Tuesday, January 6, 2015

WIPpet Wednesday: "Nothing at All"

Happy 2015! New Year. New novels. New first draft. New characters. It's going to be fun.

I started new draft around 12:10 am on January 1st (thank you, neighbors, for the loud fireworks to keep me excited!!). But it is still brand-baby-new, and I'm like one of those paranoid moms scared of passing her newborn around, so I'm not going to give any more intro or back story. This is a lot different than my other novels to date, so I want to give it more shape and form (and length) before I talk a lot about my plans.

Here are seven sentences from page seven of my first WIP of 2015.

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“So you’ll take it this weekend? You don’t have any plans, do you? No dates?”

Kennedy couldn’t be sure, but she thought she saw him wink.

“Nothing at all. Just lab reports.”

“Perfect!” Carl remarked, which wasn’t exactly the same reaction Kennedy had when she thought about her twelve-page write-up she’d be working on.

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Hope are all doing wonderfully! May this be our best year yet!

Blog Love: Huge thanks to K L Schwengel for hosting the WIPpet Wednesday blog hop, where authors post snippets from the current Works In Progress.

14 comments:

  1. *snork* That last line. :-) Funny. :-)

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  2. New beginnings. New WIPs. Hurray. I'm with ReGi...love that last line. I also love the name Kennedy.

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    1. Thanks, I forget how I chose it, but I like it too!

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  3. lol yeah who would be excited about a 12 page write-up! New WIPpets are the best!

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  4. Loved the last line. I'll be interested to see more.

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  5. Hahaha! Yeah, "perfect" isn't what comes to my mind with regard to report writing. :)

    I'm intrigued by these two, and I'm looking forward to seeing where this goes!

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    1. Thanks, Amy. No joke, right? So glad my lab days are over!

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  6. I agree with everyone else, last line nailed it. Not sure if I would take down as calmed as she was though. :)

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    1. haha, I doubt I could go back to being a full-time student again

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  7. Now, I wonder why he's winking, and what it is, and what kind of lab report this is and lots of other things! You've hooked me in! =)

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  8. LOL, yeah no, I wouldn't be so keen about 12-page reports either. Without more context and knowledge of the characters, I don't know whether the idea of Carl winking is sleazy, or just him being genial, but I look forward to finding out!

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  9. What is she going to take? I'm interested in finding out and why he asks and winks. Great start.

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