If you’re unfamiliar with WIPpet Wednesday, it’s a great weekly meme hosted by Emily Witt where authors can share excerpts from Works in Progress. I have greatly enjoyed reading others’ WIPs and getting to know other authors’ stories.
Today, I have a section from my 2nd MS, rather far into the book actually, past the halfway mark. Why?? because that’s what I’m currently editing. Ugh, I’m definitely not even halfway done though. I’d call it more rewriting half my book than editing.
Math: 3/2 : 3 + 2 = 5
Context: No context for you. “sticks out tongue” Mm….okay maybe just the bit that he’s on the phone. That might help.
His steps halted in the middle of the wide, cemented sidewalk; streams of church regulars and guests hurried past, moving around him, as he stood stiff as a cardboard cutout.
“What do you want,” He bit the words out. How did his father find his number? Mom. He scowled at the thought.
His father cleared his throat. “We need to talk.” He paused, hesitating. Joel’s automatic rely of “No,” was on the tip of his tongue. That same whispery, nudging voice spoke to the deepest part of his heart, amid the noise of children and teenagers running about, the buzz of conversation surrounding him on all sides.
Hear him out.
There you have it. How are your WIPs coming along? Any editing/writing book recommendations?
I picked up Rock your Revision. Great, straightforward book, except that it’s making me tear my MS to pieces. I suppose if it helps me put all the pieces back together in a more polished, readable manner, then it’ll be worth it, right? right??