Here’s yet another installment of WIPpet Wednesday. Hosted by K.L. Schwengel, WIPpet Wednedays offer writers a chance to share excerpts from their work. The only catch is that the WIPpet must relate to the date in some way. Today is the third, so here are three paragraphs from “Stolen by Magic.” Click here to read other writers’ WIPpets.

Some background: Laurel Cabot, a witch, has come to a sacred grove once owned by her family. As she casts her spell, a dryad appears. The next day, the grove is going to be destroyed, taking the dryad with it.

She approached me, her brown tresses nearly dragging on the ground. Like me, she was naked, but the texture of her skin obscured her features. She reached out and touched my face. Her touch was soft as a leaf against my skin.

“Farewell, Laurel Cabot. May the Cabot witches always serve wisely and well.” She bowed her head.

Just like that, she was gone. Tears stung my eyes. I let them flow. It was okay, I told myself, to cry for this place. It was okay to say goodbye.

ROW80 check-in…


ROW80Logocopy1.) Make measurable progress on one of my WIPs. Started a character voice journal for the Cabot Sisters series. Wrote a rough synopsis of a short story, “Under the Mistletoe’s Spell.” Wrote 1,126 words on two projects, “Stolen by Magic” and “Under the Mistletoe’s Spell.” I was going to concentrate on the first project, but I just put the Christmas tree up and, well, I was filled with the holiday spirit—so, out came a story about magic and mistletoe. 🙂

2.) Read three books on the craft/business of writing. Two of three books read. Started reading “Write. Publish. Repeat.” by Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant.

Social media goals:

1.) Check in on Twitter or Facebook daily. On track to meet this goal.

2.) Blog twice a week. On track to meet this goal.

3.) Comment on three to five blogs per day, Monday-Thursday. Totally forgot to do this on Monday. Met for Tuesday.

A Round of Words in 80 Days is the writing challenge that knows you have a life. Click here to cheer on fellow participants.

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