I almost decided not to post a WIPpet this week, since I’ve done very little writing, but I changed my mind. I might have got more done if the write-in I showed up to with a couple of writing friends last night had actually turned out to be a write-in, and not just a “let’s moan about how we’ve done no writing and we’re so uninspired” session. I had turned up with some ideas in my head that I wanted to get down on paper, so I was kinda cranky when that didn’t happen. And tonight I’ve had a few other things on my mind, plus a really inconvenient cut on the top of my right index finger which is making both writing and typing painful, so it still hasn’t happened. But I did find a bit that I had written during April that I can share today.
You may remember this scene from a few weeks ago where I started setting up some sexual tension between Grace (then known as Rosa) and Frederick Merrow… at the time, I neglected to mention that Frederick really ought not be doing that because he’s married to another woman. In the original plan, Frederick tried ending the affair and Grace freaked out, causing some magical havoc, but in the new version, it’s the other way around. Anyway, this bit still works either way and will probably stay very similar. Five paragraphs for the fifth month.
“So it’s you, is it?” she hissed. “I knew there was someone.”
“Mrs Merrow, I…”
“Did you think I was blind? That you could sneak around with my husband behind my back and I wouldn’t notice?”
“You don’t understand, we were –”
“Don’t lie to me!” Mrs Merrow shook her. “I saw you just now!”
The fun starts when Grace and Laura Merrow have to work together to stop Frederick from wreaking more havoc than usual. You can probably see why this idea might be met with little enthusiasm from either of them.
I gave myself a week off uni work this past week, but I do now have two weeks in which to research, draft and polish a 3000 word final paper. So some quick goals for the week:
- Decide on an essay topic
- Email lecturer with initial choice of essay question and plans of approach
- Find five books and five journal articles relevant to the topic
- Write something resembling an essay plan
- Reach at least 1500 words
- Read for half an hour a day (on average)
- Write for half an hour a day (on average)
- Visit at least 50% of WIPpeteers
Please feel free to join in on WIPpet Wednesday at the linky. All you need to do is post an excerpt from your WIP that somehow relates to the date. I’m going to rush off now because I’m rather sleepy, but I’ll see you all soon!