The lovely Katy Upperman tagged me for a WiP post that's super fun.
Do visit Katy's blog and read her excerpt-- it's dreamy and evocative. She was tagged by Juliana Haygert, whose post is here-- it's suspenseful and intriguing.
Here's how it works!
Search for the words “moment,” “forever,” or “time,” in your work-in-progress, pick your favorite excerpt, post on your blog, and tag others!
Well, I found pretty quickly that I use the word moment a lot... whereas forever only appears ONE time in my 78,000 word WiP. Crazy, no? I opted for a passage including the word time.
It's from my latest manuscript... a steampunk set in the Netherlands.
Ambrosius van der Spiegel
could patiently cut and form components to fashion wondrous objects from
springs, dials, and geared circles of all dimensions. He had come to the palace
as a baby, just after his mother’s death, and had always worked at his father’s
side. The Dutch created the first clockwork creatures, and over many years
mastered them, forming a guild to share their secrets. Ambrosius and his father
became more than masters: they shaped magic by breathing life into metal. But by
this time Ambrosius was in many respects forgotten, as things from earlier eras
often are. For nearly seventy-five years he had dreamed, designed, and built,
all the while holding fast to his precise schedule, which one might say ran
like… well, clockwork.