Weekend Writing Warriors-New WIP Snippet 6

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I’m now calling this story Blindsided, but it will be only a working title. There are a number of books already released with this sane title;). This snippet comes a little bit after the last one. Ana has left Jace’s garage after he (hopefully) fixed her car. As much as she enjoys his presence she doesn’t plan to see him again. We are in Ana’s point of view.

“She exhaled, climbed out of her car and opened the back door to grab her bag. And nearly screamed when a friendly black face pushed into her space and licked across her cheek. Ana jumped back, hands before her. “Reacher! What the hell are you doing here?”

Of course he gave her no answer other than trying to kiss her some more and a tail that wagged so hard his whole backside wiggled. She shook her head and checked the parking lot. No other cars. She opened the door fully, giving him the room to jump down. “Come on, boy. We better call your dad before he freaks out with worry.”

What works, what doesn’t?

For now the dog will be Reacher, but I’ll probably change that. I just need to wait until I know what I’m doing with Jace’s favourite authors: make some up or use real ones.

Nationals in New York were fabulous. Exhausting and draining, but fabulous nonetheless. I love New York, so it’s always fun to spend time there.

I’ve been working on proofs for my upcoming steampunk release, so once they are done I’ll have to switch gears and get my head back to contemporary hunks. I stumbled across this and definitely agree.

Happy Sunday and have a fabulous week!

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About Tina Christopher

Erotic Romance writer

Posted on August 2, 2015, in Weekend Writing Warrior, Writing and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 25 Comments.

  1. I LOVE that you named the dog Reacher.

  2. I said last week that Reacher is a famous character in a best selling author’s series. It’s your story so do what you want. This is a suggestion, Tina.

  3. I like the title Blindsided. If there aren’t more than a few books with that title and they’re not new, I’d say go with it. It’s so hard to find a title that hasn’t been used.

  4. Oh, they joy of finding a title that hasn’t been overused. I love the doggie. I could sense his butt-wiggling joy. 🙂

  5. Love the surprise kiss, and a dog is a great way to get them back together. The name is a nice little glimpse into Jace’s character.

  6. I was going to leave a thought but then I saw reading was sexy and completely forgot what I was going to say.
    Love how you refer to Reacher’s “owner” as Dad. They are like our children.

  7. A stowaway dog! Good thing he didn’t end up in her lap while she was driving… I had a kitten escape a carrier and climb on my on the highway. It was exciting!

    • Reacher is too well behaved to climb during driving…and he’s trying to achieve something here (talk about anthropomorphizing an animal;).
      Oh my, climbing kittens does sound exciting. I hope everything ended up fine.

  8. What’s the dog doing there!? Perhaps the wise creature has decided to intervene to force Ana to have to see Jace again! Nice snippet. 🙂

  9. I like the title Blindsided, maybe and a second word or phrase with it to make it a bit unique. And I LOVE the name of the dog, perhaps Jace named the dog after the famous character?

    Finding the dog in the car was magnificent, certainly a great ploy to get her back to Jace.

  10. The licking, black face reminded me of my dog, Twiggles. She has no tail but when she’s happy her whole rear end sort of, well, twiggles.

    I empathize on titles. Back when I was writing for Silhouette, they never used my titles because they were so bad. I finally spent no more than 10 seconds coming up with a meaningless title on a book, Step from a Dream, knowing they’d change it. But of course, that was the one title of mine they actually used.

  11. The stowaway dog is a fun touch! Enjoyed it. The thing I’d say about using names like Reacher is you risk taking your reader completely out of the story. I read that name and I’m now visualizing Tom Cruise in the movie and that has nothing to do with your book. It’s a cute trope but is it worth distracting the reader from your characters and what they’re doing? But ultimately, it’s your book and your decisions! Best wishes 🙂

  12. Reacher must go home. 🙂 Great way to reconnect Ana and Jace.

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