Two Sentence Tuesday

Here we are again and I am afraid I wrote very, very little last week.  And yesterday, when I should have been writing, I spent most of the day following an acrimonious discussion on my agent’s website about their new venture into e-publishing.  I find the whole thing absolutely fascinating and at some point I will probably write a post about these new “publishing houses” being set up by agents, but for the moment what the whole fracas mostly brings home to me is this:

More than ever, authors need to research their options and not jump on the first agent/editor/publisher who offers them a contract.

Aside from all that industry stuff, I started to read Finger Lickin’ Dead by Riley Adams.  Here are a couple of sentences from the beginning:

He’s always asking for a little bit of money here and a little bit there. Besides, he has a weak chin. What good is it if you’ve got looks but a weak chin?”

My own writing suffered this week. I got done rewriting one scene, and I really didn’t feel like writing more because the next scene also required a rewrite from scratch. But I finally buckled down and started it.

Her eyebrows went up and her lips twisted down. “Right. Like I am going to sleep in a public hospital when someone just put a damned rattlesnake in my car.”

And you? Did you get anything read or written this week? As usual, share where we can find it and we’ll update this post as the day goes on with links to you.

  • Chris V joins the game this week over at her place. 
  • Dorte H also managed to squeeze in some writing time this week.

6 thoughts on “Two Sentence Tuesday

  1. You always have interesting comments even when you say you haven't been writing. Here are my two sentences. As you know, I write urban fantasy:

    “Good evening,” said the older woman. “You’ve met Ava Grace, our resident clairvoyant. I’m Mathilde Shannon, a white witch, welcome to my home. This is my son, Gareth, who is a wizard,” she added, pointing to the younger man. “And this is a good friend from London, Daniel Jameson, who is a sorcerer.”

  2. I'm with Adams when it comes to weak chins.

    I'm formatting/publishing e-books and POD for authors these days. There are many alternatives to the traditional route, and the new route that agents are taking.

  3. I too have been dealing with a real life fracas and haven't gotten much writing done. What a waste.

  4. I've just gotten back from a week in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains listening to some fabulous music,so I haven't written a word.

    I have been reading though. Here's the opening to Charles Portis's True Grit:

    People do not give it credence that a fourteen-year-old girl could leave home and go off in the wintertime to avenge her father's blood but it did not seem so strange then, although I will say it did not happen every day.

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