WIPpet Wednesday: The So-Called Lawyer

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Happy Hump Day everyone!

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.

This is from a time when Olivia was still dating Rudy:

Rudy’s footsteps slowed as he neared a building on Bay street, one of those fancy condos with glass windows in place of walls. That was when Olivia took the cue to slide into a bus shelter, hiding behind an advertisement for a Canadian bank.

Through the glass pane of the shelter, Olivia watched the so-called lawyer emerge from the doors of the lobby. This time, she was in a bulky sweater that draped over one shoulder and exposed the other, and a pair of short denim shorts. The short short kind.

Victoria.

Olivia’s eyes narrowed. Her heart pounded in her chest. She clutched her phone so tight that she might just break it.

Then Rudy did the unthinkable.

WIPpet Math: 1 + 9 (for the 19th of the month) = 10 sentences

If you want to read more about Olivia and Rudy (waaaaaay before this stuff happened), click here.

Time for a Camp Nano update! I am at 31055 words out of 50000, which means I am on target, if not a teensy bit ahead.

But… I am exhausted. *wobble wobble faint*

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It’s just that I have so much stuff going on! And I want to do it all! There is work and blogging and pole and life AND Camp Nano, and not enough time in the day to get it all done! So because I did want to get it ALL done, I ended up sleeping less, and my health is taking a hit. (Eg. I’ve been having a cold on-and-off for 14 days…) The lesson of the day is: DON’T TRY TO DO WHAT I DID!!

My goal for the second half of July is to take care of myself better. I realized that I probably can’t finish my novel by the end of July even if I reach 50K words, because right now I am nowhere near even HALF done. This may be an end-of-August goal haha…

How is your writing project going? For those doing Camp Nano: how’s that going for you? How are you managing with your Nano/life balance? 

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25 thoughts on “WIPpet Wednesday: The So-Called Lawyer

  1. *mysterious voice of experience) Pace yourself, or you might face some burn out. I find it’s hard to get back into a novel if I’ve done so.

    Nice WIPpet! Just what has Olivia discovered?

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    • Haha yes I found that out the hard way! I am working on pacing myself for the rest of this month. Though sometimes I am worried that if I don’t get the words out right now, I might not find them later! (Don’t know if that makes sense!) I do agree that when I feel burned out, it’s harder to write… I suppose it is finding that balance 🙂

      Let’s just say that Rudy’s relationship with his lawyer is more than just a professional one…

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  2. I hear you on not being finished even after NaNo. I only planned to do 20k on my current WIP because I knew I wouldn’t be able to get in 50k with vacation and the kids home and stuff. And I’m still behind on my goal. Sigh.

    Great snippet. I’d like to know just what Rudy is up to and what this “unthinkable” thing he’s done is.

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    • I know what you mean! It’s hard to squeeze in writing with everything else that is going on in our lives. I do think that quality matters over quantity 🙂 for my first few drafts I really focused on writing as fast and as much as possible, but 99% of all that gotten rewritten haha. So maybe it’s better to write fewer really good words that are keepers!

      Let’s just say that Rudy has a not-so-professional relationship with his lawyer…

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  3. I used to go as fast as I could, too – but nearly everything else would be left behind.

    Better to try to stick to my word count, and know that there may be some days I don’t make it to that count. Life can get busy!

    I have a feeling Rudy is about to be a very naughty boy!

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    • Agreed 🙂 we got to take care of ourselves! I’m still going to write as much as I can when I have time, but no more stay-up-past-midnight stunts…

      Haha yes Rudy is probably not making the right kind of decisions 🙂

      Thanks for dropping by!

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  4. Awesome work, Sophie! 🙂
    And I very much share your frustration with lack of time… I wish days would be 48 hours, minimum! I don’t sacrifice any sleep, though, mainly because my body just won’t have it hahaha If it’s tired, it will sleep, period. There’s nothing I can do about it. But when I used to be able to do that, I would definitely feel the toll.
    So please take care of yourself! Nothing is more important than health, and without it we won’t be able to do anything properly, anyway. So do get at least 8 hours everyday, and try to manage your time as much as possible. No one’s perfect and everyone struggles. But doing our very best is enough 🙂
    Good luck!!

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    • Thanks for your kind words! I definitely learned from this experience, and I have been sleeping much more this week (7-8 hours each day, which is a huge improvement for me!) And I am feeling much better 🙂
      Thanks for dropping by and have a good day 🙂

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  5. So-called lawyer, lol. I love it! Although…I’m guessing that’s why he’s the ex- rather than current boyfriend, which sucks, because musos are hot (yes, all of them 😉 ).

    Great work on your CampNaNo. I hope you recover soon. Mine…still way behind, but July’s been so busy. I’ll just plod on and take anything as success, I think.

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    • Haha yes! You guessed right! Rudy is a sweet and hot dude, but he is spontaneous and doesn’t make the right decisions sometimes…

      Thanks for the kind words 🙂 It seems like it’s been busy for you as well! I think that any progress is progress, even if you don’t reach your initial goal. Best wishes for the rest of camp nano!

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  6. Ohh this is a great snippet, Sophie, I love it 🙂 I want to read more of the story! 🙂
    It’s great you are ahead on Camp NaNo, congratulations!! But don’t forget to take care of yourself as well ❤ ❤

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    • Haha yes! Rudy is up to no good….
      I will likely post from a different scene this week. But essentially, Rudy’s relationship with his lawyer is less than professional…

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