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Excerpt #3 – Ominous Ride

Maybe October and the whole Halloween connection influenced the mood of this excerpt. But then again, I ain’t exactly writing about butterflies and honeysuckle in this story. 😛

I’ve actually made very, very slow progress this month. Because, at first, I just blanked out and couldn’t figure out how to move forward in the story without jumping entire chapters altogether. And then I got so busy that I didn’t even have time to just double-click on the document and stare at it for a while in the hopes of being clobbered by inspiration if I stared at it hard enough. *Sigh!*

On the other hand, I have written more than two chapters now. So while I still have a loooong way to go, at least I’m not at a stand-still again. (And maybe being proud of completing two chaps is pathetic(?) — I don’t know — but I’m still proud of it anyway. So yay!) 🙂

 

Well, that’s all I really have to rant about this time. I’ve just been busy with completing actual paying projects and a number of other do-or-die (sort of) commitments recently. But hopefully this month will see more progress.

Anyways. Down to the excerpt:

 

#Story / #Novel #Excerpt. @WOLIWAIS. "...The ride there had been jerky and uncomfortable with plenty of ominous silences and subverted, threatening remarks from the guards. And the looming stone castle they'd finally stopped in front of had been more intimidating than stone walls had any right to be..."

 

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Sense: Excerpt #2 + A Short Rant

I have no idea whether other authors/writers of fiction/fantasy have this same problem, but I do: My head skips from one part of the story to another, a scene or chapter sometimes coming so powerfully into my head that not writing it would practically be writing-heresy. (And I say that because it might lead to me having writer’s block for ages before I can write something substantial again.)

But the problem is that sometimes I write a scene in the first chapter, and then I write a scene in the 25th or 30th chapter! And that means it’s even harder for my brain to backtrack and actually assemble the book in order. 😦 In fact, my head and my muse was all over the place, and I was basically running around trying to herd them into some semblance of order.

Hence, other than the usual bouts of procrastination and writer’s block — with both of them sometimes tag-teaming so that one of them becomes the reason for the other — I also dealt with forcing myself to draft the chapters in order — Even if I had scenes ready and written for later chaps. And that, at times, lead to days of no progress, because I was stuck at one particular point where I knew what happens precisely two or three paragraphs later, but not what happens in those two or three paragraphs!

Ugh.

Needless to say, there were quite a few gloomy days till I could push past that. *Sigh…*

 

Anyways, that’s all I wanted to rant about for the moment. (Any writers / authors / comic artists out there have this mind/muse jumping problem too?) Now, onward with the next excerpt:

@WOLIWAIS. WIP Novel. Excerpt: "Apparently, even strangers could sense that she did not fit in."

#Memory

I can't imagine my life without you, and I find that I don't want to either. Darling, will you please marry me? Oh, sweetheart, we've been married for 27 years. Written By A Moody Pen. Flash Fiction

 

I can’t imagine my life without you, and I find that I don’t want to either. Darling, will you please marry me?

Oh, sweetheart, we’ve been married for 27 years.