Hello one and all and welcome to this week’s WIPpet Wednesday here on my blog. Well technically it’s still Tuesday here, but I’m posting early again. :) My apologies for being absent last week – though I did manage to comment on a few WIPpeteers’ posts, I didn’t do my own.
This was down to fatigue – I’m working quite hard at my day job and sometimes I just don’t have the energy for extras (for want of a better word), such as WIPpet Wednesday.
Anyway I read some good excerpts last week and I’m glad you’re all keeping up with your writing. Which I am with mine, though not quite every day. I did manage over 600 words on my WIP last night despite feeling shattered so I was happy with that.
For this week’s WIPpet, I thought I’d share with you 11 sentences (9 for the day + 2 from 2014) from my current WIP. (I’m definitely gonna need to think of a title soon – I’ve done over 11,000 words now!) In this scene my MC Rebecca, a teacher, is talking with a colleague about the way her family and friends don’t seem to be able to understand the pressures of her new job:
‘That badly, eh?’ Jenny’s sympathetic tone forced Rebecca to be brighter. She wasn’t going to have anyone feeling sorry for her. That was one thing she wouldn’t be able to stand.
‘Actually no,’ she replied turning to Jenny and smiling with an effort. ‘It’s just that teaching is a lot of hard work. I knew it would be when I decided to train, but it’s made harder by my family and friends not really understanding that.’ She looked away again, remembering her spat with Michelle which she still hadn’t resolved.
Jenny was nodding. ‘I completely understand. When I first began teaching – well to be honest with you it led in part to the breakup of my marriage.’
If you would like to take part in WIPpet Wednesday, all you have to do is post an excerpt of your writing on your blog. Only stipulation is that it must relate to the date in some way. Then add your name here.
Thank you to the wonderful K. L. Schwengel for being our hostess with the mostess!