Saturday, 13 February 2016

Sunday Snippet: “Not the way you’re thinking.”



It's Sunday yet again, that time of the week where indie authors share their current works in 8-10 sentences.  Since it's Valentine's Day weekend, my Weekend Writing Warriors snippet will be on the romantic side. Last week we were introduced to Sawyer, so we know that he's capable of caring deeply about something. And maybe, someone...

I hesitated when he opened his eyes and met my gaze. I wasn’t prepared for the intensity in them. I lowered my eyes, unable to hold back the words spilling past my own lips.

“I’m sorry for putting you in this situation. You’ve been doing your best to help me, and I can’t blame you for being mad–”

Sawyer gripped my chin and tilted my head up. I caught his breezy, cedar scent and forgot to breathe. His eyes shone like two suns.

“You’re not making me mad,” he whispered, sending a shiver through me. “Not the way you’re thinking.”



While Crimson Sky is still doing really, really well as far as I'm concerned (and while the winner for the One Book Two giveaway has been announced, you can still win swag and a copy on Goodreads), I haven't spent as much time writing new words. I know what you're thinking– that's crazy, but it;s also true. I'm finally coming out of that weird space between completing one book and moving onto the next. I'm almost done the plot for my rewriting of the first book in the Areios Brothers series (now five books and two novellas instead of six books and three novellas), and will likely begin rewriting it completely once I'm done formatting Damnation's Door, the last Cursed book (provided I figure out how the hell Scrivener is supposed to work) and when I finish my edits for Midnight Sky, the next Dark Sky book. That being said, by the time I'm done the edits for both of those, the edits for Storm Born will likely be in. I'm dreading that like I'm dreading a punch in the face, but at least I know that I want– and will– make the story better.

I'm also going to be finalizing the details on the world for Agents of Limbo, another new urban fantasy series that I'm hoping to start in the next few months. Anyone who read Path of the Horseman will get a kick out of this series, since the main character, Leon, is a lot like Horseman's anti-hero, Avery. Not that I would put them in the same room together. That would end badly.

Anyway, that's what's happening! Lots of work ahead, but thankfully I have a short work day today and the next couple days off. I'm hoping to at least get two things crossed off my To Do List so they can stop looming over my head. Hope everyone enjoys their weekend with their loved ones, and if you're single, just remember that chocolate will be super cheap tomorrow! Be sure to check out the other Weekend Writing Warriors' blogs, since you'll find a lot of new, romantic authors to read. Until next time, cheers!



Amy

26 comments:

  1. Yep, Claire has gotten herself in for more than she bargained.

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    1. Yup. She definitely wasn't prepared for someone like Sawyer to come into her life. ;)

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  2. Oooooh, I loved that last line! Great snippet!

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    1. Romantic cliffhanger! They do exist! ;)

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  3. Nicely done! You always capture terrific detail in your writing!

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  4. Mmm, he smells and looks and sounds dreamy. I probably mention this every week, but your productivity is astonishing. Now I'm inspired to stop whining about writing one book at a time! :-)

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    1. Haha I did write him to be a pretty sexy pirate. ;) And thank you so much! Sometimes I feel overwhelmed, but it's always nice to cross something off a list. :)

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  5. When your immersed in a project it's hard to let go and jump to a new one. Separation anxiety, I guess. Love the snippet!

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  6. Good for Sawyer! Loved the dialog, great snippet...

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  7. Excellent job triggering the senses with this snippet!

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  8. Sometimes people get so caught up in how they think someone will feel/react, they make a mountain out of a molehill. Been there...

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    1. Oh yeah, they definitely do that a couple times. And you're not alone in that, believe me. :)

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  9. She reminds me of me; like Caitlin says "making a mountain out of a molehill". I'm glad Sawyer is sympathetic.

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    1. He can be when he doesn't want to be stubborn. Then again, he's never met anyone quite like Claire. :)

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  10. Mmmm, that turned out to be a delicious little snippet. Love that last line, Amy!

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    1. Thank you Teresa, and for the retweets! ;)

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  11. Wonderful imagery! And the banter-- tantalizing. I have to agree with the others--the last line is perfect.

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  12. Perfect Valentine's snippet and possibly one of the best ending lines ever! :-)

    ~Joyce Scarbrough

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