Enter the Magic Mirror for #WIPpet Wednesday

Since posting my goals for this round, I haven’t gotten a lot of writing done — only 1000 words. My time has been taken up with other goals: preparing for cover reveal and book launch for Island of Glass, and getting book blurb, bio, and and various other things translated for the translation project (more on that soon — we’re almost there!).

So today we’ll be moving on very quickly to the excerpt of the day for WIPpet Wednesday. Math is super easy: 10 sentences for the 10th month of the year. This excerpt is from Facets of Glass again and follows directly on the one I gave you last week. Dowager Princess Zilia of House Foscari has sent for a witch:

Vanna arrived at Palazzo Foscari in the course of the afternoon, trailed by two servants carrying her magic mirror. The witch had nearly snow white hair that tumbled in curls around her strangely unlined face. The dowager princess had often wondered if this too was some kind of magic — but if it was, why hadn’t Vanna also given her hair the illusion of youth?
“You requested my services, Your Grace?” the witch said after rising from her curtsy, the silk of her skirts swishing richly around her ankles. Witchery was a profitable business in Venice, especially for a witch as talented and powerful as Vanna.
Zilia nodded shortly. “I need you to use your magic mirror to find someone for me.”
“You have something from the hands of this person that will lead the mirror to him or her?”
“I do.” She held out the glass apple.


Ca’ Foscari in Venice, inspiration for my House Foscari in The Glassmakers

WIPpet Wednesday is the brain child of K. L. Schwengel. If you’d like to participate, post an excerpt from your WIP on your blog, something that relates to the date in some way. Then add your link here — where you can also read the other excerpts.

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13 thoughts on “Enter the Magic Mirror for #WIPpet Wednesday”

  1. An interesting contrast between the witch’s hair and her unlined face. I would wonder the same thing. And I like that here witch’s are obviously held in some esteem.

  2. Oooh….color me intrigued! I definitely want to know more..

    I sent you an email. I don’t have anything with the cover reveal specifics….going to bed soon, but ready to post in early afternoon, if I hear from you by then! I’ll make you Thing 1!

    1. I just resent the doc file. Checked my original mail, and you’re on the bcc — no idea why you didn’t get it! If you don’t get this email either, let me know, and I’ll try from a different address — maybe you blacklisted me. *g*

      1. It’s here, and I’ll get right on it, albeit a little later than anticipated.

        I’ve gone through thousands of emails, mostly on my Kindle, in the last week or so. I probably let my finger slip and sent you to trash oblivion…please take that as my clumsiness rather than any reflection on you…!

        I’ve also got a badly abscessed tooth with a lot of face swelling. Antibiotics are working, but I’ve had it since Saturday, so I’m feeling a little tireder and more distracted than I usually am, today…

        Sorry I misplaced the first one, and I’ll have it up as soon as I can!

      2. I just opened the email – I don’t think the doc attached to it last time, because I have the mail but not the doc, so I assumed you sent it separately. I’m relieved that I’m not as late as I thought I was, and I have the doc now, so I’m good to go!

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