After finishing my edits on A More Complicated Fairytale over Easter, I then proceeded to be lazy for a fortnight and do nothing. I resolved, however, that this week I would get back on track with things. I had Crucible rehearsal on Monday night (only 8 rehearsals left now – eeeek!) so that really only left last night. Even though it had only been a couple of weeks, my discipline had all but disappeared, so I just aimed for 500 words, and in about two hours I ended up with 611. I actually had a rough version of the scene I was trying to write saved in Evernote; I wrote it back in November. Guy as a character appeared in my head when I was wandering the Egyptian galleries at the British Museum and had an entirely unnecessary Irish accent in my mind, which I blame on the fact that I had seen the musical Once the day before and it’s set in a bar in Dublin.
(Semi-related side-note: I just looked up the Wikipedia article for Once to check which city it was set in, and have learned that the main guy is now being played by Arthur Darvill, who some people might remember as Rory in Doctor Who. Why was he not in it when I saw it?! Not that the guy I saw was anything short of amazing, I was verging on some serious ugly-crying by the end, but…!)
Sorry, anyway, as I was saying, I had a rough draft of this scene, and it’s mostly still rough, but at least I got the words down. With luck, I will work on some more tonight.
Today is also Wednesday, which means I also need to post a WIPpet. No tricky maths for me today, just seven short paragraph for the seventh day of the month (related: how is it even May already?). In this scene, Cait is saying goodbye to Guy before he leaves for war, and he finally has the guts to ask her out. Well, sort of. For the future.
Cait’s shoulders had tensed as Guy began the question, but relief swept over her as he finished it. She laughed, a wide smile crossing her face. “I thought we were going to reach a point where I would have to ask you that.”
Guy’s relief was also obvious, and he laughed, too. “Well, why didn’t you? It would have made it so much easier for me.”
Cait absently reached up to straighten his collar. “Well, you did fine in the end. I must go, my parents will be waiting. Promise me you’ll stay safe.”
“No unnecessary rushing into battle.”
“I’ll do my best.”
To join in on WIPpet Wednesday, just post an excerpt of your current WIP that somehow correlates to the date, and then join us at the link over here. Many thanks to our fearless leader, K. L. Schwengel, for hosting. A Round of Words in 80 Days (ROW80) is hosted by Kait Nolan and you can find out more here. I’m going to head off now and get a start on Friday’s blog post, since I have rehearsal again tomorrow night and usually like to have Friday posts up in the morning. Catch y’all later! 🙂