A to Z Challenge

Saturday, December 28, 2013

WeWriWa - Kill me quick!

It's the last WeWriWa of 2013!  This year has been so awesome, and next year will only be better.  If you would like to know more about Weekend Writing Warriors, who they are, what they write, how flipping awesome they are...follow the link right here.  If you've been skulking around and reading...but not joining in on the fun, make a New Years Resolution to get involved.  We'd love to have you.

I resolve to complete the first draft of my book in the month of January.  Augh, I posted that, so now I've gotta make it happen!  But, no more excuses about going back to work shrinking my writing time...or any other excuse I might toss out there.  I will make it so!  And this week, I'm going to share the next eight lines from my WIP with you.  I am continuing with Medina and the young boy from Rasport.  He's still huddled down in the crow's nest of his ship freaked out by the harpy that is eyeing him.  The people from Rasport have outlawed magic and think all things magical are perversions of nature...

Medina dropped into the nest.
“Ahhh,” he cried.  “Kill me quick.  I don’t want to be alive when you eat me.”
“Eat you,” she laughed, “You are nothing but skin and bones, why would I eat you?”  She reached out a gentle hand and patted his back.

He lifted his eyes, peering at her freckled face.  “You aren’t going to eat me?” he breathed.

Enjoy the festivities of the coming week!  My dear hubby's birthday is New Year's Eve, so we will be making some noise on Tuesday night for sure : )

Saturday, December 21, 2013

WeWriWa before Christmas - Meet Medina

Father forgive me for I have sinned.  I have missed a week of WeWriWa, and must atone for this transgression.  I will read each snippet twice, absorbing as much fantastic writing as one humble sinner can, for the number I have missed, while I was away last week, cavorting with dragons and hobbits and riding rollercoasters with my family...oh, how I have fallen.  Sniff, sniff.
Oh, excuse me (slight blush) I didn't realize the confessional door was ajar.  Well, now you've heard my torrid confession, so we might as well push onward.  I am so happy to have you here at my humble blog.  This is another weekly sabbatical of Weekend Writing Warriors (here's the link) where you can find many interesting styles of writing to study and learn from, as well as be delighted by.   Authors from all over the world, share eight lines of their published work or works in progress.  So many styles to choose from, so many places they'll take you.  Can I get a "Hallelujah?"
This week, I have left Ena and Ravyn to fend for themselves back in Aigerach.  This week we shift forward a few years to my WIP, tentatively titled Zelera's Revenge.  I wanted to introduce you to another of my favorite characters.  Her name is Medina, and she's a harpy.  She has been flying over the ocean and checking out the forces from Rasport that are invading Aigerach...
Medina dropped down into the fog, following the clamor of angry, frightened voices.  She slid along the currents of air, to land on a ship’s yard.  The crow’s nest appeared empty, so she lifted off to land on the lip of the barrel shaped enclosure that perched atop the mast. 

“Ah, what manner of monster are you?”

Medina peered into the barrel - a small lad cowered down, arms over his head.  He poked his head out over his arm to peek at her, then squealed, ducking his head back under. 
“I’m not a monster,” she clucked, “I’m a harpy.”  She chuckled and tossed her head, flipping her auburn hair. 


Saturday, December 7, 2013

WeWriWa - It means fiery!

Happy Weekend everyone!  Please join us for another exciting installment of the Weekend Writing Warriors!  If you follow the link here you find a list of many talented authors who are sharing eight lines of their published works, or eight lines from a work in progress.  You might think eight lines isn't much to read, but let me tell you, eight lines can hook you in to the story, and you have to return week after week for a bit more.  It's a powerful addiction. 
This week, I think I'm sharing the last bit from Return of the Crown in this scene.  Who knows what I'll share next week.
Ravyn ran up to the dragon throwing her arms around the powerful sinewy neck.  “Oh, that would be so wonderful, it would really speed things up.  You know,” she cocked her head as she looked up into the glowing golden eyes, “I don’t know your name.  Dragons do have names, don’t they?”

“It’s Ena; it means fiery - I’m named for my temper.  Now, gather your belongings.  We must leave at once; I have another egg to care for.  I’ve been gone from it for far too long.”

So feel free to leave comments, I love to hear from you.  I hope your holidays are coming together!  There's never enough hours in the day in the month of December!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

WeWriWa - Not today

I decided I'd better post a little something today, since I have been faithfully posting over the past few months with WeWriWa.  But today, I didn't post eight lines from my WIP or from Return of the Crown, because I will be at work all day, and I don't want to feel pressure to get to everyone's posts.  I will get to as many as I can today, just so I can read all the wonderful tidbits and keep up with the stories I've been enjoying each week.  If you are looking for the link list to find all the literary talent...please click ME!

Today I will post a 75 word flash that I wrote this month.  It's titled Snow Blanket.

The snow falls fast and thick, the world is void of color.  It’s 25 below zero, I think.  Why am I hot?  I fumble with the zipper before slipping off my jacket.  A nippy wind pulls a tear from my eye.  I sigh, sinking down into the soft white fluff.  I’m not supposed to do this, but it feels so good.  I lay back, letting the snow blanket me.  I snuggle in and drift off... 

Hope your Thanksgiving was fantastic and you ate till your buttons near popped off your pants : )