The lovely Kyra Lennon tagged me in this meme, so I thought I'd give it a go. To take part, you need to search your WIP for the first usage of the word Look and post the surrounding paragraph. Firstly, working out which WIP to use was difficult - I have several projects on the go, one of which isn't on my computer yet (so I discounted that one). I've decided to use the MS that I found out will be my next-to-be-published-book... but sorry, no details yet, I don't want to jinx it by announcing too early.
In this excerpt, the MC is three, or maybe four...
As usual, I'm being lazy and not tagging people - consider yourself tagged, if you want to take part. And if anyone knows why the word look was used, I'd love to know. I occurred to me that any word could work... although maybe not the or antidisestablishmentarianism!
In other news:
I'm hugely excited by the following blogfests. Have you heard of these? Have you signed up? I've got the chocolate one sorted, but - boy! - am I finding my favourite genres difficult... I like everything!
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My short story Jacob's Wife is now available at Alfie Dog Fiction!
Sally is trapped in her marriage after marrying too young and for the wrong reasons. She's let her true love slip through her fingers once - but when Tom arrives back in her life stirring up old memories, will she let him leave again?
So, what's your news on this lovely Wednesday?
All good, Annalisa! Great about the new book and the Alfie Dog story - I'll have to check it out now I've read the blurb and got intrigued!ReplyDelete
I think I'll consider myself tagged - I haven't done much on my blog lately due to being busy writing (and procrastinating, naturally). I reckon 'look' was chosen because it's a word that can appear frequently in different contexts but it's one that can also be improved on, perhaps - like 'nice'!
Thanks Linda! :-)Delete
Congratulations on the short story!ReplyDelete
And thanks for mentioning my blogfest.
Thanks Alex, and you're welcome!Delete
Nice use of the word "look" :DReplyDelete
And congrats on the short story publication - I will check it out soon!
Thanks Kyra x 2 :-)Delete
Congratulations on the story!ReplyDelete
I overuse "look" especially in my first drafts. It makes me cringe when I go back and see it over and over, then I remind myself it's only the first draft, no worries! :)
I'd never considered the word 'look' at all. I must use it without realising :-)
Oh congratulations on the short story publication. Plan to sign up for a couple of blogfests but just haven't got round to it yet!ReplyDelete
Thanks Suzanne. I hope you've signed up for these blogfests!!Delete
i think i'll post from mine. thanks.ReplyDelete
Congrats on 'Jacob's Wife,' my dear! Lifting my mug o' java to you this morning. You'd love it, it's all Halloweeny with bats and ghosts. (I always get ahead of myself with this time of year ...)ReplyDelete
Thanks Suze. I'm trying hard not to think of things that are coming up - I'm trying to pretend it's not September on Saturday :-)Delete
Congrats on the story you are working on! Interesting excerpt and does leave a feeling of wanting to know more about the story.ReplyDelete
Thank you :-)Delete
forgot to say congrats on the short story. and here's a link to my post on the meme.ReplyDelete
Thanks Michelle. I've just been over and had a look... lol!Delete
Congrats on the story! I wish I could participate in the chocolate blogfest, but I haven't eaten it for 10 years now.ReplyDelete
Maybe you could write about your last chocolate bar?Delete
Congrats on Jacob's Wife. I don't know why the word is look but it seems to be throwing up some interesting and diverse extracts from bloggers. I guess antidisestablishmentarianism isn't going to have the same effect is it!ReplyDelete
Thanks Rosalind. Yes, I've been following this meme around the blogs, and there are lots of variety.Delete
congrats on your short story - very cool. Also, I liked your excerpt and the whole variety of this post. Lots of stuff going on - you are revving up for fall.ReplyDelete
Thanks Joanne - sorry about late reply, your comment ended up in Spam, and it's never done that before - very strange!Delete
I always get a new oomph in September - crisp mornings and sunshine (hopefully) will get me moving and achieving. I hope your September is just as great :-)
The excerpt is adorable, and anything with the word "monster" in it has my immediate interest! Good luck getting this WIP pubbed. :-)ReplyDelete
Thanks Lexa :-)Delete
Congratulations with the publication. No news from my side, sorry. I live a rather boring life. I am very happy for you. Enjoy the success.ReplyDelete
I'm sure it's not boring at all! And thanks :-)Delete
I love the excerpt! What a great idea for a meme. :) And congrats on the publication!ReplyDelete
Thanks Peggy. It was fun. I wasn't sure I'd have many mentions of 'look' and that paragraph is on the first page!Delete
Great excerpt. Now I must go check out the short story!!ReplyDelete
Aw thanks Elizabeth - if you do read it, I'd love to know what you think :-)Delete
That's a fun meme.ReplyDelete
And congratulations on your publication news. That's really great!
Thank you :-)Delete
Good luck with the short story Annalisa, may you sell millions of copies :). The story sounds very intriguing ...ReplyDelete
Ooh, thank you... I like the sound of a million :-)Delete
how cute! and i totally overuse "look" it's closely followed by turn, glance and see or notice!ReplyDelete
My characters glance at everything! I'm going to write a novel set in the pitch black one day, so no one can see, look or glance at anything lolDelete
Ooh that reminds of a story they used to read us in school about a monster that lives under beds who grabs children when they get up at night - I'm now an expert at holding it in during the night! :)ReplyDelete
Argh, don't tell me that... I'm staying under the covers all night now!Delete
you've got a child's fear just right, AnnalisaReplyDelete
Ooo! Skeery, Annalisa. Thanks for mentioning chocofest. :) Hope you have a great weekend.ReplyDelete
You're welcome Mary - I've got my story almost done too. I got very excited at the mention of chocolate :-)Delete
I was going to post something sensible but then you mentioned something chocolatey and I got all distracted.ReplyDelete
Hehe, I know, I felt the same way, yum yum :-)Delete
Yes, I'm signed up for the blogfests. Very excited! I'm patiently awaiting for the print proof of my novella and crossing my fingers everything looks good because I did the formatting myself! Yikes!ReplyDelete
Congratulations on figuring out the formatting!! :-) I'm looking forward to reading it - you've single-handedly got me reading YA fantasy!Delete
Hi Annalisa .. creepy crawlies from my mouth - no thank you ... I'm looking forward to the choccy blogfest ... excellent news re the short story - interesting take on life ..ReplyDelete
Haha I hadn't read it that way - perhaps I should have included the previous paragraph which explains that the monster is under her bed! I wonder if everyone else is imagining things emerging from a little girl's mouth????Delete
Oh, but how to pick just one favourite chocolate??ReplyDelete
Allison (Geek Banter)
I know, it's hard isn't it? Maybe just write a really, really long post?Delete
I do like a good monster story! That was really cute and creepy.ReplyDelete
I have to let you into a secret... it's not a monster story... sssh...Delete
Great excerpt... Would love to read more. Congrats on the short story:)ReplyDelete
Your excerpt sounds extremely familiar to many I'm sure. How many of us were grateful of some light to protect us from the monsters?!ReplyDelete
When I was young, I had the loft hatch in my bedroom... right over MY bed. I spent a lot of time with the light on!Delete
Congrats on the story!ReplyDelete
Congrats on Jacob's Wife! Sounds like a good read.ReplyDelete