I think we can all safely say that we’ve made at least one mistake in our lifetimes centering around timing and deadlines, yes?
Today, nerdlings, I had a bit of a blunder with time.
Basically, my original plan for today’s blog post was to try out 8Sunday with Weekend Writing Warriors and post an 8-sentence excerpt from my work-in-progress novel, My Life as a Mayonnaise Jar. I’ve seen a couple of my blogging buddies do it multiple times, so I figured I’d give it a shot, too!
Except I didn’t think to check when I’m supposed to post my excerpt.
I only realized that I should probably check out the website after the deadline to put my name on the list thingy had passed.
Make sure you know your deadlines, because sometimes they can lead to missing opportunities.
HOWEVER, there’s always next week for me! And this time around, I know exactly how it works, so I won’t be missing anything 😛
And since my original plan to post an 8-sentence excerpt through WeWriWa failed, I’ve decided that I’ll share an excerpt anyways because I am quite excited about this story.
So, without further ado, here’s Kat from My Life as a Mayonnaise Jar.
The construction going on in our neighborhood might be loud, but sometimes I feel like our neighbors are even louder.
There are the Bakers, a filthy-rich family of three (two parents, one kid) who just happen to have a rather extravagant house in our rather average area. Then you have the old people retirement home right down on the edge of the block (they always go above and beyond when decorating for holidays- they even had tree-themed decor for Arbor Day). And of course, every neighborhood has to have the lady with seventy-two cats (her name is Glenda, she lives across the street).
The only reason I know all this is because of David. Honestly, if he weren’t around, I’d probably forget that we even have neighbors at all.
That boy makes friends like how one would run screaming from a ravaging tyrannosaurus rex that was after your buns (despite whether you were having a barbecue or not). Very fast. He knows not only all the people in our neighborhood, but everyone in the next one over, as well. He even greets all the construction workers by name when he walks over to my house.
David will accept anyone for who they are.
Except for the people who live across the street from him.
So there you have it, the very first official excerpt from my novel! I’d love to know what you guys think down below 🙂
Have a fantastic day, nerdlings, and don’t forget your deadlines!