Monthly Archives: July 2011


Snip, snip! It’s Snippet Sunday!

Posted 31 July, 2011 by DLWhite in Snips&Shorts, Writers Write 1 Comment

I guess I’m staying with that title for now. I decided, since I am writing the sequel to this story right now, to post a snippet of it today. Mostly since I haven’t really gotten that far on the sequel and I think I will be able to post a snip from that one next week.

This is from Rescue Me, Originally posted August 8, 2010:

He gave her a devilish half grin and rolled to his side. “So there’s a part in that movie, which we‘re probably missing right now, where Edward climbs the trellis outside Vivian’s place, like the Prince in her story. And when he gets to the Princess, he asks her, what happens after he climbs the tower and rescues her?”

“She rescues him right back.”

He smiled, stroking her cheek with the tips of his fingers. “I didn’t want to be here by myself, so I went out last night. I was in a room full of people but I was alone, and I was coming back to a house where I’d be alone.  I probably wouldn’t have made it home, but then you came and rescued me. And I know you’re leaving town and all, but– ”

Barely audible, Gabby said, “You could rescue me right back.”

He laughed aloud, scooting closer to her. “That’s exactly what I was thinking I would do.”

You can find the entire story posted at my archive here or at the NF archive here.



#FridayReads, the Long Lost Participant Edition

#FridayReads, the Long Lost Participant Edition

 Haven’t done this in awhile. Back when I had my breakdown I stopped doing everything, including reading. I committed to reading 50 books this year and I am behind by about four books, so I am back in the saddle. Just finished: Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones – incredibly compelling read. The first part sets the scene… part two sort of blew the top off of my head.  I just kept turning pages to find out what else was going to happen, while biting my nails and trying not to blink. Fantastic book, my fave from Ms. Jones, though I did really enjoy The Untelling.  Recently started: Snowy Night Seduction  by Arianna Hart– Just started this one, lightly paranormal. I’m starting to be able to stand a bit of the genre but I’ll never be a twilight/fairy prince/zombie apocalypse reader. Married 2 Struggle  by Varrsity  -Suggested to me by a twitter follower. I’ve read the first few pages and I’m captivated. Can’t wait to dig in! Up Next: The Lies That Bind  by D.L. Sparks– For some reason when I discover an author, I am compelled to read everything they’ve written. I follow Ms. Sparks on twitter and pre-ordered her next book, but how can I read that one when I haven’t read this one?! I’ve recently added a ton of Pearl Cleage to my list… I have two eBooks from her that I’ll start soon. Looking forward to it. I’m supposed to be reading one “writing craft” book a month. Meh. They just don’t really tell me anything. I do have the Write Great Fiction Series that I haven’t finished, so I can leaf through that, I guess. I just don’t really get much from reading books. I get far more from blogs and from practice. Those are my Friday Reads! What’re yours? Hope everyone plans to have a fantastic weekend!



WIP Wednesday, all late and such

WIP Wednesday, all late and such

Yeah. I meant to post yesterday but what had happened was… Sometimes I just don’t have much to say, or I have too much to say and I don’t feel like typing it out. There’s only so many times I can say ‘I”m working on two things and they are going okay and also I’m pretty sure that I suck as a writer but then again I think I’m pretty good.” It gets hard to even remember that week after week. So, I don’t blog to blog, I blog when I have something to say. Finding something to say is the problem.  So, on WIP Wednesdays we talk about progress on our current works. Well. New Project is sitting exactly where it has been sitting for weeks. It’s just not coming together and I don’t know what to do with it, really. I wrote a ficlet (very short fanfic) that will be posted at the archive on Aug.2nd. The longer story, the sequel to last year’s story will be posted on August 7th. I’m over 6,000 words in and just over halfway done, according to my not-really-an-outline. I have planned a sex scene… or two.. and those honestly take a little time to come together. They are harder to write than one would imagine. I need some time to gather some uh, inspiration. I’m hoping to do a long sprint this weekend (in between directing the lawn guy and cleaning up the house) and finishing this weekend. It has to go through the Beta process before it gets posted. Tonight, I’m really excited to be headed to a book signing by local author Tayari Jones. She’ll be talking about her recent release Silver Sparrow, which i’m almost finished reading. I wanted to finish it before her signing tonight and I hope I make it. I have just a few chapters to go and I might be sneaking in a page or two here at work. SHHHHHHHHHHH! Since I have that […]



Write On… this week in writing 7/25

Write On… this week in writing 7/25

Good Monday morning to you all (and by all I mean the three or four people that read this blog)! Last week was alternately busy and slackerrific. I started my new story for the archive, due in August. Got about 5500 words in, which is pretty good.  This story is a sequel to one that I wrote for the same challenge last year and only hit around 6500 words. I’m not getting how the sequel is going to be longer… but perhaps because it covers one more night. I don’t know if I should revamp it for the sequel to cover the same span of time, or keep going like I’m going. I have the tendency to write too much and then cut a LOT. So. I don’t know. I guess I am okay with what I have so far. I’ll pretty it up before anyone sees it anyway. Last night I was digging around Livejournal for some prompts, etc. I found a Criminal Minds fanfiction community with actual really good writing. Ya’ll know where I will be. Crossover is IMMINENT, because I’ve already had JC as an FBI agent wandering around in my head for months.



Snippet Sunday: Rescue Me II

Snippet Sunday: Rescue Me II

So, I mentioned a few days ago that I would no longer be participating in the official Six Sentence Sunday. I also mentioned that I would continue to post snippets and teasers, so I’m continuing the Sunday posts, just not for the #SixSunday Crew. I need a new name for this feature. Calling it Snippet Sunday for now. Suggestions? Anywhoozle, on to my sentences for today! They’re from the project I’m currently working on for Awesome August, a summer writing challenge at the NF archive. It is a sequel to the story I wrote last year, a cute little ditty that’s reminiscent of Pretty Woman. Enjoy, and please check out last year’s story and be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the new one! I haven’t decided what day I’ll post it but I’ll let you know when it’s up! (BTW, Loyal Readers, YES I am quite evil, teasing you all like this, and YES I do plan to tease you with snippets until I post the entire story. It’s just the way I am!)



Write On… this week in writing

Write On… this week in writing

Good Monday morning, everyone! Checking bright and… well… checking in. I want to thank everyone who stopped by the blog yesterday to read and comment on my Sunday Six post. I’m finding that I love all of my stories for different reasons and sharing them is fun. However, yesterday marked my last day of participation in the Sunday Six. I really have to evaluate what I want to get out of each community that I join. I am looking for a camaraderie among writers, an opportunity to share my work and hear people’s thoughts about it and also bring new readers to my stories and to my blog. Part of that is me posting more often about things other than how hard it is to write– we’ve all established that this is not easy.  Part of that is not getting invovlved in things that does not move that goal forward. While I’ve enjoyed sharing my sentences over the last few months, it hasn’t brought me what I thought it would.  Due to the popularity of SundaySix, – the weekly participation list has grown too long for me to get through, to comment on everyone’s sentences like I want them to comment on mine. I’d like to say I just don’t have time, but that isn’t it. I have plenty of time but I don’t have the will. Even with fan fiction, I am not HUGE on reading “everyone’s” work. I read people I resonate with, whose stories speak to me, whose writing I get lost in. I found myself reading a lot of material I didn’t care for, making a comment just to make one, and then moving along like a robot.  If I am not reading and commenting on others’ sentences, I’m not putting mine up. Just not fair or right. That isn’t to say that I won’t still pick an excerpt and share, because I actually like doing that, even if no one reads it. Now, on to the future.




Fellow Writer’s Blog Hop: Writer’s Flashback (in which I facepalm)

Fellow Writer’s Blog Hop: Writer’s Flashback (in which I facepalm)

This month the Fellow Writer’s Blog Hop topic is Writer’s Flashback. To take a look at something written maybe several months to years ago and share how our writing has evolved since then. Oh. Gawd. I have been writing since I was a teenager, but I don’t have any of that material. I took a long, LONG hiatus from writing and only picked it back up a few years ago in the form of Fanfiction. *cough* NSYNC fanfiction*cough* The first story that I wrote was really, really bad. It was never posted anywhere and I abandoned it pretty early on. It was reincarnated as my longest. story. evar and I ended up finishing it in January of this year. The first story that I posted at the archive, however, was a ditty called “Let’s Start Over“, about a spoiled, petulant brat of a popstar who is forced to work with one of the “Kings of BubbleGum Pop”. Despite her innate need and want to dislike him, his easy going nature and ability to prove that he was more than a soft pop song writer wins her over.