I know, it’s been forever! But I thought I’d do a few more WIPpets from Sworn while it’s still a work in progress. After that, I’ll have something new to blab on about (and hopefully I’ll be around more).
Anyone who’s new around here (hi, there!) may be wondering what the heck a WIPpet Wednesday is. It’s the day when several authors each post a snippet from a work in progress that relates in some way to the day’s date. It’s an open thing, so feel free to visit the other WIPpeteers at their posts via this link, leave some comments, and join in from your own blog! It sounds like things have been slow lately, but maybe we can pick it up again.
I’ll try to avoid spoilers here, but really, if you don’t want to know ANYTHING about Sworn–like, if you want it to be entirely possible that everyone dies in the first scene and the third book of the trilogy is about totally different characters–you shouldn’t read on. But I’ll keep the snippets short and as interesting as I can.
Since today is 12/23, let’s take 12 sentences from chapter 5 (2+3=5). From Rowan’s POV.
A rooster crowed, ordering the sun and the community out of bed, and the heavy thump of wood landing in the fire pit signaled that at least one person had obeyed. He called out to someone who shouted back from the other end of camp, and with that, the place swarmed to life.
Inside the tent, I struggled to get moving. Even with Aren’s arm to rest my head on and a few wool blankets beneath us, my back had grown stiff and my muscles tender overnight. My breath came out in a plume of white as I climbed over him and collected my clothes from the floor.
Aren yawned. “Come back,” he mumbled. “I’m not ready to start the day.”
I sighed. “I’m supposed to be making friends.”
“I’m your friend. Get over here.”
Big thanks to the WIPpet host… um… actually, I’ve been away for so long that I’m not even sure who’s doing the job. I think it might be Emily Witt. Someone correct me if I’m wrong!
For more WIPpet Wednesday fun, visit the link here to see what everyone else is up to!
December 23rd, 2015 at 12:05 pm
Oh, Aren. I can’t wait to read this.
December 23rd, 2015 at 6:14 pm
You’re right, it’s me these days. 🙂
Love this snippet – it made me giggle.
Looking forward to seeing you more regularly in the WIPpet ranks in the new year.
December 24th, 2015 at 9:09 am
I hope I’ll be around more! I try not to participate if I can’t get around to everyone else’s posts, so it’s hard when I get busy. I do miss it, though!
December 24th, 2015 at 8:49 pm
I know what you mean; I do the same thing. I feel bad if I can’t reciprocate visits
December 23rd, 2015 at 7:14 pm
I’m so excited for the release of “Sworn” after reading that snippet I’m dying for it!
December 24th, 2015 at 7:59 pm
Awww. ❤ Makes me feel all squishy and sore at the same time.
December 31st, 2015 at 3:47 am
Aren’s last line would be irresistible to me…warm body, a few blankets, and a friend…yup, I’m there! =)
Welcome home, Kate, if a little belatedly!