The wonderful Alex tagged me in the You Got The Look meme. Alex and I were in Mandy´s class. Her book is reminiscent of Fringe and is great! You can also follow her on Twitter….and send her encouraging words on querying (or talk to her about Joss Whedon or Les Misérables, I´m sure she´d love it!)
The rules are as follows: Search your current WiP and find the word “look” – then post some of the lines around said word.
It fits quite nicely ´cause I have “bad-looking” in the first paragraph of the first chapter of ONE TWO THREE…That counts, right?
Chopin´s saddest prelude is the soundtrack of my life, I decide when the melody of his Prelude Opus 28 n. 4 envelops me. Some people call this piece “Suffocation”, and as a lump forms in my throat, I find it particularly fitting. Clenching my fists until my nails dig into my palms, I blink a few times to fight the tears I know will fall if I´m not careful, and stare out of the window. A few houses and a lot of trees. That´s pretty much all of Everbird, New Jersey. Lovely town. Not. It´s tiny, boring and gray. Okay, there’s a lake nearby and the old part isn´t too bad-looking. But my happy memories of Everbird date back to the summers I spent here with my babushka—my grandmother—and those were forever ago. There´s not much that can make me smile these days.
And you my dear readers are all tagged! 😀 Just let me know in the comments…so I can go and get lost in your writing.
11 thoughts on “You got the look! or a sneak peek into my novel…”
Just catching up with my blogging (bad me) and found this. That sounds great, I like the build up. Whatever is happening the subject is full of emotion 🙂
Thank you so much Eve 😀 Glad you enjoyed it!
On Sun, Dec 2, 2012 at 3:58 PM, commutinggirl
bahahaha thanks for the kind words, Elodie 😛 this made my morning (which is awesome, ’cause I’m not a morning person!)
Glad I made your morning 😛 thank YOU for being such a great cheerleader and for sharing your work with me!
On Sun, Dec 2, 2012 at 5:38 PM, commutinggirl
What a great snippet!
On Sun, Dec 2, 2012 at 8:13 PM, commutinggirl
Ooh, I like this “You Got the Look” idea, and I love the snippet you shared. Such a small glimpse in the story, but my heart’s already breaking for your MC. Well done!
Thanks Katy 😀 Glad you liked it!
On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 8:08 PM, commutinggirl
I enjoyed your story segment, Elodie. That’s a great opening line! Seeing as you tagged your readers, I decided to be brave and take part as well. 🙂
Yay 😀 Thanks, Erin! And loved the snippet you shared on yours!
On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 9:44 PM, commutinggirl
Lovely excerpt Elodie! I like how you’ve used the senses. 🙂