Another helping of The Inheritance – WIPpet Wednesday


Well it’s my first WIPpet Wednesday since being away on holiday and I must say it’s good to be back! I’ve got a lot to do today so I’ll make this quick. I’m posting another excerpt from ‘The Inheritance’ – my previous work in progress which I’m currently editing and hope to publish in the hopefully-not-too-distant future. Here’s the first five lines from chapter 13, it being the 1st May 2013:

The bedsit felt very cold and lonely when Emma arrived back. She switched the light on and the tiny room was filled with a soft, slightly orange glow. But it didn’t feel any more homely. Emma dumped her things. All she wanted was to go to sleep.

If you would like to join in WIPpet Wednesday simply post some of your current work in progress on your blog that relates somehow to today’s date. For example, I posted the first five lines from chapter 13 of my WIP. Or it could be the first paragraph from chapter 5 etc. Then add your name to this linky. Thanks once again to K.L. Schwengel for hosting. πŸ™‚

16 thoughts on “Another helping of The Inheritance – WIPpet Wednesday

  1. It’s got a very melancholy feel to it this extract – there’s nothing worse than your home not feeling homely. Hope the editing is going well and it will be so exciting to have The Inheritance published in the not-too-distant future!


    1. Thanks Kate. Yes this is quite melancholy. The editing is going fine only I need to spend more time on my writing – have hardly done any this week what with one thing and another. When I don’t write I always feel really guilty!! So hopefully today I can get more done.


  2. Editing is such fun. πŸ˜‰ Welcome back. For a short piece this one really invokes a heavy emotion.


    1. Thanks Kathi. I have to say I do find editing fun in a way – I can try to perfect as best I can what I’ve written, to make it as good as it can be. I may not succeed, but it’s definitely worth trying!


  3. Emma sounds so sad here. Though you kind of threw me with “homely” enough that I had to verify it… I always used “homey” in this context. Learning something new every day! πŸ™‚


    1. She is sad here, she’s been through a lot. I know it’s funny when you don’t always follow things if it’s English rather than American English!! lol I find the same thing sometimes. ‘Normalcy’ is a word that always gets me – we have the word ‘normality’ (don’t know if you do too?) and it’s slightly surreal hearing words that are a bit different. πŸ™‚


      1. I’ve read normality… Usually I hear normalcy.

        Never thought about that… sometimes the similarities between different versions of a language make them all the stranger to each other (this said by someone who grew up in between the “soda” and “pop” dialects).


    2. I have to say I find the word ‘normalcy’ really odd – it’s just one of those words that if you’re not familiar with just doesn’t sound right. I’m sure there are equivalent words in UK English that sound strange to you too!


      1. There are… though having grown up on a diet of British television plus several trips to the Midlands, there may be fewer. I know I still have regional issues, but I have that here in the US too.

        Normalcy…. Hmm, I thought normality was odd. πŸ˜‰


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