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Weekend Writing Warriors-Steampunk WIP Snippet 12

Welcome to the Weekend Writing Warriors, the perfect place to discover new authors and fall in love with their writing. Each Sunday we share 8 sentences from a current or finished manuscript. Click here for the rest of the amazing writers participating.

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I’m continuing to share from my current work in progress FPWL. It’s a companion novel to Dirigibles Are Forever and the beginning of a trilogy. This snippet comes a little bit after the last one. Garrett and Clara are having a bit of a difference of opinion on how the tour of the dirigible should be conducted. After a few intense moments he is showing her around, but Clara is struggling with his method. We are in her point of view.

“On the outside he was the perfect gentleman, courteous, charming and thoroughly entertaining. And so very, very helpful. He did not miss any opportunity to assist with the stairs, a narrow walkway or an obstacle in her way. At the end of the hour and a half she wanted to scream with need. His touch drove her crazy.

She’d tried to give as good as she got, but struggled to see the same response in him that she experienced herself.

It disconcerted Clara how easily Dewhurst distracted her. She’d always taken pride in her focus, in her ambition to do the best she possibly could. She had to.”

What works, what doesn’t?

Today is an insane day for me, so it may be evening by the time I can make my rounds. I missed last week as I was at Romancing the Capital, the first Canadian Romance Writer and Reader conference in Ottawa. It was an absolute blast and so popular that the author slots for 2016 were gone within a few hours. I had been to a couple of the big conferences, but this was the first where everything was about the readers and it was wonderful. I had opportunity to wear my steampunk gear and introduce new readers to my mash-up of past and future;).

Have a wonderful Sunday and Happy Writing!

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Weekend Writing Warriors-Steampunk WIP Snippet 13

Welcome to the Weekend Writing Warriors, the perfect place to discover new authors and fall in love with their writing. Each Sunday we share 8 sentences from a current or finished manuscript. Click here for the rest of the amazing writers participating.

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I apologise for not coming around last week. I was caught by the Cold To End All Colds and could make it. But I’m better know and looking forward to catching up!

I’m continuing to share from my current work in progress FPWL. It’s a companion novel to Dirigibles Are Forever and the beginning of a trilogy. This snippet comes directly after last week’s. Garrett takes Clara on the tour she had asked for, but not to the places she really wants to see. Last week ended on “But the reward for going slow can make up for everything else.” and we’re in Garrett’s point of view.

“They stared at each other. Each of them caught in the other’s gaze. Garrett had to clench his jaw to stop a growl from escaping when she wet her lower lip with her tongue. The seconds stretched into minutes. Every breath he took was filled with her scent. All he had to do was lift his hands and fill himself with her.

But that would be rushing things.

He forced strength into his limbs and stepped back. “Maybe you should try it.”

What works, what doesn’t? This is the final paragraph in his pov, so things will move along at a slightly different pace from here.

The first draft for FPWL is DONE! I’m still missing the tie-up-everything scene at the end, but that will have to wait until I work through the whole book because so much has changed since I first started writing. For now the villain is taken care of and they said those three words a romance needs. Next it will be on to revisions: hacksaw and swords away!

Have a wonderful Sunday and Happy Writing!

TC_DirigiblesAreForever

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Weekend Writing Warriors-Steampunk WIP Snippet 12

Welcome to the Weekend Writing Warriors, the perfect place to discover new authors and fall in love with their writing. Each Sunday we share 8 sentences from a current or finished manuscript. Click here for the rest of the amazing writers participating.

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I’m continuing to share from my current work in progress FPWL. It’s a companion novel to Dirigibles Are Forever and the beginning of a trilogy. This snippet is a little after last week’s. Garrett is taking her on a tour of the dirigible. They have a difference of opinion on where he should take her. Their first stop is the dining room and when Clara asks what’s next Garrett replies:

“The Writing Room.” He bit the inside of his cheek to contain his smile when she rolled her eyes.

“Of course, the writing room.” She tightened her grip on his arm and threw him a glance from beneath her lashes. “Sometimes going slow can be very, very boring.”

All levity disappeared. He leaned close enough to feel her breath on his face. “But the reward for going slow can make up for everything else.”

What works, what doesn’t?

The book that will not end did it again. It threw me yet another curve ball. This time the ball includes me deleting a few thousand words and taking a new direction. I like this new direction and am hoping that things will finally come together. I just wish I’d come up with it before. But that’ll teach me to plan ahead better;).

Have a wonderful Sunday and Happy Writing!

TC_DirigiblesAreForever

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Weekend Writing Warriors-Steampunk WIP Snippet 11

Welcome to the Weekend Writing Warriors, the perfect place to discover new authors and fall in love with their writing. Each Sunday we share 8 sentences from a current or finished manuscript. Click here for the rest of the amazing writers participating.

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I’m continuing to share from my current work in progress FPWL. It’s a companion novel to Dirigibles Are Forever and the beginning of a trilogy. I’ve had two characters walk onto the page and inform me they are the heroes in the next book, so I guess there will be three of them. Now I just need to figure out their stories and who their heroine is;).

This snippet is immediately after last week’s, which ended with Garrett taking Clara on a tour of the dirigible. They’s been flirting quite furiously;). We’re still in Garrett’s point of view and last week’s snippet ended with him saying “Let’s start with the basics and work ourselves up to the more advanced destinations.”

“She raised a brow at him. Fire heated her eyes, giving the grey a green shimmer. “Maybe I’m not interested in the boring basics. Maybe I want to go straight to the more advanced…destinations.”

The slight pause fanned the flames racing through him, raising his awareness to new heights. “Maybe I prefer a somewhat slower pace.” He opened the door on his left. “This is the dining room.”

What works, what doesn’t?

I have a plan for today! Get up early (that happened already;), make my rounds with the WeWriWa, go to my exercise class  and then I will write the final 7 scenes in this book! Fingers crossed I can make it. Things always turn out longer than I plan, but hopefully I can at least get the bones on the page.

Have a wonderful Sunday and Happy Writing!

TC_DirigiblesAreForever

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Weekend Writing Warriors-Steampunk WIP Snippet 10

Welcome to the Weekend Writing Warriors, the perfect place to discover new authors and fall in love with their writing. Each Sunday we share 8 sentences from a current or finished manuscript. Click here for the rest of the amazing writers participating.

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I’m continuing to share from my current work in progress FPWL. It’s a companion novel to Dirigibles Are Forever and hopefully the beginning of a trilogy. This snippet is immediately after last week’s, which ended with Garrett commenting on her need to see everything with “I’m unsure if everything is quite appropriate.” We are still in Garrett’s point of view.

“Her smiled deepened and the spark inside her grey eyes raised his body heat. “You let me worry about what is appropriate.”

Garrett studied her for a moment and then offered her his arm. “As you wish.”

Clara muttered under her breath. He didn’t catch every word, but for a moment he thought he’d heard “You have no idea what I wish for.”

He grinned and led her along passenger corridor. “Let’s start with the basics and work ourselves up to the more advanced destinations.”

What works, what doesn’t?

Thank you for all the great suggestions last week:). I’ve started to work out on Sunday mornings, so I’ll be around a little later. I’m loving the fact that Toronto has had moments of weather above freezing. I’m still wearing my big coat, but I’m hoping it won’t be necessary soon. Happy first spring weekend!

Have a wonderful Sunday and Happy Writing!

TC_DirigiblesAreForever

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Weekend Writing Warriors-Steampunk WIP Snippet 9

Welcome to the Weekend Writing Warriors, the perfect place to discover new authors and fall in love with their writing. Each Sunday we share 8 sentences from a current or finished manuscript. Click here for the rest of the amazing writers participating.

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I’m continuing to share from my current work in progress FPWL. It’s a companion novel to Dirigibles Are Forever and hopefully the beginning of a trilogy. This snippet follows a few sentences after last week’s, which ended with Garrett asking Clara to step into his web. She is non-committal and walks away from him, thereby initiating the tour of the dirigible she needs to gather the necessary intel. We are still in Garrett’s point of view.

“Garrett smiled as he followed Miss Riesenbeck, filled with intrigue and curiosity. He’d expected a calm and uneventful flight to London-it appeared that was about to change.

He appreciated the sway of her hips as she walked before him, accentuated by the short jacket. She stopped and turned to him once they’d stepped through the double doors of the parlour. “Where to first?”

“That depends on what you want to see.”

“Everything.”

“I’m unsure if everything is quite appropriate.”

What works, what doesn’t?

As always, thanks a lot for all your comments:). Have a wonderful Sunday and Happy Writing!

TC_DirigiblesAreForever

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Weekend Writing Warriors-Steampunk WIP Snippet 8

Welcome to the Weekend Writing Warriors, the perfect place to discover new authors and fall in love with their writing. Each Sunday we share 8 sentences from a current or finished manuscript. Click here for the rest of the amazing writers participating.

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I’m continuing to share from my current work in progress FPWL. It’s a companion novel to Dirigibles Are Forever and hopefully the beginning of a trilogy. This snippet follows directly after last week’s, which ended with Clara asking Garrett if he knew how to handle her. We’re in his point of view and the punctuation is just a little creative because I wanted to give you the full exchange.

“He smiled and knew it carried an edge, “Would you like me to prove it?”

She studied him, leaving him hanging on the edge of the abyss.

“Give me the tour and I will let you know.”

Challenge curled through him-he gave her a light bow, but continued to hold her gaze captive. “Please step into my cargo hold.”

Her smile lit up her face-her beauty was not conventional, but in that moment it took away his breath. “Said the spider to the fly.”

Garrett smiled, “Will you step into my web?”

She turned around and threw him a glance over her shoulder, “I haven’t made up my mind yet.”

What works, what doesn’t? I’m not sure about the last two lines.

Garrett’s comment about the cargo hold links back to Clara’s request for a tour that covers the areas passengers don’t usually get to see, including the cargo hold.

Have a wonderful Sunday and Happy Writing!

TC_DirigiblesAreForever

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Weekend Writing Warriors-Steampunk WIP Snippet 7

Welcome to the Weekend Writing Warriors, the perfect place to discover new authors and fall in love with their writing. Each Sunday we share 8 sentences from a current or finished manuscript. Click here for the rest of the amazing writers participating.

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I’m continuing to share from my current work in progress FPWL. It’s a companion novel to Dirigibles Are Forever and hopefully the beginning of a trilogy. This snippet follows directly after last week’s. Clara and Garrett had a more or less wordless exchange last week-maybe even faced off a little;). We’re in his point of view and the punctuation is just a little creative…

“Garrett turned to Jens. “I believe you have other passengers to look after; I’ll take care of Miss Riesenbeck and anything she may require.”

Relief flashed in the young man’s eyes. He bowed to both of them and practically ran away.

“I don’t know if I should be insulted at the speed of his departure or pat his cheek.”

Garrett laughed. “Neither-I just think you were too much woman for him. He didn’t know how to handle you.”

She raised her eyebrows at him. “And you do?”

What works, what doesn’t?

Toronto has been just a tad nippy this last month (we’ve been hovering around -30C (-22F)), so I’m very excited it’s the first day of March. Spring is-hopefully-not too far off, because this is how I’m feeling right now:

die winter die

Have a wonderful Sunday and Happy Writing!

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Weekend Writing Warriors-Steampunk WIP Snippet 6

Welcome to the Weekend Writing Warriors, the perfect place to discover new authors and fall in love with their writing. Each Sunday we share 8 sentences from a current or finished manuscript. Click here for the rest of the amazing writers participating.

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I’m continuing to share from my current work in progress FPWL. It’s a companion novel to Dirigibles Are Forever and hopefully the beginning of a trilogy. This snippet comes a little after my last one. Clara approached Jens, the young stewart she made blush in the first snippet. Garrett, my hero overheard part of the conversation and stepped closer. After some back and forth where she plays a bit of a role for Jens she shows him a hint of her true self. We’re in his point of view.

“Intelligence filled her grey eyes. Her lips, up until now curved in a slight smile, firmed and straightened.

He raised his right eyebrow.

She narrowed her gaze, but didn’t say anything. Instead she studied him from the tips of his boots to the top of his head and every inch in between. Heat spread through his body, unexpected and not completely welcome.

Then she raised her brow and mirrored his stance.

He couldn’t help himself and smiled-it had been a very, very long time since a woman had intrigued him after just exchanging two sentences. “

What works, what doesn’t?

Last week I was in Germany visiting my mum so I had to miss you guys. I’m looking forward to catching up with your fabulous stories again. I’m playing with a couple of ideas for two new series, very different from anything I’ve done so far. One is contemporary and the other is paranormal romance. I’m very much in the beginning stages and need to see if either or both develop into more.

Have a wonderful Sunday and Happy Writing!

TC_DirigiblesAreForever

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Weekend Writing Warriors-Steampunk WIP Snippet 5

Welcome to the Weekend Writing Warriors, the perfect place to discover new authors and fall in love with their writing. Each Sunday we share 8 sentences from a current or finished manuscript. Click here for the rest of the amazing writers participating.

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I’m continuing to share from my current work in progress FPWL. It’s a companion novel to Dirigibles Are Forever and hopefully the beginning of a trilogy. This snippet comes a little after last week’s. Clara explored some of the dirigible, but could not access all the areas she needed to explore. After chatting with the other passengers she approaches Jens, the young stewart she made blush in the first snippet. My hero overhears part of the conversation and steps closer. We’re in his point of view.

“Garrett Dewhurst studied the vision before him. She was tall and willowy, her streamlined figure on display in a sleek dress and short jacket that framed her breasts like a present. For a second her grey eyes flashed and then took on a more neutral look.

The hairs on the back his neck rose and his instincts tingled.

Their eyes locked.

Fierce intelligence filled her expression.

He crossed his arms over his chest. “Stuff in what?” he repeated his question.”

What works, what doesn’t? His question is in response to something Clara said a couple of paragraphs before.

Have a wonderful Sunday and Happy Writing!

TC_DirigiblesAreForever

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