Thursday, May 31, 2012

Campfire: Fourth Evening

The fire is warm, and though the hour is rather late, I have marshmallows and cookies for anyone who is interested! A toasty campfire on a summer night - a perfect place for some story-sharing, wouldn't you say?

I just wrote a short scene for my WIP (Historical Romance), and I thought I'd share a few lines in honor of "writing day" here at Camp Humility:

A shiver racked her body as the wind swept through Seven Mile Canyon. Sally pulled her shawl more tightly about her shoulders, longing to leave the wretched scene but held in place by the rhythmic beating of desert sand and dirt being flung onto a pathetic casket. Joe and John took turns filling up the hole in the ground, neither man saying a word. What could any of them say? John’s wife left this world mere days before his brother brought his new bride to the ranch.

The scene is rather somber - sorry about that!

But now it's your turn! If you'd like an extra entry in this week's giveaway (click the button in the sidebar to enter if you haven't already done so!), just leave a comment sharing a line or a few lines from some writing that you've done recently - a poem, a scene from your WIP, or anything! Let's celebrate writing and get excited about our stories! =)

(P.S. I had a wonderful time enjoying the outdoors today with my mom and a dear friend - so be sure to stop by tomorrow for our hike here at Camp Humility, complete with freshly taken pictures!)

10 comments:

Ariel Wilson said...

I need to work on praying,
It's the best thing I can do,
I need to become lesser,
The focus needs to be on You.

The final stanza of the poem I wrote today... It felt so good! I haven't written in a long time, so this was nice!

Julie said...

Here is a line from a review I wrote on my blog: "While I enjoyed the story it was rather predictable in parts. I enjoyed Rosa's fiery spirit."

Does that count since I'm not a writer? LOL!

Amber S. said...

Ariel,

That's beautiful! Definitely fits well with our theme of humility this week (well, and all the time here at "Seasons of Humility"!). :) Thank you for sharing, and I'm so pleased you enjoyed writing today!

~Amber

Amber S. said...

Julie,

Hahaha, that's awesome! ;) Yes, that counts, for sure - any form of writing at all! I take it you were reviewing Sixty Acres and a Bride? That was an enjoyable read. :)

And since you're a blogger and a book reviewer, then I think you're a writer! Writers write, no matter what the subject. :)

~Amber

Michelle said...

"My natural self doesn't want to forgive. My natural self wants to hold a grudge. After all, look at what they did to me! Did you hear how they treated me!?! Yet, as believers, we are the dwelling place of God. The Holy Spirit is in us. So it is not through our natural self that we can accomplish forgiveness; it's truly through the power of the Holy Spirit." --from my May 21st blog post.

Thank you for the extra entry, Amber, and for sharing some of your WIP -- you're an awesome writer! I would count it an honor to read one of your books someday, God willing. : )

Amber S. said...

Michelle,

That's a powerful excerpt from your blog post! And a convicting reminder... Thank you for sharing! I love how you and Julie decided to share lines from your blog posts - that's wonderful! It takes a long time and a lot of writing to put blog posts together, so that fits well with today's activity. :)

And thank you so much for your sweet, humbling words!! :) I'M honored that you would be honored to read one of my books someday - Lord willing, as you say. I'm so blessed by your friendship! :) Thank you for the encouragement!!

~Amber

Bluerose said...

Since our book reviews count....(a huge thank you for that! ;) )

"There's action, adventure, a bit of magic, a prince, and of course, a tiny touch of romance. It was just a perfect book for the little princesses out there. It teaches the value of friends and family, treating those we don't overly like with respect and kindness, and even the value of education."

Amber S. said...

Bluerose,

No problem at all! :) Thank you for sharing a part of one of your book reviews!

~Amber

Audrey said...

"They went slowly at first, letting their horses walk down the steep road to the city. Anna rode just behind Munin, checking her mare’s pull against the reins. As they reached the bottom and passed under the first ranks of houses, the walls shimmered above them, their plaster dry and tired in the sun."

This is a description of the main city in my current WIP. Thank you for hosting us this week, Amber! I've enjoyed reading your posts.

Amber S. said...

Audrey,

I love your writing - you're very talented! :) I remember really enjoying the excerpts you shared in Novel Writing class. :) Thank you for sharing a bit here!

And thank you for the kind words about this week's posts! I'm so glad you've enjoyed reading them. :)

~Amber