Words have power. That much is true. They can move us to tears, fill us with hope, or destroy our lives. As a reader sometimes I wonder if the author is aware of what their words are doing to me and as a writer I sorta do. I know that not every word, sentence, or paragraph will make an impact on my readers and that’s ok. I’m still in the beginning stages of my book but already I have some favorite parts and I thought I would share a few with you.
“As Erin ran her hand over the mantel she started to get a strange feeling. It felt like her entire family, generations upon generations, were standing in the room with her welcoming her home at last. She could almost see their faces. Their presence filled her with a strength and sense of belonging that she had never known; it brought tears to her eyes and peace to her shattered heart.”
“Even though Erin is still irritated at him, she wraps her arms around him and lays her head on his chest. She can only imagine the pain that he had gone through losing his first love like that. While she understood that he had the best intentions, she could no longer be a passive player in her own life. He would probably hate Connor till the day he died but she didn’t know enough about the man to form an opinion yet. But Caleb really didn’t need to worry about her falling victim to anyone because hell would freeze over before she let herself become a victim again.”
As I continue to write and edit, I’m sure that these passages will change and I may even have some new favorites.