OK I don’t really mean that. But I needed a catchy title for this week’s WIPpet Wednesday so I chose that one. And I have to say WIPpet Wednesday comes around so fast it’s as though it’s chasing me, saying ‘Another excerpt, another excerpt’. And then I have to think of a suitable one to share with you, one that doesn’t give away too much of the plot, one that is interesting etc.
So today being the 26th June, I’m going to share with you a little over 26 lines from chapter 6 where I left off last week. Here you go:
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.
‘Good evening,’ he said. ‘Welcome to La Passione. Have you booked tonight?’ he asked.
‘No,’ Peter said, ‘but if it’s possible we’d like a table for three.’
‘One moment please sir, I’ll check.’ He disappeared for a moment then returned. ‘Yes we have a table for three. If you’d like to follow me. May I take your coats?’
‘So, Anna,’ Peter began as they waited for their starters, ‘tell me more about how your novel’s coming along.’
Anna could almost feel Melissa’s expectant gaze on her face. She felt a little bashful and almost shy. But as she began to speak, her enthusiasm for her work took over and the shyness that had been enveloping her slid off as though she were shedding a layer of clothing.
‘Well it’s coming along all right now after a slow start. My characters are starting to leap off the page at me as if they’re real. I’ve found that once that starts to happen it’s generally a sign that my story’s taking off. You know, it’s surreal how as an author the characters you create can take on a life of their own.’
Peter was nodding. ‘Yes, a lot of my clients say the same thing. It must be quite thrilling to have characters you’ve intended to do one thing suddenly do another.’
If you would like to take part in WIPpet Wednesday, simply post on your blog an excerpt from you current WIP or something new that you’ve come up with which you’d like to share. The only condition is that it has to in some way relate to the date – so you could do as I’ve done and share 26 lines from chapter 6 (for the 26th June) or it could be 6 lines from chapter 13 (June 2013). You can be flexible. When you’ve done that add your name to this linky. Thanks goes to K.L. Schwengel as always for hosting.