Reflecting part 2 – WIPpet Wednesday


Hello all you WIPpeteers and welcome to my contribution to this week’s WIPpet Wednesday. The image I’ve used is not quite right as my character Anna is a brunette. Which I could always change I suppose… But I thought it linked in nicely with this week’s excerpt I’m sharing with you which reveals a bit more than last week.

It’s following straight on from last week’s excerpt. To recap Anna is on the train home with her friend Melissa having been up to London together to meet Anna’s agent. As in last week’s piece I shared there’s no dialogue, just Anna reflecting on what’s gone on. In true WIPpet fashion my excerpt relates to today’s date: 17 lines from chapter 7 for the 17th July. Enjoy!

But most of the time her thoughts kept pulling her back to the meal with Peter two nights before. She’d enjoyed meeting him; there was no question of that. He seemed a nice enough bloke – but a love interest? She wasn’t so sure. Was he keen on her? If so Anna didn’t know how she felt about that. He’s my agent, she thought, and surely I need to keep our relationship professional? She was glad she’d brought Melissa along.

It’d been good having her frank perspective on things. Without her she would have floundered even more in the face of those conflicting emotions she’d experienced during the meal. As it was she still felt anxious about what had transpired at the meal with Peter. She found herself analysing her feelings towards him. I really should give it a rest, she thought. I’ve only just met him. It was all so confusing. Why could life never be straightforward? It didn’t seem long at all before the train was pulling in to Warston station.

If you would like to take part in WIPpet Wednesday it’s easy – simply post an excerpt of your most recent work of writing on your blog that relates in some way to the date.  So it could be 17 paragraphs from chapter 7 or 7 lines from chapter 17.  You can be flexible.  Then add your name to this linky.  Thanks to K.L. Schwengel for hosting.

20 thoughts on “Reflecting part 2 – WIPpet Wednesday

  1. I’m totally Anna! Um, except I don’t have an agent whose feelings I’m analyzing. But I totally get this!!! I often replay conversations, wondering about the nuances. I’m so intrigued with this story!


    1. Ah thanks. I’m the same as you – constantly going over conversations I’ve had in my head, feeling guilty I may have said the wrong thing! Though with Anna there’s the added complication of whether this agent is attracted to her or not.


    1. Indeed! Good friends rock. 😀 I’ve got some great friends myself and I guess Melissa is kind of based on an amalgamation of all of them – a friend who’s definitely there when you need her.


  2. I hate that instant chemistry that makes you wonder if you actually felt chemistry or warning. But it does make for some great tension.


  3. OYYYYY, the over-analyzing-every-moment-and-wondering-and-feeling-confused thing… yeah, you hit on a spot there. Totally relating to the character, I over-analyze stuff way too much. That was a good excerpt! I’m intrigued.


    1. Ah thanks Sarah, glad I intrigued you! Yeah I think that’s a common feeling, over analyzing everything and going over things in your head. Certainly a girl thing, maybe true for guys as well??


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