Friday, January 14, 2011

A tiny tease...uh...I mean...an excerpt. Yeah, an excerpt!


Here is a smallish excerpt from the as-yet untitled sequel to Dreaming of Deliverance.

I know, it's short, but at least it's something!

The truth is, it goes against my nature to release anything before I've finished the novel, because I will spend a lot of time revising the manuscript and who knows what will be cut or changed? But something tells me this little snippet will remain in the ultimate version.

Oh and there aren't any spoilers here, but if you really don't like to have any inkling as to what's coming next, or if you haven't finished Dreaming of Deliverance, you'll want to skip the rest of this entry.
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“You have to go back, Lindsay! They need you! She needs you! Tell me you’ll go back! I can’t stand it otherwise! It’ll blast me to powder if you don’t.”
“What are you talking about? Go back where?” I was crying now too. Somehow I knew what she meant, but I didn’t want to believe what she was saying to me.
“Go back. Go back! To them! To help them. They need you. Oh…it’s unbearable!” Her mania broke and she dissolved into exhausted weeping. I stumbled away from her, appalled. She worked her hands free and pressed them to her head on either side, like she was covering her ears trying to block out some terrible sound.
“Please, Lindsay,” she sobbed. “Please go back so I can rest. I’m so tired. So tired…. Please?”
“All right,” I whispered, returning to the bed and wiping the tears from her anguished face. “I will.”

11 comments:

craig said...

Thank you very much, but may I have another 20,000 words, please?

craig said...

PS: I love the contemplative foto!

JP said...

Renee, you just made my Saturday!

MaWhit said...

More! More!

R.E. (Renée) Chambliss said...

Thanks, everyone! I'm working on more, I promise!

Roger said...

Renee, thanks -- I think. It's like you've given us a single, small potato chip. How can we be satisfied? It just leaves us wanting more. Were we better off without it? TOO LATE!

Seriously, thanks so much. Can't wait for the rest of the story.

R.E. (Renée) Chambliss said...

You're welcome, Roger, and I'm sorry! I wish I could give you all the complete story right now, but it's going to be a while still. It's like getting a fossil out of the ground. If I go in and hack away at the ground fast and hard, I'll end up with a crumbled mess. I have to tease it out, and that takes time.

passionparties said...

More I love reading

Eric said...

I'm not sure if I'm all in supportive about you writing a sequel ... as your writer comrade I would have liked to see you branch out, BUT with that having been said ... SWEET so far! Yay you ... and I finally figured out how to comment on your blog, so yay me too!

R.E. (Renée) Chambliss said...

Thank, Eric! I'll branch out, don't worry. There's just a lot of story left here. I'd be in big trouble if I stopped now!

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WoW! it was great.. looking forward for more.=)