Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Teaser Tuesdaaay!

I don't know how much further I'll get with this book. It sucks that I'm SO close to finishing, yet I feel miles away. I've taken breaks. I know what happens. But I can't seem to write it all out. It's driving. me. INSANE.

Anyway... This is part of a scene where Malik has returned to Valyad with Andrina, and it's his first time being in the castle.


*SNIP* Thanks for stopping by! :)

17 comments:

  1. Becca, don't give up on it. Take a longer break. And then return, read from the very beginning, making a list of nagging points that confront you. And then tackle them one by one and you'll find yourself at the end, with things ironed out. Which enables you to soar to a finish.

    I tried this with one of my WIPs and was so happy I did.

    I liked your trailer for this. It's a great story...so don't stop. :)

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  2. DON'T GIVE UP.
    DON'T GIVE UP.
    DON'T GIVE UP.

    The last line is a killer. Guh!

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  3. I love this! Don't give up. The 2nd-to-last paragraph made my heart feel light, and the last line fit so perfectly. I really like this characters. :) Sweet tease!

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  4. No giving up! I hate that feeling too, but just push right through it. If the writing is blahh, you can always go back and fix it.

    The last line here totally broke my heart. Ugh, so simple but so sad.

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  5. This is great! I love the opening line, and the other character's reaction to it, and then the last line definitely feels like a punch in the gut.

    Great!

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  6. I LOVE the last line. Very nice teaser! (and agree that you shouldn't give up!)

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  7. aww, that last line is pure perfection! great snip! and keep your chin up, you'll get it done. you may have to just set it aside for a little while and come back to with fresh eyes. good luck though :)

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  8. Short but very sweet! Definitely don't give up. I'm not sure how long a break I'd take, though. I'd be more inclined to put down even one sentence per day, knowing it'll be okay to just throw it all out if you don't like it later. Unless during your break, you're turning it over in your head.

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  9. Keep writing!
    I like your voice and style, can't do the present-tense much, myself.
    Most college students drop out in their senior year, I guess you could say the same with writers abandoning their project as they near the end.
    Keep writing!

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  10. Nthing everyone else--don't give up! You can do it! Try powering through without looking back. Trust me, even if you end up giving up on the project after the draft (which you probably won't--you'll like the whole thing much more once it's finished), you'll feel a lot better having finished it!

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  11. But this is so good! You can't give up! I don't think I've read much of this before, but I already like it. =D

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  12. It's good! Don't give up!You could writing out the parts that bother you. And yeah like the others said, last line is excellent!

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  13. I think this is intriguing and worth sticking with. We've all been in that spot, but I have to say that when I take a break and come back I do see the problem spots better. But I also fall in love with my characters all over again, and that's a great validation.

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  14. Short, sweet, and very engaging. You cannot give this up! I know how you feel - you get to that stage in the book and you kinda don't feel like going on, but trust me, please do. You gotta finish this! :D

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  15. DON'T GIVE UP. I LOVE this and I felt for the characters so much. It seemed like a glowy, rare moment of peace for them.

    It's a horrible climb but once you're on top of that hill it's all worth it, believe me <3

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  16. Join a critique group or writing group to help you finish this. Sometimes a nudge from others can keep you motivated.

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  17. This has happened to me a couple times, but what I did was just write through it whether the writing was really bad or not.

    When I looked back and saw what I'd written, I was able to pick out what wasn't working and refine it and it really helped push me forward! Maybe that'll help?

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