Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors, where writers share 8-10 sentences from their WIP for from a current writing project, published or unpublished, then visit other participants and offer opinions, critiques, support.
I didn’t have much to share through October because I was in the midst of planning a couple of new projects, and not actually writing them. But I’m now doing a casual NaNoWriMo (1k a day) to write the sequels to Operation: Sugarplum, so as long as you excuse the very first draft-y nature, I’m happy to share some more with you. In this scene, Max has told Clara that there’s no room on the guest list but she can come to the launch of the company’s new VR game if she is willing to be on the company payroll just this once. It’s a new kids’ game so there are going to be a bunch of kids attending.
“What exactly would ‘kid wrangling’ entail?”
“Well, just making sure that they don’t eat too much. Break up any fights. I guess we might have to deal with motion sickness if they’ve never played much VR before.”
“So I’d have to clean up their vomit is what you’re saying?”
“No! Well, maybe. I guess just be handy with a sick bag…”
Clara giggled. “Max, I’d love to come.”
You can read previous excerpts from this WIP under the Operation: Sugarplum tag.
Also, fyi, Operation: Sugarplum is included in Christmas Australis, an anthology of Australian Christmas stories, and it is launching tomorrow! Grab yourself a copy at the special pre-order price before it goes up to $3.99 on launch day.
See you all next week!