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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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.

Now be sure to hop over to http://www.wewriwa.com and follow the links to the other author blogs. Happy reading!