The $20 dollars is saved!
I wrote for nine hours today. Wrote / edited/ rewrote a total of 8000 words. I threw away two chapters and two scenes and rewrote from scratch two other scenes that were scaring the crap out of me
Man, i am achy, sore, fried and wired.
Nina, Ethan, i apologize for stealing back my $20. As a consolation prize, Nina, you get a picture of a My Little Pony ™, Ethan you get France!
(Sorry, am too tired to edit it, so it’s pretty clunky):
The wind was warm on Ras’ face. She settled into a deck chair on a concrete patio in the Jones’ backyard.
She was finally starting to relax when Beth startled her by taking her hand. “Hey, hon. Can I ask you something?”
She leaned back. It felt so nice to hold Beth’s hand again. It’d been a long time. “Sure.”
Beth kept her eyes on the ground, like she felt shy. Ras smiled. It’d been a long time since she felt intimate with Beth in any way.
The falling sun made Beth squint as she looked out over the fence. “There’s a river around the bend. Brian and I were talking about taking a walk.”
Ras smiled even bigger. “I’ll get my coat.”
Beth squeezed her hand, looked at the ground again. “Um, we’ve all been in each other’s faces for a few days. I think he and I could use some alone time.”
Ras’ heart felt a little painful squeeze.
Beth said, “That’s okay, right?”
Her neck tensed up. “Sure, of course.”
Beth gave her hand one more squeeze and let it go. “Great. We’ll see you later.”
Next up: My awesome friend and editor of Shimmer Magazine, Beth Wodzinski.