It’s simple and fun. Sign the linky list with your name, blog url and email address on Mondays, 8:00 AM EST. Each week, the list remains open until Saturday, 11:59 PM. Then on Sunday, post 8 sentences from a current writing project, published or unpublished. Visit other participants and offer opinions, critiques, support. Writers hanging out with writers, a good time with a great group of people.
It’s a chance to share a small snippet -exactly eight sentences – of my current writing. I’m sharing an excerpt from my April CampNaNoWriMo project, Transistions: Kifo Island Chronicles, Volume One. The Kifo Island novella series takes place at a resort that’s a little like hospice meets Fantasy Island…Transitions chronicles the intersecting and changing lives of Barry, Terrance, and Corinne.
This snippet is a paragraph after the single sentence I shared over at WIPpet Wednesday last week:
“Hey, Corinne – you ready in there?”
What followed was some incredibly dull exposition that added little of relevance; it probably won’t be in draft two. So I won’t bore you with that….instead, how about you read this?
“All set, Donovan.” She didn’t crane her neck as he came in; most people didn’t want to be seen as curiosities or spectacles, and the information she’d gotten from the Welcome Committee said that these gentlemen, a retired businessman and a modern-art sculptor, preferred a quiet life. So she settled herself at her creation table, which was positioned in such a way that she could greet visitors, and let them watch her work, without giving the impression that she was staring at them like some strange potter’s version of a black widow welcoming them to her lair.
Donovan grinned at her as he raised his shades; he had this knack of knowing what direction her fancies traveled in. But he didn’t let on, this time. Instead, he swept a hand behind him as he half-turned. “Corinne McIntyre, may I present to you Terrance Acosta and Barry Kelmore. Gentlemen, this is Corinne, one talented lady, and my best friend.”
What’s going on here? Why is Corinne so particular about how she presents herself? Why have the men come, and how does Donovan fit into the picture?
Well, I wouldn’t be much of a writer if I just came out and told you, now would I? =D
I suggest that, instead, you go visit other #8Sunday posts, and see if they’ll give away more than I did!