My apologies for missing last week’s WIPpet Wednesday. I’d been very busy with work and I was also really tired. But now I’m back! And I’ve actually written some more on my WIP – finally after months. So I’m happy about that.
If you follow my blog, you may have seen that I’ve been thinking about how to increase my presence online, particularly with this blog. You can read about that here. This is with the ultimate aim of publicising my writing. I guess that’s fairly obvious, but I find it amazing how the whole purpose of social networking i.e. to promote our writing can become obscured until we have less and less time to spend on the writing which is what it was all about in the first place.
That’s how I see it anyway. I certainly find it to be true of me. I’m finding it hard to keep up with everything, what with work and blogging, tweeting and most importantly writing. I feel that I maybe need to scale back what I do on social media a little to focus more on my writing.
Anyway for this week’s WIPpet Wednesday post, I’m sharing with you 4 short paragraphs from my current WIP. My maths goes like this: 6 for the month – 2 from 2014. Not great but I couldn’t see another way to do it. In this scene, my MC Rebecca, who is an English teacher at a secondary school (11-16 yr olds), is teaching her class of fifth formers (15-16 yr olds). Some of the boys are mucking around. She’s determined to maintain control over the class…
‘Daniel Leavis, what do you think you’re doing?’ Rebecca said sternly. She was teaching the fifth formers’ English class. It was two thirty on a Friday afternoon, the end of a busy and stressful two weeks for her – and they were only the first two weeks into her job.
Daniel looked up at her, smirking. She saw a bit of folded paper in his hand that he was attempting to conceal. Feeling her patience wearing thin, Rebecca stalked up to him.
‘Whatever that is in your hand, you can give it to me.’
‘Ooh give it to you, yes please,’ Daniel’s sidekick Richard snickered under his breath.
That’s it from me this week. If you’d like to take part in WIPpet Wednesday but are unsure how, all you have to do is post on your blog something that you’ve written recently. Make sure it relates in some way to the date. Then add your name here.
Thank you K. L. Schwengel for hosting. 🙂