Happy Wednesday! I’m officially on vacation this week, mostly spending time with my family, Netflix, and some new books. My son has been trying to get me to play Minecraft with him for years, and I finally caved. I’m terrible at it (got eaten by a zombie yesterday), but it’s fun. I felt less bad about being eaten after my kid set the woodland mansion on fire. (Any of you who play or whose kids play will know what that means. I only barely do!)
I’m not writing much this week. I finished cleaning up my manuscript for Drumbeat, and I’ll be sending it back to my publisher by Friday after I’ve gone over it one last time. I never got around to writing a Christmas story this year, and I’m a bit bummed about that. The truth is, it’s been hard to find a lot of motivation lately, though I won’t bore you with the details.
On to this week’s WIPpet. This is the last bit of the first scene in Minuet. Amelia and Jamie finally collaborated to clue me in about what Sage’s big secret is that Amelia knows. When she’s finally able to come clean with it, Sage will have to face facts, and Jamie will finally be free of him for good. But I’m not telling just yet.
(The picture at the top of this post is pretty much how Mack looks in my head. Mack dyes his hair black, and his tats are different, but it’s pretty close.)
WIPmath: None, as this is the last WIPpet of 2017 and the last snippet of this scene as well.
She’d held onto hope that Sage might change or get help or something, but what he’d done to Jamie made it clear it would never happen. Tonight might have been the first time she realized what Mack had known for years.
“Why?” she asked. “Why did Jamie put up with him for so long?” She looked up at Mack, and now her hurt and anger showed. “Why did we?”
“We did it for Jamie’s sake.”
He pulled her close again. There was no guarantee Sage would leave Jamie alone, but Mack suspected he wasn’t going to keep trying now that Mr. Muscles was about to discover all his carefully constructed lies.
“Come on,” Mack murmured. “That was intense. We should check on Jamie and then maybe go over to yours for a while, hm?”
“Yeah.” Amelia wiped her eyes. “I’d like that.”
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