Hello and welcome to WIPpet Wednesday, a blog hop wherein writers share an excerpt from their current WIP that somehow relates to the date. To join in, simply click the blue linky up there to the right.
I’m currently revising the first draft of Memories and Magic, so I’ll share a WIPpet from the section I’m editing at the time. This excerpt is from the new Chapter 7. Clara, Max and Jana are living in a different country; Clara has had her memories altered so that she believes she has always lived there, but this is not the case for Max and Jana, who are watching over her. This excerpt comes from a larger section where Max is considering the season of events that lead up to Racharan’s Liberation Day, the day the people freed themselves from the tyrannical magical ruling class.
WIPpet Math is as follows: 28 – 6 – 17 = 5 lines.
To be honest, living in a country that was so very proud of its lack of magical inhabitants made Max nervous. He understood the logic of the other Mages, that this really would be the last place that anyone would look for Clara, but he worried about how her powers were going to start manifesting soon. What if she was caught by one of the Magic Guard, the elite team of men and women sent to deal with any hint of magical activity caught in the country? As far as Max had heard, anyone taken away by the Guard was never seen again.
Racharan’s issues with magic and the Magic Guard were things that I came up with during the recent Story a Day in May challenge. I knew brainstorming sequel ideas would also help with world-building for revisions! Last December I shared a WIPpet from the original version of this scene, in which it was Christmas that the characters were preparing for, and Max didn’t really have as much need to be nervous, but more need of research. I still need to write an Australian Christmas story! One day.
That’s all from me now. I will head off and catch you on your own WIPpets soon enough! (I am going to the theatre tonight, and I have a choir rehearsal tomorrow, so it might not be until the weekend, but I will get there).