Anywho, here's my 10 books:
1. The Little House on the Prairie series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
2. The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley
3. Dragonriders of Pern by Anne McCaffrey
4. The Dark Tower by Steven King
5. A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
6. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
7. The Once and Future King by TH White
8. Harry Potter by JK Rowling
9. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
10. When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
What are your ten books? Go ahead and include them in the comments or in your own blog for me to see.
On other fronts, I haven't done much writing. We've just been so busy at work (I know... I know... I'm beginning to sound like a broken record about work) that I barely have time to go on breaks or eat lunch, and I racked up about 14 hours of overtime during the last pay period - most of which happened during the weekend - and I already have six hours of OT this week!
I did manage to jot down some scenes for the Descendents in the notebook, but that's about it. And of course they were all scenes for book two.
And now, time for WIPpet Wednesday!
WIPpet Wednesday is led by KL Schwengel. To participate, just post a part of what you're working on that somehow relates to the date. For example it could be twenty lines from chapter eleven, or eleven paragraphs from chapter twenty. Then just enter the url to your blog at this linkie.
Since today is 12/18, here is 15 lines (1+2-18=15) from an upcoming scene in my fanfic, Between Two Worlds. It's a rough draft, but I thought it might be appropriate because it takes place during the summer solstice, at a party celebrating the solstice at the Faire, and the winter solstice is coming up in a couple of days. Domick has asked Norah for a dance...
She placed her hands on his shoulders and started to sway to the music - however she quickly stopped after realizing that Domick was not moving. He stood there, stiff as a board, looking at her with a confused expression on his face. “What?”
“What are you doing?”
“You call this dancing?”
“Well, yeah. It’s what we did at all our formals and proms. I mean there’s also the bump and grind you see at the clubs, but this isn’t really the music for it.”
He made a sound that was part frustrated growl and part disbelief. “This is not dancing.”
“Okay. What were you expecting? A country dance like what the nobles did earlier today?”
“No.” He reached up and took one of her hands in his. Norah stepped back, assuming that the dance was over, but he wrapped his arm about her waist, pulling her closer to him. “Follow my lead.”
He stepped backwards and then to one side. Norah stumbled in her attempts to follow him, and stared at the ground between them to make sure she didn’t trod on his feet. She was also aware that everyone was now watching them as he led her through what she assumed was a waltz. He brought the hand holding hers over and bumped it under her chin, forcing her to look up at him. “My eyes are up here.”
“Sorry. I’ve never done this before.”
“It’s easy.” He smiled down at her, counting as he led her through the steps. “One, two, three. One, two, three.”
She glanced down again and he made a tsking sound.
“Sorry.”“Just trust me.”
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