#WIPpet Wednesday – Honest Face

So NaNoWriMo has been a thing the last few days. So has complete exhaustion on my part, though I did manage to get a day ahead on the weekend and have mostly stayed that way. Here are some stats:

Day 1: 3355

Day 2: 1946 (5301 total)

Day 3: 1377 (6678 total)

Day 4: 633 (7311 total)

nanoI am yet to call it a night yet tonight, so I’ll leave it there for now. The story is pretty much sticking to plan, though it is moving very quickly. And even so, I still feel there’s a lot that will be junked come December. But we all know that I tend to write novels on the shorter scale of things anyway. There’s also a lot of world-building I need to do, because I decided only a week before NaNoWriMo that the story would actually work better set in a magical society rather than a non-magical one. While I’m making a few things up as I go, it’s mostly still non-magical. I’m actually thinking of taking maybe Friday evening and letting myself get behind but do some more detailed planning so that I know what the hell I’m doing.

Anyway, today’s WIPpet is 5 lines from this NaNoWriMo, which is still untitled. Armand works as a tour guide in his country’s house of parliament, and this is him going through security in the morning as he heads into work. As someone who works in a government agency, I can attest that this is how we chat with out security guys. πŸ™‚

β€œAfter all my time working here, I can’t believe you still think I might blow the place up,” Armand replied, shaking his head dramatically but grinning at the guard. This sort of banter was usual between them.

β€œIt’s your honest face,” the guard replied. β€œI don’t trust it.”

β€œYou wound me.”

I’m going to leave this here for tonight and see how much more I can get written before bed. To join in on WIPpet Wednesday, simply post an excerpt from your WIP that somehow relates to the date, then link up here. I’ll catch y’all later. Hopefully. I’ve been a bit flaky lately.

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10 thoughts on “#WIPpet Wednesday – Honest Face

  1. Fallon says:

    love it!!

    I was quite a bit behind over the weekend, but I’ve caught up during the week, which is normal for me. I’m actually ahead today and it’s only 6 a.m. here.

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  2. Amy says:

    Ha! “It’s your honest face.”

    I’m about on track because I wrote extra on the weekend, but I have a feeling I’ll be falling behind if I can’t get motivated. Those look like some pretty good word counts, though!

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  3. mbarkersimpson says:

    Love the line about not trusting an honest face – it seriously happens. If you look too innocent it means you must have something to hide! I think your plans for planning (could have worded that better) on Friday are spot on. It will make the journey so much easier to have a clear destination in mind πŸ˜‰

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  4. Ruth Nestvold says:

    LOL – and I did, really! Great snippet, short and sweet and with a punch. πŸ™‚

    Congrats on your Nano progress! I’ve been doing pretty well until now, but I have a workshop next week which is going to take a huge chunk out of my writing time.

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    • Emily Witt says:

      I had grand plans of getting way ahead in the first couple of weeks because of choir commitments in Week 3, but I don’t think it’s going to happen. At least I’ll have week 4 completely free to catch up.

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