Hi everyone! Hope you’re all well. This is gonna be a special week for me – or I should say a special day on Friday because… IT’S MY FIRST COVER REVEAL! It’s for my new novel Reunion of the Heart, a romance, which I’m going to publish shortly.
To coin an American phrase (or at least I think it’s American!) which I’ve heard in blog land I’m super excited!!! Thank you in advance to my 10 lovely volunteers who’re gonna help me out with it. It’s going to be great.
All right, back to the main event. Today’s WIPpet is for my… all right, yes, still untitled novel-to-be romance about the school teacher. To remind you non-British people, she works at a secondary school for 11-16 yr olds. In this scene Rebecca, my MC, is facing the dreaded parents’ evening.
Now because we’re such an international group of writers in WIPpet Wednesday, I’m not going to assume anything, so in case you’re unsure what a parents’ evening is (forgive me if you do know what it is!!), it’s just a chance for parents of children at a school to discuss their child’s work and achievements (or lack of them!!) with their child’s teacher(s).
Rebecca is a new teacher and this is her first term (semester??), so she wants to get things right. I’m sharing 3 paragraphs, 2 + 1 from the year.
Rebecca looked at herself in the mirror and adjusted the collar of her white blouse. Her long jet black hair was pulled back into a neat chignon, her blouse and skirt suit had been carefully ironed and she’d taken extra care with her makeup, wanting it to be subtle but enhancing at the same time. Anyone would think I was going on a date, she thought, her wry smile reflected in the mirror.
But this evening would be ten times more nerve wracking than a date. Tonight was parents’ evening at Wyncliffe High and Rebecca was feeling as scared as someone about parachute out of a plane for the very first time. It was the middle of October and Rebecca had been dreading this evening for weeks. Now that it was finally here she just wanted it to be over and done with.
She sighed as she walked out of the bathroom, picked up her heavy bag, coat and keys from the living room and exited the flat. She would have liked to cycle to the school as she normally did, but hadn’t wanted to be too sweaty and out of breath when she got there. Rebecca desperately wanted to make a good impression. She was particularly anxious about meeting one of the parents there – Audi-Man.
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