First Sentence Friday! CHAPTER TWELVE

As Texas and Louisiana (where I will be in two weeks!) sort out and prioritize recovery efforts from the hateful, horrendous Hurricane Harvey, I have watched the humanitarian efforts with awe.  Everyday heroes risking their own lives to save others.  Peace and love to them and all the affected residents of those states.

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My mother in law once told me (and I might have said it before) “you write such hard, sad stories!”  I do, but what I’m really trying to write about is the reality of life, and the inevitable ending for all – death.  When I’m writing a tough scene, I tend to plow right through it, and strangely, it can often be the one I write fastest, and with the most assurance.  I can’t explain that, but where I tend to drift, and meander is when I’m writing a scene intended to lay some sort of groundwork for why something is happening, or when I’m trying to discover a new and unique way to describe a smell, or how it feels to a character to witness something upsetting.  Those are HARDER.  Weird, I  know.

Either way, the opening sentence in the chapter for this week was handled so I wouldn’t give anything away, meaning I’ve left out a name, because, otherwise – spoiler.

Last week Wallis Ann was on the back of their mule, Pete.  She was sent off on her own to get much needed help, a doctor.  That’s all I’ll say.

Chapter Twelve

Burying ********** turned into a matter of urgency.

 

A Publishers Lunch BUZZ BOOK Fall/Winter 2017, and a SIBA (Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance) Trio Pick for 2018, THE ROAD TO BITTERSWEET releases December 26th, 2017.  

***I’m using #FirstSentenceFridays on Twitter and tagging @Kensington Publishing Corporation.  Follow along and tweet out/share if you’d like!***

 

 

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