Weekend Writing Warriors #8Sunday – The Beast Attacks

wewriwa2Happy Sunday! Once again, it is time for the gathering of the Writing Warriors as we emerge from our writing caves to share a snippet of what’s been unraveling on the page during our long week of writing. I’m looking forward to reading what my fellow authors share. You can find the official list at http://www.wewriwa.com along with the rules if you would like to join in next week. The more, the merrier!

I love National Novel Writing Month – not because I find it particularly challenging to write 50,000 words in one month (okay, sometimes I do), but because I love the camaraderie that goes with it. You don’t find that any other time of the year and let’s face it, the writer’s life can get a little lonely. We should seek out more ways to encourage creativity and the drive to finish what we start.

But … as much as I love NaNoWriMo, I hate it too. Why is it that with every new project I plunge into, I hit a point around the 35,000 word mark when I just can’t take anymore. If you’re wondering why you’ve not read much from me lately, well, this is why. This month I didn’t reach that point until 40,000 words but when I hit it, I hit it hard. Right now, it’s difficult to find a snippet to share when I am convinced that my story kind of sucks, to be blunt about it. As I scroll through this week’s work, I cringe. Oh boy, December is going to be quite a month of rewriting!

Anyway, without further ado, I offer you these 10 sentences…

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A loud bang at the front door brought her thoughts back to the present.full moon

“Hunter,” she called out, feeling relief flood her system. He’d returned as promised.

She rushed to the door to greet him but stopped short when she came face to face with the beast crouching in the entryway. Its eyes glowed red as it regarded her. She froze. The beast sniffed the air and snarled.

“Hunter, it’s me, Elise. I’m trying to help you, remember?”

If there was recognition in his eyes, she couldn’t see it.

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It seems a little cruel to leave you hanging there, doesn’t it? Well, I can tell you that it doesn’t end well for one of them…  😉 I do look forward to your thoughts, as always.

In the meantime, be sure to head over to http://www.wewriwa.com now and check out the other snippets. See you next week!

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6 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors #8Sunday – The Beast Attacks

  1. Amalie says:

    Squee! Okay, I love these kind of setups with one person (assumingly who loves another) all poised to hurt/kill the other without knowing it. Pulls on my heartstrings it does. I’m also a big fan of ending on a cliffhanger (even in a snippet). Gotta have them coming back next week, yes?

    I have that same problem (thinking everything sucks) about 35K words in. It’s like, I’ve really enjoyed the story that far, but then I have this realization that it isn’t going where I intended, or that I didn’t plot anything well enough, or that the prose just downright sucks. It’s a pain. I only get through it by remembering how much I love the rewriting/editing stages. 🙂

  2. amybraunauthor says:

    I really love this snippet! It’s great! And I’ve been going through something similar with my NaNoWriMo story. I’ve got the word count virtually conquered and am only a few chapters away from the end, but I feel like I slipped somewhere. Just keep writing, you’ll get it done!

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