As I was trying to come up with something different for today, it occurred to me that all authors, published or not, have WIPs. So that’s what we’re going to do today. Please post an excerpt of your WIP. After your excerpt feel free to post your blog, website or both so people can find you.
Here is mine from the currently titled The Courtship of Miss Eugénie Villaret, the 5th book in The Marriage Game.
July, 1816, England
William, Viscount Wivenly, caught a glimpse of white muslin through a thinly leafed part of the tall hedge behind which he’d taken refuge.
“Are you sure he came this way?” a feminine voice whispered.
“Quite sure,” came the hushed answer. “You must be careful, Criseida. If I tell you what Miss Stavely told me in the strictest confidence, you must promise never to repeat what I’m about to say as I swore I’d never breathe a word.”
“Yes, yes,” Miss Criseida Hawthorne replied urgently, “I promise.”
He’d been dodging the Hawthorne chit for two days now, and unfortunately she wasn’t the only one. Will wished he knew who the other woman was.
“Well then,” the other young woman paused. “I really shouldn’t. If it got out, she’d be ruined!”
“I already promised.” Miss Hawthorne wheedled.
After a few moments, the other girl continued. “Miss Stavely said she followed Lord Wivenly to the library, so that they’d be alone, and he’d have to marry her.”
“What an excellent plan.” Miss Hawthorne’s tone fell somewhere between admiring and wishful.
“Well it wasn’t.”
Even thinking about the incident with Miss Stavely, made Will shudder. There were few worse fates than being married to her. Fortunately the lady was not as intelligent as she was crafty. The minute she’d turned the lock, she announced he’d have to marry her. However, she’d failed to take into account the French windows through which he had made his escape.
“What do you mean?” Miss Hawthorne asked.
“Have you heard anything about a betrothal being announced?”