I probably shouldn't gloat too much for fear of jinxing myself.
Anywho, in addition to finally being able to write chapter eight, I'm learning a few things about Liam and his family that I did not expect. For example, Liam is dyslexic (though, as this is a fantasy novel, they don't really have a word for it or understand it like we do) so Letty handled the books for the family store. His mother's name is Noya (in previous versions she didn't have a name) but his father doesn't have a name yet. And that's about it so far. It's not as dramatic as when a character revealed that she was bisexual, but it's still fun none the less.
Have you ever had a character do that to you when you're writing? Where they just suddenly reveal something about themselves that you did not plan in any way shape or form?
Even though work has been chaos lately (some system somewhere messed up pretty badly) I've still been able to write here and there. As I mentioned above, chapter eight of TUO is almost done. I've also written a bit on one of the fanfics, and I'm making some changes to another story based on some suggestions a friend made. Of course, said story was supposed to be shorter than my other projects, but I can see that's not going to happen now. Oi.
Now on to the WIPpet snippet!
Since today is August 21st, 2013, I'll be sharing 9 sentences from the revised chapter eight.
An unusual shadow fell across the desk and the wall in front of him, distracting him from his thoughts. It looked like the shadow of the man, but there was something wrong with it, as if it's spine was bent and broken.
He twisted around in his chair to stare at the window. For a second he thought he saw a man with a ghoulish face watching them from outside, but when he blinked, the man was gone.
“What is it?” Noya asked, looking from Liam’s worried face with it’s furrowed brow to the empty window.
“I thought I saw...” He shook his head. “It’s nothing.”
WIPpet Wednesday is hosted by K.L. Schwengel. To join in, all you have to do is share a piece of what you are working on that somehow relates to the date like what I did here. It can either be eight sentences from chapter 21, or 21 sentences from chapter eight, or 29 sentences (8+21=29) or some other combination of the numbers in the date (trust me, the math involved can get pretty interesting sometimes.) Then you can share it at the blog hope located here.
To see more ROW 80 (the writing challenge that knows you have a life) check out the link here.