Hello and welcome to WIPpet Wednesday, a blog hop wherein writers share an excerpt from their current WIP that somehow relates to the date. To join in, simply click the blue linky up there to the right.
I’m currently revising the first draft of Memories and Magic, so I’ll share a WIPpet from the section I’m editing at the time. This excerpt is from Chapter 5. One of the older Aligarian Mages has suggested that there’s a form of magic they could use to protect the princess, but it would involve using blood magic, which they are generally against. Atfer a few disagreements from the others, he states his case. My WIPpet math was 2+1+6 = 9 lines from the document.
“In the days before the users of Rune Magic split off into the various orders, there was a spell used to alter the subject’s mind. It would give them an entirely new set of memories so that they could start life anew, in a new location. Often, this spell was used for the subject’s protection. Were we to use it on Princess Clara, her memories could all be restored at a later time with the correct trigger words, so we would not have to worry about her losing her memories of Thelidon entirely. If we ensured utmost secrecy, even if Bauer’s men were able to find the princess, they would have no way of restoring or memories or proving it was her.”
This is newly revised. In the first draft, the magic that sent Clara away and altered her magic was one and the same, and it sent her to modern-day Australia. But then I decided this modern aspect of the novel was at odds with the rest, which was more traditional fantasy. It just didn’t fit. So now I’m reworking the magic they use, as well as the country they end up hiding in. I’m really enjoying the revision process with this one, even if there is a huge amount of work to do!
That’s all from me now. I will head off and catch you on your own WIPpets soon enough!