#1- I will be skipping next week’s WIPpet Wednesday. While I could post something, I would not be able to return the favor/visit people. I hate doing that! I rather just skip a week than do that. I’ll be back to WIPpeting Jan 1st.
#2- I made myself a new WIPpet icon. Feel free to steal, mangle, or whatever to it.
What’s WIPpet Wednesday?
Wednesday is for the day of the week I (and others) share a WIPpet. The word WIPpet is the joining of the word snippet with the acronym WIP, which stands for Work In Progress. Using the date to conjure up a math formula, WIPpeteers (the group of people that share WIPpets) figure out how much to share.
My WIPpet Math
The date (12/18/13) gets a total math treatment. 12 becomes 1+2 and we get 3 paragraphs this week. As from where… That’s where it gets tricky. 18 and 13 become (1+8) – (1+3) or 9 – 4. That means we’re onto page 5!
What’s My WIPpet?
We’re still with code name: GRANDMA. This is a MG fantasy that falls into magical realism, I guess? My main character, Lizzie who is in kindergarten/age 5 or 6 in this flashback, is about to learn the lesson that makes her the 11-year-old she is during the main chunk of her story.
This Week’s WIPpet
I heard the sound of glass moving against glass. I opened my eyes to see Grandma putting the snake in a cookie jar shaped like Grandpa’s favorite cartoon character, Porky Pig. Once she slid the lid back in place, she came to me. She crouched again and looked me straight in the eyes.
“It is okay to be scared,” she told me once again. “But, when you’re scared, you need to be brave.”
With the snake safely away from sight and contained, I found it easier to talk. “But, isn’t being brave mean not being scared?”
Want to give it a go or read the WIPpeteers’ works?
KL Schwengel runs the show.
Find the linkie on her page to read the WIPpets or join in.