Welcome! In the aftermath of the demise of Six Sentence Sunday, I’ve signed up for Weekend Writing Warriors, where we post eight sentences from one of our works. Since this is the start of a new venture, I thought it only fitting to kick it off with eight sentences from my brand-spanking new project, my meta fiction romance, NOT ANOTHER DARCY. This was my NaNo project for this past November, and the heroine has to deal with literary characters that come to life at her independent bookstore.
It’s so new, this is still a rough draft. But here’s the opening eight sentences:
“As a child I was taught what was right, but I was not taught to correct my temper. I was given good principles, but left to follow them in pride and conceit,” declared a masculine, cultured British voice behind Katrina, making her jump in her chair.
After her heart steadied to a normal beat, she rolled her eyes and pushed back her chair. Not another Darcy. And today of all days.
Still, it was a bit refreshing for it to be a Darcy from the latter part of Pride and Prejudice. Usually she was startled with some early Darcy line like, “She is tolerable; but not handsome enough to tempt me; I am in no humour at present to give consequence to young ladies who are slighted by other men,” or some other equally obnoxious Darcy from his haughty phase.
Why most girls fantasizing about Darcy dreamed about that version, she didn’t know.
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35 Replies to “Weekend Writing Warriors – 2/3/13”
And I’m giggling. I love your quirkiness. You are totally my kind of girl. Great excerpt, Angela! Can’t wait to see where you take things from here!
I’m pondering Katrina’s last thought. I don’t know either. Very nice.
Oh, I love this!!! Awesome concept, girl!
Aww this is awesome! 🙂 And so intriguing. Great eight, warrior. 🙂
What a fantastic premise for a story!! Great snippet!!
Great premise. You had me smiling.
I started laugh at the start of your post, the aftermath, you crack me up.
You had me at Darcy, are you kidding me, I loved this. I want to read it now. Now! 🙂
Oh my gosh, I’m loving this premise. Great snippet!
Angela, this is different and so cool. Another Darcy. . .Oh no but why not?
I love the sarcasm and the resignation about another Darcy quote. Great snippet, Angela. 🙂
Oh this is HILARIOUS! I love the premise for the book and wow, do I want to read MORE. Terrific snippet.
Loved this and love this premise. Great Eight Sentence and look forward to hearing more. 🙂
Yea! been waiting for this one!! By the way I’m posted today also 😀
I want to know if these are characters that everyone can see/hear? Or just her? Great snippet, as always. 🙂
Thanks! Everyone can see them– they come to life at her store (and others in her League). Her challenge is to train them and acclimate them to real life and find them jobs, etc.
What a fantastic concept, Angela! Look forward to reading more.
Over from the FB group. I LOVE THIS PREMISE! Awesome!
Very unique premise!
I love this premise too. Super.
As a lover of the Lost in Austen series, I do enjoy the concept of a book store littered with lit-to-life Darcys. Now, I have to wonder…do the characters merely stand around spouting quotes until she finds a way to shove them back in a book (or a closet)? Or do they interact with Katrina? A fun start!
So she’s literally dealt with many Darcys? Any from the spinnoffs?
LOL! What a great start to the book!
LOVE! The voice, the concept, the characterization. Just love it. 😀
I am not an Austen fan (ducking!) but I AM an Angela fan! Great idea and great start!
You got my attention!
Interesting. Now I want to know what’s going on!
I agree about the latter Darcy. Nice beginning. 🙂
I’m curious to know what becomes of this person’s principles in the end. Thanks for your premise.
LOL I love the premise to this…and yup, had me at Darcy, too 🙂
*laff* Whatever else you change in this WIP, Angela, I hope you keep the sense of humor. 🙂
Love your sense of humour. 🙂
This is such a unique idea –I am totally fascinated by your story premise! There are soooo many cool things you could do with this. Congrats on thinking of such an awesome idea!