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.
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…