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Row80 Check-In: Not a WIP Anymore!

First off, I’ve been TERRIBLE about doing Row80 check-ins, and I’m really sorry. It’s just been hard to keep up with everything with all the writing I’ve been doing. But you guys have been so supportive via Twitter and Facebook that I had to take a moment and say: it’s finished!

The WIP (formerly known as The Prophet) and now renamed TIN GOD is completed. Now, it’s just a first draft of a very complex plot, so after my vacation, I will be digging in for some serious editing. But I’m celebrating because I set the goal of having it complete before vacation, and I made it with two days to spare.

Ironically, INTO THE DARK (my debut from MuseItUp Publishing) was complete a year ago this week. My life has changed so much the last twelve months, and I’m so grateful to all my writing friends for their help and support.

I’ve got some big things coming up at Turning The Page. If you haven’t heard of Kristen Lamb’s #WANA Love Revolution or her new venture, WANA International, take a few minutes and check it out.

Francis, WANA’s lovable mascot.

I recently asked fellow suspense/thriller writers in my Suspense, Mystery, and Mayhem group, “how can we help each other?” Well, I don’t have all the answers, but I’ve been inspired by Kristen’s WANA methods, and I have not one but two big surprises for you all this summer. Stay tuned!

Finally, I’m excited to announce the release date for my suspense novel INTO THE DARK is November 30. Merry early Christmas to me! I just returned my content edits and am looking forward to the line edits. To celebrate, I’m sharing the first ever excerpt of INTO THE DARK with you all.

He sees her when she’s sleeping. He knows when she’s awake. Her life he’s determined to take.

Crazy seemed to understand this. He paced the room, reminding Emilie of a caged tiger she saw in the zoo as a child. The animal’s huge paws had worn a bare path in the green grass as it constantly circled its enclosure. Like the tiger, the man’s eyes shifted from person to person, spot to spot but never settled. He knew he was as trapped as the hostages.

But the man sitting next to her was calm. Serene. And he scared her to death.

“Why are you here?” Butterflies swarmed in her stomach. Sweat rolled down her forehead and stung her eyes.

Laugh lines appeared at the corner of the man’s eyes. Was he smiling underneath the mask? “You don’t know, Miss Emilie?”

Her heart skidded to a stop. How did he know her name? Throat constricted, she shook her head.

“For you, Miss Emilie. I’m here for you.” 

How is your summer going? Are you all close to meeting your Row80 goals this round? Have you joined the #WANA Revolution yet?

25 comments on… “Row80 Check-In: Not a WIP Anymore!”

    • Thank you so much. I admit, reading it last week after so many months away was tough. I’ve learned so much since I wrote it, and there were all sorts of things I wanted to change, lol.

  1. WOOT WOOT congrats Stacy. Impressive. All that hard work paying off with a glorious typing of The End. I can’t WAIT to read Into the Dark – the excerpt has left me wanting MORE!!

    • Thank you! So much editing left to do – the plot is really complex. But I’m proud to have finished. And I’m so glad you liked the excerpt!

  2. Congrats on finishing your first draft, Stacy. It’s a great feeling, isn’t it? But now the hard work starts, haha. I love the title, Tin God, it’s wonderful!

    • Thank you! I have to give the credit for the title to Catie Rhodes. That was her brain child. I’m terrible with titles. And yes, it does. After vacation!

  3. Now you’ve made me want to read Into the Dark! And I have to WAIT! 🙁

    Great job on completing Tin God. That’s always such a good feeling!

  4. Gah!! That is a freaking creepy excerpt! 😀 I LOVE it! Goosebumps popped up on my arms when he said, “I’m here for you.” Can’t wait to read it! And congraaaats on getting your second book finished–woo hooooo!!! Do we know which publisher is going to be the lucky recipient yet, or are you looking at a few different ones?

    • Thank you! I’m glad you liked it. It’s the 200 word one I provided to Muse for the website. As for Tin God, I’m looking at MuseItUp and thinking about self-publishing. It’s a big endeavor, but at the same time, there are a lot of benefits. Thanks!

  5. Congrats Stacy!! Tin God…awesome title. Have a blast on vacation and good luck with all the changes I know you’re working on.

    What a tension filled, creepy snippet! :shiver: I don’t read a lot of horror but I’ll have to pick that up, wow.

    • Thanks! Have to give credit to Catie Rhodes for the title. And thank you – so glad you liked the excerpt. It’s not horror at all. Suspense with dash of romance:)

  6. Wow! Just that, Stacy… Wow!

    (okay, so not just that….)

    Have an absolutely delightful vacation! (If that is anything representative of the whole, you have nothing to be afraid of!)

      • I’d say you have nothing to be nervous about, but I know that’s just not how it works. I’ll just say, I think you’re doing an excellent job at attracting your audience already and with excellent “bait”. 🙂

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