Making a connection for #WIPpet Wednesday

I’m finally getting some writing done again, which is making me feel much happier about myself. I really can’t allow things to get in the way of my writing as much as I have recently — it makes me irritable. 🙂

The ideas were tumbling in like crazy the last couple of days, and The Glassmakers Trilogy is moving forward again. Today I return to the second book, Facets of Glass, and our reluctant hero Gaetano, who has just learned from the Dowager Princess that he is going to be sent to Bohemia to have a glass coffin made for Minerva. This is the beginning of the scene following, 8 short paragraphs for the 8th of the month:

When Gaetano returned to the Palazzo Dragoni the next day, Princess Anastasia was standing over the still form of her sister, her eyes red-rimmed from weeping.
Gaetano joined her, silent, and gazed down at Minerva, feeling for some strange reason as if his heart were breaking. Which made no sense. His only direct contact with her was as a servant, and the only time she had ever conversed with him was when he brought her the gift from Dowager Princess Zilia.
The scene he had briefly experienced through her eyes when he found the apple.
“Are you ready to return to Venice, Your Grace?” he asked softly.
And then his vision went black. Anastasia’s words reached him as if out of a fog. “Not just yet, please.”
He felt himself wanting to rise, wanting to cry out, but he couldn’t move, couldn’t talk, couldn’t open his eyes. He was frozen in place, aware of the people around him, unable to communicate with them.
Except for one.
Suddenly his vision returned, and he drew a ragged breath, staring down at the motionless form of Minerva. Was he imagining things, or was he somehow enchanted too? The feeling of being trapped in his own body had been so strong, it bordered on panic.

Maxfield Parrish, Snow White

WIPpet Wednesday is the brain child of K. L. Schwengel. If you’d like to participate, post an excerpt from your WIP on your blog, something that relates to the date in some way. Then add your link here — where you can also read the other excerpts.

7 thoughts on “Making a connection for #WIPpet Wednesday”

  1. Enchanting! Immediately I’m drawn into the story, knowing more will come as Gaetano is drawn to the bewitched Minerva. Glad to learn that WIPpet Weds is helping you to write. More, please!

    1. Actually, it’s not wippet Wednesday that’s getting me writing, it’s pure frustration. ☺ That scene was written some time ago. Glad you like it!

  2. Oh wow! That was exciting. I really like where this seems to be going. Gaetano is sharp; I have no doubt he will realize what’s happening and then fill the rest of us in on the details.

  3. Yeep! Yeah, I made that word up but this excerpt deserves it because it really pulled me in and gave me a sense of panic. Well done. Now, how does Gaetano handle it? That’s the question begs answering.

  4. Oh that captivating! Great snippet!! I definitely felt like I was entranced as Gaetano was.

    Here’s to an awesome wee, Ruth!

  5. I really want to know whether the sister realizes that he ‘went away’ for a bit there…

    And whether he needs to be very close to Minerva to feel as she does, or if this could come upon him at incredibly inconvenient moments.

    Hooray for writing again! =D

  6. Ahhh, the plot thickens, and poor Gaetano’s all caught up in it… I think I say this a lot but it’s all so intriguing, looking forwards to finding out more as ever!

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