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#WIPpet Wednesday – June 20, 2018

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.

For the WIPpet this week, I have six lines of text from my Scrivener document. This is later on in the same scene I shared last week. Alex Casyl has asked Rosa (known as Ria until yesterday) for a demonstration of her talents. If he’s impressed, he can try to get her taken on in his father’s circus.

“Put some money in your pocket. I’ll be able to see it and tell you how much you’ve got.”

“I thought you saw the future, not the past.”

“I’ll see the moment you pull it out and admit I was right.”

It was a trick I’d come up with one night when genuine requests for futures were slow. I’d flirted with a few men drinking at the tables nearest the piano, and offered them a friendly wager. I knew that it would only work once, that no one else would take me on once I proved my ability, but I had managed to persuade three of them to give it a go all at the same time.

How are you all doing? Anyone gearing up for Camp NaNoWriMo? I’m entering, but with a goal of only 7.5k, as I’ll also be studying over July, which will demand a fair chunk of my time. Figure I can do the equivalent of 250 words a day, though, surely. The course I’m doing has an intensive July 16 – 20, so I’ll have to try to get ahead in the first month. I’ve also picked up a book called Circus – The Australian Story by Mark St Leon and have discovered that the National Library has some pretty great resources regarding circuses in Australia, so I guess I’m going to be going to work on my own time to look at those. If only I could count my own interest as a reference enquiry.

 

 

P. S. If you’re interested, I still talk about what I’m reading over on my other blog every Wednesday. You can read today’s here.

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