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Monday, October 6, 2008

SickHouse and Novel

I should have changed the name of my blog this weekend to the Slaughter SickHouse. We had a tough weekend. I won't go into details, but it involved large quantities of vomit and other bodily fluids ending up in places vomit just shouldn't. We are all better now, though, and our little setback was actually good for me in that I got the opportunity to write a little more than normal. I take what I can get these days. Anyway, I have had several people ask me why I don't post portions from the book I'm working on anymore. The answer is I'm a big fat chicken. But, today I decided to bite the bullet. I finished another chapter and am so close to the end. So, what can it hurt?

Esther exhaled loudly and leaned her head back onto the couch. She closed her eyes and took her face in her hands. She wanted to cry but was far beyond tears. She wanted to run but knew of nowhere as safe as where she sat. Peering through her fingers, she saw Ms. Beulah sitting at the kitchen table, her eyes shut and her lips murmuring a rapid prayer. Esther focused on the old woman’s hands clasped together on the table. The knuckles were white as Ms. Beulah clenched her fingers together tightly and prayed with fervor, determined not only for God to hear, but to answer.

12 comments:

Boni said...

Angela! You are an amazing writer! If you need someone to read your whole novel as a test pilot, please, choose me! I love to read.

I am glad your family is feeling better!

Anonymous said...

Just wanted you to know, I thoroughly enjoy your blogs. And your novel...I would love to read the whole thing! That is so cool! Your kids are absolutely beautiful... Your grandma would be quite proud of you!
Glad you guys are feeling better.
Nel (Curtis) Fastenau

Robyn said...

We had the stomach crud over here, too. Glad you all are feeling better!

Jill said...

More of the novel, please! :) Great stuff, Ang!

Brandy Matchett said...

Me too Ang, I love your blogs and I cant wait to read your book

Annie said...

Way to look that fear right in the face! You rock! Keep posting portion...looking forward to reading the whole thing. I bet Erin will even read it and she doesn't like to read. ;-)

Cindy said...

So glad you are feeling better.

Looking forward to finding your book in stores across the country.

Ross and Lisa Green said...

Just so you know....I hate to read. I really want to like to read, but I just don't. With that said, every time I get a snip-it of your novel, you leave me wanting to read more!!! That says a lot coming from me. I hope you finish it so we can all read it soon. Be brave, your writing is amazing.

Kathy said...

You are a wonderful writer! Your blog is creative, funny and touching, so I know your book will be awesome! I am looking forward to having a published author in the family!

Olivia Grace said...

How neat. Thanks for sharing. Yes, we(brent) has had that same old bug!!! Yuck!!! I hope OG and I will escape it!

FosterFrenzy said...

Two weeks. Ten pounds. That was the result of my bout with it.

James and Shanna said...

So glad to hear you are feeling better! We just had it too. Not fun :( Great writing too!!