Sunday, October 26, 2014

Weekend Writing Warriors #90!

Hey! Hi! Hello! Welcome back to another exciting week of reading, writing, and warrior-ing! Based on the votes from last week, Charlie was the top choice. For those who were hoping to see Sydney's date with Joe, worry not. You will eventually! I'm not going to show you every part of the Charlie date--just the highlights. So you ready? Let's go! 

First, here's the blurb for Adventures in Online Dating: After too many failed relationships, too many shots of tequila, and too many not-so-gentle nudges from her best friend, Sydney Montrose joins an online dating site in hopes of finding THE ONE. During her adventures, she crosses paths with a professional gamer who lives with his parents, a sweet and sarcastic parking enforcement officer, a flirty barista, a mystery man, a touchy-feely former felon, and a clown. Which one will she choose? Well, that's all entirely up to you! :-D

And here's an excerpt! To give you a little set-up, Sydney's seated at the coffee shop waiting for Charlie to arrive. She's talking to a super-cute barista named Sam when the man of the hour makes his appearance....

The obnoxious sound of a horn blared through the room, interrupting all conversation. She peered around Sam and saw a terrifying flash of red. “Oh help,” she whispered.
            There were only two kinds of horn-toting harassers: handsy French horn players and clowns. The red nose on the latest offender confirmed he was the latter.
            Another honk of the damned horn. Closer this time. Her hands clenched into fists. When she dared to take another peek, the clown spotted her. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to visit the other Weekend Writing Warriors! 

Well, it's most definitely been a news-worthy week here in Ottawa. I'm sure most of you have heard about the craziness that happened in our capital city. I was working on Wednesday at a school about 8 kilometres from the Parliament buildings and experienced my first lockdown. It was a very tense four hours. I'm extremely thankful that all our students remained safe and unharmed, but my heart goes out to Nathan Cirillo and his family. This country has been shaken but we haven't been broken. We're stronger now, more determined than ever to fight for our freedom to live in a world without terror and senseless violence. May we all enjoy a safe and peaceful week ahead. 
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21 comments:

  1. LOL...the clown was unexpected. And I wander do people hate clowns as much as mimes? Great snippet

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    1. Hee! I happen to love both clowns and mimes so I can't comment. ;) Thanks, Nicolette!

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  2. I've heard women refer to a guy as a clown but this snippet is so comical. I'm there in the scene. Your writing is delightful You have a flair!

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    1. :D I love flair! Thanks so much, Charmaine! So happy you're enjoying it!

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  3. I think this will be a wonderful concept for a book. Fun and quirky ... just like you. Should have known a clown would be in the mix. Well done.

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    1. *nods* That's me! ;) Thank you so much, Laurie! xo

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  4. I was laughing out loud. So fun. I always delight in reading your snippets. This book is so fun, reminds me of the choose your own ending books I loved as a kid. Clever, clever Evelyn : )

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    1. :D Thank you so much, sweet, sweet, Millie! You always make my day!

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  5. "...the clown spotted her." A line that sends chills down your back, possibly more at home in a horror novel rather than in a romance! Ha! It sounds so funny!

    So sorry about the true horror your country experienced this week. Thank goodness for men like Kevin Vickers.

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    1. LOL! I knew you'd enjoy that line. :)

      God bless Kevin Vickers and the other brave men who fought and continue to fight to protect innocent citizens.

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    1. Hee! Hopefully more hilarious than terrifying. ;) Thanks, Jennifer!

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  7. Oh dear, one doesn't want to see a clown arriving for a blind date! Great excerpt!

    I was so sorry to hear about the events in Ottawa.

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    1. Well, I wouldn't mind dating a clown, but I'm strange that way. ;)

      Thanks, Veronica. All is well now. The support from around the world was so appreciated.

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  8. I don't have a clown phobia, but if one showed up for a date... I'd run. And what kind of person comes on a blind date in clown make up? He's got to have normal clothes, too.

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    1. He'll explain himself eventually. Stay tuned! ;) Thanks, Caitlin!

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  9. OH NO!!!! What??? You have got to be kidding me??? He really showed up wearing a clown nose and AND tooting a horn???? No!!! LOL OMG now we know why he didn't put his job down. LOL This is gonna be the worst date ever I have a feeling. She is better off talking to Sam.

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    1. LOL! I take it you don't approve? ;) Not to worry. Things will get better from here. Thanks, Meka!

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  10. Oh no! This is pretty much the worse thing I can imagine happening on a date! A Clown? EEK! Time to bolt for the door!

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    1. LOL! I love how everyone is so afraid of clowns. I, on the other hand, would be delighted with the turn of events. ;) Thanks for stopping by!

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