I Didn’t Come To — a #WeWriWa post

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Mornin’ All!

Welcome to my long-intended return to the Weekend Writing Warriors. Back when I stopped participating in this bloghop it was because I realized I couldn’t participate as fully as I wanted. Silly me. I loved this group (even bought some books because of it and have eventually joined the RWA because of the works I read here. So I will be returning, posting an installment, only twice a month now instead of trying to manage every week.

What is WeWriWa?  It’s a bloghop where authors post a small snippet of a piece of one of their stories.  There’s a bit more to it than that, but if you want the quick and dirty so you can jump on in, the rules are simple enough:

  • Add your name and genre(s) to the most recent post on the WeWriWa site
  • Post a link to the WeWriWa site on your blog/Sunday post
  • Keep your excerpt 10 sentences or less (8-10, no more!)
  • Visit other WeWriWa authors and experience their work

(Find a complete set on the WeWriWa page as well as links to pages of all the authors involved. Check it out.)


Today’s snippet is a new beginning of sorts.  In many ways…   For today, I am offering 10 sentences from the new opening for the Swan Song Series: Courting, a fantasy romance I’m preparing for entry to the Golden Heart Awards.  I wouldn’t be doing it if you all hadn’t inspired my interest in the romance genre.

“This better not take long—oh!” The woman stood in the larder entry, her full skirts and elaborate coif nearly blocking all the light coming down the staircase “Disgusting!”

Wrist-deep in intestines and mince, Visse closed her eyes. Where had the woman been? Here she’d been stuffing puddings for the past demi alone, and now that she was nearly done, Her Glory had finally deigned to arrive, dressed for a party as opposed to pantry duty.

“Preparing Lady Kesselan’s special sweet sausage for the feast tomorrow. Your portion is over there.”

Visse watched as Kiriina stood, staring at the stool Visse had directed her to, eyes blinking madly. “I didn’t come to—.”

Thank you for reading; I hope you enjoyed the snippet. If writing-related challenges and projects are your thing, check out the ROW80 for how to write and live and WIPpet Wednesday for more snippets and characters to love.

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36 responses to “I Didn’t Come To — a #WeWriWa post

  1. ‘Her Glory had finally deigned to arrive…’ Ha! Doesn’t sound like Visse is too impressed with Kiriina. Great snippet. 😀

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  2. Yes, quick and intense. Good job. So what did she come for? 😉

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  3. Ha! Nothing like being up to your wrists in guts to deflate one’s airs! What a wonderful note on which to announce your return. Welcome back, Eden!

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  4. Welcome back! This was quite a vivid scene. Looking forward to more.

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  5. Welcome back, enjoyed the snippet, really got a great sense of the time and place from the details you gave us. Can’t wait for more!

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  6. Wrist deep in intestines – I so love being a cook in this century. Great snippet. Tweeted.

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  7. Love this beginning. Tells us so much about both characters.

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  8. Hints of Cinderella here.

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  9. julieevelynjoyce

    Welcome back to the WWW, Eden! That’s awesome news that you’re planning on entering the Golden Heart! I wish you the best of luck! Excellent snippet here! 🙂

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  10. Welcome back. I’ll bet Kiirina hadn’t planned on helping. 🙂

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  11. Sounds like the newcomer thinks she’s too good to make sausage!

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  12. She might not have come to help, but I hope she does after leaving Visse to do it all on her own.

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  13. We learned a lot about both of these characters. Well done.

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  14. Wonderfully vivid scene! “Wrist deep in intestines” creates an immediate image and sets the stage for the conflict between the two. Welcome back!

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  15. Karen Michelle Nutt

    Great details. Great scene.
    Welcome back!

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  16. love this “Wrist-deep in intestines and mince” … now i wonder what she didn’t come for 🙂

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  19. Nice and vivid! I like it.

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