Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Teaser Tuesday

This past week has surprisingly allowed me to get some writing done.  Anemone now has 7 chapters, and is just over 6k words.  Still have a long way to go, but the inspiration is sticking around!  Here is a snippet from chapter 7.

It didn’t take any extra-sensory perception to feel the awkwardness between these two. A history nestled somewhere inside the way they looked at each other… the way they spoke in broken sentences, communicating as little as possible. Even the body language—Brady practically smashed against the passenger door, and Natalie driving with only her left hand, leaning her upper body weight onto the center console with her right elbow. She liked him… yet she apparently made his skin crawl. Or maybe she made him nervous. Who had broken up with who? Or had they not quite gotten together yet? My curiosity, and some other twisty feeling in my gut, demanded that I know right away.

Taking full advantage of my invisibility to Natalie, I positioned myself into the middle of the backseat and leaned forward until my face was almost between them. I could tell Brady saw me out of the corner of his eye, but he quickly corrected any reaction.
 He cleared his throat, probably hinting at me to sit back down behind him, but some inner force was rooting me on like I was a player in a game…. Like I was winning.

15 comments:

  1. "It didn’t take any extra-sensory perception to feel the awkwardness between these two."

    as a translator I can tell you that this would be pretty much untranslatable in many languages :)

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  2. hahaha. that's too bad! Makes sense to me!

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  3. Wow!! That's really great! I'm hooked right away with just that small snippet! Awesome!

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  4. I love it, Kristin. Keep up the good work. Write till those little fingers to the bone! :)

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  5. Thanks for speaking Tanner! ;)

    Crystal - That's great to hear! Thank you!

    Kim - LOL. You know it!

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  6. This is great! I bet the rest of your book is just as good too. :)

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  7. Oooh that's quite a teaser. You captured the awkwardness so well.

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  8. Kerrie - Thanks! I hope it will be if I ever finish! :)

    Eva - thanks :)

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  9. Congrats on the writing momentum, Kristin!

    - Corra :-)

    The Victorian Heroine

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  10. I loved this Kristin!!! You sucked me in right away and I'm happy to hear that the inspiration as stuck around because I'm definitely looking forward to more!! Yay for 6K!!!!

    Love the new background! Super Cute!

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  11. Great teaser. He he.. feels like should get bit more.

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  12. Nice tease. I love it. It really draws you in...

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