A new year and a renewed passion for writing! *sighs contentedly* I blame it entirely on being on summer holidays, and being able to stay up late and sleep in *sigh of still-not-quite-believing-it-myself amazement*. My children have finally (after many many years) realised the pleasure of easing into the morning – or at least letting me do so. All is truly well in my world!
So with the font of creativity bubbling over once again, I’m rejoining the ranks of the WIPpeteers. WIPpet Wednesday is the brainchild of the very talented Kathi Schwengel, where brave souls crack open works-in-progress and give you a sneak peek into what’s going on in those solitary writing caves.
The thing I find working on two books at once, is that the later one is filled with spoilers. So after trawling through the drafts looking for something appropriate to share for WIPpet Wednesday, I figured I’d throw caution to the wind and give you a small one. Today’s WIPpet hails from Legend of the Kings (potentially book 3 in the Heartstone Trilogy). If you’ve read the WIPpets from The Fall of the Kings, you might be wondering; what’s happened to Josiah?
You’ll be hearing more about Aiden in the future. He’s the guy that has lost everything. The Boundary erected against the dragons has protected most of the Kingdom, but it stripped his family property of its natural defences. He’s on a crusade to challenge the status quo, and thus far no one has been prepared to take him seriously.
According to WIPpet maths this passage should have some (a term interpreted very loosely) correlation to the date. So here are 7 sentences (8 (for the date) – 1 (for the first month) = 7).
“When Daniel Fells was found with Josiah’s ring, people wanted to believe Josiah had been killed because it was easier than thinking he’d abandoned them. But if they’d bothered to follow the truth…” He paused and his words seemed to hang in the air. “They might have wondered where Daniel came across Josiah, and what a God-fearing, family man, could have possibly been doing with that ring.”
As he looked into the stoic faces of the locals, Aiden’s heart sank.
Lord, what am I doing? No one here is going to help me.
Make of it what you will!
You can check out what the other WIPpeteers are working on here.
Kudos if you can guess what happened to Josiah. Who is Daniel Fells? What happened to him? And what’s the story with the ring? (And no it isn’t the one ring to rule them all…)