Saturday, April 18, 2009

A Little snippet from my WIP

I'm still plugging away at the YA WIP. Its a slow grind and I still haven't completed the first draft yet but just to give you an idea of how its shaping up here's a very small taste...

She’d said nothing as I’d walked in the back door, but the way she was drying her hands with a tea towel reminded me of that scene in Macbeth where Mrs Macbeth feels like she can’t get the blood off her hands. I was thinking, why did she feel guilty? But her face looked like thunder and as I walked past she put out her hand and stopped me.
“Who do you think you are?” she said, the sound of her voice matching her face. “Don’t you dare leave this house again, without my permission.”
I opened my mouth to say ‘I’m not a little kid,’ and her hand just flew out and caught me on my left cheek. It wasn’t that she was too fast for me. It was that Mum’s don’t slap their fifteen year old sons. That is, no other Mum I’d ever heard of.


Tania Hutley said...

Love it! Can't wait to read the whole thing.

Welshcake said...

I like it, as I said on my blog.

Um. 27,661.

I got stuck.

I hate first drafts. It's like pulling teeth. I love re-writing, but getting the inital story down. Ugh.

Melinda Szymanik said...

Thanks for the feedback and Hey Welshcake - thats a fantastic number! No slacking now.

I've only added a few more hundred words - now at 27,809, but I'm going to crack 30k by next monday! And how about a favourite line from the most recent words added!