I am attempting to be a bit more regular in my writing habits, setting goals and deadlines for myself, so hopefully that will improve my production.
I submitted my files for TCCAS #2 to my publisher on Monday, so I should be seeing some progress very soon!
I have another very exciting project that I am working on and so far it is going super well. Even better than Whisper and I didn't think I would ever beat that! I am keeping the details under wraps for now...but hopefully I will be able to share it with you soon.
For now, here is a short excerpt from Thunder.
I shrugged. "I couldn't sleep."
"Was it because of what happened earlier?"
I nodded. "Rachel, what happened with Thunder today just confirmed everything I believe about horses. They are dangerous and unpredictable. I will not have anything more to do with them and you can't make me."
I had looked back down at my book, but at Rachel's words, I jerked my head up and looked at her curiously.
"What did you just say?"
Rachel sat down on the only chair in the room. "I said, you're right. I can't force you to have anything to do with horse and even though you are so adamant about your point, I can't and I won't believe that you will never work with horses again. They are too much a part of you. And no matter what you say, you were drawn to Thunder."
"Maybe I was, but I can't risk getting hurt again." I interrupted her to say. "There is no way I'm going get near another horse if I can help it. Especially Thunder. He's unpredictable."
"Okay, so you don't want to get near Thunder because you think he's unpredictable. That doesn't explain why you won't have anything to do with Star. She's never hurt you so why won't you even go visit her?"
I shrugged. "All horses are capable of hurting people. Star could hurt me, even if she doesn't mean too."
"Ugh." Rachel threw up her hands. "I hope eventually you will see how selfish you are being. Do you really think you can just walk away from horses, from Star, and not cause issues? You should see Star. She's depressed! She hardly eats and just mopes around in her stall all day. Just like you, actually. She misses you! And no matter what you say, I know you miss her too. She was too important for you to just walk away. Even if you don't want to work with horses anymore, you should at least consider the fact that you are making Star unhappy. Doesn't it make you the least bit sad to know how Star is taking it?"
I shook my head. "No, I'm past feeling. My mind is numb and I can't feel. I like it that way. I let myself feel something with Thunder and that was a mistake. It's safer not to feel."
Rachel stared at me for a moment before silently getting up and walking out of the room.