WIP Challenge


The incredibly talented romance writer Karen Mueller Bryson, who writes as Dakota Madison (among other pen names you’d know), has included me in a works-in-progress challenge. Here’s how the challenge goes:

1) Provide the link back to the post by the person who nominated you.
2) Write a little about your work-in-progress.
3) Give the first sentences of the first three chapters of your current WIP.
4) Nominate four other writers for the challenge.

I’m currently working on book two in the Scarlet Suspense Series: Scarlet Envy. And I’m super close to completing it!!!! Expect to see the release by the end of October!!! Scarlet Envy has FBI analyst Caycee Scarlet on the trail of the Zodiac Killer. Not that she’s sure he’s even still alive, having disappeared in the early 1970’s after terrorizing California. Everyone around Caycee is dying to figure out the connected!

I’ve had fun with this installment of the series! I love the history of pulling a real-life serial killer into the mix, although I was careful not to re-write history. Caycee, however, stays rooted with the usual suspects from her life: hansom FBI agent Gil Graham and devilish bombing suspect Carl Hicks. Although, Hicks is a changed man and it’s all because of Caycee.

Here are the first three sentences of the first three chapters:

Chapter One: You can miss many things in life, even the bad stuff.

Chapter Two: Our office stairwell felt like the only place I could escape the chaos and read the love letter.

Chapter Three: Hicks gave me a two-finger wave to move quickly.

Here are the four writers that I’m nominating for the Work-In-Progress Challenge:
Jake Ash Strife
Marla Hayes
Angela Falkowski
Cindy McCoy

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