I am all but weeping in the face of everything I have to do (read last week of classes, a trip and another round of edits on the long novel and ditto the novella). I might be slow in reading everything but I WILL read it.
Also I had a blast at the Ohioana book festival last weekend. If you like gothic/gaslight paranormals and get the chance to talk Leanna Renee Hieber, do. She’s a blast (she’ll also be at the steampunk thing that’s coming up next weekend that I’m going to in Cincinnati).
I’m continuing with These Haunted Hills (camp nano has been a failure due to the endless edits) I jumped a wee bit ahead. They went back into the hotel briefly, it had gone quiet and now they’re leaving. It’s a wee bit over seven lines just to capture the complete thought.
Brendan had to admit to himself when Joshua pulled the truck away from Diana’s hotel, more of the heaviness disappeared. He twisted on the seat, watching the inn slowly swallowed by the woods. “I’m so glad I hired you as a guide. I would never have found this place on my own in spite of reading a bit online. Even if I had, I don’t know that I’d have been brave enough to go in.”
“I don’t know about that. You did well.”
“Yeah, I didn’t piss myself when things went sideways so I’m counting that as a win,” Brendan said dryly.
Joshua chuckled. “Fair point.”
“Came close, not going to lie.” Brendan smiled.
“You would not be the first. Not me, mind you but we did take this one big burly would-be ghost hunter and he crapped himself. It was not a good ride home so you’re way ahead of him.”
“Good to know. Might have to put that in the book, make the character something of an arrogant douchebag so no one will be too upset.”
If you’d like to play along, Rainbow Snippets is a Facebook community where we post up 6 sentences of one of our LGBT stories every Saturday. It’s been fun and you can find it here. Be sure to check out all the offers! It’s been a great supportive group!