Welcome, welcome to WIPpet Wednesday, wherein we WIPpeteers wage war on world-weariness with wild, wanton or wonderful works of writerly wit and wisdom (and once in a while a whale of a whopper will wing its way, from whence we know not where).
Also, some of us abuse the thesaurus horribly.
We share a small portion of a WIP (work in progress) that relates in some way to the day’s date, be it page number or chapter, number or words, lines, paragraphs, etc.
Today is the 26th. I’ll give you words: 26+6+2+0+13 for the date (and another for good luck.)
This is from Bound, the last section I worked on. Rowan is narrating and speaking.
“Right. I’m sure you’re always a perfect gentleman.” Aren’s grin widened, and I wondered what he was like with women when he was at home. Powerful, a king’s son, handsome in his own way, and terribly charming when he wanted to be? God help the women of Luid.
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June 26th, 2013 at 9:11 am
Ah! I want more! Now I know how the rest of you feel when I only post a few words. What is happening? Also, loved the last line.
June 26th, 2013 at 9:13 am
Ha ha, a taste of your own medicine! 😛
Glad you liked it, though. I love this part, when Rowan and Aren get some quiet time to actually get to know each other. Of course everything’s going to blow up, but still…
June 26th, 2013 at 10:42 am
I’m with Ink and Papyrus. I want more. Much more. But this is a great paragraph to whet the appetite!!
June 26th, 2013 at 10:43 am
Well, I can tell you that someone’s about to get naked… does that help? 🙂
June 27th, 2013 at 4:13 pm
Sigh. I guess I’ll have to wait and see how the numbers add up to see where you land on the next excerpt.
June 26th, 2013 at 11:23 am
“Powerful, a king’s son, handsome in his own way, and terribly charming when he wanted to be? God help the women of Luid.”
I bet the women of Luid have a lot of fun!
June 26th, 2013 at 11:24 am
I think they do… don’t make Rowan think too much on that though, eh?
June 26th, 2013 at 11:25 am
Oh, I do like to get people riled up now and then, though.
June 26th, 2013 at 12:44 pm
That totally made me smile. Though, my smile might have been creepy.
June 26th, 2013 at 1:56 pm
Sounds like Rowan’s none too impressed with Aren. He sounds like a total womaniser. But maybe he has a good side…
June 26th, 2013 at 2:16 pm
Maybe he’s not so much a womanizer as a proponent of poly-amorous relationships, huh?
June 26th, 2013 at 2:17 pm
Or maybe she just assumes he is… 🙂
June 26th, 2013 at 2:19 pm
Indeed… Handsome + charming + powerful = womanizer? Well, I have to admit, if I had those qualities I would be sorely tempted to behave the way womanizers are thought to behave. Luckily I am not able to combine all three of those qualities. I’ll leave it to the reader’s imagination to decide which – if any – of the three I have.
June 26th, 2013 at 2:40 pm
God help the women of Luid. That’s great. Love the WIPpet math and awesomely amusing alliteration!
June 26th, 2013 at 3:43 pm
I like how every compliment Rowan gives here is subdued with an aside. Rowan is impressed, it seems and she doesn’t think she wants to be. Sounds like fun times….
And of course everything will blow up soon. Isn’t that what fiction is about? 🙂
June 26th, 2013 at 3:45 pm
You got it exactly right. Poor girl tries SO hard not to like him…
And yes, that IS what fiction is all about. Where’s the fun in giving them an easy time? Pfft. 😉
June 26th, 2013 at 3:51 pm
Some of the best character relationships seem to come from couples who don’t really like each other…. Actually most of them, now that I think about it. 😀
June 26th, 2013 at 3:55 pm
Ain’t that the truth? Maybe because there’s so much room to play with that. If you’ve read one “love at first sight” you’ve kind of read them all (or at least know what’s happening), but uncertainty keeps characters and readers on their toes.
June 26th, 2013 at 11:54 pm
You’re so funny Kate – and that was just the introduction. At least if you’re going to torment us with only a few words they are ones with great impact. Don’t you just love to hate those kind of people – the ones that seem to have it all – and then really do… Poor Rowan. Good luck fighting that!
June 27th, 2013 at 6:04 am
Bwhahaha! He sounds like my perfect kind of fictional character. 😀
June 27th, 2013 at 7:55 am
God help the women of Luid indeed. God help us because we get such skimpy snips. *glares*
BTW, love the alliteration. It’s one of my favorite things to do. Non-writers, however, just don’t get it. What’s wrong with them?
June 27th, 2013 at 7:58 am
I don’t know. I try to avoid excessive alliteration in my fiction, so sometimes it just comes exploding out in other places.
And… sorry. Would 26 paragraphs have been better? Seems a bit much to ask from anyone. 🙂
June 27th, 2013 at 8:01 am
26 Chapters would really make my day. 🙂
June 27th, 2013 at 8:02 am
haha. Hmm… I’m on chapter 22 of edits, and it’s going well…
June 27th, 2013 at 8:03 am
22, 26, I’m easy.
June 27th, 2013 at 1:18 pm
God help the women of Luid promises so much and a terribly charming description of Aren too. More please!
June 27th, 2013 at 6:17 pm
Sounds like a charming fellow 🙂
June 28th, 2013 at 5:03 pm
Wow…that was some pretty impressive alliteration. 🙂
Great section! The voice comea through so well in just that one paragraph. I know I’m intrigued, particularly witg that last line.