Sunday, September 18, 2016

WeWriWa: Dropping That Other Shoe

So sorry I missed last week's 8-10 Sentence post but I'm in the final stretch of my dark paranormal W-I-P, PRINCE OF POWER, and couldn't tear myself away. (Fanning self!)

You spend 400+ pages building, building, building those moments that put the reader on the edge. Things aren't good, then they're bad, then really bad, then worse, then, just when you think they've gotten over the worst of it . . . Boom! That other shoe drops. That's where I am now, pushing my characters, bringing all the sides and players together so the Black Moment is as dark as it can be for all concerned . . . and I can hardly force myself to leave the keyboard to go to my 9-to-5! The suspense is killing me. Every time I think the plot is all in place, another twist comes to mind (I love bendy stories!) to make the knot tighter. That's where Colin, my hero, is. Bad and worse are about to collide. Take a peek . . .

Colin shoved the car door open then turned to the driver with a wry twist to his smile. "Thanks for the help and the ride, and the fatherly advice, but you're not my daddy or my big brother." 

Silas waited until he'd slipped through the courtyard gate and shut it behind him before reaching for his phone. His call was answered with a brisk, "Hey, baby, what's up?" 

"Cale, I need a face-to-face. How soon can you and as many of your brothers as you can find get here?" 

"Daylight, unless you need us sooner. Is this a dance party or a war party so we'll know how to dress?" 

Silas couldn't help but sigh and shake his head in fond exasperation at the cocky tone, hating like hell what he was about to do. 

"It's about Colin, and it's not good."

Oh, no! Now what? What more could possibly happen? Muwahahahaha!

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  1. Whew!!Can't wait to find out "what more could possibly happen?"

  2. Seems like Colin is in for some unexpected resistance.

  3. Uh oh. It probably isn't good!

    Sounds like you're having a great time writing. That's wonderful.

  4. Oh no is right! I guess Colin should have taken the advice.

  5. Uh-oh this can't be good. Although I loved his line about a dance party or a war party. LOL

  6. I had to reread this because I missed the part where Colin left and we switched to Silas, so I got myself confused. But the dialog was fun and of course I want to know what's going to happen next! Great snippet.

  7. Love Cale's tone here. Oh, you're at the part when writing is the most fun: typing as fast as you can, cackling to yourself as cool ideas tumble out of your brain, doing your best to ignore real life!

  8. Love the line: so we know how to dress. LOL Cale is such a smartass. Good luck with finishing POP (I can do acronyms, too).

  9. Oh, but this doesn't sound good at all for Colin. Especially when this chick expects a "war party." Maybe Colin should have taken the advice. Intense snippet.

  10. All that testosterone in one'll be a party, for sure! Careful who you blow off, never know who might blow back, into town that is.... Great snippet!

  11. Sounds like you're having a lot of fun with you writing, which I totally relate to. I love being evil to my characters. :D Thanks for the great snippet!

  12. 9-to-5s really get in the way, don't they, when it comes to writing? I wonder what Silas has in mind with regards to Colin? Sounds interesting.