Saturday, April 2, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday: Sahmara's Sunset

I've been meaning to join in the Six Sentence Sunday fun for well over a month. Every time Sunday evening rolls around I smack myself in the forehead and pledge to remember to get a post ready for the next week. What can I say, I've been a smidge scatterbrained thanks to an overwhelming workload lately. But I finally remembered!

Sahmara's Sunset was my first NaNoWriMo novel. My first fantasy novel. The novel that made me realize there was life after finishing a novel I'd been writing for years. Writing it was a very liberating and inspiring experience. I recently revisited Sahamara's Sunset as part of this year's NaNo 50k, rewriting the first half from scratch and finally creating some words I'm willing to let others see.

The first lines...

Tall grass ripped at Sahmara’s bare legs as she ran headlong across the moonlit field. She glanced over her shoulder. The shadows of her recent captors had grown distant, their voices no more than whispers on the cool wind. Sahmara slowed, not of her own volition, but because her body threatened to collapse if she didn’t. Bent low, she hid in the thick blades. Her chest heaved as she fought to catch her breath.

13 comments:

  1. Wow, very exciting opening! And welcome to sss! :-)

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  2. I've been intending to join in as well. Hopefully I will soon.

    I LOVE your opening! It's beautiful.

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  3. Thanks for the welcome Chrys!

    I'm happy to hear that you both like it. Now, if I get the next 5,190 lines up to par, I'll be golden. :D

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  4. Wonderful opening! I'm so glad you shared it with us.

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  5. Great opening. Keep sharing.

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  6. Welcome! Vivid, descriptive opening.

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  7. Welcome to the Sunday fun!

    I like this opening and I want to read more. Beautiful descriptive work. :o)

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  8. Very exciting opening! Welcome to SSS!

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  9. Great opening, leaves me wanting to know more. :)

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  10. Hmm, I like the bare legs. :)

    Like the name, too. Sahmara's Sunset kinda smacks of something beautiful and sad. Goes well with the first lines.

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  11. There's so much movement and imagery in this piece. Nicely done!

    I've been talking about joining the Six Sentence Sunday thing too. Sundays roll around and I get hit with the lazies...Maybe next week! :-)

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