Wednesday Words: Baby, It’s Cold

Writer's MindToday’s theme over on #1lineWed is COLD. Since we just had temps on the 60s that are plummeting tonight and tomorrow with a cold front coming through, it’s a good theme. I’m also MIA–mostly–around the intrawebz again. Sprout is back to running a fever though the doctor can’t figure out why. They know it isn’t the flu or strep. So…no daycare and clingy baby means “Jammie” is doin’ the grandmother thing. I did find time last night to dig out some lines, though. 😀

Without further ado, here are some of my lines about being cold–in all it’s many forms.

From an untitled Nightriders novella:

Watching her standing there shaking with cold and shock while a cop questioned her pissed him right the hell off.

From MOONSTRUCK: SECRETS, an early scene between Mac and Hannah, one y’all might remember after Hannah was beaten by the bad guys:

Mac took two bandannas from his pocket and soaked them in the cold water of the stream. Wringing them out, he pressed one gently against her cheek and the other under her tee shirt on her sore ribs. She hated to admit the cool cloths helped. Acknowledging how good those big hands felt on her skin just added insult to injury. She shivered.

And later, when Lightfoot is thinking about a mercenary back-handing Liz:

He went cold at the very thought of another man putting his hands on her.

And finally, from MOON SHOT, the moment Dalton is “introduced” to Hannah… 😉

Warm breath whispered across his skin like a lover’s kiss but the words coupled with cold metal pressed to the base of his skull chilled him to the bone.

“You’ll die before you can squeeze the trigger, motherfucker.”

How cold is your writing? 😉 Share if you’d like! One last note. I’m guest blogging on Mellanie Szereto’s BLOG talking about writing process. The post will be included in her next writing tips book, which is pretty darn cool, as far as I’m concerned! Come check it out. 🙂

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About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of two award-winning series--Moonstruck and The Penumbra Papers, Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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One Response to Wednesday Words: Baby, It’s Cold

  1. Its Hump Day! I took today off to take care of some things, work seems to be sucking the energy out of me 😦 as of lately and bringing work home well you know?
    I love the last quote with Dalton and Hannah, especially when you find it was 2 kickass females against how many Seal??
    I also love you description of Cassie looking out the window and it feeling being a snow globe!!
    I just read what you wrote on the process, I’m still trying to get figure my process out lol. I’m not an out liner,never will be I have to many of those*look its a squirrel* oh where was I moments!!
    I heard about Scrivener after reading a romantic suspense book by Gwen Hernandez, looked on her site for more info on her books, I have a dummies book on it, but I haven’t gone much further then buying the book *shrugs* I have alot of how to write books over the years *nods lots*
    You mentioned finding your voice, I know reading some of my older ink (poems) that is had gotten stronger, a few have mentioned that also. I can only grow as a writer the more I write whatever form that is.
    Time to grab another cup of coffee, my 1st cup got cold while typing.
    Have a great day Silver . =)

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