Chapter 4 is proving somewhat difficult to write. My usual strategy is to push through until something comes out (which I can always fix later), but I’m considering the alternative approach of leaving it blank for now (I know what has to happen) and continuing on with the plot. Advice?
Today’s WIPpet comes from the aforementioned chapter 4. 5 paragraphs for the fifth month! I prefer not to provide context.
“We could run away.” Aeris’s eyes lit up. “Leave all of this behind and start of new life somewhere else.”
Fier shook his head. ‘I can’t abandon my duty, Aeris. My family needs me to do this. My Kingdom needs me to do this.” The words felt stale on Fier’s tongue, and as he spoke his heart screamed out against them.
“Your duty?” Aeris scoffed, pulling away from Fier. “This has nothing to do with you and everything to do with your mother. It’s her fight, not yours. She should never have dragged you into it.”
“Without me, it would be war, Aeris. A battle that would tear the Kingdom apart. They’re my options. Marriage, or war.”
“I’d chose war.”