Weekend Writing Warriors #8Sunday – The Quest to Find Her

wewriwa2Welcome to my contribution to Weekend Writing Warriors! During this awesome blog hop many wonderfully talented authors share 8 to 10 sentences from a current work-in-progress. For the official list of participating authors, visit http://www.wewriwa.com and feel free to sign up for next week’s list! This is a friendly bunch.

I’m scratching my head this week as I decide what I will share. I admit, my writing has slowed considerably since entering December. The closer we get to Christmas, the busier I am with pretty much everything else. Most of my writing projects have hit a standstill. However, since I still have a few projects in various stages of completion, I am eager to continue sharing my weekly snippets. It’s just a matter of deciding which one!

Last week I shared a bit of my zombie story. I suppose this week I will switch gears yet again and share a story that is a long time in the making, but of all the stories I’ve written, it’s so far one of my favorites. It’s currently titled Obdormio, Rise of the Angerroots.

As always, I thank you for taking the time to visit my page and reading my snippet. I would love to read your thoughts on what I’ve shared and I hope you’ll return again next week.

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Angerroots cover“You’re the only one left who can protect her,” the older man had told him.

At first Max didn’t want to believe it. It would have made the pain a little more tolerable knowing she was dead. He could finally lay the past to rest. Although her father had supplied very few details to help Max on this quest, he knew even then, it was a quest he couldn’t refuse. It was his duty as her betrothed to find her.

Even if she didn’t want to be found.

He looked back at the crumpled paper in his hands. After all this time, after all the lost sleep, the worrying, the waiting, finally, he held the evidence in his grasp that she was alive.

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Weekend Writing Warriors #8Sunday – Chocolate and a Break-Up

weekendwritingHappy Sunday! It’s the best day of the week because today my fellow writing warriors and I get to share eight to ten sentences from what we’ve been writing. Check out the official site at  http://www.wewriwa.com and enjoy reading the various posts.

In November I shared weekly snippets from my NaNoWriMo novel, Blood Moon. Now that December is here and Blood Moon is undergoing extensive rewrites (ugh), I’m going to switch gears and share some bits of the story I was working on in October. The first draft isn’t quite finished but so far, it’s been a fun story to tell.

What could be worse than a break-up? Zombies…

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Amy snatched the chocolate bars from my grip as if not even chocolate could put everything right in the world again.

“I don’t know why you’re so surprised,” I said with a sulk, “It’s not like this hasn’t been a long time coming. Edgar and I were never right for each other.”

“Edgar pushed you to face a side of yourself that you didn’t want to see.”

She stopped when she saw the look of horror in my eyes. It wasn’t in Amy’s nature to be so desperate and cruel. Why did she care so much if I broke up with Edgar or any other guy for that matter?

“I’m sorry, I didn’t mean that,” she said. Then, much to my relief, she dropped the candy bars into my cart and shoved her hands deep into her pockets.

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As always, I look forward to your feedback as I continue writing my story. Now, be sure to hop over to http://www.wewriwa.com and check out my fellow authors and I will see you again next week!

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!

Weekend Writing Warriors #8Sunday – Answering the Call of the Moon

weekendwritingHappy Sunday! Another week has disappeared through our grasp and I am happy to say that I spent much of that week absorbed in writing. I’m excited to share another little snippet of my NaNoWriMo project in all its unedited glory and I’m very grateful to the Weekend Writing Warriors for giving me the excellent opportunity to do this. Be sure to check out the official page at http://www.wewriwa.com. It’s a friendly blog hop where several authors gather to share 8 to 10 sentences of a current WIP and all are invited to join in the fun.

Last week I introduced my male protagonist, Hunter. This week, it feels only fair that I share a few sentences that feature my female lead, Elise. After a fitful sleep, she is drawn to the woods. What will she find?

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And yet, somehow the moon called to her and soothed her racing heart. As if in a trance, she opened the front door and stepped out into it’s soft light. Immediately, she felt at ease. Without even bothering to turn around and grab her shoes, she began walking toward the woods, drawn to some unseen force that she couldn’t reconcile.

“Maybe I am still dreaming”, she thought. She closed her eyes and felt the chilly autumn air caress her hair. The silk of her nightgown was not enough of a barrier but she didn’t notice the cold or the dampness of the earth as mud sank between her toes. Elise walked, knowing she had a purpose without knowing what that purpose might be.

“Elise?”

She heard his voice but the darkness under the umbrella of skeleton trees with their dry leaves bristling overhead kept her from locating him.

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I hope that you have enjoyed my snippet and I look forward to your feedback. Be sure to check out the other participating authors at http://www.wewriwa.com Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Weekend Writing Warriors #8sunday – Discovery

weekendwritingWhen I sit down to a blank page and conquer it, I feel like a warrior.

Welcome to the Weekend Writing Warriors blog hop where several authors converge to share snippets of their current work. I’m excited to have discovered this blog hop and to be participating in it for the first time, especially while knee deep in NaNoWriMo, because it’s a wonderful way to share what’s growing on the page. If you are interested in participating or checking it out, visit the official page at http://www.wewriwa.com.

My ten sentences come from my project tentatively titled “Blood Moon, a paranormal romance. Hunter is determined to get his life back to ‘normal’. His roommate Jake is the only one who can help him. What he doesn’t realize is that he’s about to meet the woman who will turn it all upside down again.

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Jake sat at the breakfast table eating a jelly doughnut, white powdered sugar all over the front of him. With a sigh, Hunter grabbed the roll of paper towels and tossed them over at Jake before pouring himself a cup of the steaming, hot liquid.

“I swear you are a two year-old trapped in the body of a thirty year-old.”

Jake grinned showing off the doughnut stuck between his teeth and Hunter shook his head.

“Any news?” Hunter asked as he grabbed one of the chocolate glaze donuts and settled into the seat across from Jake. Jake leaned back and brushed his hands together sending a shower of powdered sugar fall down across his lap. Hunter resisted the urge to reach over and clean him up.

“Yes, we’ve managed to track him into the eastern hills. I’m planning to scope out the area later tonight.”

“I’m coming with you.”

“You’re staying here,” Jake corrected, “Need I remind you what happened last time you insisted on tagging along?”

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I look forward to your thoughts.

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