Writing? Sure, I’ve worked on my writing so far this week… except for the fact that Monday night I was totally distracted getting tickets for the Doctor Who thing (see Monday’s post), and then last night… actually last night I was just lazy… and then tonight, I had my boyfriend over and he had the computer because he’s trying to get things organised for his own overseas trip at the end of the year and his computer doesn’t work so he needed mine to check his itinerary and stuff…
… I started reading The Nutcracker… that counts as research for Operation: Sugarplum, right? What do you mean, no? See, the thing is, I’ve taken to reading at work instead of writing, because I’m running out of new material to write for AMCF; there’s more that will need to be written, but I need to get back to the editing to figure out exactly where I still need to slot new stuff in… at the moment there’s more new material in the second draft than old, and I kind of want to remedy that. There are a couple of scenes whose Scrivener cork boards have “DON’T FORGET TO FINISH WRITING THIS SCENE” on them, but I don’t want to come back to them just yet. I think they need some more context before I can finish them.
So long story short, I haven’t achieved any of my two hours’ writing time for the week yet. But I will! Promise! I have tomorrow and Friday nights at home, plus the weekend (bar the couple of hours where I go out grocery shopping, and then the more hours where I cook soup and curries for the week).
I did fulfill my sponsor duties so far as I’m aware… actually, looking at Sunday’s linky now, it looks like I missed one… oops. My bad. Guess I forgot to check back to see if any more had been added. Will have to make sure I don’t do that again.
Today is also WIPpet Wednesday, where bloggers come together to share snippets from their current WIPs, excerpts which somehow correlate to the day’s date. Many of us get creative with what is known as WIPpet maths, in order to make the excerpt we really want to share fit the date, but I’m boring, so I’m just giving you ten lines (as they appear in my Scrivener file) for July 10. This scene takes place directly after last week’s, but is from Felipe’s POV… what with Cait being unconscious after he hit her in the head and all.
Prince Felipe chose not to dwell on the uncomfortably loud thump with which Cait’s head hit the wall as she fell and instead focused on the fact that he had also managed to shoot Simian in the shoulder, rendering the insurgent’s dominant arm useless and sending him reeling back against the wall, where he then slumped to the ground.
“Where the hell did that come from?” Simian growled, nodding towards the pistol still in the prince’s hand as he held his own up to his wound in a fruitless attempt to stem the blood flow.
“There’s something to be said for this civilian clothing,” the prince replied. “It’s much roomier than the paraphernalia I’ve had to wear all my life. There’s room for hiding a pistol in the back of your trousers and giving the illusion that you’re unarmed. My leg may have been injured but my arm’s still as quick as it ever was. They train us well in the Nardowyn military.”
No pithy remark to follow up the excerpt like I usually have, because I’m actually pretty exhausted and am really keen to finish this post so I can go to bed! You can join in the WIPpet fun at this linky or check out fellow ROW80 participants here! Goodnight!