Welcome back to another ROW80/WIPpet Wednesday post where I share the progress I’ve made towards my goals in the Round of Words in 80 Days challenge and snippet of my most recent Work In Progress with some other fellow writers for the fun of it.
Small gains would be how I’d describe my progress since Sunday. I’m in a bit of a tizzy in some ways. I adjusted my goals somewhat since they were making me feel pressured to do too much at once, and yet… what do I do once I know I have a lighter load? I relax more and accomplish even less.
Maybe I need the pressure of having too much on my plate to get moving? Maybe I needed the recuperation time? Dunno… a few days won’t make or change things in fulfilling my One Goal to Rule Them All. And maybe I’ll learn something about myself on the way.
It is rather frustrating though that I haven’t started a drawing since last year 😉 and beyond looking at my assorted directories full of photos to upload two older drawings to my Deviant Art profile, I’ve not touched the non-writing creativity bits.
At least exercise and eating are improving. And my average daily wordcount has rounded at 900 words… though not all of it has been worthy of even story consideration.
Today’s WIPpet follows on Wrong, my post from last week. Right now I’m trying to figure out what direction I want this piece to take (I’m totally pantsing this Jayce & the Wheeled Warrior fanfic). For a few days I went on a huge “why does this have to be a fanfic at all” binge and wrote pages of character motivations and history to see if I could justify making it one (or not). The fanfiction elements won out… but we’re not touching it yet. We’re still with ‘Listii in the middle of the night…
I offer you 10 sentences for today, for January (1) and the day (9th). And I gave you an extra paragraph of last week’s entry for context.
Before he dwelt to long on his lover’s actions, he set his feet on the floor. How? he wonder as he curled his toes. Two centimeters of wool pile and it still felt like he was stepping on ice.
Mincing his steps, he felt around for where Brü had hidden his clothes this time. Woman never could leave well enough alone. Didn’t even have the decency to apologize for making him late for classes. More than once she’d done that, and twice on an alarm… And ‘Listii refused to wear her husband’s old robes, even for a quick walk from her apartment to his.
There were some principles he hadn’t given up on yet.
After some searching and shuffling in the brisk air, he left Brüan’s room, expecting to make a mad dash to the bath. Instead, he paused, letting the subtle warmth of the hallway envelop him and melt into his chilled bones. He only moved when he heard a rustle from three doors away where Kainan looked to still awake, maybe reading or studying.
‘Listii didn’t feel like explaining to Brüan’s son yet again why he was coming out of her room naked.
I hope you enjoyed this sample of my writing. If you’d like to see some more snippets from other authors head on over to the WIPpet linky. WIPpet Wednesdays are hosted by Emily Wrayburn at Letting the Voices Out.