Monday, October 1, 2012

Fair Feathered Excerpt: 2

Wow. So the first day of October for me started off great. And by great I mean: TODAY FREAKING SUCKED. Okay, my little rant is over. It's just one of those days.

If you had a bad day too I'm about to make your entire day a whole lot better because here is ANOTHER Fair Feathered excerpt! I know I was supposed to have it out in September but if you read recent posts of mine, there were circumstances out of my control that caused me a slight delay. October is the month for Fair Feathered! Unless of course life throws me another curve ball and something else happens. Knock on wood!

I know some of you are getting antsy. Seriously guys I know! You want to read it! I'm doing my best not sleeping and I've completely cut out any existence of my social life. I eat and drink and LIVE from my computer these past few days. I really am working as hard as I possibly can to finish up these final scenes but I don't want to half-ass the job just to get the book out. I would rather work and re-work scenes to get them just right so the readers, you all, enjoy the book more. I am thinking of you!! Not to mention that when it comes to my writing, I take it seriously. There is no 'crap writing' in my world. So bear with me because I'd rather spend a lot of time on one book and have it be a good book than write a bad book that nobody likes. I appreciate your patience!

Fair Feathered excerpt:

As I walked back through the woods, it took me a little longer than I expected to reach the lake, but when I did, I walked to the edge and stopped. I stared at the water that barely washed over my toes and it was cold and beckoning. My body trembled with fear, but I had to do this. My feet took a few steps forward until they were ankle deep. I stopped again, catching my breath in my throat at the iciness. Keep going. My thoughts commanded my body to will itself forward. The saddest part of it all was that I knew what the consequences of this would be…and I was willing to accept. I hoped that this time, it wasn’t a dream. I wanted to escape the dread I had been suffering from for weeks now. It would all be over soon.
            Wading deeper, I continued walking into the lake farther and farther until my head went under the surface. Silence. There was only the silence. I savored the momentary peace that I felt had been taken from me. This would be the last thing I heard but not the last thing I saw. Behind my eyelids was a brilliant image, an image of the boy I loved desperately but would never see again. I was selfish but I couldn’t bear the thought of one more day, going through the same painful routine that I had been forced into. If I left him a letter, it would have been burned. I knew it wasn’t long before someone found me. It was time.
            Exhaling all the oxygen from my lungs, I watched the bubbles fly up to the surface that was now far above me. The ache in my lungs was unmistakable but I closed my eyes, ignoring the pain. Conjuring up the best memories I had in my last minutes, I replayed them over and over until I could feel my conscious slipping away. I finally felt free, like a bird that could fly. I wouldn’t be flightless anymore. (C) Paulina Ulrich
Alright, I know most if not all of you are probably going: What?! What is happening?! Well, just know that this book is a lot darker and has darker vibe to it. Livy and Gregory must both make extremely difficult choices and some choices have dire consequences as you just read. I can't wait for you all to read the rest! I'm putting my fingers back to work and I'm writing right now! Until next time,

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