Hello everyone! This is my 250th post! But apart from this announcement, it is not really anything out of the ordinary because I’m pressed for time and need to keep this short.
Editing has begun in earnest on A More Complicated Fairytale. Edy has done a fabulous job, and my writing is now so much tighter because of it. I did have one moment of panic when I opened the Scrivener file and a whole scene was missing, but thankfully it was in the printout, so I have been typing it back in. I have no idea when it disappeared, though. While there are a couple of bits that I want to tweak, I’m hoping once I’ve gone through Edy’s notes, I’ll be pretty much done with the writing part.
Since you’re all probably somewhat sick of Cait and Felipe, since I’ve been sharing them on and off for 18 months or so, I’ll keep sharing from Unicorn Love, at least until I run out of things from that. This is the scene I said I wanted to share last week, but I couldn’t be bothered finding the notebook it was in. Basically, after a few people dismissing her the way the guy in last week’s post did, Lexie tries stealing as a last resort. She sees a well-dressed woman walking alone, which is unusual, and goes for her purse. But the woman catches her.
“Are you trying to rob me?”
Lexie was not a quick thinker in these situations, and that was why she had ended up on overnight visits to the local station’s cells before. Her eyes went wide.
“No, ma’am,” she stammered. “I was just…”
“You thought I wouldn’t notice? Or that I’d be too feeble-minded to catch you or do anything about it?”
“No, I just…” Lexie’s shoulders slumped. “I’m just hungry.”
For future reference, this woman’s name is Grace Littlewood, and she’s rather important. 😉
If you would like to join in on WIPpet Wednesday, simply post an snippet of your WIP that somehow relates to the date (I did 10 sentences for the 10th day of the month), and then link up with us here. As I said, I’m going to keep this brief, and take off now. Catch you soon!
7 thoughts on “#WIPpet Wednesday – Hungry”
Even if you hadn’t had told me her name and that she was important, I got that feeling from her reaction, and the way you laid it out. Poor Lexie. She’s not a very good thief, is she? Good thing they don’t take a hand for it.
And puhlese! Who could ever get sick of Cait and Felipe? 🙂
yyyyeah, No. Tired of Cait and Felipe? Uh-uh. Ain’t happening.
Awww… That would so get me. Poor Lexie. 😦 Now I want to know how the woman in your story is going to react. The next sentence in the story will determine my opinion of this unknown woman…
Poor Lexie. But this does look like it could lead to some interesting adventures for her.
I love Cait and Felipe. Having beta’d them, I feel a little like their auntie…=D
Lexie’s having a rough go of it, isn’t she? I hope she picked the right purse to make a grab for, with the right woman attached to it!
Cait and Felipe are awesome! Could never get sick of them! 😀
From these snippets I really like Lexie! I hope Grace Littlewood is a good kind of important! :O
I also got the feeling that this woman is important without being told, so great job on the imagery and characterization here. I’m just hoping that she’s important for good reasons and not for bad ones!
Aww, poor Lexie. I like that she’s so bad at thieving, and so honest. Nice work!