Hey everyone!!! Happy Friday!! Aren't Fridays absolutely wonderful?! It means the weekend is on the way, no school, and READING! I get the majority of my reading done during the weekend. Which is awesome, because then I can actually finish a book before the new week begins!
Okay, I suppose I've talked enough about the weekend. :)
As I mentioned before, I received The Silent Blade back from my wonderful beta readers in February. This past month I have been re-writing. And editing. And procrastinating. In fact, I was doing such a good job at that last one that a friend decided to motivate me. You see, this dear friend writes as well, and she has a couple stories I have been dying to read. She decided that great way to motivate me would be to send teasers for her stories to make me edit faster. Let's just say she comes up with some really really bad (in other words, great.) teasers. I sent her an email telling her just how cruel she was being in torturing me this way, and this is the reply I found in my email yesterday morning.
Welcome to the motivational emails of Emily McConnell, the sort of emails that keep you on your toes and teach you responsibility and discipline. Subscribe to motivational emails with Emily today, and you will receive two emails a week to inspire you to edit more and procrastinate less! This offer will expire soon, so hurry and sign up today! Never again will you feel the urge to leave your editing behind, you will be determined to finish on time!
In other words she was telling me I totally deserved every bit of what she was putting me through. AUGH! I love my friends, but there are times I really, really,want to strangle them. Yesterday was one of those times.
We'll totally ignore the fact that it has helped me with my editing.
Alrighty. I have a guest here on the blog today. A very unwilling guest, but a guest all the same. Well, a guest in the fictional sense of the word. I was able to find Kurt, my television announcer in one of my stories, and pull him up here. No, I didn't break his leg or anything. Anyway, he's here, and so I'll leave him to tell you all something. ;)
Kurt glares at everyone in the audience. "Why am I here? You'd like to know, wouldn't you? So would I. I hate nothing more then a change of plans. You see, Jesseca likes to drag me around to do whatever she wants. She thinks I am here to personally serve her. I'm not, but I'll humor her this time." Shuffles around the papers in his hand. "Here it is. I am announcing a very short excerpt from The Silent Blade. Wait." He double checks the papers. "Wow. Okay, that is actually correct What a lousy thing to announce. Anyway, I do hope you find some enjoyment from it. I certainly didn't. I shall bid you farewell and wish you the happiest weekend you can have in such a horrid world." Door closes as he leaves the room.
Umm, okay. Sorry, Kurt can be miserable when he wants to. I guess today was one of his bad days. Here's the excerpt he promised. He was correct in the fact that it is short. Very, very short.
Before she could turn, an arm clasped her around the waist. She fought against, their hold, but it held her fast and lifted her up onto the front of a horse. Eira whirled around to see her captor and gasped. “Henry!” Her struggling increased all the more, but he held her in an iron grip.
“You’re going with me, my dear.” He kicked the horse and urged it into a gallop.
“No!” She fought against the hand that held her captive, but he only seemed amused at her struggle. “There’s no getting away from me this time. Neither of your brothers nor your friend is here to save you now. And they won’t notice you’re gone for quite a while.”
“They’ll come.” Realizing her struggling was useless, she stopped and leaned as far away from him as possible.
“My dear Eira, in case you didn’t notice, they were all engaged in quite a struggle with Merek when I grabbed you and left. It will be quite some time before they notice you aren’t there.” He smirked, obviously enjoying her discomfort.
And. .that's it. What do you think? I know, it's not very much to be able to give an opinion about. ;) And since I am dying to know. . .what stage is your novel in? Do you enjoy editing?
Have an amazing weekend!! :D