I know I know, I’ve been absent from WIPpet Wednesday for about 3 weeks, possibly longer – I’ve lost track. And I also know that I’m posting this a day early – on Tuesday UK time. How shocking! 😉 Anyway I’ve had good reason to be absent. One of the weeks I missed I was busy with my launch of my debut novel The Inheritance (which if you haven’t read it and would like to is available in the US and UK). That was two weeks ago.
Then last week my mum came to stay the night and what with sorting out the house for her coming, and her actually being here on the Wednesday, I didn’t have much chance to prepare/post anything.
But I’m back now and in honour of it being the 2nd October today, I thought I’d post 2 paragraphs from chapter 5. My maths goes like this: 2 + 1 (the month minus the 0) + 2 (the year minus the 013) = 5! OK, OK I know I’m using the number 2 for the paragraphs and the chapter but that’s cos I can!
BTW I should say the photo in this post doesn’t have a lot to do with my contribution to this week’s WIPpet Wednesday, but I really like it (and I couldn’t find anything else suitable!). It’s very calming, which is actually what my main character Anna – in my current WIP Reunion – needs right now.
So without further ado I will introduce you to my excerpt which is from Reunion again. It’s going back a bit in the story from what I last shared with you. Anna and Melissa have just arrived at the hotel in London on their trip to meet Anna’s agent. Enjoy!
Melissa shrugged and rolled her eyes but said nothing. Their trip in the taxi was thankfully short after their tiring train journey. It wasn’t long before the two friends were at the hotel and were settling in to their twin bedroom. The hotel was a budget one, so fairly basic. Their room was long and narrow with a small, slightly dusty window at the far end.
The air smelled fustily of cigarettes, even though smoking was banned. Anna wrinkled her nose at the odour. She was enjoying herself none the less. Their room didn’t have much of a view but that didn’t matter to her. She had a vivid imagination and since she’d been a child had loved picturing imaginary places in her mind, so could always picture a view just by closing her eyes. Nowadays she enjoyed transforming hazy visions in her head into a more concrete idea of a place that could be a location in a story.
If you would like to take part in WIPpet Wednesday just post an excerpt on your blog of whatever you’re currently working on writing-wise. The only rule is that it has to relate in some way to today’s date. Then once you’ve done that add your name to this linky. Thanks to K. L. Schwengel for hosting. 🙂