Sunday, August 12, 2012

First look inside The Last House in the Sky


I’ve been tagged by Adam Byatt and Danielle La Paglia to share a snippet from my work in progress. Here’s the deal: you’re supposed to search through your document for the word “look,” and then share the surrounding paragraph. I presume you go with the first occurrence of “look;” I got lucky with mine. Then we tag a few authors to get them do the same.

So here is a first look inside The Last House in the Sky, introducing one of our heroes:

"He was too naked. There were men who were simply not built for nudity, and this was one of them, with his long, rat-nested hair, and his paunch, and the way his hips leaned a little too far forward such that even if he put trousers on he’d still look indecent. A black cat pawed its way around his shoulders and messy mane."

I'd like to pass this on to:
Linda Wastilla
Tony Noland
Emma Newman
Linda Wastilla
Laura Eno
Tom Gillespie

4 comments:

  1. I'm liking the snippet John. A fine example of manhood. I also like the word count for 'The Last House in the Sky'.

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    1. Thank you very much, Callie! The word count is growing, though I am about to go on a trip that will delay it some. Should be on target for 90,000 at the end of the business in September.

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  2. From your description I agree he should keep his clothes on! ^_^

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    1. I promise he gets dressed after he's arrested.

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