Tuesday, 23 December 2014

First draft in the bag

I have finally finished the first draft of New Lease of Life. This story started life with the intention of being a short for a dreamspinner anthology submission. I missed both the deadline and the maximum word count by a mile because it somehow morphed into just under 60K.

I was going to post this tomorrow as a Christmas present to you all but I remembered that I'm blogging over at Guys Like Romance Too and nobody would expect two posts from me in a day :)

So to celebrate the end of the first draft I decided to do one of those 7 from 7 things but instead I'm doing 12 from 23 (the date, see).

Twelve lines from page twenty-three.
(this is first draft and unbetaed)

“You have a website,” Colby said, the phrasing making the words a statement not a question despite his hesitancy. 
“Of course. I work online. It would be poor business practise not to have a website.”
“Uh-huh.” Colby shook his head and made a show of chewing.
Obviously, he had more to say on the subject and Pip tried to avoid staring, casting his gaze back to his lunch rather than watching and waiting for the undulation of Colby’s throat when he swallowed. Or the way he licked his lips to catch the oil from the semi-sundried tomatoes.
“The blog. Tweedle’s about. Nice play on words by the way.”
Fuck. The brioche seemed to expand to clog his throat. “I-I don’t know what you’re talking about.” 
“I found it. Your blog. I was researching tweed and you came up.”


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  1. Congrats on finishing your draft! And happy holidays to you. :)

  2. YAY for finishing the draft :D And yes, I have it open ;p

    I wish you the Merriest of Christmases :D