Hey everyone! A while ago, I mentioned how excited I was about my current WIP. I have been wanting to share some of it with you guys for a while. Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books did this tag for her WIP (psst. you should go read her post too.) and I thought I’d do it too.
You’re supposed to share 7 lines from the 7th page of your WIP, but I’m too rebellious for that. Instead I’m just sharing seven tiny snippets.
A little info about my WIP: It was originally a retelling of the Twelve Swans fairytale. At this point it’s slightly influenced by Twelve Swans, but it’s more of an original fairy tale now. The setting is inspired by Ancient Norway. A girl meets Death on the night he comes to take her brother, and makes a deal with him. There is a very old church, a charming religious zealot, and lots of magic in this book.
1) He still looked like the brother who’d dove into the fjord in the dead of winter to save me from water so cold it ate at my bones.
2) The fire had faded to embers that pulsed in the fireplace, and their dimming light cast shadows on the wall. In those shadows, I looked taller, stronger, braver.
3) What was it called, when you were homesick for something that had long ago ended?
4) We didn’t have royalty like the kings and princes in our folklore and the history our people brought from the mainland, but we had a priest, and our priest had a son.
5) We had an altar, yes, but it was not made of stone. It was made of wood, stained the same crimson as the door, dug deep into the ground, and full of the bones of all the priests who had died on our island during some long forgotten winter.
6) I tugged my cloak tighter around me. If it could keep out the chill of winter nights that froze blood in their veins, if it was so tightly woven it could withstand the claws of bobcats, it could keep me brave enough to face Death.
7) It was so cold our bones rattled when we breathed.
That was fun!! I’d love to read about your WIPS if you have one, so you should do this tag too!
Do you have a WIP right now? I’d love to hear about it if you do! Does sharing your writing make you nervous, or do you really like to? (I’m totally nervous!!) What genre do you like to write?