WeWriWa/Snippet Sunday 02/02/2014 #8sunday #snippetsunday

new seize smSo sorry about last week.  I was flailing around trying to collect information for a background check.  But, I should be starting a new job soon, so that’s good news.

And… I made a new cover.  What do you think?  I had just learned how to make glowing eyes and I wanted to play.  Plus, I wasn’t happy with the color contrast on the old cover…

I think my recent series of snow days might have influenced the design…

I had been gritting back pain ever since dismounting from the horse in the market.  I’d chosen not to look at the soles of my feet but knew they were pretty bad from my run several days previous.  It took everything I had not to wince every time I put my foot down, but I refused to let anyone see my weaknesses.  Stepping on the smooth marble of the steps leading to the castle was a breath of fresh air.  I nearly sighed as my foot touched the cool, soothing stone.

But even with the relief the stone gave, reaching the large wooden doors seemed like a monumental accomplishment.  Pain, exhaustion from travel, and muscle atrophy all conspired against me as I set my sights on the ornately carved doors.  The knight grabbed my elbow to help me up and, for the first time, I didn’t protest, even if I did cringe.

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  • chellecordero

    I can feel the pain your character has, ouch, very good description. And I like the new cover.

  • burnsmillie

    The new cover is pretty cool. I’m with Teresa, you may want to change muscle atrophy to muscle weakness. It seems very off for the time period. Glad to see her finally accept some comfort.

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  • Can’t wait to wee what’s on the other side of the doors.

  • Lots of great information, Danielle. And your writing flowed smoothly until I reached the words, “muscle atrophy”. Not sure what the time setting is, but no matter. For me–as Joe Reader, castles and horses and what my mind was settling into was tripped up immediately by the inclusion of a word that didn’t seem to fit.

    Oh, I like the new cover. Great work!

    All in all, good 8. Thanks for sharing.

  • I want to know more about all of the characters! (When is this due out?)

  • I’m very much enjoying this, glad to see a hint of the knight today (really want to know more about him – I LIKE him)…excellent excerpt! Can’t wait to read more.

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