Tuesday, February 10, 2015

WIPpet Wednesday: "Not Today"

Happy Wednesday, everyone! I'm still working on those fight scenes and getting ready to draft Ko's novel. The problem I'm running into is that the back story of her training is just as interesting as the present-day story of her mission. I'm trying to decide whether I'll do flashbacks, part one / part two, or if I'll release her training as its own prequel. I personally like the flashback idea, but it's not necessarily popular with readers. Please chime in if you have suggestions.

This scene comes from Ko's training. I've included 15 sentences since we're in 2015.


Bending down, she swung her leg in a low arc and got him behind the knee. She may have been the size of a toddler for all the harm it caused him. 
She grunted when his fist swiped the side of her face. She spit on the ground and gritted her teeth.

This fight was hers.

He made slow, deliberate strides as she circled him. No good. She had to get in to his space. Had to find his weakness.

Ko had to win.

She was panting for air, her lungs still exhausted from her run the day before. He stood calm and unnerved. Waiting. Waiting for Ko to lose. Only that wasn't going to happen. Not today.


Random Fact: I've never been in a real fist fight, but I spent several years of my life assuming every little sister got the wind knocked out of her on a daily basis.

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. 

Cool News: I just heard that our fundraiser for North Korean refugees helped save a ten-year-old girl named Eun Bi who is now safely settled in South Korea! Thanks to everyone who helped bring her to safety and freedom.

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