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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Weekend Writing Warriors! It was...magic

It's a beautiful day in writerhood, it's a beautiful day for a writer...would you read mine, if I read yours, will you be my writer friend? (Gosh, I miss that guy's wonderful cardigans...)  If you don't know whose song I've pirated, you're likely a youngin' or not from the US.  Any-who, welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors where writers from all over the globe share eight lines from their published work, or WIP that they are trying to work the kinks out of.  Folks travel the internet with the help of a linky tool you can find here, and read and comment on the little snippets.

I have been AWOL the last two weeks, and I left poor Medina up in a ship's crows nest with a scared young soldier from Rasport.  Medina is a harpy, not at all your typical harpy by the way.  The boy had asked Medina what she was doing, and she told him she was scoping out her enemies and found them running amok.  Here's what happens next...  

The boy’s eyes widened.  “We were attacked in the middle of the night.  No one knows how.  It was…magic,” he breathed.  “Aigerach is filled with magic and monsters.  None of us wanted to come here, but the king…”

“Ah yes, your king.  How did Zelera capture your King’s heart?”

And that's that...so whatcha think?  

To my friends who are trying to complete some writing goals this month, how's it going?  I have added a mere few hundred words, but the month isn't over yet!  I know my goal is to complete my story this month, and I don't really see that happening in the next six days, but miracles can happen...can't they?  I hope you've fared better than I.  Have a wonderful Sunday all!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

I prefer the fat ones - WeWriWa

A very Happy New Year to you!  And you, and yes, you too!  It's such a great time of year...we have a clean slate, a chance at a new start.  One thing I won't give up though...is WeWriWa!  Nosiree bob.  I stumbled across this great group of authors this past year (one of the wonderful things that happened in 2013) and I decided to join them.  Every week, we post 8 lines from either published work or Writings in Progress.  We share with each other and learn from each other.  It's super de duper.  If you are interested in learning more about it, or finding more fantastic authors to follow...click the link Here!  (See how I cleverly inserted myself into the fantastic author category : )

I've been sharing with you from my WIP, and you've been getting a peek at Medina, a fun and crazy harpy who lives in Aigerach.  Last week, she landed in the crow's nest of the enemies' ship and started a dialogue with a young boy/soldier...he breathed, "You're not going to eat me."  And here's her reply : )

“Of course not, I never eat skinny humans, I prefer the fat ones,” she leered at him, smacking her lips.
He pushed to his feet, his hands groping for the pull cord to the alarm bell.  Medina cackled, “Joke, boy...it was a joke.  Apparently, it wasn’t very funny.”  She smirked as the boy collapsed back down into the nest, the wind out of his sails.
“Wh-what are you doing here,” he asked.

“Checking to see what my enemies are up to,” she said, raising an eyebrow.  “And I find them running amok, mad out of their wits.”

So, drop me a comment.  I'd love to hear what you think.  And, if you're like me, and this month you have set a goal to finish the first draft of a WIP, let me know how you're doing.  As I post this, I've only written a few words this past week (grr), but I plan on adding a thousand or two more words tonight.  I'll let you know how that works out : )