Monday, June 27, 2011

Lovin' the Language Blogfest!

Jolene Perry over at Been Writing? had a brilliant idea for a blogfest and I just had to join. The rules are, you have to post 5 sentences from a WIP. I don't post my stuff very often, but thought I'd do it for this. I chose five sentences from my WIP BOUND. My YA urban fantasy. Enjoy! :)




I hated the way he said my name. How it made me feel. So intimate. So right. The way he stole my heart and ripped it from my chest every time he walked into the same room as me.

And since everyone is doing a few more excerpts, I'll add one more. :) This is a little bit longer and one of my favorite scenes from BOUND.

He stood in front of me, his face bruised and bleeding from his stupid fight.

            "Me or him. I can't stand it anymore. If you like him, just tell me and get it over with."

            "Don't–"

            "No. You've been screwing with my emotions since I met you. I can't handle it anymore. I can't stand the thought of you being with him. Especially when he–"

            "Him." My eyes widened as I realized what I'd said.

            Darcy gasped next to me, and I covered my mouth.

            "Then it's done," he said. "If you'll excuse me." He moved around me and stalked off toward the house.




There you go! Head over to Jolene's blog and check out the other participants! And if you'd like, post 5 lines from your WIP on your own blog to share! :D

27 comments:

Trisha said...

Nice! I really liked your excerpt :) Makes me want to know more about the MC and this mysterious "him" too ;) and how they met, where they're at now, and where they are going!

Jo Bryant said...

Wow - now I want to know more pleas. :

Vicki Rocho said...

Nice excerpt!

M.J. Fifield said...

I love these five lines, especially the last one.

Chantele Sedgwick said...

@Trisha Thanks! ;) I love the mysterious "him". My favorite "him" I've written so far! :)

Chantele Sedgwick said...

@Jo Bryant :) Thanks!!
@Vicki Rocho Thanks!! :)
@M.J. Fifield Thank you! You are so sweet! :)

Kelley Vitollo said...

AHHH. Who is him? LOL. Love triangles. Good job. Loved the first one too.

Brianna said...

Lovin' the intriguing triangle here!

Jordan McCollum said...

Fun! I've read the first chapter of this, right? (Code for: SEND MORE.)

Small Town Shelly Brown said...

Oh the ever awful "Me or Him"! Great tension! Great writing!

Shallee said...

I love the tension of the relationships in these. Nice job, Chantele!

Jolene Perry said...

GREAT choices!!

Kayeleen Hamblin said...

Chantele, this is so fun! I love it.

Summer Ross said...

Terrific lines, I really liked the first set. Thank you so much for sharing- have a great day!

Katie Dodge said...

What's going on?! Ahhh! I need more! ha ha :)

Chantele Sedgwick said...

@Kelley Vitollo You know, I'm not a huge fan of love triangles, but I do love this one. :)
@Brianna Thanks! :D
@Jordan McCollum Yes, you have!;) I'm finishing the first draft before I send anymore. To keep my stress level down! lol
@Small Town Shelly Brown I know. Sigh. I always say I hate love triangles, but I do love this one. Probably because I know how it ends up! lol :)
@Shallee Thanks, Shallee!
@Jolene Perry Thanks, Jolene! Also, thanks for hosting this! ;)
@Kayeleen Hamblin Thanks, Kayeleen!:D
@Summer Ross Thanks, Summer! You too! :D
@Katie Dodge Lot's of stuff is going on! LOL! I'll be done soon and you can read it! :D

Renee Collins said...

Love it, Chantele! I'm so intrigued. :D

This blogfest looks fun! I might participate . . . *goes off to scan WiP*

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ali said...

Awesome! I especially loved the first "official" entry. :) (You had me at hello?)

And dangitall. I shoulda broken the rules. All the cool kids are doing it!

Lucy Adams said...

That second excerpt is a replay from a scene in my life. Interestingly, I chose my "him" but ended up marrying my "me."

Great piece.

Lucy

Maggie said...

Intriguing Chantelle. This makes me excited to see that book someday.

Trisha said...

Woooow...very dramatic scene! For some reason I love it when guys stalk places. :D

Colene Murphy said...

Ahhh! Wow what a scene! I wanna know what happens!

Kaylee Baldwin said...

I love it! Leaves me with enough questions to want more, more, more. Great job :)

Carol said...

Ooooo! I get the feeling she didn't really mean that. I want to read more to see if I'm right! :-)

Ruth Josse said...

Chantele, I loved it!!

Patti said...

Way to leave us in suspense. Great excerpts.