WIPpet Wednesday

I’ve been making slow, but steady progress with writing the past week.  Once school is out and I’m not playing chauffeur so much, my words/day should increase substantially.  And I’ll have my college son/backup driver home to help out.

I’m so excited about a September Writer’s Boot Camp Retreat I registered for 00yesterday – a long weekend in a gorgeous cabin in the Smoky Mountains with workshops and a one-on-one session with C.J. Redwine, author of the Defiance trilogy!  If you’re interested in some uninterrupted, quality writing time, workshops and critiques from an experienced, successful author, plus a private chef in a beautiful, scenic location, go here.

On to today’s WIPpet – today we find Lindsey visiting Cain at his house after he was released from the hospital following a concussion during a soccer game.  Below is a snippet from Chapter 6.  Just a reminder – Eby is Cain’s awesome cat.

As Lindsey played with Eby and talked about our assignment for English, I noticed the attic door behind her slowly creak open about a foot.  Eby froze, but stared at the door as it continued to open a few more inches.

Lindsey turned to see where the noise was coming from.  “Well, that’s weird.  Where does that door lead?”

Before I could answer, Eby went into defense mode, his fur bristling and a low growl emanating from his throat.  After a scathing hiss, he leapt from the bed and raced through the bedroom door.

Make sure to visit the other WIPpeteers at the linky thing.  Thanks again to host K.L. Schwengel!

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15 thoughts on “WIPpet Wednesday

  1. I guess I have too much Scooby Doo and Nancy Drew in me… I’m curious. Cautious, but curious… Something tells me that this is NOT just a villain in a latex mask.

    I’ve pondered writing retreats (there’s a few by our area)… They always seem too hoity-toity or for another “level” of writing skill than I feel I have. So I’m a bit in awe.

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  2. I’ve met this author a few times at the local bookfest and she’s definitely not the hoity-toity type – that wouldn’t be the type of retreat I’d be interested in. She’s also mentioned this retreat is for all levels of writers, beginner to more experienced, so I’m hoping there’s a wide range. You’re right about the villain – not Old Man Phelps wearing a mask!

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  3. Always pay attention to the cat! Cats are perceptive and also ego-maniacs. They’ll slap a bear, so if it’s ditching the area, it’s probably for a really good reason. Brrr! Spooky, but I’m curious (you know, from a safe distance).
    I wish I could join you at the retreat – I love writing retreats. Alas, Alaska isn’t really driving distance. I hope it’s wonderful for you, though!

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    1. I had no idea you were in Alaska! Definitely not driving distance. I agree about the cats – they know and understand more than people think. They just figure we’re not worthy enough to be let in on it.

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  4. Always trust the animal. Watch them, and learn. Be careful, Lindsey!

    Wrtiers’ retreats are still a few years off for me…but i do go to my awesome group nearly every week, and twice a week at NaNo time!

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