Sunday, December 16, 2012

Sunday W(ork) I(n) P(rogress) #7

Okay guys, this is the last Work In Progress that's going to happen this year, because the wip I'm working on will be published this week. That's write Wrath of Hades will come out this week. I'm reading through the proof right now trying to catch any last minute errors before I give the final approval and send it to publication.

After Wrath of Hades is out, I'm going to take the rest of December and January to outline several ideas, including book 3 in the Children of Atlantis series.

Here's an excerpt from one of Raven's journals.

I’ve never thought of myself as pretty.
For one, my skin is too pale. I can’t tan, but I burn really well even with sunscreen, and believe me I use a lot of the stuff. My skin is not a good combination in the Texas sun.
And then there’s my black-blue hair. It’s too—too different. I can’t color it. I’ve tried a lot over the years. It just refuses to take the color. I can’t even cut it short either, because I end up looking like a poodle that stuck its paw in an electrical outlet. And I’m so sick of people, teachers especially, accusing me of purposely putting blue dye in my hair just to cause problems.
The only thing I actually like about my features is my eyes. Well, actually the color of my eyes. The blue is so unusual. I’ve never seen anyone with eyes just like mine. Most people think I’m wearing special contacts and I just let them think that. It’s just easier than trying to explain. It’s funny how teachers have no problem with colored contacts, but go nuts over hair color. Like I said, I don’t dye my hair, but what’s wrong with having pink, green, or purple hair? I just don’t understand.