Hey look, it’s WIPpet Wednesday again! Which means it’s also garbage day… hang on.
*monster in the garbage can yodels with joy*
Sorry, I keep forgetting.
Anyway, for anyone who’s not familiar with WIPpet Wednesdays, this is the day when a fantabulistical group of writers shares a small snippet from a work in progress that relates somehow to the date, and we all link up here so we can share the fun. Today I have another piece from the third book of the Bound trilogy*. I wrote this last week, but it was too adorable not to share today. First draft, edited for spoilers. Rowan’s POV.
WIPpet math: 15 sentences for the 15th
We searched the house for clothes to wear while ours dried. All I could find was a soft cotton nightgown which covered me from neck to ankles in the least-flattering shape possible. I’d hoped to sneak back to my room without being seen, but Aren waited for me in the hall, arms crossed, leaning one shoulder against the wall.
He grinned and wiggled his eyebrows. “Damn.”
“Don’t even talk about it.”
“No, really. It’s good. Leaves a lot to the imagination.”
I mustered what dignity I could and held my head high as I passed him. “Goodnight, Aren. Have fun with your imagination.”
“Goodnight, Rowan. I promise I will.”
He’d been joking about the attractiveness of the nightgown, but that didn’t stop him watching me as I walked away. I smiled to myself as I closed the door behind me.
So there we go. Much sweeter than some of the moments I’ve been getting from characters lately.
If you’d like more WIPpet fun, click here to see what the rest of the crew is up to this week, and be sure to say hi on their blogs. If you’d like to join in, please do! You know the rules. Thanks again to our host KL Schwengel, to whom I say, “See, I was nicer to Aren this week! Please don’t hurt the guy I love in your books. Or the other one.”
Writer friendships are kind of screwed up. O.o
Word counts are on track. Last Wednesday: 5,000 words. Thursday: 2,500 (this was my day to go to town, so I wasn’t expecting any). Friday: 5,000 words. Saturday: 4,600 Sunday: 0, but did some planning. Monday: 4,898 Tuesday: almost 3000 TOUGH words. Why do words get embarrassed and hide from me when things get romantic?
Things are getting tricky in the story now that I’m starting to pull together all the loose threads, play the wild cards, bring out things that have been in the shadows… pick your metaphor. It’s exciting, but it’s getting to be delicate work. I have a plan, anyway.
I have started beta reading (yay!) and am aiming for 2 chapters a day.
Listened to one podcast, not two, because my phone’s being a jerk about listening to them when I’m walking right now. But that’s something, anyway.
So there you have it. I hope you’re all having a good week and accomplishing ALL THE THINGS.
*I’m totally going to give up the name soon, because I’m really sick of typing that.
October 15th, 2014 at 8:50 am
Hey, Wednesdays are Put Out The Garbage days here. Well, garbage day is actually Thursday but we put it out Wednesday night so we don’t have to muck about before work. “We” being the hubby. 😉
Aren…oh, this made me smile on so many levels. I’m practically foaming at the mouth to get my hands on this. Write faster. *tries to smile sweetly* *fails* And, BTW, as of two days ago, it appears your book crush is going to get to do some heroics. How he comes out of them is TBD.
October 15th, 2014 at 8:52 am
I feel like that’s a barely-veiled threat at the end, but I’m still excited. Dude deserves some heroics after everything he’s already been through.
I’m writing as fast as I can. Really. You’d have laughed at me yesterday, though, trying to get through the… um… well, I’m probably going to have to tone that down a bit.
October 15th, 2014 at 8:54 am
And I should have added, your word count IS truly awesome, BTW. 🙂 You’d probably explode your keyboard if you wrote faster. And I’d like to see the uncensored version of that scene, please.
October 15th, 2014 at 8:55 am
I’ll add you to the list of people requesting the director’s cut.
October 16th, 2014 at 2:28 am
And mine ;).
October 18th, 2014 at 4:12 am
Don’t you DARE…or, if you do, maybe send me the snipped bits (ouch!)…..*tries not to look fierce and pleading all at once; fails as badly as Kathi did*….
October 15th, 2014 at 10:36 am
Your trash monster yodels?
Did you teach it to do that or is that a trait of its particular species?
I wish mine yodeled.
October 15th, 2014 at 12:53 pm
He does. I didn’t teach him, but I’m not sure whether that’s a common thing or not. This is my first one.
October 15th, 2014 at 10:37 am
Great scene, Kate! Love the voices you create for your characters, and the interaction between the two here. 🙂
October 15th, 2014 at 12:59 pm
Aww, thanks. I thought it was a nice moment, and it’s especially sweet in context.
October 15th, 2014 at 10:44 am
Ha! So vivid! I’m picturing Aren’s suggestive grin and Rowan’s smile as she sails away. Ah, Kate. Another good book. 🙂
October 15th, 2014 at 1:00 pm
I hope so. It might turn out to be my favourite of the three, even if it’s the hardest to write.
October 15th, 2014 at 12:06 pm
REALLY love this Kate! I can’t wait to read the continuing story of Rowan and Aren. (yes I do know this is from book 3 but still…) 🙂
October 15th, 2014 at 12:07 pm
You kind of have to assume they’re in book two, right? 🙂
October 15th, 2014 at 12:17 pm
True. I’m just too impatient to catch up with them again. 😉
October 15th, 2014 at 12:19 pm
Hahah this has made my day. You are so funn, that’s exactly how I am when it comes to trash day.
Aren reminds me of my boyfriend Aaron ;p when it comes to the way he looks at rowan. Looove iiitt!
I love this scene and just every conversation these two have. I swear I am always smiling when reading your work. Hey I would love to join directors cut group! 😉 lol
I can’t wait to read your next two books, very much looking forward to them! I’m amazed how much you’re able to write each day. Keep up the great work, You’re awesome!
October 15th, 2014 at 12:56 pm
You have an Aaron? Niiiice.
I think I might have to pull a “YA? I never said YA” on the series by the time I get to the end. I never write anything explicit, but it’s there, and kind of intense. I can’t have books with these relationships and be like, “they held hands and everyone was happy with that, the end.”
A director’s cut would be fun, though. Also, a blooper reel.
October 16th, 2014 at 5:34 am
I do have an Aaron ^.^.
Haha I don’t mind ;), I love those intense scenes and look forward to more! It makes the story feel real because people have those emotions and desires and many people act upon them especially when it is from both sides. I love romance, and you do an amazing job at writing it, so I appreciate the intensity.
My boyfriend DM’d a D&D campaign and I totally made sure there was romance in that. Also with my friend’s current campaign, mine and my bf’s characters have their little romance scenes that I type up on our facebook page. I can PM you our first scene if you are interested!
October 16th, 2014 at 1:10 pm
I had no idea you could have romance in D&D. That’s so cool!
October 16th, 2014 at 3:02 pm
Yes! It was very cute :). There was an interesting twist in the end. It was a 2 1/2 year long campaign. X)
October 18th, 2014 at 4:14 am
See my comment above!
October 15th, 2014 at 12:41 pm
I bow to your progress – that word count is awesome. I enjoyed the snippet, as always. This scene was deliciously sweet, and thankfully only pride got hurt this time 🙂
October 15th, 2014 at 12:58 pm
I do try to lay off once in a while. 😉
October 15th, 2014 at 1:38 pm
Very nice. It felt very real to me. I concur with the crowd about the awesomeness of your word counts. I wish I could do that sometimes. I haven’t managed to get more than a few hundred words out in like a week. I’m going to have to get the first book. I’m sold on these two. Like I have time to read. Damn you, Kate. *stomps off to Amazon*
October 16th, 2014 at 1:16 pm
October 15th, 2014 at 6:53 pm
Heh. Awesome. 🙂 I can totally picture this scene. I used to feel the same every time I put on a set of scrubs. And Beloved used to give me the same baffling, “Hey, Baby.” O.o
October 15th, 2014 at 7:10 pm
My husband can be weirdorable like that, too. 🙂
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October 15th, 2014 at 7:05 pm
hi! *waves* it’s so much fun to write with you in the mornings! Anyway, great excerpt. cute and funny and romantic! LOVE
October 15th, 2014 at 7:22 pm
I love our sprints! I definitely wouldn’t be as productive without them. 🙂
October 15th, 2014 at 7:23 pm
October 15th, 2014 at 8:27 pm
That was quite the flirty scene. Very cute.
Seems like you are doing great with your word counts! Even if you are in a tough area of your WIP you seem to be doing very well. Keep up the great work with your goals!
October 15th, 2014 at 11:00 pm
Wednesday is rubbish (not garbage :P) night for me as well! I didn’t do it, but I should have. I should write a reminder or something…
Oooh sexual tension in the WIPpet!! I loved how playful it was. Sometimes it’s fun to have the characters be nice to each other. Sometimes 😛
Great job with your word counts as well. You are on fire! *disinfected hand high five*!
October 16th, 2014 at 10:30 am
“Have fun with your imagination.” hehe.
October 16th, 2014 at 1:20 pm
Great progress on your goals, and love the snippet! Also? Your intro to this post re: the garbage monster got me to giggle out loud. 🙂
October 17th, 2014 at 4:51 pm
Definitely very sweet! I like their gentle teasing here. “Have fun with your imagination.” Oh, so very much in that little phrase. Hahaha!
October 18th, 2014 at 4:20 am
Writer friendships are kind of screwed up. O.o
That’s my favorite line, even though I loved the snippet. I may have to do a blogpost on that theme…
I bought book one, but my TBR list is LONG!!!!! I will get to it…I plan on having a “Read books I’ve bought written by people I know” goal for 2015.
Our trash goes out on Tuesday night for Wednesday morning pickup. I haven’t heard a monster, but the Accomplice or Physics Boy usually get it….I’ll have to check…