It’s been a while since I’ve posted a sample of my work on the blog. To be honest, I shy away from it. I tend to take the safe rather than sorry philosophy when it comes to considering querying agents and publishers.
But a new meme is making its way around the blogosphere. Maybe you’ve seen it? It’s called “Look” and I was lucky enough to get tagged, not once but twice, recently. The fabulous authors that tagged me: Romance writer Kristy K. James (check out her books here) and YA fantasy writer Krystal Wade (Take a look at her Wild Fire Series). I love both these women and thank them for the tag!
According to the rules, the game works a little something like this: I run a search in my work in progress for the word “look” and then paste the surrounding paragraph(s), tagging as many people as possible. When I was first tagged, I considered giving you the first look at my work on Unintentional Angel or Nulled, but when I saw where the search landed on the newly reworked opening of The Bringer Trilogy I had no choice but to share. So, without further ado:
I barely manage to raise my hands in time. The sharp pricks of tiny glass shards slice through my skin as the car comes to a hard stop. My head slams into the dash and I see Crystia, surrounded by a soft light, standing on that shore in Hiddekel. Something tugs at my core, I want to go to her. And what else – green eyes? Dazed, I look up to see the back bumper of the construction truck protruding through the window of Jeremy’s once pristine Honda Civic.
Jeremy’s head lies against the steering wheel. His glazed over eyes stare back at me, absent of life. Deep crimson, gruesomely gorgeous, pools along his blonde hairline. Like molasses, it trickles down across his cheek, running a trail to his heart. There’s no mad dash for the cell phone, no urgent leap across the car. All need to rush is lost. Blinking, I stare at him confused by the emotions welling up inside me.
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Oops. Did I just give something big away? Or not. *shrugs* Did that scene paint a proper picture?
Now for the tags. Do you want to be tagged? If I tagged you and you don’t feel like playing, that’s fine. If I didn’t tag you and you want to jump in, by all means – please do! There were more people I wanted to tag, but seriously, my list was getting ridiculous.
I was going to tag Angela Wallace but she just posted something absolutely amazing that fits this meme perfectly. Slip over there and read Whispers of Magic.
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