Not Quite, But Almost
Hello WIPpeteers and other Blog visitors. Okay, let’s not all look incredibly shocked. Also, no running at me with arms widespread, angling for a hug. Not. Gonna. Happen.
*draws large air circle around self* This is my space… *thrust hands palm out to indicate rest of room* … that’s your space. Okay. Just so we’re clear.
I’m not going to say I’m back. I’m not sure. But I did want to duck in to let those of you who have asked, who care and/or just wonder, that I am still here. *insert angelic choir and spreading of clouds*
*fine, insert crash of lightning, Godsmack, and the ground splitting open beneath our feet spewing flames to the sky* Happy now?
I am, contrary to any rumors which may or may not have been circulating, living and breathing. On earth. Nothing catastrophic has occurred in my life. No natural disasters or Zombie Apocalypses (and that last one I’m actually rather ticked about), or huge dilemmas. Basically just busy, in combination with me being my own worst enemy. I’m VERY accomplished at that. I can sucker punch myself better than a boxer wrestling a tight end.
Well, you get the idea.
But, I have been writing and scheming and planning and creating and plotting and breathing and drinking coffee and creating long lists of things without using any commas just to watch the comma people hyperventilate.
To prove it, I give you a WIPpet. Yes, you heard me right. A WIPpet. On this 20th of May in the year 2015 I give you 20 sentences from Edge of Darkness ~ Book Three in the Darkness & Light Series. Yeah, had to type the whole thing out because ZOW! Really?!!? Book three might actually make it before the end of the year?
No context. Take it for what it’s worth. First drafty.
Donovan laughed, the sound reverberating around the room. “Good and evil are abstract concepts, and neither exists as an absolute. Every man has it in him to be both. Every man, at some point in his life, is both. Even your pristine Goddess fails — at regular intervals — to embody goodness, though her followers hold her up as a shining example to be blindly followed. Tell me, if I am evil, is your general good? Does he not lie to suit his purposes? Is he not willfully proud and arrogant? He is reputed to be a ruthless, often violent man, who has killed many. Is that not evil?”
Ciara glared at him. “Bolin’s a soldier. He doesn’t enjoy killing.”
“Neither does he shun it.”
“He does what he has to for the protection of the empire.”
“You have learned that by rote, but do you believe it? You are so quick to label me as evil, yet I struggle to understand your definition of the word. Tell me, do you consider yourself to be good, Daughter?”
And I’m going to share this with you as well. Because it’s random. And fun. The 10 Weirdest Things That People Once Used As Status Symbols.
Okay. Heading back under my rock. Be good. Or just be good at being bad. Or… just be.
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