Hellooo! It’s a lovely Wednesday evening in Waterloo, I’ve managed to stay up past 8pm (I’ve been sleeping normally, just going to bed early and waking up early), and it’s time for WIPpet Wednesday. I’m going to be honest with you, I haven’t gotten up to editing beyond chapter 1 of Rebellion, mainly because I’M IN LONDON. I got a bit of work done on my flight over, but if you’ve ever tried to use your brain after 2 hours of sleep (plane sleep, not even good sleep) in 48 hours, you’ll understand why I wasn’t quite as successful as I’d hoped to be. Still, I have half the week left to edit up to ch4, so hopefully I can get that done. I do have a train trip to Edinburgh…
Anyway, onto WIPpet Wednesday. We’re going back to chapter 1 with Lord Rolando for this one. You can find the other WIPpeteers here, or join us. You just need to post a snippet from your work in progress that corresponds in someway to the date. Today’s WIPpet maths is 9 sentences because today is the 9th, plus one extra sentence because I’m in the UK and am therefore super happy (and also the excerpt doesn’t make sense without it).
“And the villages across the border?”
Rolando raised his hand in protest. “Only want what everyone else in the north wants. land and food and to be left in peace by everyone else. Our villages along the border are just as guilty of stealing land as those across from them. You cannot accuse one without the other, and punishing villages for stealing is not how to win their support against a rival who promises them territory and freedom. We cannot become their ally by attacking their enemies. We must become their ally by convincing them that our enemy is also theirs.”
“And how do we do that, my Lord?”
Rolando felt their eyes following him as he stood and waved for them to leave. “I don’t know.”