Here we are with another thrilling week of Weekend Writing Warrior snippets. As we move through this week it will be the final normal week for a while. After next Saturday I will be diving head first into National Novel Writing Month. Otherwise known as NaNoWriMo. 30 days–50K words–1667 words per day. Of course I will be writing more than 50K words, that is just the challenge target. Both The Five Barred Gate and Little Reminders were 70K+.
I am looking forward to getting this WIP completed. I have been dragging my feet with it long enough. Grady just needs to get moving and catch the killer. First thing is first, seeing what is up with Nelson. And that is were we left off last week.
Here is a bit of last week’s snippet:
“All his personal property is at his residence. We didn’t take anything. No reason to. He was the victim,” said Carmen
A group of voices grew louder through the stairwell, the team, Grady assumed. Probably coming up from the morning debriefing with the chief. The buzzer sounded, and the gate creaked. Four detectives, all in street clothes, walked in. If they weren’t in the station, you probably couldn’t label one an officer. Grady figured that was the point. Other than the holster, each bore their own style. Three men and one female. They all took him in just as he was checking each of them out.
Lieutenant Daniel Masters is a 27-year veteran Savannah Georgia Major Crimes Detective. He has seen many crime scenes like the one he saw last February. Little did he know this one would change his life. Grady, the newest addition to his team, is the first to see the abnormalities, but will the rest of the team listen in time. There is a serial murder on the loose in South Georgia, and for some reason the killer leaves their final victim alive right before committing suicide. But why? Masters and Grady must find out before its too late and the next killer strikes again.
Grady stood and introduced himself. LaCrosse stood a bit taller than he did. His firm handshake bore the callouses of a hardworking man. He wasn’t always an officer Grady concluded. His slightly graying brown hair showed he was the eldest of the group and probably the senior officer.
Mesa and Nettles were practically twins, although opposite sex. Same height, hair color, and they carried themselves in the same manner. The only difference was one was left-handed. Grady could tell by the way their holsters were strapped on. Mesa was the righty. She was next to greet him, her grip near as firm as LaCrosse, save the callouses. Nettles, the southpaw, extended his fist and gave a bump and a head nod completed his welcome.
Branson was with Carmen, Grady figured he would need to begin addressing her as Albanese, something he would need to check on. Just don’t screw this one up. He joined them and introduced himself. Branson’s narrow jaw and tight lips stabbed at him without a touch. He just grunted when Carmen, or Albanese, told him that Grady would be running point on the Nelson search.
Grady got it wrong. LaCrosse was not the senior detective, Branson was. He also couldn’t help but noticed that Branson was older than he was. This should be interesting. Just don’t screw this one up, Grady.
That is this week’s snippet and takes us through Chapter Three. It appears not everyone is happy about the appearance of the new arrival. And we hear Carmen’s warning made an impression upon Grady. Next week we will move into Chapter Four, Grady finds an ally as they move over to inspecting Nelson’s property.
Until next week, take a look below for two promotions I have going on. One of them being a give-away of a signed copy of Little Reminders of Who I Am.
A couple of do-not-miss opportunities this week!!
1. A give-away of Little Reminders of Who I Am
2. $4 off Promotion of Elissa Learns About Thankfulness
Little Reminders of Who I Am Give-Away — Gail Kittleson Blog Promotion
I am a Featured Author on the Gail Kittleson blog. Visit Gail Kittleson’s Author website, and read about Little Reminders. There are instructions there for you to be entered into a drawing for a free signed hardbound copy of Little Reminders of Who I Am.
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Elissa Learns About Thankfulness – Available from publisher
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, consider this charming story for your little reader. Book 4 in the Elissa the Curious Snail Series finds Elissa living with her human friend Francine. Elissa is sad because she cannot do some of the things her friends can do like fly or run. She eventually learns to be thankful for who she is and what she can do. Find out what that is when you cuddle up and read this book with your little one. It is available on Amazon or the publisher at the links above.
Moments of the Heart is not just this website.
I have a Facebook page that has something going on everyday of the week. Come on over, follow, and interact with my page to check it out! Here is what you can expect to find there.
—Monday is Memory Monday – I share an important event that occurred on that Monday or sometime that particular week.
—Tuesday is Talk About it Tuesday – I post a weekly video where I cover a topic that has meant something to me over the past week.
—Wednesday is when I post my blog for the week.
—Thursday is This or That Thursday – A weekly two option poll that raises the question, do you like this, or do you prefer that?
—Friday is Fun Fact Friday – I find and share an interesting or obscure fact.
—Saturday is for Weekend Writing Warriors – This is when I post my 8 Sentence Snippet from a current or past work.
I really am trying to make it fun and engaging. Something that people look forward to visiting. It has been something that has been on my heart (no pun intended) for a long time and I am now acting on it. I would love your support!!
– Little Reminders of Who I Am is now available for purchase on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other booksellers.
–The Five Barred Gate is still available on Amazon in Hardback, Paperback, and Kindle versions.
–You can purchase TFBG direct from me on my Home Page. The benefit of buying direct is you will receive a personalized signed copy!!
–My Children’s books, Elissa the Curious Snail are also on Amazon. There are 4 books about an adorable snail teaching children about prayer and believing in themselves.
–Finally you can see all updates regarding the progress of this current Untitled work in progress.
Fellow Warriors, I also have have a weekly blog that is posted in between these snippets. I would love to hear your thoughts.
AND if you have little warriors running around I now have many of my Children’s Short Stories on this website. They were originally on my Elissa the Curious Snail publisher’s website, but I now control that domain and have moved that content here. There are many stories for your little reader. These are great bedtime or anytime short stories.
In His Exciting Service,
Jeff S. Bray
Check out amazing established and emerging writers at Weekend Writing Warriors. Each week we post new snippets from either published works or works in progress for each other to comment on. Gain insight of how the mind of a writer works and a behind the scenes look at works before they hit book stands everywhere.