Wednesday Words: New Year’s Day–Let the Adventure Begin

A new day, a new year, and according to some, a new decade. Totally glad to see 2019 in my rear-view mirror. And with the new year, #lineWed theme-setters decided this would be a good time for people to share their first line–to show how the adventure begins. Technically, this isn’t the first line/scene in NIGHT WISH but it’s the first scene from the heroine’s POV and I’ll admit to being rather proud of it. I may have shared this before and if I have? Tough toenails. I like it so y’all are just stuck. 😜
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JEN
I woke up with a crushing headache and the sad realization that I would never be the heroine of my own romance story. It hurt. A lot. But I didn’t have time to lie there rolling in my pity party. My last girl was getting married in a couple of hours and I had beaucoup stuff to do. Later, after the wedding and the reception and an after party of one, because my life sucked, I could contemplate my fate.

I was the epitome of the sidekick, the overweight and klutzy BFF. Drunk at three in the morning? Yeah, I was the designated driver. Breakup with your man? I’d be there to help you pack and move out—or throw all his stuff out onto the sidewalk. Need a good cry because your boyfriend was being a dick? See me raising my hand and offering my shoulder and tequila shots. I was the perpetual wingman—or wingwoman—or whatever the heck the female version of that was called. Perpetual bridesmaid? Oh yeah. I had the ten dresses to show for it. Ten years. Ten girls. Ten awful dresses. And me. I was number eleven in our posse, the odd girl out. Yeah, my life totally sucked.

I glanced at the digital clock on the nightstand. I needed to shower and get on with my maid of honor duties. I had this down to a science. First, though, I needed coffee. A whole pot, except I’d have to trot to the ladies room all day. I loved coffee. My bladder did not. One cup. I could handle one cup.
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Anyone have a first line to share? Either written by yourself or your favorite first line from a book? If so, share! Hope everyone had a safe and sane celebration last night. We had pizza, LIVE PD, and early to bed. The joys of being older than dirt. Happy New Year!

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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4 Responses to Wednesday Words: New Year’s Day–Let the Adventure Begin

  1. Yep, shared it before. Yep, still love it. Yep, if anyone has a problem with that, tough.

    Here’s the beginning of Ugly and the Beast for you, which I will be getting back to work on later today as part of my ‘it’s 2020, get your head out of your as… armpit’ push toward productivity.

    “Oh, my gawd, Jeni! What happened to your face? Ewww!”
    Apparently, only Sleeping Beauty gets to awaken to princely smooches and happy woodland creatures. As Sleeping Ugly, I got a short, shrieking supermodel instead.

    Happy New Year! We had leftover turkey and stuffing casserole, watched some LivePD while I worked on a game plan for 2020, and then were in bed by 8:30. Hubs said someone shot off fireworks at midnight, but I was dead to the world. 2020 starts today and I’m hitting the ground running. I just have to build momentum and then keep it going for the next 12 months.

    • Silver James says:

      I love Jeni! Her snark always makes me laugh! I was watching LONE STAR LAW at midnight, petting a PO’d dog because our idiot neighbors (not immediate but in/near the hood) were shooting off not only fireworks–in addition to the sanctioned displays of surrounding cities–they just had to let off pistol and shotgun rounds. Stupid people. But hey, I slept until 8:15 today! Something new and different. Cheers to a better and more productive 2020 for us all! ❤

  2. Happy New Year!!
    Here’s to* raising a cup of coffee☕* that it will be a Better year😊. 2019 was rough for alot of us.
    I did Dairy Queen for dinner, crawled in bed by 8:30. I’ve been on vacation so have to get myself trained for 5Am again for manna.
    I woke up and knew it was close because more were going off, my bedroom is in the front of my house.
    And my surrounding neighbors never disappoint with 🎆 displays, their were more this year then last, I love when they burst in colors in the sky!!
    Well time to grab another cup, happy Hump Day!!

    • Silver James says:

      Coffee, the elixir of the writing gods! I’ve been sipping my first cup but as soon as I click send, I’m headed for my second. Today is a final re-read of my Feb. release, picking out some teaser lines and then locating pictures to use with them. Fun times. Enjoy your last day off! Here’s to an awesome 2020 for everyone!!! ❤

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