Showing Uthyr around Tintagel for #WIPpet Wednesday

I managed to increase my word count again last week a little. It’s still not where I want it to be, but I got 4100 new words written and edited another 20 pages. And that is despite having the granddaughters on the weekend and having to sew a bunch of Barbie dresses. *g*

I’m actually feeling pretty excited these days about getting a few more projects completed and published, and that’s helping a lot in creating new words. This month is not going to be as fantastic for sales as last month was, but I’m still in a place where this whole writing gig no longer seems as hopeless as it sometimes does.

On that positive note, it is time to turn to WIPpet Wednesday. Last week, Uthyr found Ygerna after she left her sister’s wedding banquet. Now she is showing him around the promontory. Math for today: 2 + 4 = 6 paragraphs for the day of the month:

Mist flitted in and out between the buildings as Ygerna walked with Uthyr to the edge of the cliffs on the north side of the near-island. She stared out to sea, pulling back wayward strands of hair with one hand.
“A truly impressive defensive site,” Uthyr said appreciatively. “It must be nearly impregnable. Has it ever been taken?”
“Not that I know of.” His words made her feel strangely proud of her summer home, although she did not like imagining it under attack.
Together they wandered along the perimeter of the cliffs. To the west, what could be seen of the sun through mist and clouds was nearing the horizon, looking like a bright silver ball. Beside them, the rocky slopes of the promontory dropped away almost straight down into the sea.
“Every time I see Dyn Tagell, I am struck anew at how perfect it is,” Uthyr mused. “If only it were possible to build fortresses as difficult to take as this one.”
Ygerna found herself relieved that he was thinking about defenses rather than staring at her, as he had at dinner. While his attention was flattering, at the same time it made her uncomfortable.

Tintagel
The promontory of Tintagel / Dyn Tagell. © Copyright Alan Simkins and licensed for reuse under Creative Commons.

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9 thoughts on “Showing Uthyr around Tintagel for #WIPpet Wednesday”

  1. Great WIPpet, Ruth.

    Trust me, I understand how many bumps we hit in the writer’s road. I’ve just decided to go indie, and I know I have a long journey ahead of me. I’d like eventually to replace my teaching income with writing income, but who knows how long that will take? I’m glad to hear that your numbers are looking good and you’re more encouraged.

  2. Your progress is great and I love that snippet. 🙂 I’ve found that being a writer is the most inspiring, exciting and hardest job I’ve ever had. But it can also be frustrating and at times give us fits of frustration and other not so great adjectives! So…remember the good ones–and put the negative ones in the garbage. 😀 Have a great rest of the week!

  3. Great progress, Ruth – no Barbie dresses here, but lots of LPS clothes and accessories abound. Sounds like the words and revisions are moving along apace.

    Somehow, I think Uthyr’s mind is going to turn back to Ygerna soon enough…and now he’s got her all alone….

    I sense trouble, and lots of it.

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