Hello fellow Weekend Writing Warriors. Welcome back. Three weeks and three excerpts. I have loved everyone’s input. It is interesting how people see the story going one way when it really is going another. People gaining enough interest to want to pick up the book – my job: complete. I hope to continue that with this weeks entry. As before, I begin with the Synopsis of my novel to give you some context.
On a side note, by the time you read this (I am writing this on Friday and scheduling the post so I don’t forget to post, as I have done in the past) I will have competed the final edit and will be ready to submit Little Reminders of Who I am to the publisher sometime on Monday. 😀
Deborah Davies is the daughter of Darren and Angela Davies. They own a diner that has been in the family for several generations. After one of their crucial employees moves on after graduating college, she assumes his role. She quickly earns the attention of; her parents, who want her in the family business, instead of the accounting job she works across town; Aaron Stephenson, a food critic who seems to want more than the daily special; and Carter, a local vagabond who seems to have a unique interest in her life. But Deborah has a secret. And once it is revealed, it changes how she reacts to family, love, and coming to grips with her past.
Here is my eight. I look forward to your comments. (There may be an extra sentence here.)
Aaron watched patrons come and go. They all had the same expressions people have visiting a restaurant: the overindulgence of food and beverage, the giddiness of a first date, and the obvious relief of night away from their kids were all common. Aaron had a game where he would try to guess how long a couple had been dating by how they interacted with each other. Angry guy in the lobby was most certainly less than a month, judging by his date’s response to his overreaction. His neighbor, he figured either recently widowed or unwillingly divorced. He had that ‘nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen’ look in his eyes.