Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Catch-Up, Excerpt, and Blog Love
I've missed you!
It's only been a week, but I've had the shakes from missing my blogosphere friends. Yes, you are in the right place. The lovely Tiana Smith helped me create the new look for my blog. She's absolutely fabulous. If you're itching for a change, go check out her site.
Next, I wanted to tell you what the "Laude" tab is all about above me. Twice a month, I'm going to highlight someone who's had an impact on my writing life or me as a person. To see who my first victim is, go click on the link above.
Writing is rocking for me right now. I'm absolutely in love with my new project, knowing that this story is "the one." So just for Michael, because he wanted an excerpt, I'll post this from BLISTERS, my YA ballet ghost story:
Standing in the wings, I almost don’t see him. The lights are off, and he sits so still, like he’s sleeping, or praying. He’s perched on center stage, with his legs crossed and his head down. A door open from the audience brings in just enough light to show his profile. His hair flops down over his forehead, casting heavy shadows on his cheeks.
Then, without warning, he unfolds himself and stands, the act quick, but smooth. Only a dancer could stand with such precision. He puts his feet in fifth, and then tombe, glisee’s into a beated assemble. He then springs into a series of jumps, his feet light—so light—on the ground. The only sound heard is his breathing, carrying through the empty space.
He’s magic. Watching Griffin’s body move through the dark is silk on my skin. A harp playing in my heart. I don’t want him to stop.
How are your projects? I want to hear about them! Any fun things planned for the week? Planning on visiting Tiana's site? Have you signed up for the "What If?" Blogfest yet? Time to catch up!
Red. Head. Out. :D