “I’m over today.”

     “Eh, you’re right. The weather stinks, and those wings of yours look like a dog’s been chewin’ on them.” Dane glanced over to Pyre, who sat on the branch of a nearby tree. “What’s she been puttin’ on them, Lightnin’ Bug?”

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#WriteLGBTQ #WIP #KeepingHouseNovel Awkward

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The theme is awkward, a word I’ve used all of twice. Here’s one of them, and things are definitely awkward between two characters at this exact moment, love or not.

 

 

 

“I wasn’t expecting to see you.” She didn’t reach for Stowne, and they didn’t reach for her. They stared at each other instead, awkward in ways they’d never been together.

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#WIPpitWed #AppalachianElementals 12/05/18: Book and Blade

It’s snowing here, and it looks like there’ll be more than a skift on the ground by morning. A skift is a dusting, in case you don’t know. Skifts are regular things here in Northeast Tennesse, but we get measurable snow a few times most years. I remember snows of up to three feet and years with only one or two skifts.

Like everything else, it all depends, but I didn’t find a wooly worm this year to know what that traditional form of weather prediction had to say.

Welcome to #WIPpetWednesday! Since Mama, Me, & the Holiday Tree has been released I’m again sharing from Keeping House, novel two in the Appalachian Elementals series.

I shared the prologue for Keeping House a while back (you can find it under #WIPpetWednesday under Topics to your right), so I’m currently sharing from Chapter One.

Here’s my WIPpet math for 12/5/2018: 5+1= 6 paragraphs from Keeping House, book two in the Appalachian Elementals series.

The Setup: I’m skipping ahead a bit. Cent and Stowne have spent some, er, quality time together, and now Stowne has two gifts for Cent before she leaves.

     “This is how we will share while you are away.” Stowne set a fat, handmade book by her head.

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#WriteLGBTQ #KeepingHouseNovel Biscuits

#writeLGBTQ #KeepingHouseNovel Biscuits. The official theme is precious but in 122K words, I haven’t use the word precious once, so I went with a valuable, dare I say precious, commodity where I’m from – biscuits. (we had them at dinner last night 😊)

 

 

 

   “No, sugar, it wasn’t me. “Cause if I’d kissed you like that I’d be smilin’, and you’d be meltin’ like butter across a hot biscuit.” Dane thrust her jaw forward and turned her mouth at the same time, an odd look Cent remembered meant she was deep in thought. “Go ahead. Check me for intent.”

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#1LineWed #amwriting #WIP Shop

Here’s another short-‘n-sweet  #1lineWed post. The theme is shop, very appropriate since Black Friday and Cyber Monday have just passed. While this line might not be exactly what the host intended, the word has many different meanings, this one, a noun, being how I use it most often in this #WIP. The excerpt comes from Keeping House, novel two in the Appalachian Elementals series and one of my current WIPs.

    “I already took them to the back.” Eddie nodded toward the shop door. “Headin’ home?” He drew his eyes from Dane to Cent, where they lingered. “You look like you done seen ol’ Scratch ridin’ a Harley.”

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#WIPpetWednesday #WIPpitWed #AppalachianElementals 11/28/18: Bone of Contention

This has been a heck of a week, but I am happy to report that the first draft of Keeping House is finished, and it’s a whopping 122K in length. Now, as we all know, that length will change during the revision process, but I certainly don’t want it to grow in length. That length pushes the limits where I’m concerned, but there’s a whole lot going on in this book… overturned community, love lost and found, relationship conflicts, magic, vivid flashbacks of past lives, multiple faiths, new characters, welding, iron fabrication… you know, the general chaos I’m known for. (grin)

Welcome to #WIPpetWednesday! Since Mama, Me, & the Holiday Tree has been released I’m again sharing from Keeping House, novel two in the Appalachian Elementals series.

I shared the prologue for Keeping House a while back (you can find it under #WIPpetWednesday under Topics to your right), so I’m currently sharing from Chapter One.

I’ve found a song that fits the overall tone for the novel as it stands right now, and it’s actually on the Keeping House playlist for chapter four when things really going to “hell in a handbasket” (Cent’s words).  The song is Shinedown’s “Darkside.” The link connects to a lyric version on Youtube because the song is an album track and not a single. (Their album tracks are often their best ones IMO because they’re not working for a chart success.)

Here’s my WIPpet math for 11/28/18: 8-2=6 paragraphs from Keeping House, novel two in the Appalachian Elementals series

The sentence in orange comes from last week’s WIPpet.

  (Cent speaking) “I’m going to miss you, baby, especially at night.”

     “I am going to miss you as well.” Stowne pulled her into their lap to hug her to them. “I am glad you will have Pyre and Exan to watch over you.”

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#WriteLGBTQ #KeepingHouseNovel Comfort

#writeLGBTQ #KeepingHouseNovel Comfort because we all need a little and should take other’s into consideration more often.

 

 

 

 

     Dane put the truck in neutral, set the brake, and climbed out. “Meet us at home, Exan. Cent’s drivin’ in with me.”

     “Certainly.” Exan opened the window a crack and slid from the truck to hover beside it in black mass form. “Are you comfortable with this, Centenary?”

     “Yeah. I’ll wreck if she gets handsy with me.” Cent flashed Dane a cheesy grin as she slid into the driver’s seat. “Cent make big boom if you do bad.”

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#1LineWed #amwriting #WIP Food

Here’s another short-‘n-sweet  #1lineWed post. The theme is food, how apropos considering it’s Thanksgiving week here in The U.S. This excerpt comes from Keeping House, novel two in the Appalachian Elementals series and one of my current WIPs.

 

 

 

“I remember Stowne’s wantin’ you to stick to natural foods. Can’t blame them for it, but sometimes…” Dane tossed the empty pizza box onto the bed and opened the full one. “Junk food’s got its place in this world.”

     “Like in our guts.” Cent stifled a belch with her hand.

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#WIPpetWednesday #WIPpitWed #AppalachianElementals 11/21/18: Favorite Books

Welcome to #WIPpetWednesday! Since Mama, Me, & the Holiday Tree has been released I’m again sharing from Keeping House, novel two in the Appalachian Elementals series.

 

 

 

 

 

It’s Thanksgiving week here in the U.S., a time to celebrate family and generally overindulge in favorite food traditions.  I’ll be making deviled eggs, my elder son will be making an Under the Sea gelatin salad, and my younger son will be sharing a new recipe he discovered away at college. My mother, bless her, will be handling the bulk of the meal.  And Black Friday… y’all can have all of it you want. I’m staying home and waiting for Cyber Monday and the sales after to do my shopping aside from select local shops.

As for #NaNoWriMo… it’s going. I think I’ll actually finish Keeping House, but I won’t get to work on the novella I was wanting to and that’s okay. My mind has switched gears to another novella, one in the Appalachian Elementals series, this one about the characters Conall and Bea. Conall’s the strong, silent type and Bea’s dynamite in a small package. Those are both cliche’ archetypes, but it’s all I can really say about them at present. They’re talking to me as characters do to authors. Well, Conall is. Bea’s giving me the stink eye most of the time, but I think she’ll slowly open up. This novella might actually be a Romance, but if it is, it’ll be a really topsy-turvy one, mainly Bea’s doing, I think. This novella will be set in the Revolutionary War period. Historical Fantasy… that’ll be a new one for me, and it might be the first work I’ve written from a male perspective.

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