Saturday, April 14, 2012

Ginger's Six Sentence Sunday



Well, there's been a change in plans.  My contract for Sarah's Journey has expired, so I'm looking to another publisher to re-release it.  The book is in the process of some minor changes, so once again, I've decided to switch horses midstream, so to speak, and I'll be sharing snippets from my WIP, Chugiak Moon.

By sharing six sentences with you every Sunday, I will effectively be pressuring myself to become more dedicated to finishing this historical novel.  I started researching this project during my trip to Alaska last year, and the Tanaina Culture within the Athabascan Indians is the feature of my story.  Since I'm going to start at the very beginning, I don't think I'll need to set up anything for you.  As a die-hard pantser, we'll all find out the story as it progresses.  I have no idea where my heroine, Nasnana, is taking me.  (big smile.)

After you finish my six here (and hopefully leave a positive comment), please head back to Six Sentence Sunday and follow more of the links.  Here's my six today:


A wolf’s howl pierced the night--a chilling sound, too close for comfort.  Although Nasnana's pallet sat atop birch branches inside her family's lodge, a chill crept over her and sent her snuggling deeper into her caribou blankets.  Despite the downy softness, she shivered. Perhaps fear rather than the cold iced her.  Pulling the fur higher, she ducked her head beneath it.  She hated noises at night.

15 comments:

Michelle Pickett said...

Great six. I can almost "see" her and feel her uneasiness. You sparked my interest and made me want to read more.

Nice work!
Michelle :)
www.michelle-pickett.com/blog

Paula Martin said...

Great six, I feel her fear. I'd be putting my head under the blanket too!

Elaine Cantrell said...

I don't like noises in the night either! Great beginning.

patonlorraine said...

Great six! I love all the details you've incorporated while still giving us a sense of her character.

Adriana said...

Wonderful six, great attention to detail - makes me feel like snuggling right down under the caribou blankets to chase away chills and fears!

diannehartsock said...

I can feel the warmth and comfort of her blankets and her fear of the night. Nicely done!

Ginger Simpson said...

Thanks, Ladies for coming to visit my SSS today. I was camping most of the weekend, so I'm trying to catch up with all your posts. I hope you'll come back next week for more of Nasnana's adventure. :)

Joan Hall Hovey said...

I'm totally engrossed already, Ginger. I was going to say you're very brave to write a novel this way, so publicly, but then again, you know what you're doing!! -:) I'm looking forward to reading the entire novel. Six sentences at a time, if that's all I can have.

Sandra Sookoo said...

Nice description!

Wildcat's Wife said...

Adriana read my thoughts. How dare her. LOL. I was thinking along these same lines about crawling underneath the security of the blanket and allowing the warmth to comfort my fears of that big, bad wolf. Nice!

Karysa Faire said...

Love it! Looking forward to reading more.

Lisabet Sarai said...

Looking forward to finding out what happens - along with you!

It's great that you're turning that trip into a book.

homecomingbook said...

Is this historical? Possibly before contact? Caribou is not exactly downy soft, by the way.

Cate Masters said...

Very cool setting! Sounds like a great story - keep working on it. :)

Ginger Simpson said...

Didn't want to miss thanking the rest of you for stopping by. I usually use Mondays to try and add in a few more six snippets to read. I'm impressed with the positive feedback and I already have another six lined up for next week.

As for the comment about caribou not being "downy soft," I imagine compared to the cold Alaskan nights and the lack of anything else to keep warm, the fur did feel pretty downy to Nasnana, *smile* but I think I'll remove the descriptive reference. Thanks for pointing that out. I'm usually afraid to say anything negative in my comments because I see so much praise for things I've learned over the years are amateur issues. I continue to be amazed by the differences in publishers and what they require or don't. :)

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