I’m fully leaning into cheating and cherrypicking on the current #22debuts prompt parties. The one I’m answering today calls for a favorite line from my book, and because there are still dustbunnies and tumbleweeds in my Instagram and blog here, I’m going to share three today to fill it up a bit more (also because I can’t decide on which I like more…I kind of love my book. Not ashamed.)
The first is a quote from my protagonist Harry, during an intense conversation with my other protagonist Rowan, on the nature of love and lust. Rowan is learning about his past relationship(s), and, not believing in romantic love herself, having difficulty understanding that the fact that it doesn’t always survive doesn’t mean it wasn’t real at the time. The dialogue is pulled from the primordial scene I wrote in Evernote on a plane years ago, when the characters were first forming in my imagination, and this story was very much a loose collection of bullet points, very little plot, and lots of vibes.
The next snippet is self-explanatory…Harry is seeing Rowan across a field after he’s already developed a chronic case of big emotions.
The last is a humorous retort from Rowan during a scene after she and Harry are in a bit of a dark period. I loved the idea of her using humor to deflect some of the tension. Truthfully though, I’m still so new to this publishing stuff that I’m mostly expecting it to not make it into the final published version because of trademark issues. Crossing fingers!