WIPpet Wednesday

I toyed with posting this bit, as I don’t want to give any spoilers from Emergence, but, it’s Tuesday night, I need to post *something* so . . . the first sixish (fine, I used seven) lines of chapter six. Remember, WIPpets are generally first draft stuff, which means unpolished. If you’ve read First of Her Kind you’ll know who Andrakaos is. If you haven’t, may I ask, why not??

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Andrakaos watched Ciara approach, his head resting on massive forelimbs, eyes half-lidded. He had become more tangible since the battle with the crone. He no longer appeared as a vague, smoky, serpent-like entity. He had become something of form and substance, though most of him still remained shrouded in darkness. Even the shimmering green blanket of the Greensward’s magic that kept him subdued couldn’t penetrate the shadows around him.

Ciara wet her lips. He terrified her even more now than he had before.



14 responses

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  2. I admit I have not yet read First of Her Kind (but will do!) so this is my first introduction to Andrakos and I’m not surprised Ciara is terrified. I have quite an unsettling image of him in my head from your extract… great stuff!

    March 6, 2013 at 9:57 am

    • Thanks, Kate. He takes a bit of warming up to. If ever. πŸ˜‰

      March 6, 2013 at 4:02 pm

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  4. Ooo I like the changes in Andrakaos – was pretty scary in a powerful unpredictable way in FOHK – but this looks intriguing too. Some weeks it is hard to find anything that isn’t a spoiler. Good choice!

    March 6, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    • Not to really spoil it, but he gets . . . worse. Well, I guess that depends on your point of view.

      March 6, 2013 at 3:51 pm

  5. CrEEpy!! Do you ever actually scare yourself with your writing? I did that once, then felt pretty sheepish afterwards…

    March 6, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    • LOL I have written whole sections and then immediately deleted them because I thought they were too dark/scary/evil.

      March 6, 2013 at 3:52 pm

  6. Poor Ciara! Always having to deal with creepy entities! Sooo glad I’m not a character in one of your books. I’d melt into cowardly little puddles and you’d be stuck writing poetry about flowers in spring.

    March 7, 2013 at 12:17 am

    • Yes, I’m not very nice to my characters, am I? Well, sometimes. πŸ˜‰ Hmm. . . poetry about flowers in spring, huh? I’m somehow thinking even that would be so rosey. Mwahahahahaha

      March 7, 2013 at 5:30 am

  7. Wait. What? You nuked something because it was “too dark/scary/evil”?

    Are you completely insane?

    Do you know how difficult it is to find someone willing to plumb those depraved depths? Geezle Peezle! How did I fail so completely? Where did I go wrong? You were so — *so* — close, too.

    March 7, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    • Buck up, Sage, you haven’t failed. πŸ˜‰ It wasn’t in relation to BD&L or sequel — or the new project for that matter. It was old stuff. Old and bad. And not bad in a depraved sort of way.

      March 7, 2013 at 5:08 pm

      • Oh. Okay, then. Never mind.

        March 7, 2013 at 5:16 pm

  8. D*mned WordPress wouldn’t let me enter the link to the Emily Litella photo. [mutter]

    March 7, 2013 at 5:18 pm

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