Hello everyone and welcome to my contribution to this week’s WIPpet Wednesday, hosted by the lovely K. L. Schwengel whose cover for her new novel Emergence I revealed on this blog yesterday.
Well I have an announcement. Cue fanfare… I’ve finished the first round of edits of Reunion of the Heart and it’s going out to beta readers very soon. Much love to them!! But really the fanfare is about my BRAND NEW WIP I began at the weekend. It’s another romance (no you can never have too many romances! OK you can if it’s not your thing but it is mine – though BTW I don’t actually read romances all the time!).
Anyway my new WIP is currently untitled. I haven’t a clue what to call it yet but I’m sure I’ll come up with something eventually. My MC Rebecca is a teacher in a secondary school in the UK. For those of you who don’t what I mean by a secondary school, it’s for kids aged 11-16, so I’m guessing for you in the US it would kind of be junior high and a bit of high school mixed in together.
I’ve probably got that completely wrong – I find the US system of schooling and all your grades for the year groups really confusing – but you get the idea!
So for today’s WIPpet, I thought I’d share with you the opening 12 lines from chapter 1. Enjoy!
The tyres of her bike screeched to a halt, skidding on the wet tarmac and narrowly avoiding the bonnet of the car which had also stopped. Rebecca leapt off her bike, stalked over to the large Audi and hammered on the driver’s darkened window.
‘What do you think you’re playing at?’ she yelled, oblivious to the stares and sniggers of the surrounding children.
Slowly, deliberately the window was wound down. A middle aged man was sitting at the wheel. Dark and austere, he glanced at Rebecca as though she wasn’t worth his notice.
‘I think it’s more a question of what you’re doing,’ he said. His voice was calm and controlled yet simmering with anger.
‘What I’m doing?’ Rebecca spluttered. Then remembering where she was she paused and took a deep breath. ‘I was looking where I was going and I’m lucky I did because if I hadn’t I would most likely be severely injured or dead.’
Aware that she had an audience, she did her best to regain her composure.
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