#WWW and #WIPpet Wednesday – 27 July, 2016

It’s time for WWW Wednesday! This is a blog hop hosted by Sam over at A World Of Words. Link up with us by commenting on Sam’s post for today, and just answer the three questions.

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  • What are you currently reading?

ashalawolfcoverStill going with the audio of Paper Daisies by Kim Kelly. It’s going on a bit, but I’m kind of at that “Well, I’ve committed now” point.

In print, I have started The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf by Ambelin Kwaymullina. This is one of my Indigneous Australian author reads for the Australian Women Writers Challenge. I only started it today, but I like it so far and I’m hoping it might be the book that ends my long slew of 3-star reads and gets a four or a five.

  • What have you recently finished reading?

islasinheritanceAs expected, I finished Wonder Women by Sam Maggs, and my review went up on Monday. I do want to go back through it and note down some of the books written by the featured women and bios written about them, because I would love to find out more.

I then proceeded to finish Isla’s Inheritance by Cassandra Page very quickly (less than 24 hours). It was enjoyable enough, but I didn’t feel compelled to continue the series.

melodybittersweetgirlsghostbustingagencycoerAfter that, I finished off Melody Bittersweet and the Girls’ Ghostbusting Agency by Kitty French, which I saw on someone else’s WWW posts in the last couple of weeks. It was cute, though I did not like the love interests at all, which did put a damper on the “romantic comedy” aspect. I did really like the mystery, though.

Last night, I read the preview excerpt of Vicarious by Paula Stokes, which is available on NetGalley in the lead-up to the release next month. If I had actually read the listing properly and realised it was a preview, I probably wouldn’t have requested it, but it was interesting.

I also posted my review of Blood of My Blood, the third in the Jasper Dent series by Barry Lyga, on Friday.

  • What do you think you’ll read next?

I also Am I Black Enough For You? by Anita Heiss out from the library for the AWW Challenge, so it may well be next. I also have a few books of my own that I’m going to try to read soon.

wednesdaybannerAnd now for WIPpet Wednesday. This is another blog hop in which writers share excerpts from their current WIP that somehow relate to the date. Clicking the blue guy on the right will take you to the linkup for this one.

In this scene, Frederick has just told Grace that he shouldn’t teach her any magic, and should instead tell her to go back to her room and never think about it ever again. Seven sentences for the seventh month.

Grace looked at him with a wry expression. “You think you can just tell someone to forget about this sort of thing?”

“No,” he replied. “I know you can’t. No one can. That’s what makes it so powerful. The second you get a taste for it, it has a hold over you.”

Frederick does have his reasons for showing Grace the magic in the first place. I’m not saying they’re good reasons (in fact, they’re pretty weak), but they are reasons nonetheless.

This week I’ve been writing from Frederick’s POV, and that’s been interesting. He’s very private but I’ve managed to needle out a lot of his past, which has been good. I also had an epiphany the other day (after writing the first 16k, of course!) that the whole thing would work a lot better if Grace were the governess to Frederick’s children, rather than a maid in his household. So I’ll have to a whole lot of revision there, but that’s okay.

That’s it from me, as I have a few things I need to get done tonight. I also need to consume the rest of this delicious lemon meringue pie sitting next to me. See you on your blogs!

~ Emily

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19 thoughts on “#WWW and #WIPpet Wednesday – 27 July, 2016

    • Emily Witt says:

      You’re welcome! 🙂 When I joined the Australian Women Writers challenge I wanted to make sure I was including diversity among my reads, so I did some digging into our indigenous authors. This one is definitely good so far!

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  1. Sam says:

    Good luck with your AWW challenge. I’ve thought about joining more challenges, but I struggle enough as it is with a Goodreads challenge, haha. Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!

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  2. AM says:

    Oh, wow. I do wonder what his reasons for showing her are, especially given what he says here.

    I completely get it about major revisions. Every single part of the series I’m working on now has included major plot changes. It sounds like you have a good idea what needs to happen, though, so hopefully that will make it smoother when it comes to revising.

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  3. Yvo says:

    The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf sounds great, I hope you will end up enjoying it better than your latest reads. Good luck with your challenges and I hope you will enjoy your books this week! 🙂

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  4. patgarcia says:

    Changing a character’s sketch after writing 16K is a lot of work. Good luck. As for Frederick, I kind of like him. But then and again I like people who differ from the norm. That he has a not so glorious side appeals to me.

    I haven’t read Am I Black Enough For you, but it’s on my list to read.
    Shalom aleichem,
    Patricia

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  5. ReGi McClain says:

    Ooooh. Fredrick’s a dealer! Naughty Fredrick. Tsk, tsk.

    It still gets me how independent characters can be. Like Fredrick being unwilling to share with you. It’s like, “Seriously, dude. I created you. TALK already.” *sigh* Silly characters, wanting their stories told but not bothering to speak up.

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  6. ceeleeolson says:

    Great snippet! I feel your pain on characters being independent- I’m having a bit of a problem with one right now. Anywho, I look forward to reading more about Grace and Frederick!

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  7. Eden says:

    Manipulative SOB…. Oh! Sorry, just thinking of Frederick and the game he’s playing.

    And thank you for the book suggestions again… My local library thinks you are quite awesome, since I often request books via intra-library loan after seeing your reviews here. 😀

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