It’s Wednesday once again, which means it’s that time when a group of awesome bloggers/writers, me included (if I do say so myself), come together to share an excerpt from their current WIP. The only rule is that it somehow correlates to the day’s date (29 lines, paragraphs, something from Chapter 29… you get the idea; also, you can be as creative with this as you like!). Then add your link to the blog hop and then do the rounds as other posts being to appear! Many thanks once again to K. L. Schwengel at My Random Muse for hosting.
I haven’t actually made any progress on Operation: Sugarplum since last Wednesday (the Sugarplum Fairy is annoying me) but these following eleven (2+9) lines follow on from last week. I find if tricky deciding what to use as my snippet for end-of-the-month posts because I don’t like Walls of Text, and I also don’t want to give too much from any one section away. But when this section was a perfect 11 lines, I took it as a sign, and since it ends with a question, I’m not giving too much away. FYI, the first line is Max speaking.
“Oh, come on, are you saying I should have known?”
“In our position, one can never be too careful.”
“Question! I have a question.” Once again, Clara had found herself standing awkwardly by while Max and his uncle argued.
“What is it, Clara?” Drosselmeier asked.
“Well, I was just wondering. Given that you’ve been protecting a prince during your time in my world, wouldn’t it have made more sense to keep a low profile, rather than build a multi-national gaming company? I mean, you’re practically the Steve Jobs of the app world now. When the Rats got here, it was going to be pretty easy to find you.”
In terms of ROW80 check-in-ness, there’s not really much to add since Sunday. I wrote the first 500 words or so of what may well become my entry in the June short story competition at the Australian Literature Review. Last night I spent about an hour working on AMCF. The order of some scenes has changed in the new draft, so I was figuring that out.
I’ve also decided not to do the whole aim for 15000 words a month thing. It was probably a bit ambitious, and with a lot of the work I’m doing on AMCF at the moment being edits and revisions, it’s just not going to happen. By the end of May, I’ll probably be at around 12000, which is still more than I’ve ever written in a month, but that was with doing the Story a Day in May at the beginning of the month and other little side projects. With the exception of the aforementioned short story competition, I don’t really want to get distracted by other stuff. I have a terrible propensity to sign up for challenges whenever I see them (similar to my compulsion to sign up for anything new on the Internet), so I’m going to try to curb that and really put all of my focus on my WIPs. I think I’m much better at time-based goals rather than word-count-based ones. I need to remember that.
Well, I think that’s about it. You can check out other ROW80 participants via the blog here. I was really awful at getting around to all the WIPpeteers last week, so I plan on remedying that this week and I’ll be sure to check out some of your check-ins as well. Much love!