As you can see I’m still playing around with the theme for my blog here at wordpress. I really like the romantic one that I was using last week, but then I stumbled across this one and decided to give it a shot. However, I’m not so keen on how the blog titles get all smushed together, so I may switch to another theme next week.
Screw it, the scrunched together blog titles were bugging me to much. So here’s a new blog theme that’s hopefully a little easier to read. Also, apparently a couple of comments people made a few weeks ago weren’t showing up under notifications, but they were showing up under the classic wordpress site. Weird.
I did a bit more writing this week, both on the fanfic and on The Descendants. I finally mastered how to hold my son and the computer at the same time – I balance the laptop on the arm of the recliner and on one knee, and then he sprawls out on my chest. Considering how long he’s gotten – he is 27 inches now! 27 INCHES!!! – I didn’t think it would work, but it does! So now he can nap, and I can get some quality writing time in. It’s a win win situation for all!
Anywho, in last week’s WIPpet I introduced the new improved Matthew. This week I figured I’d share a snippet that featured the new version of Audra. So, since today is the 18th, here is 9 paragraphs (18/2=9)
Audra, Felicity’s daughter, was sprawled out on the bed inside the hotel room with her head bent over a dog eared text book. She was too engrossed in whatever subject she was studying to notice Vivian’s entrance. She continued to scan the pages in front of her, occasionally stopping to jot down notes in college ruled notebook.
According to Felicity, Audra had attended the same elementary school as Vivian before she had been sent off to a boarding school. From the little Vivian remembered, the other girl had been constantly picked on by the other students. She had been an awkward child, with braces and pimples, and she had preferred reading to talking to other people. Vivian had felt bad for her, and tried to protect her from the worst of the abuse, but since she was two grades above Audra, there was only so much she could do.
While she didn’t think her attempts to intercede on Audra’s behalf had actually done anything, Audra, apparently, felt differently. She had thanked Vivian profusely when Felicity had reintroduced them at Christmas time, and now whenever she was home from college, she followed Vivian around the garage like a little puppy dog.
Given how intently she was studying, Vivian assumed it must be finals time. She was tempted to leave her be, so she could shower and change in quiet without having to make awkward small talk with her soon to be stepsister. However, Felicity had asked that she send her down to meet her grandparents, so she shook the other girl’s shoulder. “Hey.”
Audra yelped and jumped. Her textbook went flying off the bed and fell to the floor with a heavy thud, but Vivian was able to catch her notebook before it met the same fate.
“Thanks,” She said, flushing when Vivian handed it back to her.
“No problem.” She nodded at the younger girls textbook. “What are you studying?”
The first paragraph still feels a little awkward to me but I don’t know how to fix it. If anyone has any suggestions, I’d love to hear them.
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