The group of WIPpeteers is growing these days, have you noticed? I highly recommend checking out the link at the end of the day, when everyone’s posted. Bring bananas or something when you visit our host, K.L. Schwengel… the flying monkeys seem to be rather unruly these days.
For anyone who’s new here (welcome!), WIPpet Wednesday is the day when we post a bit of a work in progress that corresponds to the day’s date. Any genre, any draft. It’s free to join, no obligation, no medical required, no salesperson will call. Just post your own excerpt on your blog and do the math: 4 paragraphs for the 4th, 12 lines for the 12th month… whatever. Link back, join the party. They’re a good group.
Just don’t drink the punch.
Today I offer a paragraph from the beginning of chapter 4 of Torn, aka this year’s NaNovel. This follows a previous WIPet snippet, conveniently linked here for anyone curious enough to venture back in time, but we’re switching from Aren’s POV to Rowan’s.
In the morning I found my roommate Celia seated on the edge of the bed. My exhausted muscles refused to obey orders to sit up, and I settled for rolling over onto my back. A heavy sadness to settled onto my chest like a contented cat, weighing me down.
If you have a cat, you know that feeling.
I also owe a…
Almost done the beta read that I’ve been horrifically slow about, so I should be able to cross that one off soon. I shouldn’t have offered to do that around NaNoWriMo time. I’m a bad person.
As for other reading, NaNoWriMo kind of took all of my time away from that, too, and until I finish the above… nothing else.
Writing’s going well, though. I’m going to try to get this draft of Torn finished up before Christmas. That should be easy– I just have one HUGE scene. Game changer. Massive character development, inner turmoil, action and death, and setting up the third book… easy.
Famous last words, right? At least my star stickers are keeping me motivated (I’m not even kidding).
COMING TOMORROW: The first few days of Amy Snow’s adventures for this year. It’s bad… December 4th and I’ve already forgotten to do it twice. At least the boys haven’t noticed.
December 4th, 2013 at 11:55 am
Sadness. Sigh. Looking forward to what follows that paragraph.
Yay for more of Amy Snow!!!
December 4th, 2013 at 11:58 am
What a good description of how sadness can weigh you down! You have been busy! Good work!
December 4th, 2013 at 12:58 pm
Brilliantly described – can just imagine that exhausted and sleepy feeling (bit like me trying to get out of bed this morning)…
December 4th, 2013 at 1:00 pm
It’s a feeling I’m quite familiar with, too 🙂
December 5th, 2013 at 10:50 am
Recently, I’ve missed having a cat. Unfortunately, my dogs are not cat friendly. I know the cat and that chest feeling well. Great description.
I hope now that NaNo is over and we’re in December things continue to go smoothly for your ROW80 goals.
December 11th, 2013 at 9:39 am
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