It’s WIPpet Wednesday, a friendly little bloghop where writers post small (often random) samples of their most recent Work In Progress for your (and our) enjoyment. The only rule we have (besides being nice and constructive when we comment on each other’s work) is to make our snippet somehow involve the date in the post. Most of us count the number of lines or sentences we post (sometimes using convoluted maths to do this). Sometimes we use the date as a theme…
Today it’s maths. Taking the first three numbers of the date, I added the first two and subtracted them from the third for three… three paragraphs from a backstory section of Singer of the Swan Song, book two of the Swan Song Series.
He didn’t know why, but Ytramli did not like the sound of Cleansed. The girl was a princess, more so, she was the heiress… There was nothing about such a person that could be considered unclean or wrong, at least not in his opinion.
Besides, anyone who laughed the way Atyriia had, cried as she had… To become so silent. What had been done to her?
He gathered up a handful of the ointments and vials he thought he could spare easily and brought them out to the main room. Yes, he would probably have to return the rest, but maybe he could also plead his case to the Healer and be allowed to keep them. Maybe… Ytramli wondered if perhaps not bringing the items would be seen as further theft or if he could persuade the women to allow him a few… a few for the journey he knew he needed to make soon.
And that’s pretty much it for me this week. A shout-out and cheer to our hostess with the mostest, KL.Schwengel at My Random Muse for maintaining the WIPpet Wednesday. If you’d like to find other WIPpeteers, this is our linky.
One last bit… there is no ROW8 check-in today. I’ve adjusted my schedule bar on the side to show the change, but I wanted to explain why I chose this. Time is a part, of course. It’s easier to read (and write and schedule) a shorter post that doesn’t involve an update. Not to mention, I’m always being told to write what I like to read. I prefer to read posts that focus on one topic. I don’t mind links to extra directions I might want to explore, but I like the cowtrails to be a bit more self-directed.
It took me some time to figure this out, and I’m still not sure this is an all or nothing thing for me. Sometimes a meandering post can lead me to wonderful creative insights into the blogger’s mind and then to character development and then…
But for now, I’m going to try this new way of doing things and see what happens. And I’d love your perspective on how it works out. Thanks!