I am happy to report that the book seems to be making really great strides lately. I’ve hit the crux of my drama where all of the stories pretty much intertwine and it’s fun to figure out in my head how to write it all and convey the mess to my readers. I had a friend do a quick Alpha Read of pages so far and the report was great. Onward!
Thought I’d do a little #WIPSnip this evening from Brunch at Ruby’s. Enjoy a sneak peek!
It’s SUNDAY! And I think I’m finally back on track after a harrowing and busy few weeks. Today’s snip comes from my in progress romantic (fanfiction) serial, A Thin Line, the story of a boy and girl that used to love each other, but now despise each other. They say there’s a thin line between love and hate– what are the chances they could love each other again?
Title: Questions and Conversations Author: MissM Genre: Fanfiction, romance Release Date: October 1, 2013 Welcome again to the Sunday Snip, which is my opportunity to share a snippet of something I’ve written. Today’s snip comes from a short that I wrote for the POP!Tober Fiction challenge back in October. It was a fun romp and I’m planning a sequel. Enjoy!
I’m attempting to bring back this semi-regular occurrence on my blog, where I share a snip of something I’ve written, whether it’s old or new, from a finished piece or a work in progress. Writers tend to be solitary individuals and keep to ourselves. At the same time, we enjoy hearing that people like or can relate to our work.
I was just flitting through Facebook, reading posts and liking things as I am wont to do and I saw a fun post from Author Jami Gold. She was participating in a meme where you post a few paragraphs from page seven of an unedited manuscript. YES I WOULD LOVE TO DO THIS.
He smiled and gave a single nod as if to say thank you. “Do you play?”
She shook her head. “Not at all. I love music but I’m not talented.”
“I wouldn’t say that,” he argued. “Look at what you do every day. You do a lot for these kids that I couldn’t do. That’s a gift, right there.”
Olivia blushed a deep crimson. “I never thought of it that way.” She checked her watch and groaned. “Speaking of that gift, I have to go use it.”
The music stopped as JC brought his hands to his lap. “I hope I didn’t get you into trouble.”
“I was on a break. It would have been worth it, if I did. It was nice of you to check on me.”
He laughed. “I’ll be honest, it was Joey’s idea. But I did want to make sure you were okay.”
Olivia beamed. “And do I look okay?”
He studied her for a long, quiet moment, from her long dark hair pulled into a high ponytail to deep brown eyes and clear, peaches and cream skin. “You look great, Liv.”
I’m horrible at following my own advice. I think we all are, but I really am, to the point where I don’t know why people ask my opinion on things. I can’t seem to follow the good advice I give to people, and when I do, it’s mostly for self preservation. Not because it happens to be really good advice.
Today should have been a random day like a lot of other days in my life. I do the same things all the time, every day of the week, day in and day out. Wake up, wake up the kid, get us fed, dressed, out the door. He goes to school, I go to work. After work I pick him up from my mom’s and we head home. Today though, I needed to run an errand and I was dreading it. I should have done it before I picked up Ray, but it was homework night and I didn’t want to be out too late. I tucked him into the […]
Note: There was no 30WriteNow post yesterday. Today’s will be coming sometime before midnight and if I can make up yesterday’s I will. I’m trying to get back into regular posting. Fingers crossed, man. Here’s the Monday Morning Warm-Up (as always courtesy Jo Knowles): MMWU: What’s the most helpful tool you use in revision or in creating first drafts? So, I have to admit that I don’t use a lot of ‘tools’. I know they’re available, but I just haven’t got into the habit of using them. I have an account at Evernote, that I’ve made a few notes in, but I wouldn’t say I depend on it to write. […]