I'm finally done with one (hallelujah!), and now I'm into my second. And it's been really grueling actually (rewriting them in third person, among many other things). But it's been worth it. I'm so glad I've stuck with it, because it's made my Work In Progress(s) so much stronger.
So speaking of WIPs, I'm participating in Kimberly Zook's prompt, Hooked on Hooks, where we are to post the hook of our WIP (the first 3-4 sentences of the work itself) in order to get feedback. So here's the hook of my most recent WIP (The Exception). Please comment and leave your thoughts/criticism!
Samuel Tercy froze at the shrill scream, the aged walls of the house doing nothing to mute it. It didn’t matter how many times he’d heard it; nothing could ever prepare him for the way it ripped him apart inside. From his place in the oak tree’s underbrush, his muscles tensed and the never-ending battle waged inside him: run inside and save the girl, or listen from the shadows undetected? Technically, he didn’t exist, so up until now, listening from the shadows had always triumphed over being her hero.