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Saturday, December 28, 2013

WIPMarathon Check-In #4

Since this is the first time I've actually posted I have no previous word count. So far I have written 4,419 words on my first short story; this week I've written 1,028.

WIP Issues this week: I probably have had the same issues everyone has had: Christmas. I was barely able to get to a compuoter until the day after Christmas. Next week I wouldn't be surprised if I didn't get much done either with New Years and getting ready for the new semester.

What I learnt this week: I had no idea how I was going to end the sex scene and transition from the morning after to the discovery of her missing period, but during a writing sprint it all flowed pretty easily.

What distracted me this week while writing: The holiday of course, but I must admit I was watching tv and playing video games while writing too. That probably didn't help too much.

Last 200 words:
School started and the weeks went on with her swept up in the school current.

It wasn't until shortly after midterms that Mackenzie noticed something. It started when Danni came to her for a favor.

"Hey Mac, do you have any tampons. I'm out."

Mackenzie rolled her eyes. "How many times do I have to tell you, I hate being called Mac. I should tell you no just because of that, but I am a way better friend than you and happen to have plenty. Check under my bed."

Her sentence trailed off as a thought struck her. It was true; she did have plenty of tampons. She hadn't had to use them in months. The craziness of her first semester of school distracted her enough that she didn't notice her missing period.

"I have to go." She didn't wait for Danni to reply back before dashing out of the room. She crossed most of the campus at a half job until she reached the school clinic. At the sight off the clinic doors, she stopped short.

No. She wasn't...she couldn't be. It had only been one time and they used protection. There was no way.

She took a deep breath and walked into the building. 


  1. Welcome to the marathon! ^_^

    I could have gotten more done, too, if I hadn't watched so much tv. I figure though, downtown is good for my writing because it relaxes my brain. :)

    Cheers to next week!

    Poor Mackenzie...
    (great name btw)

  2. Ahhh!! Talk about leaving a reader hanging :) Great excerpt.

    I figured this week would be a total washout, but I think video games/lounging/etc. can all be considered mental rejuvenation time for the rest of the month :)

  3. Your excerpt sounds intriguing.
    Great job this week!