Sunday, February 7, 2016

WeWriWa: Truth or Consequences


Consequences. That moment when what seemed like a good idea at the time catches up to you with a bitter taste of hindsight.

Even Sylvia, my treacherous heroine in PRINCE OF HONOR, has to face the music after starting that fateful tune in the last few excerpts from my W-I-P. Is it the one you thought she’d be singing?
She’d survive. Wasn’t that the important thing? She’d never had the luxury of worrying over the moral implications that tormented her lover, so why was she now? 

Her lover, her friend. Her only one. Who’d now have every right to wish he’d let Cale murder her back in New Orleans. She took no pride in outsmarting him. Shame came closer to what knotted uncomfortably in her belly as miles and hours whipped by the luxurious vehicle. Carrying her to another sharp U-turn of consequences.
Settling into the new digs (digging out is more like it!) with laptop finally humming happily along as I sneak up on 25,000 words. Could there be an end in sight? 

Happy Weekend, fellow Warriors!! Make sure you check out my Insecure Writers Support Group post below on “You Ought to be Writing!” Time I listened to my own advice!


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13 comments:

  1. That is some great character building via introspection, Nancy! Nicely done!

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  2. An excellent piece, Nancy. Glad you are settled and feeling good. Keep going, it will be worth it!

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  3. An excellent piece, Nancy. Glad you are settled and feeling good. Keep going, it will be worth it!

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  4. This poor character seems quite overwrought, but with good reason. Powerful snippet!

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    1. All of her own making! Thanks, Veronica!

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  5. You're managing to write while unpacking? I'm impressed.

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    1. A dirty job . . . but no one else was going to do it! Queen of multitasking here.

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  6. Glad you're digging out and getting back to writing. This is a great snippet. She carries quite a burden. I wonder where it will lead.

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    1. Thanks, Stephanie! With this morning's snow I'll be digging out literally (or just brushing off, actually).

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  7. Oooo, amazing writing, and she definitely does have the tone of a survivor. :) I'm also glad to hear you're finding a little more time to write. I can't imagine unpacking and not writing, since I meant to do my house cleaning in early January, and it's now February, and I'm probably going to leave it until March... ;)

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    1. Thanks, Amy! I'll probably still be unpacking NEXT February!

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