Welcome to WIPpet Wednesday! I hope you’re all happy and well. :) I’m OK except my husband has given me a cold – isn’t that nice of him? – and I seem to have it worse than he did. :-S
Anyway I’m not exactly at death’s door and since I’m currently not working – in between jobs, but I am looking for another one, honest! – I’ve had plenty of time to be working on editing Reunion of the Heart.
And all I can say is ‘I get it!’ I finally get what other authors mean when they say they’re so into their stories, it’s all they can think about and the characters are so real to them! I’m rewriting many of the scenes between my two main protagonists, making it more romantic. I’m enjoying it so much! :-D
My characters are really coming alive; it’s a cliche but it’s true. I’m thinking about them a lot, especially the two MCs and imagining exactly what they look like.
As I said I’m rewriting a lot of the scenes between my MC and the guy she ends up with – I’m also cutting scenes and adding them. So it’s not simply editing, it’s rewriting whole passages!! But yes I’m really enjoying it and – because I’m quite slow at all this – I hope to publish Reunion of the Heart by the autumn at the latest.
It partly depends on work; if I get another job soon, if I have time to work on my writing without being too tired etc. So we’ll see. But at the moment I’m making the most of the time I’ve got to spend on my writing.
So on to today’s scene. I may have shared part of this scene in its old version before. For today’s date, I’m giving you 14 lines . To give you an idea of what’s going on: my MC Anna is at a party her two friends from her school days have thrown to celebrate the opening of a new shop of theirs. Anna knows that the guy who bullied her at school, Will, is going to be there, but she’s decided to go anyway. This is when they see each other there:
‘So we meet again,’ a voice said in her ear.
Anna turned around. It was Will. As she looked up at him, she was struck again by how tall he was and his looks were certainly arresting. He was dressed simply yet smartly in black trousers and a deep blue shirt. His clothes accentuated his figure in all the right places. Annoyed with herself for thinking like this, she saw that he was smiling at her.
‘I’m here with Melissa,’ she found herself saying. ‘She said you’d be coming with Cathy.’ She shut her mouth as if to stop it from saying anything else without her volition.
‘So you knew I was coming, but you came anyway?’ Will was looking directly at her, his expression serious but his lips curving upwards slightly in a half smile. Anna didn’t reply for a moment, feeling her stomach fluttering incomprehensibly.
‘Um… well… yes,’ she said finally.
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