Wednesday, April 27, 2011

WIP Wednesday: Tales of WIPs Past, Present, and Future

Hellnotes posted a great review of Shock Totem #3, and I'm thrilled to say the reviewer liked my story. "Wanting It" had a long and winding road before acceptance. For example: Ken Wood (editorial genius) and I exchanged several emails about what the narrator would call his butt. Anyway, the reviewer (Dave) had this to say:

"Facing facts leads to an emotional hurt that lyrically lingers in this lovely and haunting story."

Read the rest, here.

I'm working on Borrowed Saints (letting Sons of Chaos and the Desert of the Dead cool before another editing round). Parts of the book are much better than I remember:

She held the razor up to the mirror. The black mouth of the mirror girl opened, anticipating.

Phoebe blinked.

Make it pretty.

So, yes, there's a fair bit of cutting in the book. And voices. And ghosts. Oh my.

5 comments:

Indigo said...

Sounds perfectly haunting! Love a good scare. (Hugs)Indigo

Natalie L. Sin said...

I am so behind on reading my Shock Totems. I found some under a pile of TRB books : ( I blame it on not having a bookshelf for said pile. Luckily, now I do!

Cate Gardner said...

Woot! For the Shock Totem review. It's an awesome issue.

Aaron Polson said...

Indigo - I hope to sustain a bit of the scare/amp up the mystery. Thanks!

Natalie - Huzzah for bookshelves!

Cate - Thanks! I'm thrilled to be a part.

Katey said...

Oh my god, you have mirror people too. I'm going to run, screaming now. (So much scarier than cutting. Oh my god. SO SCARY.)