Snippet Wednesday: A third sip of Call me Interested

Like I mentioned last week, Call me Interested, my Nanowrimo story is a menage. This week’s chapter is from the perspective of the third main character: Daniel Rosa. The previous posts have been from the perspective of Kim Sung Joon and Babajide ‘Barby’ Joel.

As usual, this is a first draft, utterly unedited. Please ignore typos and grammatical what-not and just enjoy.

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Snippet Wednesday: A second Sip from Call me Interested

Last wednesday, I shared a snippet from my Nanowrimo novel: Call me Interested, from the perspective of one of my main characters: Kim Sung Joon. Today, I’m sharing another snippet, but this time around from the perspective of the second main character: Babajide ‘Barby’ Joel. To give you a heads-up though, next Wednesday will have a third snippet from Call me Interested from the perspective of you guessed it, the third main character: Daniel Rosa.

Hell yeah! Call me Interested is a menage :). Lol. And like I said last week, it’s the longest piece of writing I’ve ever done so far. If you check my work-in-progress page, it’s presently at 95k words. And that is the first draft. Sure I’ll cut down on some parts but there are a ton of parts I need to expand as well so the novel might just end up being even longer.

All that aside, here’s today’s snippet for your enjoyment ;). Like I said last week, this is totally unedited so ignore grammatical errors and unclear sentences and just enjoy :

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Snippet Wednesday: A sip from Call me Interested

I spent Nanowrimo slaving away and trying to see if I could finish through the longest writing I’d ever done and the only writing I’d done in all of 2015. Yeah. 2015 was not my year of writing. To be honest, the last couple of years has been kind of a struggle for me.

So when Nano came on and I said this was the year I was going to do it, the year I was going to get that winner’s badge, I applied myself and started writing and surprise surprise, by the end of Nanowrimo I was at 68k. By the time I finished the first draft of the novel, thirteen days after Nanowrimo ended, I was at 95k. And that spurred me on to start a short piece I’m hoping to finish by the end of the year.

So, 2015 might not have been my year of writing a lot, but I’m still ending it on a good note :).

So, onto the snippet from my Nanowrimo novel which I’ve tentatively titled, Call me interested. Please pardon the typos. This is totally unedited and I hope you enjoy…

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Apologies and Excerpt

Damn! It’s been four months since I last updated.? Where did the time go :(. I am so sorry I haven’t been consistent of late with my posts. Work has been so crazy and it’s been taking up all my time. It’s not an excuse because I just realized that I haven’t even been really writing either. Looks like it’s about time I get serious with both.

Anyway, LT3 has a call out: Lovely Dark and Deep. They’re meant to be stories about what happens when you wander into the woods when you’re not allowed to. The call is ending on the 31st of this month and I still haven’t finished writing it :(. But I am working  on it and I have an excerpt here for you guys to read.

Happy reading :):

“Anything you particularly interested in professor?”

James turned away from the store to look at the person who had spoken. The little tyke in front of him had the grubby hands of a boy whose hands lived and breathed the mud beneath their feet. The eyes though spoke of intelligence and curiosity; admirable traits in a child, some people would say. He however believed that more often than not, those were the traits that would lead many a child down the road of no return.

“A few things. Why? You selling?”

“Depends on what price you’re willing to pay professor. I can sell anything.” The words were accompanied with a tiny fist beating a skinny chest. “Just give me a list and I will be sure to get it for you.”

“And what if what I want is something you cannot make available to me?”

The little boy made a face; his eyes calling James all kind of stupid. “I don’t know where you’re from professor but ’round here, McGinnis is the only one who can get you anything. For a decent price of course.

“And let me guess, you’re McGinnis?”

“Aye Aye Professor.”

“Would that be your name or your father’s name?”

“Sir?”

“Is McGinnis your first or last name?”

The are-you-stupid look that followed his question had James chuckling, even before McGinnis replied. “It’s my only name sir. How many names does a person need?”

“That my dear boy is a question for the ages.”

“I’m not a boy! I’m almost a man!”

“Is that so? And how old are you right now?”

“Will be eleven in November. Soon to be a teenager you see?”

Indeed. And an extremely chatty one it would seem. This one just might do.

James stooped until his eyes were level with McGinnis. “I’ve got four questions for you and then I’ll decide if I want to patronize your services.” He waited for McGinnis to nod before he continued. “First, what happened to the woods?” He motioned with thumb at the woods that were across the street from the gas station.

“Old Patty’s woods? I don’t know? They’ve been like that for as long as everyone can remember. No one knows where the keys are. And nothing can break the lock. Nothing! I mean I’ve tried everything but ‘them woods want to remain locked forever.” McGinnis covered his mouth to whisper, “I think it’s magic. There’s something in ‘them woods that keeps them closed.”

James smiled. “Is that so? Okay. Next question. Why do you call me professor?”

McGinnis’ eyes squinted before he spoke. “Your glasses. The suit,” he pointed at them with his hands to re-emphasize. “The way you carry yourself. You have an intelligence that don’t belong in this dead place.” McGinnis’ thumb pointed at the rest of the city that was behind him.

“And you don’t think all of these, all you see is a mirage?”

“What’s a mirage?”

“An illusion. Something that doesn’t really exist. A figment of your imagination if you will” James said.

He expected quite a lot, but the laughter that bubbled from the mouth of the boy and the way it echoed in the early hours of the morning was not the reaction he had been going for.

“See? Said just like a professor woulda said it.”

“Perhaps. third question where are your parents?”

“Obviously not around as you can see.”

“Are they dead?”

“Is that your fourth question?”

The almost belligerent tone had James chuckling. Yeah. This one would definitely do. “Fourth question, what if what I wanted was not a thing but a person? What if the thing I wanted you to get me is you?”

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And that is it. The story is still a work in progress and I have absolutely no plot for it so she is literally writing herself. Anyway, that’s all for now. Hope to get more posts done very soon.

Snippet Friday: Birthdays and Meetings With Old Friends

Here’s another old snippet that I enjoyed writing. It was writing for Samantha’s birthday last year and she gave a list of words and wanted us to try and work them into the snippet. I tried my damndest to make sure that I had everything included in it, and the end result was definitely nice. Putting up all these snippets on WordPress has me remembering the multitude of stories I’ve ideas for and have not written yet. Will definitely start work on getting them on paper, and hopefully getting some if not all of them published.

Enough with the rambling. Here’s the snippet. Do enjoy!

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Snippet Friday: It Was Worth The Wait

So, I was thinking about ways I could turn myself into a blogger. I’m not the girl who keeps journals (although I’m making plans to start soon), so keeping a blog for me is problematic because of the whole continuity thing. But, I figured that if I can write about things I enjoy doing, things I write and anything that pops in my head, I will at least be able to make three posts per week (fingers crossed).

Samantha puts up these challenges every month on the LT3 group page on Goodreads. I love participating because they serve as inspiration for me to write, and I know that anytime I finally decide to write a full story (that is not based on a submission call), I can pick up one of these, and begin writing. Now, usually, I post this first on my livejournal profile, but I figured that it is only fair that those who are not fans of LJ can still read this as well.

Followers of my snippet friday, can make their choice of which snippet they would like to see as a full story, so that whenever I have a breathing space in between writing to make my deadlines, I can start writing that.

To start off Snippet Friday, here’s one which was based on the prompt: Haven’t met you yet. Do enjoy.

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