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.
Guess what guess what guess what? No more uni work until November! 😀 I submitted my final project for the winter session course on Monday, and now I don’t have anything to worry about until the spring session. I am a bit concerned that while the spring session nominally starts in the first week of October, the class isn’t until mid-November, and the session ends on December 31. I really hope that doesn’t mean I’m writing my final paper for that one over Christmas. But I’m not worrying about that now.
More importantly, I can now devote a bit more time to writing without feeling guilty about it. I made it to 12k in July and scraped in 10k on the final day of August. So I’m trying to keep up with that. Do any of you use the app, Writeometer? I think it’s only available on Android, but I totally recommend it if you use that service. I was bemoaning not having all the stats that you get through Camp NaNo, before remembering I have Writeometer on my tablet. It gives you all the stats the NaNo site does, plus some. So I’ve set up a project for Unchanging Tunes to reach 70k by December 31, but it tells me that at the rate I’m going, I’ll reach it sometime mid-November. So yay!
I’m also hoping to spend some spare time creating more graphics like this one and sharing them to Instagram. I’m trying to build a following/join in the writing community a bit more there while I’m still drafting and hoping that will pay off later. But I need to post a bit more often than I am currently doing. but I was a lot of time doing the graphics, so I need to set aside an afternoon and make a bunch of them.
For this week’s WIPpet, I have a rather drama-filled scene. Ria saw a vision of Lucy falling during her trapeze act, but Jeremiah Casyl, the head of the circus, insisted the show go on as planned, as the Crown Prince and his family are in the audience. Lucy falls, of course, Prince Julien sends for a doctor and is now insisting on a formal investigation, and meanwhile, May is feeling helpless. To refresh your memory (or if you are new here – welcome! :D), Ria can see a person’s future if she holds onto a personal object while she plays music.
“You should go with them,” I whispered.
She looked down at me. “Do you think so?”
“She’ll need you when she wakes up.”
“She’ll wake up then? Can you promise me that?”
“I…” I wanted to lie to her, to tell her that I had seen another vision where Lucy woke up the following morning, right as rain. But I couldn’t do that to her.
May pulled one of her rings off her middle finger. “Take this,” she said, holding it out to me. “If I go with her, I’ll be there when she wakes up. So you’ll be able to see it. You come to the hospital tomorrow and you tell me.”
I pressed the ring back into her hand.
“May, what if… what if she doesn’t? Do you want to know that in advance? I don’t. There are some things I don’t use my power for.”
I am really quite invested in how much May loves Lucy. I have some scenes later where they’re being all domestic (because of course, after this, a break from the circus is required) and it’s adorable.
P.S. If you’d like to know what I’ve been reading lately, check out my WWW Wednesday post on a Keyboard and an Open Mind.