So here we are. The first real post for this blog. A very wise woman once told me “let’s start at the very beginning”, so that’s exactly what I’ll do.
First, some background/context to MS1. You may have to wait until next week for proper story context, but for now I’ll give you its back story. I first started writing my novel (then called The Rebellion) way back in 2007. Since then, we’ve gone through phases, with my writing sometimes having to take a back seat during times of particular stress at school, but now that I’m at university I’ve found myself spending more and more time working on it, and taking it increasingly seriously. In September last year, as a way of preparing for my first ever NaNoWriMo, I decided to rewrite my novel (now titled just Rebellion). By October 31st at 11:59pm, I had finished the rewrite at 62,500 words. (I shall discuss my NaNoWriMo experience in a later post). Now, a few months on, I’m ready to start the first proper round of editing in preparation for beta readers and all that serious writerly jazz.
But now, on to my WIPpet. WIPpet Wednesday is hosted by K. L. Schwengel, and as far as I’m aware you can join here. The idea is to post a snippet of your current work in progress (WIP) that somehow corresponds to the date. For today, fittingly I feel for my first proper post and my first WIPpet, my snippet is the first 27 words (23 + 4) of Rebellion. (Please be nice, it hasn’t been edited yet).
“Which one of you is responsible for this?”
Glowering, Lord Rolando surveyed the room, searching for someone to blame for the letter grapsed in his clenched fist.