Saturday, June 6, 2015

June WeWriWa: The Writer

It's WeWriWa time!

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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: This is the beginning of the story. Maria is about to make the first of many life-altering changes. She is about to leave her job of twenty years to write for another publication. This preludes her job interview for the new periodical.

     Maria sat nervously in the chair. She hadn’t had to do anything like this in decades. Did she have what it takes? Would she succeed, or would her nerves get the best of her?
     The young girl who sat her reappeared. “Come this way.” She motioned for Maria to follow her.
     Taking in a deep breath, Maria rose and began to follow her through a maze of cubicles until they reached his office.

I hope you liked it! Happy reading!


Charmaine Gordon said...

I feel her anxiety about the major change she's taking. You've written this so well.

Eden "Kymele" Mabee said...

Ouch! I can relate all too well to Maria's situation here. And because it's so real, I REALLY want her to kick-butt and win.

Chelle Cordero said...

Oh my, what a nerve-wracking scenario. This truly reaches raders who have gone through the stress of job interviews and such. Great snippet.