WIP Wednesday – Time Bound

So now that the first 250 words of my YA set in Japan have been thoroughly critiqued over at the Baker’s Dozen auction, I thought I’d share some pictures I used as inspiration in writing it. I always find it really interesting to see the images behind an author’s work, so here we go 🙂

First the blurb (still a work in progress):

While visiting her grandmother in Japan, sixteen-year-old Holly meets a Time Dragon trapped in a boy’s body and learns her blood is the key to releasing him from his human prison.

Holly feels honor bound to help him, as it was her ancestor who helped capture him in the first place, but there’s one small problem – if she sets the dragon free, he will rewrite time to heal his past and she just might become history herself.

My Main Character: Holly

My other Main Character: Izuko

My Hero: Tamashi

The Villain: Akio

The Market:

The Castle where Izuko lives:

The Kami shrines:

Japanese Dragon:

So what do you think? Based on the pictures here, would this be something you’d like to read?


  1. Awww so awesome to see this book come alive in photos!  I hate Brenda Song plus I think you should use a real HAPA for accuracy.  Try Malese Jow – she’s a good actor too.

  2. Oh my goodness, your book sounds so awesome! No wonder Leigh Ann is going crazy over it! I love the pics, too. It feels like it has already come to life!

  3. *claps hands* I LOVE books-in-photos posts. Your MC and your setting are STUNNING. 

    And honestly? Seeing these two? I’m cracking my knuckles getting ready to write fanfic for them. Go Jamie Go!

  4. Very cool to see all these now that I’ve read it 🙂

  5. This looks AND sounds cool! I totally missed this post, but I’m glad I found it again. 🙂