WIPpet Wednesday!!! March 26, 2014

I’m back!!!!! So sorry I didn’t comment on anything the last time. I was overwhelmed and stressed with a lot of things and had to give multiple things up in order to just make it through. Unfortunately, blogging was one of those things and rather abruptly one of them. But I’m back! And I’m going to be around for a bit! At least in theory.

I’m not writing anything new right now, but it’s definitely coming back to me. I’m feeling the urge to write *starts singing the “I’ve got the urge” from Herbal Essences commercials*. I just have to finish editing some things first. I have three novels coming out this year. Holy Crapola!! I probably won’t have that many next year, due to my lack of writing already this year, but I’m aiming for at least two next year (I secretly have two books that are about 2/3 of the way to being finished…I just have to actually sit down and finish them).

For by Grace, which is the first book in my new Spirit of Grace series, comes out June 1! I’m finishing up final edits on it this week, so that’s what the WIPpet will be from. I’ll also be doing a cover reveal soon, so keep a look out for a sign up. It’s my favorite cover of all mine so far.

Ashes Fall, which is the third and final book about James Matthews, comes out September 1. I’m still in the starting edits on that, and I will be hustling along with those edits just as soon as I finish two other things. I will also be doing a cover reveal for this come…lets say July.

Across Worlds: Collision, a standalone with a co-writer comes out sometime this year. We don’t have a date yet, but are awaiting final edits back from the publisher. Will also be doing a cover reveal for this! Let’s say….in June sometime.

So I’m insane, it’s official.

 

Back to WIPpet Wednesday.

For those of you who don’t know what WIPpet Wednesday is…it’s a very awesome thing. =P  I should just leave the description at that. But I won’t. It’s a place where writers get together to share some of their WIP (Work In Progress). The only hardfast rule is that the post has to in someway correlate with the date. It can be easy maths, or it can be crazy hard insane jealous (where did jealous come from? hmmm *shrugs and goes on) maths.

For example. Today’s post comes from For by Grace you get 198 words! Oh boy, crazy maths day. …

201 + 6 – 2 – 3 – 4 = 198

This excerpt comes from the chapter called “Breaking it Down” which follows an Officer Involved Shooting (OIS) Grace, the MC, was involved in. Grace is hanging out with her pseudo-girlfriend, trying to work some stuff through her thick skull–she unfortunately is not like Olaf and does have a skull and bones.

Her thumb stroked over Grace’s cheek. “You did what you were supposed to do. There is nothing that will change what you did. You cannot change it. I know it sucks, but that’s how it is.”

Grace nodded. She wiped away her tears and sniffled. “Okay. I did what I was supposed to do. There was nothing else that I could do. It happened.”

Her decision had been made; she wouldn’t second-guess herself anymore. She let the quiet permeate the room before she spoke again, not sure if Amya was still awake, but she had a feeling that the woman wouldn’t sleep until she did. Sniffling, she wiped her cheeks again.

“I miss him.”

“I know,” Amya whispered and reached for Grace’s hand. “I know, and you’re not the only one.”

Grace licked her lips and stared at the ceiling until she saw light from the window. When she turned over, Amya was still awake, watching her carefully. She kissed her softly before burying her face in Amya’s chest and letting out a deep breath. She wrapped her arms around Amya’s back, pressing as close to the other woman as possible.

She fell asleep just as the sun rose.

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21 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. kathils
    Mar 26, 2014 @ 09:08:28

    A very nicely drawn tender and emotional scene.

    Three books in one year! Zow. Yes, crazy, but in an exciting way. All the best!

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  2. Amy
    Mar 26, 2014 @ 10:01:06

    Goodness. I hadn’t remembered that all of those were written within such a short time. I have no clue how you write that fast. I took 6 months to write mine, and then I was still working on parts of it for another 2 while I had it beta-read.

    I do love Grace. I may have mentioned that a time or two. :)

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  3. Kate Sparkes
    Mar 26, 2014 @ 11:16:38

    Nice Frozen reference. :)

    And yes, you’re crazy, but in an amazing and wonderful way. Good luck with the work you still have ahead of you!

    Reply

  4. Xina Marie Uhl
    Mar 26, 2014 @ 16:02:49

    What a lovely, touching scene! I don’t know these characters, but you wrote this so wonderfully that I feel like I DO know them. Most excellent work!

    And congrats on all the books you’ll be releasing this year – I’m in awe of you!

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  5. ReGi McClain
    Mar 26, 2014 @ 17:49:32

    Poor Grace!

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  6. Eden
    Mar 27, 2014 @ 10:03:46

    Loved the scene… It’s very sensory.

    Three books this year is a special kind of crazy. I wonder about spacing them, but you know your own process best. :-D

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    • Adrian
      Mar 27, 2014 @ 10:09:16

      I’m not in charge of release dates. That has to do with my publisher

      Thanks for the comment. This is one of my favorite scenes

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      • Eden
        Mar 27, 2014 @ 13:21:21

        See? I knew you knew your “process” (okay, technically editor) better than me. ;-)

        It read as if you enjoyed writing the scene. A little confused about the “quasi” in the girlfriend qualifier. Is it because they haven’t decided they’re a couple, is it a friends with benefits thing, or something else….

      • Adrian
        Mar 27, 2014 @ 13:24:27

        Hmmm that’s how Grace feels at the moment. You would know more if there was more to the post/excerpt lol

  7. Elaine Jeremiah
    Mar 27, 2014 @ 10:57:56

    Great excerpt Adrian. I really felt Grace’s pain and what she’s going through. You’ve written this scene skillfully.

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  8. Ruth Nestvold
    Mar 27, 2014 @ 17:08:03

    Wow, congrats on all the upcoming releases!

    Great scene, really tender and sweet, with lots of other implied emotion.

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  9. Gloria Weber
    Mar 28, 2014 @ 08:56:24

    That was a sadly sweet moment. Almost leaves one with a heavy heart.

    I wish you the best on your up coming releases! Way to go getting so much out there. :)

    Reply

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