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This post is part of an ongoing blog hop hosted by Weekend Writing Warriors. Every Sunday, participating authors post eight sentences from a published work or even a WIP (work in progress). Then we hop to our fellow warriors’ blogs and check out all the fabulous fiction that’s happening! It's a great way to meet readers, writers, and your next favorite book! :)
This month, we will be focusing on Maria's story in the Loving Her series: The Writer.
Everyone has that one friend - the mother of the group. Maria is that one friend; nurturing, wise, and with a spicy streak, Maria is the matriarch of the clan. Cerebral, emotional, and even sometimes comical, Maria’s story is the seventh in the Loving Her series. The Writer tells the story of Maria through grief, and joy, love and fear, and an emotionally challenging family relationship that threatens to interfere with the love she'd given up ever finding again...
Background on the snippet: Steph and Maria are on a date. Stephania has just disclosed her battle with drug addiction, and the loss of her younger brother to drugs. Maria pauses before speaking. This snippet has been edited to fit 8 sentences.
“I have learned that in life, we are all in some kind recovery. Whether physical or emotional, each of us is recovering from something. A surgery, an injury, a disease, an addiction.“What is important in all of these recoveries is the rehabilitation. Everyone needs to be doing something to maintain this recovery. It could be physical therapy, chiropractic, massages, exercises, therapy, or meetings. They are really all the same. They are the work – the exercises you need to ensure your health and well-being; they help you to get better so that you don’t have another crisis, medical or emotional.”
I hope you liked it! Happy reading!