January 20, 2013

Six Sentence Sunday

Six Sentence Sunday is here again. Let me be honest, I was a little unsure about what I would post today. I have probably a half dozen projects on the go right now. Ever since I was published, sticking to a project has been difficult. I'm trying to get out of this nasty funk I'm in, but it's not going so well. It's like nothing I write is ever good enough anymore. Plus, my current addiction to new adult contemporary novels doesn't help put me in the mood for a paranormal. Don't worry. The sequel to Blood, She Read will be finished and published (either traditionally or through self-publishing) this year. I promise. Last week I posted a contemporary tidbit. This week I'm going to post a piece from a New Adult fantasy. This is from the first book I wrote and completed. It is not published. I shopped it to agents and they didn't bite. It's needs work. I like the story, but the writing needs some serious tweaking. One day it will see the light of day, but for now I'll leave you with a taste. Thanks for reading! 

Her Captive Heart 

"This kind of love scared me--scares me still. It almost killed my mother. I never wanted to suffer like she suffered. So I have never been anything but casual with women. But then you came along and I realized you don't get a choice. Some people hold a piece of your soul and no matter how much you resist, it only makes you need them that much more." 

What do you think? 


  1. I love it, Sara. Intense and emotional.

    I love contemporary adult so you should write one.

    1. Well, that settles it then. I'll have to write one. :-)

  2. A very bittersweet feeling to this. Really like that last line especially.

  3. I read it twice to make certain I knew which "you" the narrator referred to, and liked this when I figured it out. Quite true. In the end, a person doesn't have a lot of say in who he falls for.
    --Kimberly Comeau

  4. That's really powerful. Very good.

    You know, I might write only M/M historical but I beta, brainstorm and generally support writers of all types. If you want to talk contact me off loop. I'm a good listener.

  5. I've been told a lot of writers go through this so I'm hoping I'll get over it soon. Thanks for the offer. I may take you up on it :-)

  6. Love the angst and the emotion here. Well done!!

  7. I'm sorry to hear about your funk, best of luck getting out of it. I hope you do soon because this excerpt is beautiful and I'd love to read more!