Monthly Archives: January 2015

#1LineWed – FACES

Today’s theme for #1LineWed on Twitter, sponsored by RWA’s Kiss of Death chapter, is FACES (features, expressions, etc.). I just posted one example from WAR: Intrusion, the second book in my new romantic thriller series WAR. I’ll post another example later in the day. Intrusion is still a work in progress, aka WIP, so there’s no guarantee these lines will stay in the book. 😉

If you’re not on Twitter, here’s what I posted last week when the theme was COLD. These are also from WAR: Intrusion.


She knelt there, head hanging down, alternating between hot and flushed and cold and shivering, as tears streamed down her face.


Hope and idealism had no place here. Only cold reality.


Her father hadn’t noticed the cold, greedy madness creeping up on her mother. Helen wasn’t sure it would have made a difference.

#1LineWed – Cold

Today’s theme for #1LineWed on Twitter, sponsored by RWA’s Kiss of Death chapter, is COLD. I just posted one example from WAR: Intrusion, the second book in my new romantic thriller series WAR. I’ll post another line later in the day.

Intrusion is still a work in progress, aka WIP, so there’s no guarantee this line will stay in the book. 😉

If you’re not on Twitter, here’s what I posted last week when the theme was characterization. These are also from WAR: Intrusion.


 

He didn’t care what his boss wanted. He’d never let an innocent child die from a snake bite just to protect his cover.


 

She missed her adrenaline-laced days in the trauma center with a ferocity that had her father’s warning looping in her head.

#1LineWed – Characterization

Today’s theme for #1LineWed on Twitter, sponsored by RWA’s Kiss of Death chapter, is characterization. I just posted one example from WAR: Intrusion, the second book in my new romantic thriller series WAR. There will be another post later in the evening. Intrusion is still a work in progress, aka WIP, so there’s no guarantee these lines will stay in the book. 😉

If you’re not on Twitter, here’s what I posted last week when the theme was opening lines.


 

Lachlan watched as the pretty doctor answered the pounding at the clinic’s door. (WAR: Intrusion. Opening line: rough draft V1)


 

Lachlan held very still as the toddler plunked herself down in a patch of sunlight inches from his hiding place. (WAR: Intrusion. Opening line: rough draft V2)

#1LineWed – Opening Lines

I’m back! I’ve been on hiatus from #1LineWed for the past several weeks, since the themes were holiday related and not appropriate to my books. Plus, I was in holiday vacation mode. 😉

Today’s theme for #1LineWed on Twitter, sponsored by RWA’s Kiss of Death chapter, is opening lines.

Because each book has just one opening line, what I’m doing is posting the opening line to the first draft of WAR: Intrusion and then the opening line to the second draft, which is the draft I’m currently working on. There will probably be four to ten more drafts before the book goes live. Yes, I go through a LOT of revisions before I’m satisfied with each manuscript! LOL So, you’ll most likely see a much better opening line in the final version.

If you’re not on Twitter, here’s what I posted in December when the theme was emotion. This is also from WAR: Intrusion. But, now that I’m into round two of revisions, it looks like the scene this line comes from is going to be cut.

Helen shut off the hot water. She must be in shock. Her skin was lobster red, but she didn’t feel a thing.