Hi WIPpeters! Surprisingly enough, I don't have a whole lot of chit-chat today. If you missed my responses to the Versatile Blogger award from Emily, I ended up writing last week about 7 books that changed my life. Thanks, Emily, for the nomination! And thanks, Kathi, our fearless WIPpet hostess for another great week of WIPpet love. And now, without further ado, here's 15 sentences from page 15 of Saving Natalie.
“I need a pregnancy test.” Jessica stared unblinking at the health center receptionist. She didn’t lower her gaze. After all, just about any other college co-ed could find herself in the same situation. There was nothing to be ashamed of. Still, the fact that the guy who may have knocked her up probably didn't even know her name was a little unsettling.
And what if she really was pregnant? She’d have to stop dancing if she wanted to keep the kid. She might have to give up school all together. Her parents wouldn’t pay for her to go to college and raise an illegitimate baby, and there was no way she could afford tuition, housing, and child-care all at the same time. Her mom would worry about what her friends would say. Her dad would be heartbroken, of course, but at least he would look at things rationally.
“Follow me.” The campus health worker wore a short skirt and jet black blazer jacket. Jessica tried to smile, but it was all she could do to keep from throwing up on the bleached-white linoleum as she followed the nurse down the hallway to hear the verdict.
Random Fact #25: I am currently listening to "On My Own" from the 25th anniversary concert of Les Miserables.
Writing Fun: On Tuesday I was a guest on the Slush Heap discussion group with three other inspirational authors. The hostess gave a very nice plug for The Beloved Daughter and my special-needs memoir, but unfortunately my microphone didn't work so I had to participate in the hour-long event via chat! (Lots of smiling and nodding.)
Blog Love: If you want to join the WIPpet fun, give us an excerpt from your current Work In Progress that has something to do with today's date (like 15 sentences from chapter 15 on May 15), then link up here or at My Random Muse.