Weekend Writing Warriors #8Sunday – Love at First Punch

weekendwritingWelcome to the Weekend Writing Warriors, where a great group of authors come together to share 8 to 10 sentences of a work-in-progress. For more information and a list of the participants, check out http://www.wewriwa.com

Over the past several weeks I have shared snippets from Rise of the Angerroots as I finish my first draft. I am happy to announce that I am finally finished. Yippee! February is going to be a busy month of rewrites and edits so I am going to take a break from posting snippets from this story and switch over to something else for a while, just not entirely sure what.

In the meantime, here is my last offering until the story undergoes a clean up. Sarah is regaining her memory. Here she remembers meeting Nathanial for the first time. Love at first punch?



He nodded toward the lifeless creature. “I saved you from that. It would have killed you.”

Evening forestDespite her reluctance to admit that she may be in the wrong, she glanced toward it and back at the man pinning her to the ground. “So, what is your point?”

“Where I come from, if someone helps us, we don’t try to kill them.”

He let go of her slowly and she sat up rubbing her wrists. She thought about lunging for him again but there didn’t seem to be much point unless she wanted to land flat on her back again.

“My name is Nathanial,” he said reaching out to shake her hand.



I look forward to your thoughts. Enjoy your Sunday and see you next week!

39 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors #8Sunday – Love at First Punch

  1. sophiatmadison says:

    Loved this piece! It was really clean and well-written. I also loved how you showed the characters, their attitudes — all through dialogue and subtle description. I look forward to reading more!

  2. Author Jessica E. Subject says:

    Congratulations on finishing the first draft! That is always an exciting moment. 🙂 I love Nathaniel’s attitude with her in this snippet. And her external thoughts make it clear she isn’t the typical damsel in distress. Well done! 🙂

  3. jroseallister says:

    Love at first punch, LOL! Congrats on finishing Rise of the Angerroots!! ::wild applause:: Typing “The End” is always such a complex, magical feeling.

    Love this snippet. Seems these two have had quite a wild introduction! Looking forward to more.

  4. danijace says:

    Congrats on finishing! I’m moving at the speed of snail on my WIP. I like her strong will and that she’s smart enough to know when it’s time to fight another day.

  5. Jenna Jaxon says:

    Congratulations on finishing your book! Time for celebration. 🙂 Your heroine seems to be a kick-butt kind of girl. Going to make for some interesting by-play between them (sounds like knock-down, drag-out may be in order!). Good luck with revisions!

    • Stephanie Ingram says:

      Thank you, Jenna 🙂 I did indeed indulge over the weekend in celebration. Now to face the harsh light of Monday morning – and rewrites. ugh. I was hoping she comes across as strong and feisty. 🙂

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