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Sunday, October 20, 2019

Wewriwa: EU1

             

Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors, where we share snips and bits of amazing tales by talented authors and writers. Each week, participants sign up HERE at wewriwa.com then post 8 to 10 sentences of their work, published or unpublished (we like it all) on their own blog to go live by 9:00 AM each Sunday. Then we visit each other and read and comment, critique, encourage--all those things that do a solitary writer's heart good.
      Snippet Sunday group from facebook, not us, but many of our participants do both, is HERE

     I have a confession to make. I've been hiding behind excuses, (that I was going to look for an agent, that I was going to try for conventional publishing). I was actually scared stupid by a paralyzing case of writer's neurosis. It took a while to see what I was doing. Then it took even longer to take a step to move past it. This weekend, I'm taking a couple of steps. One of them is to start sharing some snippets from the story.
     I've decided to self-publish. :-)
     The book is called "Emmily, Unbound" and it's a contemporary romance with scifi elements. It's in First person--a big change for me.       
     Could be wonky punctuation to keep within the #wewriwa guidelines.
     I'll just start at the beginning. ;-)


The snippet:
       
    
      
I’ve given away everything that doesn’t fit in my car. Murphy, my little Cocker-mutt, jumps inside, taking his place in the passenger seat. After I hug my neighbor, I tell my ex-coworker, Addie—who’s come to see me off—to stop worrying. “I’ll call, really, I will. I’m not moving to another planet, you know. The mountains are only five hours away, so come visit me when you get a chance.”
     As I drive away, I’m a model of stoicism. What else do I have left? I’m not angry anymore, just sad.

 
 That's it for this week. Thanks for visiting! I am truly grateful for comments, suggestions, and for you taking the time to read it.

13 comments:

  1. I loved the snippet and wanted it to continue 🤗

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  2. Well done, Teresa. I am right there with her . . . and I have lots of questions I can't wait to have answered.

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  3. Great intro. Raises all kinds of questions...and that makes me want to read more. Good luck with self-publishing. I'm happy to help in any way I can. I've been self-pubbing for 8 yrs.

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  4. This snippet grabbed me in my heart. She is so ready to change her life and what a dear little dog who will be her pal. . .or something. Hugs,my friend,always.

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  5. Bravo for sharing, Teresa! I'm so psyched you're going to self-publish! The snippet is a wonderful hook--just enough info that the reader must have more. That includes me! :)

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  6. A great introduction! I have so many questions and look forward to reading more!

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  7. Intriguing start, glad she's keeping her dog, can't wait to read more. Great snippet!

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  8. Teresa, yay! I'm SO happy you're planning to self-publish! Let me know if there's anything I can do to help. Your talent needs to be shared with the world! <3

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  9. So why is she leaving? And (putting on my psychologist's hat) is there any parallel between her giving away everything and your decision to flee the world of traditional publishing?

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  10. I love the way this snippet poses so many questions. Why is she leaving and giving away all her possessions? Intriguing - and Im glad she's taking her little dog with her.

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  11. Lovely opening. Of course, when you say "I’m not moving to another planet" my spidey-senses instantly wonder if that's foreshadowing :)

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  12. This snippet just makes you curious on many levels. Well done.

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