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Sunday, July 17, 2016

WeWriWa: It’s Slice and Dice Time!


Got both my BETA reads back on PRINCE OF HONOR with some very different input. Not bad, just different in a good way. Now, to blend it in to make a stronger whole. While I’m working on those edits, here’s a new snippet for you to read . . .


There was no security with James, no family bosom to return to. She had what she’d always had, her wits and her wiles, and unfortunately, it seemed, a conscience. 

What a damned inconvenient time to discover that. 

She twisted in the bed she’d made. 

Was Turow still alive, even now, being beaten and broken by James’ thugs? Beaten, probably, broken, never. He’d die without giving them the satisfaction, the stubborn fool, while she’d always considered confession good for the soul. The truth would set you free, but Turow would never speak to save himself. 

Knowing that tormented her fatigued brain and provoked her not so hard heart. 

There had to be a way for her to rise above this intolerable situation, but at the moment, she couldn’t see find it through the thorny tangle of her emotions.


As I ferociously slash pesky adjectives, I’m trying to block out the fact that I just sent out a new proposal. It’s not like it’s the first time I’ve chewed my nails with Tums chasers. It’s more like the 50th. It never gets any easier, even though this is to an editor who loves my work and asked me to send it. Churn, gurgle. More Tums. I’ve been enjoying self-publishing because it takes that particular anxiety out of the mix (adding in others but that’s another topic for another day!).

So while my fledgling YA paranormal series rests in the hands of another, I’d better get mine back on the keyboard and to the work at hand.

Hope your fingers have been flying this week!!


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20 comments:

  1. Wonderful portrayal of some really deep agonizing!

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  2. Interesting dilemma she's got going on here. Terrific snippet!

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    1. It's always something, isn't it? Thanks, Jean!

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  3. I enjoy reading your process. Good luck with the proposal.

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    1. Thank you, Rain. Fingers crossed . . .

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  4. Wonderful show of her internal conflict.

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  5. Great snippet, and the discovery of her conscience. Good luck with the proposal.

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    1. It's about time she found that sucker! Thanks, Rachel!

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  6. THis is an effective depiction of the internal conflict we all want in our stories.

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  7. No one tortures the tormented quite like you! Love it! Keep the plot twists coming! Expecting great things from the YA series! Have NO DOUBTS!

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  8. Talk about being between a rock and a hard-ass. It think it's going to get worse before it gets better for both of them. Great internal conflict!

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    1. LOL! Rock and a hard-ass. Hard to tell which one is which in this case. Thanks, Jenna!

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  9. Loads of internal conflict coming through, Nancy! Nicely done. :-)

    Maybe an extra word or two here: "...she couldn’t see find it through the thorny..." Or, maybe I read it wrong. :-)

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    1. LOL! Now you know why I was editing (and finished and Yes, I caught that one!).

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  10. You're a busy woman Nancy! I really liked this snippet and love Turow. :D

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  11. Thanks, Amy! I'm kinda fond of him, too.

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