#WIPjoy June 2016: A Month of Celebrating Our WIPs (and a Collection of Tweets & Excerpts from Mine)

If you follow me on Twitter, you might have noticed my #WIPjoy Tweets during the month of June. This meme is a month-long challenge led by YA sci-fi and fantasy writer Bethany A. Jennings; and for every day of the month, writers answer a specific question and share bits about their current work-in-progress (WIP). Participants can also take the meme to Facebook, their blog, and other social media outlets they haunt use.


The “index” image for #WIPjoy June 2016, courtesy of Bethany A. Jennings. Click to view a larger version.

This  was my first time participating in #WIPjoy, and it was a lot of fun! It especially gave me a chance to learn what other writers are working on, get a taste of their writing style, and cheer them on as they work on their drafts. Now I’m even more excited to read some of those stories when they’re published someday!

And what I did I share for #WIPjoy? The Keeper’s Curse, of course! (It IS my only WIP at the moment. *lol*) So, I thought I’d share a collection of my #WIPjoy Tweets here with you. This post doesn’t contain all of my Tweets from the challenge – but it does feature some of my favorite questions / answers, and several of the excerpts I shared. Feel free to share any feedback in your comments, or “like” or “retweet” any of the linked Tweets. 😉 Enjoy!

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Beautiful People, Vol. 6: Keli

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Beautiful People is a monthly blog meme hosted by Cait @ Paper Fury and Sky @ Further Up and Further In. Every month they pose 10 questions for writers to answer about their writing and give readers the opportunity to learn more about the writer’s characters.

With Eva’s blogoversary interview coming on Sunday (thanks for all your questions, by the way!), I decided to focus this month’s Beautiful People on another character from The Keeper’s Curse. Originally I was thinking of either Doni, whom you met in the recent first page excerpt here, or Eva’s cousin Gidion. However, after reading this month’s Independence Day themed questions, I realized the best fit was a totally different option: Councilor Keliam, or Keli for short. So, guess who you’re meeting today? 🙂

Quick details about Keli: He’s an 18-year-old Faerie (and one year older than Eva), and the Council of Selanaan’s spy and surveillance expert. He’s tall and athletic / slender, with blue eyes and shoulder-length dark brown hair with streaks of lighter brown. And as you’ll find out, he takes his Council work seriously, but he knows how to have fun!

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