The smell of rotting fish and eggs filled my nostrils. Something damp and sticky clung to my arms and legs as I pushed through the piles of mounted junk. After thirty minutes of enduring the stench of decaying sardines I was kind of starting to hope that some kind soul out there had thrown out a bottle of perfume. Or at least cheese. I liked cheese. But that wasn’t what I wanted – it wasn’t what I had risked everything for. I was here for one thing, the one thing that could save my life.
*Blushes* That’s the first paragraph of chapter one of my WIP, Runaway Mortal. This is my first draft guys so it’s horrible, messy and needs lot of fixing up but I’m putting it out there to get some feedback. Last week, I used a quote by Tolstoy to illustrate the importance of placing your character in a position that makes your reader want to know more. Go check out the post here. Be brave, guys, post a teaser from the first chapter of your WIP to get some feedback. It can be one sentence or one paragraph and doesn’t have to be polished.
Now, onto my accomplishments for this week. I wrote 1836 words this week and didn’t reach my goals but it was a hectic week for me so I’m not going to give myself a hard time about it. This was my final week at work as I have decided to focus on getting my health back on track. Work was sort of adding to all the stress and I decided this was the best decision for me in the long run. I still have school though, but that finishes up in a month so I will have the summer to focus on my writing.
I hope everyone else did well with their goals this week! Don’t forget to post or link your teaser in the comments. 🙂