WIPpet Wednesday and NaNoWriMo update! November 6, 2013

Howdy!

I have goodies for you! We have a WIPpet excerpt from Fallen from Grace (the one I have been doing), and we have a NaNoWriMo update!! Because the update is quicker, we’ll start with that (don’t ask me why I’m typing in the plural…I have no clue why).

I was off to a slow start with NaNoWriMo due to work obligations, but my boyfriend is amazingly awesome. Both on Monday and Tuesday he came with me to two write-ins (the ones I host) and sat there patiently while I typed away. I managed to get up to 19842 words total! That means I’m about one day ahead of where I want to be. My goal for NaNoWriMo is 90,000 words! That’s right, 90,000 or somewhere close to when this novel should be completed. That means I have to average 3,000 words a day. It’s insane. I know.

So I’m at just about 20k words, and I’ve completed three chapters and prologue in that. The chapter titles are awesome, though I still thing the titles for For by Grace might be a bit better. I’m definitely struggling with this piece. It’s the first time I’ve done a series with an overarching story arc that expands ALL of the novels. Meaning, I have to make sure everything is explained and so and so forth.

Anyway…onto WIPpet. If you don’t know what WIPpet is, I’ll tell you. It’s an awesome little thing that a bunch of us do, where you post an excerpt from your current WIP (Work In Progress) that somehow relates to the date. If you don’t have a current WIP, then you can start a brand new one. Once you do that amazingness, you go here and link up with everyone’s WIPpets. THEN you go and read everyone’s (or as many as you can) and comment with some good stuff. We’re all comment WHORES, so make it good. =P

Today I have for you an excerpt from Fallen from Grace, which is the sequel to For by Grace AND my current NaNoWriMo novel. Here we go… My crazy math for today is this. 1 + 1 + 1 + 3 = 6 x 0 = 0 + 6 + 2 = 8 for a total of eight paragraphs from chapter two, which is aptly titled “Fight Club”

“Get out of the room!” she called to all the kids in there except the ones fighting.

Pulling out her pepper spray, Grace started to shake it as she tried to step in between the two boys. The other kids started to file out quickly, and Grace took the only chance she could get. She lifted the tab on the top of the spray can and depressed the button. A stream of white liquid squirted out and in the general direction of the boy’s faces.

Grace held her breath, waiting for the onslaught of pepper spray to hit her as well. The boys stopped fighting and rolled away from each other. Grace grabbed one of them and dragged him out of the room by the back of his shirt. He was clutching at his face in a vain attempted to get the OC spray off of him. Grace ignored him and went into the small confined room for the other one.

She pulled him out kicking and screaming and rammed him against the opposite wall of the other one. She holstered her OC can and stared at them, still waiting for the OC mist to catch up with her and affect herself. Since both of the kids had stopped fighting, Grace let out a breath.

“What the hell was that?”

“OC,” she answered. “And your name is?”

“Danny,” the blond one answered.

Grace smirked and set her hands on her hips. Danny clung to his face, trying to wipe the spray from his eyes. It would only make it worse for him in the long run, but Grace wasn’t about to inform him of that. The punishment of touching his dick after touching his face that had been covered in OC would be enough to warrant her silence and to keep him from attempting to fight in the locker room again.

 

There you have it. And thanks to the awesome and amazing K. L. Schwengel for hosting this each and every week (even when she’s traveling).

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16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Elaine Jeremiah
    Nov 06, 2013 @ 11:33:31

    Really fantastic Adrian. Your excerpts are always gripping. I do like the character of Grace, she’s strong and dynamic without being unrealistically so. And well done on your NaNoWriMo achievements so far. It’s far better than what I could do. I usually manage about 500 words a day – the most I’ve ever done is just over 1000, so I’m really impressed that you’re getting all that writing done. :)

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    • Adrian
      Nov 06, 2013 @ 11:36:50

      I type really fast. It’s a definite advantage. The most I’ve written in one day was about 17k words. I had ALL day to sit there and do nothing but write. That was what most of yesterday was like, so it was really nice. Today will be vastly different.

      I’m glad you like Grace. I really like her too. She’s so strong in her work life and so absolutely clueless in her personal life. It’s a really interesting dynamic to play with. I was tempted to post a bit about the relationship she’s in, but I’m not sure yet. It’s a bumpy, bumpy ride.

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  2. kathils
    Nov 06, 2013 @ 17:41:48

    Great job on the NaNo goals.

    Another action packed excerpt. I do like how Grace handles things, and what she chooses to keep to herself.

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    • Adrian
      Nov 07, 2013 @ 15:34:28

      haha one of my favorite parts about her. One of my beta readers completely loves that part about her, and how Grace often thinks what my beta reader is thinking in terms of people sometimes.

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  3. Alana Terry
    Nov 06, 2013 @ 20:19:12

    Haha, nasty weapon she’s got!

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  4. Alana Terry
    Nov 06, 2013 @ 20:20:01

    Oh, and 90k?! Awesome!! Good luck!

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  5. Ruth Nestvold
    Nov 07, 2013 @ 07:08:21

    Wow, congrats on all those words! I have word envy. *g*

    Nice excerpt too. Grace is a fun character.

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  6. Eden
    Nov 07, 2013 @ 09:40:29

    At first I was like “why is she spraying these kids when they’re leaving the room” (somehow I missed the word ‘other’), then I was like… “I hope these kids aren’t used to the pray the way she is”

    Wow… 90K? I tip my hat to you!

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    • Adrian
      Nov 07, 2013 @ 09:48:41

      Gotta finish the novel! =P

      Yeah. Most people are not used to pepper spray. Most cops aren’t either. They’re just aware of the effects and are ready for them.

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  7. Christina Olson
    Nov 07, 2013 @ 20:39:28

    Ugh! Pepper spray! Thankfully I’ve never been sprayed with it, but I’ve heard about how nasty it is! Good luck with Nano! It sounds like you’ve made a great start!

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  8. booksbysmiles
    Nov 10, 2013 @ 16:55:00

    Hahahaha, I laughed out loud when Grace chose not to inform the boy the consequences of touching his OC’d face before touching his dick. BTW, if a man puts icy-hot on their hands to massage deeply into someone’s back and then goes to the bathroom… yup, the penis gets it, too. True story. :-P

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