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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.”
Despite 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”
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!
Thank you 🙂 I hope to get back to posting bits of this one soon. 🙂
Congratulations Stephanie! I love the dynamics you create.
Thank you, Kim!
I agree that there’s a lot of characterization in a short space. Kudos on that!
Thank you 🙂
Congrats on finishing that first draft- always a good feeling! I love how she’s thinking about going for it again, even though she knows it won’t go well.
Thank you, Christina. 🙂 It is indeed a good feeling. I am trying to focus on that rather than the dread of rewrites. Hee hee
Where I come from, if someone helps us, we don’t try to kill them. — Good policy.
I agree 🙂
Good conversation between them, enjoyed the tone – excellent excerpt! (And of course I want to know more…)
Thank you, Veronica 🙂
What a interesting introduction. lol Love the banter.
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Thank you, Karen 🙂 I will check out the Pinterest link when I am back on my laptop.
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! 🙂
Thank you, Jessica 🙂 Indeed, she is not.
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.
Thank you, Rose 🙂 It is a wonderful feeling to have finished the first draft. I will hold on to that as I dive into rewrites tomorrow – oh my!
Interesting internal dialogue. The reason she doesn’t lunge at him is because she’d lose — not because he saved her. I’m sure that says something important about her.
Thank you, Ed 🙂 Yes, you are absolutely right!
lol – loved that – especially the line about – when we help somebody – we don’t try and kill them.
Thank you, Daryl 🙂 And thanks for the tweet, too.
Congrats on finishing, and good luck with the rewrite- always a rewarding but rather agonizing experience. Really fun snippet. Hope we get to find out what happens next soon!
Thank you, Alexis 🙂 I appreciate the thoughts as I dive into those rewrites. I need all the luck I can get. Hee hee I will post more from this as soon as I can.
So well written. It put me into the scene.
Thank you, Elaine. 🙂
He knew he was helping–but did she? It’s all about appearances.
This is true. Their meeting could be based on a misunderstanding. 🙂
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.
Thank you, Dani! 🙂 Slow and steady wins the race though, right? That’s what I tell myself since more often than not, I never seem to get anywhere fast. hee hee
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!
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. 🙂
She’s feisty and he certainly seems to have used restraint, I like it.
Thank you 🙂
Nice peek into your character personalities.
Thank you, Rose 🙂
We definitely got to know a lot about the characters in a brief snippet. Great work!
Wow, what a first meeting! Can’t wait to see where it goes from here with two such engaging characters. And congrats on the first draft completion! Woo hoo!
Have to agree with Christina, love that Sarah is considering lunging again.
Enjoyed the snip.