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.