I debated which WIP to open. I could do the one I just finished, but it’s a short story, so the details on page 7 are quite telling. Then I thought I’d do Isto, but again, the details might spoil anyone who hasn’t read Thanmir War. So I opened yet another WIP, and found (much to my horror) it was too boring to post as a snippet. That’s probably a sign I need to revise.
I decided to go with This World Bites, which I’m releasing next month. I suppose it’s still technically a WIP, even though I’ve gotten the final edits back from my editor and am now formatting everything. I’m working on it, so it counts, right?
Here you go!
“Alright, we have one parsley burger, one sweet potato shake with a tofu sandwich, three orders of cabbage fingers, a corn cake, and a bowl of beet soup.”
I liked the way his voice drawled, and mentally tallied it as one of my favorite otherworldly accents. I batted my eyelashes. “What’s your name?”
He grinned, showing straight white teeth and elongated bicuspids. “Duke.” He pointed to the tag attached to the front of his shirt. “And what’s yours, pretty lady?”
Fues cut me off before I could respond.
Not the most action-packed snippet, I know. But hopefully you enjoyed it.
I’m supposed to tag other people to continue this challenge. I suck at this part, because I never remember who has done the challenge, who has been tagged, who doesn’t participate, who is on blogging hiatus, and who really enjoys this type of thing. So I’m just throwing some names out there.
Carrie Butler – I hear she’s been rocking her latest WIP and is on FIRE!! That gets me excited because I enjoy her books. Plus I heart Cole.
Philip Overby – He’s got a story up on Tablo, and who wouldn’t want to see more?
Aldrea Alien – She’s been without Internet for a while, but she mentioned she was working on a fanfic for a game she’s playing. I miss her writing, so even a snippet would be great for me.
Beth Ellyn Summer – She’s got the sweetest personality you’ll find on the Internet. I don’t know if she’s allowed to share snippets, since I know she’s working with an agent, but if so, I’d be interested to read.
Ernesto San Giacomo – He’s local to my area, and I got to meet him during NaNoWriMo. He’s entertaining in real life, so I’m interested in what his writing is like.
Chemist Ken – It looks like he’s in edit mode, and in the process of moving things around, but he’s mentioned his book, his hopes, his worries, and it’s really piqued my interest. I’d love to see a snippet.
Liz Blocker – I don’t know if she’s got seven pages worth of non-fiction to go through for this challenge, but it’s been her passion lately, and I’d love to see a piece of it. She always writes with such vitality that I can’t help but be caught up in it.
Well, I’ve named 7 people to stick with the 7 motif. I don’t think that’s necessary, but hey, why not? Snippets from them means more for me! 🙂
What’d you think of my snippet? Do you currently have a WIP? If you would like to participate, consider yourself tagged.