Happy Wednesday! Since last week, auditions and callbacks happened, and both my kids are in their school show. They’re doing High School Musical Junior (shortened version of the full show, meant for kids in grade 9 and below). My 14yo is playing the announcer/narrator, which is perfect for him—the lines read exactly like how my kid sounds on his YouTube channel.
Aside from that, I have a new editing job, and I think I’m finally past my writing woes on this WIP. I still have a bit more to go, but the major issues have been sorted out, I think. Almost time to get beta readers on the job. I have a couple of highly trusted betas, but if anyone else wants in, let me know.
Today’s snippet is a bit more of Cian, and I’m leaving you hanging until next week. This is what I was working on yesterday, so it’s fairly fresh.
WIPmath: 9/27/2017 = 27/9 = 3 paragraphs (Today’s date is really cool because if you add up all the digits, you get 27!)
The whole entire mess at the reception was Cian’s fault. When he looked back on it later, he was never sure whether he should laugh, cry, or be grateful to his own stupidity. In any case, things might have ended up differently if he hadn’t had two shots of Red Bush neat—which he downed entirely too fast on an empty stomach—followed by champagne before and during dinner and the Sam Adams summer ale someone handed him during the father-daughter dance. If he hadn’t been bored while waiting for the wedding party to finish photographs, he never would’ve started. He wasn’t precisely drunk, but he’d lost a good deal of his usual filter in the process.
Cian mostly tuned everything out. Weddings, and wedding receptions, generally bored him. He half wished something exciting like a zombie apocalypse would occur so they could all go home. Consequently, he wasn’t paying enough attention to what or how much he was consuming in the alcohol department. As someone not prone to overdoing it, he missed the cues that he’d already passed that point.
The real trouble didn’t start until after dinner and the customary scheduled festivities.
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