It’s time for Weekend Writing Warriors! Every Sunday, a bunch of writers post 8-10-sentence snippets from their WIPs on their blogs. There’s a lot of reading, commenting and great writing. Click on the link to see the full list.
This week, I’ll finally share a snippet from my WIP, Fall of the Titans, Book 5 in The Desolate Empire Series. At the end of book 4, Teodora’s daughter Elektra acted heroically to save a friend’s life, forcing her to switch sides again. She’d been in the process of becoming allies with King Lennart who’s sworn to take Teodora down. Pretending to reconcile with her mother, she’s gone home with Teodora and is alone in her room, thinking about what to do next.
She was on her own. No one had ever cared about her for herself; they only cared about her position as Teodora’s heir, or as Lennart’s ally. Elektra needed to stop hoping for love, for friendship, and decide what she wanted. Then she needed to take it.
She pushed open the window and leaned out, letting the icy wind caress her face. Her mother thought she was weak–let her. From now on, Elektra would take advantage of that.
She turned away from the window and faced the darkened room. No more wishing for what couldn’t be. It was time to take matters into her own hands.