Meeting – WIPpet Wednesday


The picture I’ve inserted in this post is not ideal but it’s the best I could come up with to go with the subject matter. I just fancied a change from the regular WIPpet Wednesday image as I’ve used that quite a bit lately. Anyway moving swiftly on, I’m sharing 19 lines from chapter 6 of my current WIP Reunion. Although I’ve said that’s the working title, I may well keep it as I think it works well with my story.

So onto the excerpt. I have a little fact to reveal about my main character Anna. She’s a published, full time author (original, huh??!!) and in this part of my story (almost up to as far as I’ve got with it) she’s going out for a meal in a swanky London restaurant with her new agent, who she met earlier in the day. Her best friend Melissa is with them. (Melissa has accompanied Anna to London so that they can have a mini holiday as well as Anna discussing business with Peter.)

‘Anna!’ he called. ‘And you must be Anna’s friend.’ Anna saw with relief that it was Peter Fletcher as he emerged into the soft orange glow of the streetlights. He held out his hand for Melissa to shake as he reached them. ‘I’m Peter Fletcher, Anna’s agent.’

‘Melissa Lyons,’ she replied. ‘It’s good to meet you.’

‘I’m glad I managed to find the right place,’ Anna said to him. ‘London’s so big.’

‘It certainly is, but even so I’ve found that it’s possible to find your way around if you live here long enough. Let’s get inside. I don’t know about you, but I’m starving.’

They followed him inside the restaurant which was large and opulent. The polished tables gleamed dully in the soft light and the chairs with their ruby red cushioned backs looked soft and inviting. Anna was glad she’d dressed up. This place oozed wealth. But hadn’t Peter said it was nothing special? Perhaps it wasn’t by London standards… A smartly dressed waiter approached them.

There you are. And that’s all you’re getting for this week mwahahahaha! If you would like to take part in WIPpet Wednesday simply post on your blog an excerpt from your current work in progress OR if you’re feeling creative/ have run out of stuff to share, something that you’ve written especially for WIPpet Wednesday. The only rule is that it has to relate in some way to the date – so it could be 19 words from chapter 6 or 6 paragraphs from chapter 19. Or just 19 lines from what you’ve written today. You can be flexible.

Then simply add your blog post to this linky. Thanks once more to K.L. Schwengel for hosting.

27 thoughts on “Meeting – WIPpet Wednesday

  1. I’m feeling quite hungry so I’m glad you stopped before they started tucking into something delicious! Don’t you just love the fact that being a writer means you can live other people’s lives for a bit – a successful author having a swanky lunch in London with an agent… love it!


    1. Thanks Kate and I know exactly what you mean about writers being able to live other people’s lives – kind of a weird form of vicarious living! Great to see you this evening, I really enjoyed it. 🙂


  2. Hmm, looks like Anna is someone that Peter’s publishing house wants to keep. (Of course, Peter is probably not kidding about the “I’m starving”… he probably hasn’t done much but drink coffee since breakfast and has been non-stop reading submissions.)

    Looks swanky and fun.. And way out of my budget…. 😉


    1. Thanks very much for that Eden, lovely to have your thoughts. Yes, I guess agents do have that sort of life where they don’t always have much time even to eat! I think this particular restaurant would be out of my budget too. 🙂


      1. That’s why we write. So we can have the excuse to visit them, even if it’s just virtually. 😀 (Though maybe we could budget a visit as research…. yeah. What do you think?)


  3. I’m intrigued to know where this ‘nothing special’ dinner takes Anna. There’s something about a chair with a ruby red cushioned back that makes one feel like they’re sitting on elegance 🙂


    1. That’s a lovely way of putting it Sarah, so poetic. 🙂 The scene this excerpt’s taken from is one I’m working on at the moment (kind of finished it today) and it’s quite a pivotal one in the story.


    1. Yes I think it’s entirely probable that agents sometimes take their clients out for dinner. I did some research on it and the impression I got was that most literary agents have a hands on approach to dealing with the writers they represent. Glad you liked it.


  4. o.O dressed all pretty!! Wish my publisher/agent would take me out to a meal lol although I’m sure if I ever met her she might. Everything’s done so disconnectedly these days. Can’t wait to read more.


      1. I have a publisher lol you didn’t misunderstand. But I’ve never met her or anyone from the company. That seems to rarely ever happen now as everything is find electronically.


    1. Good for you! But it does seem a shame that you’ve never met her. Although I guess it’s more convenient to do things via email etc., you do lose the sense of comradeship with people like publishers. I think it’s nice to be able to do a bit of business face to face.


      1. It is nice! I was thinking I haven’t even talked to her on the phone. She and I do instant message back and forth on occasion. That seems to be a way a lot of people do face to face these days.


    1. Oh thanks so much Christina that’s such a nice comment. 🙂 I’ll be posting more from this story next week for sure, though not necessarily a continuation of this excerpt.


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