Snap Out of It! Weekend Writing Warriors #WeWriWa

It's Weekend Writing Warriors (WeWriWa), a new Sunday post inspired by the wildly successful Six Sentence Sunday, which ended two weeks ago. Many thanks to the admins at Six Sentence Sunday for such a great idea and activity. And thanks to the admins at WeWriWa for picking up the baton and organizing another way for all of us to stay connected.

Weekend Writing Warriors share an 8-sentence excerpt, and today I'm sharing from my VERY RECENTLY PUBLISHED young adult paranormal romance, ONCE AND FOR ALL. This is book 2 in the Sky Cove Series. Both books in the series are available at AmazonB&N, and other retailers. (A complete list of links appears on the right sidebar.)


Today's snippet comes from Chapter 1 of the book. Phoebe and Todd have already had their "collision" (which, btw, "sparked" the paranormal connection between the two of them). Now she's on her way to class, observing the other students in the hall, and thinking about the fact that she only has one more semester before graduation. Remember, Phoebe's a social nobody, so it can't come soon enough for her!

I dodged cliques of students loitering around their lockers or the water fountains. I'd never admit it - and it made me nauseous to know it was true - but I actually sort of envied them.

Snap out of it, Phoebe! I ordered myself to lose the self-pitying thoughts. It was ridiculous to be jealous of kids whose entire existence centered around clothes, shoes, and dating.

Superficial fools.

I'd suffered their ridicule and ignorance for the past eight years, since moving to Sky Cove with my father at the age of nine. I'd jump off a cliff before I wished to be like any of them.



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17 comments:

  1. Very nice job of immersing us deeply into Phoebe's POV. And her emotions are so believable :-) Nice snippet, Amy! :-)

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  2. Teresa's right. You're doing a great job with the POV, and showing Phoebe's inner turmoil

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  3. LOL I like Phoebe... got a real sense of her character in this snippet. "I'd jump off a cliff before I wished to be like any of them." classic! xx fab snippet

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  4. So easy to connect with Pheobe's emotions. Great snippet.

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  5. She is so real--filled with teenager angst,hostility and insecurity. Great snippet!

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  6. I'm with JoAnne K.
    Phoebe is a character with character -- someone I'd like to get to know better.
    Nice excerpt!

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  7. Great excerpt - her inner thoughts make her very real.

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  8. The thoughts are real and provide an honest look into this character. Well done.

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  9. Oh, I love her attitude, and the little bit of envy she reluctantly feels just makes it ring even more true. She'd get along great with all my heroines! ;-)

    ~Joyce Scarbrough

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  10. I'm glad she wants to stay true to herself and NOT morph into "one of them" just to try fitting in. Really a great story and excellent excerpt!

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  11. Ooh angsty teen. Always fun. :) Nice snippet.

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  12. I love her already. She's fighting the feelings of jealousy and she seems so strong. I have a feeling from what she said that's she's also hurting. Can't wait to read more. Love her attitude! :-) Great job.

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  13. Poor baby. Sounds like she's had a rough social life.

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  14. Fantastic voice. Brings me right back to the halls of High School. Love your cover, too.

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  15. This achieves so much in only 8 sentences, amazing. Takes me right back to HS and the daily conflict between wanting to belong, and wanting to be ME. Can't wait for more!

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  16. Very realistic. School can be really hard for those of us who don't fit in. Congrats on the release!

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