Weekend Writing Warriors

Behold – I do a new thing.

What can I say, my ADD got the better of me and I  jumped into another thing. Give me a break, ok? It’s been a crap year! I need more fun things in my life!

So, I joined this group, Weekend Writing Warriors.


It’s simple and fun. Sign up on the linky list with your name, blog url, and email address on Mondays, 8:00 AM EST. Each week, the list remains open until Saturday, 11:59 PM. Then on Sunday, post 8 sentences from a current writing project, published or unpublished. Visit other participants and offer opinions, critiques, support. Writers hanging out with writers, a good time with a great group of people.
8 sentences –  I can manage that, can’t I?  That sounded like a challenge and I was off!
YEs, it’s late in the year but what the heck! Maybe this will turn into a regular thing.  I ‘ve been thinking I should share more snippets anyway.

I gave myself a quick mental talk about facing reality and to stop being a hopeless dreamer as I took several deep breaths. One step into the doorway, all I could see was the curtain pulled around the hospital bed. Two steps, the end of the bed with feet visible beneath a white cotton blanket with the blue hospital name on it. Three steps and I was at the side of the bed, afraid to look down and recognize the woman in the bed as my mother. Tara was on the other side, her head down on the edge of the bed, holding a frail bluish hand.

My eyes welled with tears.


My body wracked with sobs as I lifted the other cold lifeless hand to my cheek. Tara lifted her head slowly; looking up at me with such a forlorn and lost expression, it broke my heart even more. I ran around the bed to her, lifting her from her chair as we sobbed together.

This is an excerpt from Chapter 1 of Roxy Sings the Blues.
That wasn’t so hard! Just a note, but Roxy is going to be on a countdown deal from October 18 through the 25th! Be sure to get your copy!
Write on my friends, write on!

8 comments on “Weekend Writing Warriors

  1. I like the snippet. Feels emotional in a good way.

    I thought about doing the Weekend Writing Warriors posts. I’m not always on my computer to post something every day. And I’m not always working on a story. I suppose I could share things from previous works.

    I might try it next year.


  2. How heartbreaking! I feel Roxy’s (?) trepidation as she enters the hospital room.

    Ellie, your link was bad. That’s probably why you have so few comments so far.


  3. Hi Ellie, welcome to the Weekend Writing Warriors. I don’t know why, but your url on the wewriwa linky list was glitchy. I just tried fixing it. I hope it works so that other participants can find you now.

    Such an emotional scene! I’m intrigued. How did her mother die, and who is Tara to her?

    It’s good when the reader asks questions–and will keep reading to find answers. 🙂

    I hope your crap year turns around. We need fun, right? 😉


    • Thank you for the fix – I tested it before scheduling the post, but sometimes things just don’t work.
      THank you. Tara is Roxy’s sister, and their mother died from cancer. This book will be on 99 cent special this week on Amazon! Roxy Sings the BLues. I poured my heart into this one.


  4. So heart-wrenching. It sounds like she didn’t make it there before her mom died. How awful for her. Welcome to the WeWriWa’s. Hope you share more.


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