#WIPpet Wednesday – February 20, 2019

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.

Sorry I didn’t get to your posts last week. I was intending to on the weekend, and then it turned into the old “just return visits to those who’d already visited my post” chestnut on Tuesday before resetting the linky.

Not a huge writing update this week. I have been trucking along, getting at least 500 words most days. The Casyl & Co. Circus has finally appeared, along with Alex, Jeremiah, and all the other characters that I haven’t seen in my months of re-plotting and revising what I had already written.

Oh, one thing that’s kind of interesting: at work, we have been using an app called Toggl to track time spent on different tasks so we can report on that. One of my colleagues then confessed that she now has the app on her phone and is actually also using it to track writing. You can set up both “projects”, then underneath projects, tag each time entry with what you were actually doing. So “Facing the Music” might be the project, then “brainstorming” or “writing” might be the tags. I have totally stolen my colleague’s idea. So many writing-specific apps are focused solely on word count, which always bugged me. So this might be more helpful. I used to keep a spreadsheet but even that was mostly word count-based. I did try manually keeping time in there as well but I wasn’t sure if it was really helping.

Anyway. Mostly I just like playing with new toys and seeing if they are helpful. If not, I get rid of them and no harm done.

For my WIPpet this week, I added all the twos together and have six lines. Anders apologises for his drunk brother-in-law attacking Ria (as you saw in last week’s WIPpet).

“Are you all right?” he asked. “I’m sorry, I had no idea he was going to show up. He hasn’t taken it well, you know.”

“I understand. I’m fine. But I’m heading home now. Should I still come back tomorrow?”

“What do you mean?”

“He just screamed for the whole world to hear that I’m a mind magician. Aren’t your customers going to have a problem with that?”

Anders cast his eye over the current patrons. Once Peter had left, they had all gone back to their own business.

“I doubt it,” he said. “Come back tomorrow night and we’ll see.”

Ria grew up in a fairly well-to-do household where appearances were everything and her mother couldn’t possibly have people know she has a mind magician for a daughter. So the idea of people just… not caring is pretty foreign to Ria.

Wishing you all a wonderful week!

Published by Emily Wrayburn

She/Her. Writer. Reader. Blogger. Hufflepuff. Theatre nerd.

4 thoughts on “#WIPpet Wednesday – February 20, 2019

  1. Ria might have found her tribe here… or at least a safe haven. Only time will tell. And I’m going to test drive the free version of Toggl for a bit just to see if it’ll work for me.


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