Wednesday, April 28, 2010

WIP Wednesday: Slow and Steady

No 3K day on Borrowed Saints this Tuesday, but I did stick with my 1K words a day schedule. 33,063 words and counting...

Remember the ghost train? Well, it seems not everyone can see it:

“How about that, Charlie?”

Charlie shot Tucker a look of puzzlement. “How about what? Where should I point the camera?”

“You didn’t…you didn’t see?” Tucker felt like a boulder had flattened his chest. He gaped for breath. The few dry leaves remaining on the trees over head shook with the breeze. “You didn’t see the train?”

Charlie lowered his camera. “Is a joke? I hope it’s a joke. If you’re pulling some bullshit with your new friends—your Haley Garret friends, I’m going to be pissed.”

I have State Speech and Drama this weekend, so it will be a no words Saturday/Sunday. If I can make close to 40K by then, I'll be pleased. I have another project in the wings that's starting to itch...

13 comments:

Rebecca Nazar said...

Ghost train: perfect. Ghost blimp would be intriguing too.

katey said...

Oh I'm so into the ghost train idea-- knowing it's not visible to everyone is even better.

Break a leg at state speech and drama! Er, if it's a competition... if not, I don't wish you to break anything. Naturally.

Aaron Polson said...

Becca - We could have ghost velocipedes...ghost submergables...and many other things I've spelled incorrectly. ;)

Katey - I'll break many legs. Thanks.

Alan W. Davidson said...

Hey, 1K is nice...slow and steady wins the race, and all of that.

Nice excerpt, especially the dry leaves shaking with the breeze.

K.Hinny said...

1000 words is still good words Aaron. :D The best things about writing WIPS is when the surprises come up. Those are my favorite things because it makes me feel like even though we are in our minds, some other kind of world is forming. We are only the conductor's and the character's have a plan all on their own...

wow, got a little carried away.

Good luck at your Speech tournament! Have fun with Drama and can't wait to read another little blurb!

Have a great day.

Michael Stone said...

You call 1k a day slow? Bah, way to make me feel inadequate, man.
:)

Aaron Polson said...

Alan - I'm starting to shake like the leaves. ;)

Hinny - so did my characters (get carried away).

Michael - If you saw the words I was vomitting on the page...

Natalie L. Sin said...

If only they made a cream for fiction itch *sigh*

Andrea Allison said...

A town we use to live in had train tracks running through the middle of it. I use to scare my brother with a ghost train story and any other ones I could come up with. Those were the days.

Sounds like a good story idea. Good luck making it to 40K before the weekend.

Cathy Olliffe said...

Ghost train.. man, i wish i had thought of that...

Cate Gardner said...

Delightful. I'm envying your 1,000 word days at the moment, I seem to be stuck around the 500 word mark.

K.C. Shaw said...

Ghost trains manage to be even cooler than real trains, and that's hard to do. Very interesting excerpt! And 1,000 words a day is a very good clip.

Aaron Polson said...

Natalie - Ah, that's the stuff.

Andrea - 40K just ain't gonna happen...le sigh.

Cathy - I stole it from Ghostbusters. ;)

Cate - I'm much slower when in short story mode.

KC - Thanks. I will work harder!