Wednesday AGAIN? Sweet fancy Moses, that goes quickly. And this means it’s time for WIPpet Wednesday, and another snippet from _____: Bound Trilogy Book 3.
According to the rules of WIPpet Wednesday we have to choose a snippet that relates to today’s date. Let’s do some math so I can use the bit that I want (because that’s pretty much just how we Wippeteers do): October 22 = 2+2 = 4 short paragraphs.
Another snippet from Rowan. I swear the whole thing’s not from her POV, it just so happens that she’s had the entertaining and non-spoilery snippets recently. We’ll try for Aren next week. Or… Well.
Just for fun, no other context. Have fun with that. 🙂
Her scaly lips opened into a grin, and Aren pulled me a few paces away.
“I need to say this aloud,” he said quietly, “just so I understand. We’re about to entrust our lives to a dragon and the tensile strength of a bedsheet?”
“No. A sheet of canvas.”
He paled. “I see. That makes me feel much better.”
Poor Aren. At least his life’s not boring, right? Given what’s happened in the last few days, be glad this is a cute snippet.
For more WIPpet goodness, click here to see what everyone else is posting. We usually get a mix of romance, fantasy, sci-fi, and other good stuff. I think we had 17 contributions last week (and yes, reading them does cut into my other reading time, but it’s so worth it). Thanks to KL Schwengel for hosting. As I understand it, she has recently been to the stockdog races, and… wait, that sounds wrong. And yet, so right… *imagines souped-up stockdogs zooming around a track*
Row80 Update (goals here)
So it was another good week. Word counts have been good:
Saturday/Sunday: (off–and away from home, and serious migraine, and finished beta reading, and LEAMME ALONE, GOSH)
So pretty good, except for last Wednesday. Want to know why?
I spent Wednesday on 12 pages of hand-written notes, and in those I outlined the rest of the book.
Guys. I know how the trilogy ends. Down to the last line.
Maybe I’m delusional, but I think it’s going to be fantastic. Exciting, surprising, amusing, romantic, heartbreaking, bittersweet, satisfying. If you all have half as much fun reading it as I did outlining, I’ll have done my job. The next few weeks aren’t going to be easy for me, and someone might have to come scrape me off the floor with a shovel at some point because of things, but the end result is going to be worth it. I mean sure, there are plot holes and issues in this draft… but it’s all fixable. It’s going to get there.
Ugh, such surprises I want to share with you. For anyone who’s impatiently waiting for Torn and then this one… I’m right there with you, trust me. Like, going BANANAS waiting to get them to you. But quality first. Only the best for y’all.
So anyway, that’s my update. Yaaaaaay! Here’s the link to the other ROW80 updates. I don’t get around to a lot of strangers’ blogs to comment on this one, but enough WIPpeteers do it that I don’t feel TOO guilty.
Thanks for stopping by and listening to me ramble. I hope you’re all having a great week!
*Most emphatically NOT a typo. Full disclosure: I’ve never done that before, and may never again. I have to stop and ponder too much to have a high enough per-hour word count. But things are getting exciting in the story as we near the climax, and I hit that zone you get into when you’re reading a book you really can’t put down. And then the word count hit 8,000, and I thought what the heck, let’s do this. I took breaks to feed the family and tidy the house, do a couple of loads of laundry and help with homework, and to watch a TV show with my husband. But otherwise, I was writing (see words per hour issue). It feels like a fine accomplishment, but I don’t think I’ll try for it again on a regular basis. I can’t have my kids watching this much Spongebob every day. Also, my wrists are KILLING me.
October 22nd, 2014 at 9:00 am
“I need to say this aloud just so I understand.” Laughed out loud on that. Oh, Aren, my poor boy. *snork* He’s got such a way of saying things.
You know, I think at some point I need to collect all the book boyfriends and interview them together. Weapons, of course, will need to be left by the door. Oh, like that’s going to help. Some of them don’t need weapons. Okay, maybe not such a good idea after all.
And surprises? You are mean.
October 22nd, 2014 at 9:03 am
It’s funny that as powerful and confident as he often is, he feels out of his element a lot of the time when he’s with Rowan. I think it’s good for him.
October 22nd, 2014 at 9:06 am
Yes, she does seem to have a way of doing that to him, doesn’t she? I think it’s because she’s constantly surprising him by making decisions that don’t always appear quite…um…sane.
October 22nd, 2014 at 9:09 am
October 22nd, 2014 at 9:11 am
And ‘stockdog races’? Um…well…my young dog is awfully quick. 😉
October 22nd, 2014 at 9:11 am
Well, when you have family members who watch stock car races, that’s kind of where your mind goes.
October 22nd, 2014 at 9:02 am
Congratulation on your ROW80 progress. I love this excerpt, the tone manages to be funny and tension-filled at the same time. 🙂
October 22nd, 2014 at 10:37 am
Oh my word, Kate!!!! You are a writing machine! Go!!!!
I love to see Aren in a tight spot. 🙂 Congrats on knowing how the trilogy ends! That’s awesome to the fifth power!
October 22nd, 2014 at 12:27 pm
Awesome, and a little scary when I think about what to do next!
October 22nd, 2014 at 11:44 am
Great excerpt Kate. I’m with Aren on this one – I wouldn’t trust a dragon and a piece of canvas to protect me either!
And I agree with you about visiting all the WIPpeteers’ offerings – last week I managed to read them all which I hadn’t done for a while. It takes time but it’s SO worth it! 🙂
October 22nd, 2014 at 12:26 pm
I’m trying to keep on top of them when I can today instead of doing it all in a big chunk. Definitely worthwhile, but it is hard to find time. Most were really long last week (or was that the week before?), but too good to skip. 🙂
October 22nd, 2014 at 2:10 pm
BTW congrats on your writing marathon. Wow! And for planning out the end of the trilogy. That’s a real achievement. 🙂
October 22nd, 2014 at 1:27 pm
Oh, gosh! Poor Aren. I’m trying to visualize this scenario, and I just keep giggling. I assume the “her” in the first sentence is the dragon, and I’m imagining her laughing at Aren. Does he deserve it? 🙂
October 22nd, 2014 at 1:36 pm
Well, he’s not wrong to mistrust a dragon… but maybe.
October 22nd, 2014 at 1:35 pm
Wow, you topped 10K in a day! Congrats, that is so excellent. I understand what you mean about getting to the end and the exciting part helping. My best day ever (5K) was also at the end of a book, and I too kind of had the feeling the writing was almost like reading.
Great excerpt. And actually, I think canvas is a lot better than a bedsheet. *g*
October 22nd, 2014 at 1:37 pm
It is a lot better. But if that was all that was going to be between me and the ground far below, I can’t say I’d be too happy about it, either. 😉
October 22nd, 2014 at 2:42 pm
Souped-up dogs. 🙂 Love it.
Poor Aren, indeed. Maybe he should get himself a bubble suit. Whatever is happening, I’m sure it would be more fun in a bubble suit.
October 22nd, 2014 at 4:45 pm
The snippet is not bad. Congrats on the 10k. I must admit my writing is snail pace slow, I get headaches when I sleep too long. Ergo my sleeping patterns, I wonder if you can get one of those speech to text software.
Anyways best of luck.
October 22nd, 2014 at 5:36 pm
Poor Aren. At least it’s not a bedsheet. Canvas IS significantly stronger. Right? Right?!?!?
October 22nd, 2014 at 6:20 pm
Oh my stars, I just saw the two characters’ names and realized the first book in this series is one of the books I’m currently reading! 🙂
October 22nd, 2014 at 6:21 pm
That, or a MASSIVE coincidence… 😀
October 22nd, 2014 at 6:25 pm
LOL. Nope, I’m definitely reading Bound.
October 22nd, 2014 at 9:13 pm
Woooo! great job on the words counts!! My highest recently is about 6700. Even that’s hard to maintain regularly.
And I loved the excerpt.
October 23rd, 2014 at 12:19 am
Poor Aren! Classic Rowan though.
I am incredibly impatiently waiting for Torn. You have no idea. I WANT MORE KEL!!
Massive word counts are awesome! I’ve been struggling recently (blame it on sick brain), but I love it when you’re just so caught up in your story that you just want to keep writing!
December 27th, 2014 at 8:52 pm
Man… I JUST saw and approved this comment. Way to be on the ball, me. O.o
October 23rd, 2014 at 1:16 am
I love this couple :).
Amazing job on the word counts! Woo!
Sorry to hear about the migraine, that sucks. Glad you’re better though :).
October 23rd, 2014 at 2:47 pm
Holy mackerel you did have a productive week. I’m amazed! @.@ I love those moments of high productivity. And it’s got to feel good knowing where the trilogy is going and how it’s ending. Nicely done! 😀
October 23rd, 2014 at 3:58 pm
lol Aren made me snort! Interesting scene. I was kind of hoping for a snake-like thing instead of a dragon, but dragons are just as awesome!! =P
October 23rd, 2014 at 5:35 pm
Awesome word counts! Congratulations!
October 23rd, 2014 at 7:19 pm
Very cool. It doesn’t matter to me if it’s canvas or a bedsheet – being far above ground is NOT my thing). Can Aren and I hang out on the sidelines while Rowan goes off to defy gravity, please?
And souped up, zooming stockdogs?! As my daughter used to say, “Hil -AIR- ious!” =D
October 23rd, 2014 at 7:54 pm
I’m a little concerned about the last comment (end of the snippet) – what have you being doing to them now?! Great snippet – I really love these two and their connection always leaps off the page. It’s lovely to read how excited you are about the trilogy 🙂 Oh, and we’ll all be standing by with our shovels, we won’t let ‘things’ get in your way!
October 24th, 2014 at 3:15 pm
Awesome word counts this week! Congrats on figuring out how your trilogy ends. It’s great when you’re in the zone like that and the words are flying onto the page. 🙂
October 25th, 2014 at 12:50 am
I keep forgetting to do WIPpet! I just don’t seem to be writing anything these days worth sharing…
I’m scared to outline to the end of my series. Honestly. You’re brave XD