Ciao, amici. I briefly mentioned last Friday that I was revamping my posting schedule. Today, I’m unveiling the second of my changes.
Wednesdays are now WIP Wednesdays.
I am going to use a random word generator every week, choose a word out of the ten presented to me, and share something relevant from my WIP.
FYI: I also participate in #1LineWed, where I’m given a word and asked to share something related to that theme on Twitter. You can find me there using that hashtag most weeks, but this will be a different theme and a different post.
Today’s word is love.
In the past, when I was writing romances, this would have been easy. Actually, it might not have been, as I would have had too many options to choose from.
Today, as I’m writing sci-fi as D.L. Cross, my options for that word are limited. However, I found one I think you might find enticing.
While he rubbed a tender spot on his temple, he took a deep breath. Fresh air wafted in, carrying scents of loam and plants and something inherently wild. He took in the undulating hills and waving grasses, the sporadic rock formations and towering mountains. How he’d love to have weeks to enjoy, to explore. But he was denied those simple pleasures.
Instead, he was once again fleeing for his life.
Technically, this isn’t from a work in progress; it’s from a work completed. I’m currently working on book three of the Astral Conspiracy Series in the Sterling and Stone Invasion Universe. This quote is from book two. I wish I could tell you the title, but I haven’t shared that or the cover yet. Soon, but not quite yet. Rest assured, though, the book is completed, the final draft approved, and it’s in pre-production.
In the meantime, I hope it’s making you wonder who said this, where he is, what happened to him, and why he’s on the run. Theories? I’m happy to entertain some. But I probably can’t confirm anything. 🤭
If the quote interests you, it won’t be long until you can read the book and see for yourself who said it and what it’s in reference to.
If you have comments or questions about the quote I chose, let’s talk about it below. I can’t promise I’ll reveal anything in my answers, but I’d love to start a discussion. Grazie.