WIPpet Wednesday: The Camera

Happy Hump Day!

Look at what happened this weekend, in between the pet store and Costco. Gotta feed the dog, the stomach, AND the brain 🙂


Some of you may know that I’ve been living off of eBooks for the longest time, so, believe it or not, these are some of the few actual books that I own. It was SUPER exciting to go to the bookstore and see all the books that you guys have been talking about. I was like a kid at a candy store 🙂 I miss that about bookstores and I will do that more often!

Without further ado, let’s get on to the feature presentation. Drumroll please!

WIPpet Wednesdays is a blog hop where writers can share a snippet from their WIP (Work in Progress). The only stipulation is that the excerpt is somehow related to the date.

Be sure to check out some of the other lovely WIPpet snippets here. Thank you Emily Wrayburn for hosting.

My current project is a new-adult contemporary novella titled Together We Will Live Forever (tentative.) Olivia is a neuroscience grad student and an aspiring artist. Matt works at the art gallery and lives with his daughter, Zelda.

In this scene, Olivia is at Matt’s apartment:

It is a camera. An actual camera. Not even one of those compact models that tourists carry. It has huge lenses and a detachable flash unit, like the kind that professionals use.

Olivia stands on her tiptoes and leans towards the shelves, reaching in with both her arms. She carefully removes the camera from its position on the shelf and brings it to eye level. It weighs heavy in her hands. And it is covered by a layer of dust.

“Hey Matt,” Olivia says. “You didn’t mention that you took photos. Now it’s totally unfair and you have four things you’re good at.”

She turns it on. Beep. The screen flashes to life.

On the display is a photo of a woman in a blue hospital gown. She is sitting on a bed with white sheets and grey railings. Beside the bed is a metal pole with bags of clear fluid hanging from it.

Olivia zooms in on the woman’s face. She has long, blonde hair, like Zelda.

WIPpet Math: Today is July 26 (7/26). 168 words. 2 + 6 + 7 = 1 + 6 + 8

Camp Nano Update: Can you believe that there are less than 5 days left!? I am at 46441 words (out of 50000), which sounds like I’m almost there! But really, life is going to be crazy for the next couple of days, so I’ll be lucky if I can squeeze out a few words a day.

And recently, writing’s been feeling like this…


How has your week been? For the Camp Nano-ers out there, are you ready for a sprint to the finish line? For the rest of you writers, how is your project coming along?

12 responses to “WIPpet Wednesday: The Camera”

  1. Yay to the book haul! I spy Carry On in that stack and I’ve fallen in love with that edition! I haven’t read the actual book yet but I keep staring at it because it’s so pretty 😍

    Good luck with the last few days of Camp NaNo! I’m sure you’ll be able to reach your goal! I’m not participating but I’ve recently had a very exciting plot bunny and I’ve been doing some outlining and characterisation yesterday ❤️

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    1. Haha I really love the cover of Carry On as well and I am super excited to read it!!! (Right now time is the limiting factor haha) hope you will enjoy the book when you read it as well 🙂

      Thank you! Good luck on your novel as well! Hope that we’ll be able to read some of it one day 🙂

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  2. Ooh, the smell of new reading material. Doncha love it? Nice WIPpet. I love the sense of drama toward the end.

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    1. Haha yes I love the smell of new books! It’s been a while since I’ve been reading lots of ebooks lately.
      Glad you like the WIPpet and thanks for reading 🙂

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      1. For me too… but I do like the smell.

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      2. Haha yes I remember you mentioning that you like ebooks! Someone should make a book-scented ebook reader one day 🙂


  3. Haha that gif 😛 Good luck with the last few thousand for CampNaNoWriMo. Hopefully, you get there, but even if you don’t, you’re still 47k ahead of where you were at the start of the month. 🙂
    An intriguing WIPpet too. 🙂

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    1. Thank you! That is encouraging 🙂 I’ve been writing 500-700 words/day these days since it’s been super hectic, but as long as I keep this pace up, I will be able to make it 🙂
      Thanks for dropping by!

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  4. Ha – I know that feeling ‘you’re good at everything’. 🙂 The hint of revelation at the end hooked me. A bit of tragedy in the past?

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    1. Glad that you were hooked by the ending! That was my intention 🙂
      Yes Matt’s past is complicated… more to come 🙂


  5. […] The Camera: In Matt’s apartment, Olivia finds a camera which has a story to tell. […]


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