Writer's moments

8-Sentence Sunday

wewriwa_square_2It’s Sunday and that means we have a new 8-Sentence snippet. Picking up from last week’s eight taken from the third book in the Women of Willow Bay series, we’re still with Captain McGuire as he fights icy cold, bad weather, and a guilty conscience in 1933:

“Temperature’s dropping fast, Captain, First Officer Brent Woods came onto the bridge, his shoulders hunched against the wind that buffeted the ship, and handed McGuire a thick mug. “The men are grousing about the possibility of snow.”

“Yeah, I know,” McGuire accepted the coffee, grateful for its warmth, and jerked his head toward the window. “Those clouds don’t look too promising, do they?” He moved away from the wheel to turn on the ship-to-shore radio, but got nothing but static. Todaro had spent a fortune outfitting this boat with the best communications equipment available, but the damn thing didn’t work half the time.

“Go down and tell Cook to make something hot and filling for dinner, and have him open that bottle of whiskey he’s got hidden for the men who aren’t in the engine room. You might take some coffee below—maybe it’ll help keep them warmer.”

Stay tuned–I’ll be going back and forth between Books 3 and 4 in the series since I’m working on them alternately as the muse moves me. Comments are welcome and encouraged. Please don’t miss the other Weekend Writing Warriors.   Head on over and check out the work of dozens of other writers. You’ll be so glad you did!

I want to say a huge and heartfelt thank you to everyone who took advantage of my special promotion last week and grabbed a free copy of Once More From the Top—the first book in the Women of Willow Bay series. I had an amazing number of downloads that kept me in the Top 100 Free Books in the Kindle Store and put me at #1 in Women’s Fiction Romance for a time. How great to know there are so many new readers out there discovering the Women of Willow Bay. In case you didn’t see it on Facebook or Twitter, there’s a little extra something for the folks who wanted more of Carrie and Liam’s story. Check out their epilogue here, and then be sure to catch Julie’s story, Sex and the Widow Miles. Merci, Mes Amies for all your support!