So I’ll start this post with a confession: I’ve had internet for a couple weeks now, but things kept popping up. This week, however, I reserved tonight for author-y tasks. Made some updates to the website, worked on some formatting (eeeee!), wrote a little bit on untitled book 2, decided to jump back in for WIPpet Wednesday.
WIPpet Wednesday is a weekly blog hop hosted by the lovely KL Schwengel where a bunch of other lovely writers post excerpts from their current works-in-progress that somehow relate to the date.
I’m having a hard time finding anything to post because 1. I don’t want to be spoilery and 2. I’ve only written about 6 pages so far.
Pickin’s be slim.
But, here are 12 spoiler-free, freshly-rendered lines (from Word) in honor of December, for 12/17:
Aurelia had her hot face pressed against the glass in an attempt to cease the pounding of her head. Her breath danced across the pane of the carriage that was taking them to court.
Two hours after receiving the summons, Jaz had finally declared Aurelia acceptable for public viewing. Even now, she was still adjusting the folds of Aurelia’s gossamer veil.
The carriage lurched over a broken cobblestone and Aurelia inhaled sharply as the bones of her corset dug into her thighs. She swatted Jadzia’s hands away.
“Stop,” she gasped.
Jaz’s brows knitted in concern. “My lady, you’re wan.”
Aurelia felt a cold sweat break across her forehead and she found it hard to draw a breath. She was suffocating. The gown and small confines of the carriage were squeezing the life out of her and she was going to faint or vomit.
“Stop the carriage!”
I hope you’re getting as excited for the release of Stones and Finger Bones as I am, and don’t forget to stop by and say hello to the other Wippeteers! 🙂
6 thoughts on “WIPpet Wednesday: Internet’s Back”
haha faint or vomit. Been there, done that. Damn corsets! =P
So pretty and yet so dangerous! 😛
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I’ve never worn a corset, but after reading that, boy am I glad! A very vivid snippet.
Your snippet really sets a very clear scene. I could definitely picture it.
Poor Aurelia!! I’ve never worn a corset, but I’ve been stuffed into formal clothes and in a too-small vehicle feeling just about this same way so…well done! You just propelled me into that scene as quickly as I want to be propelled from the carriage. 😉