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Weekend Writing Warriors #19!

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Good morning, my dears! Happy Sunday! Here, have a seat on this comfy couch and I’ll pour you a hot cup of Steeped in Love! 🙂

Continuing from where we left off (with some creative punctuation)….

The poor guy had no idea she knew he was a two-timing, double-crossing serpent. Maybe he didn’t even know it about himself yet, but she wasn’t going to wait around for him to clue in. “I don’t think this is gonna work out, but I wish you all the best. Hope you find someone who’s right for you. Really appreciate you meeting me. Have a nice life.”

Jonathan’s jaw hung so low it almost scraped the floor. He probably wasn’t on the receiving end of rejection very often. “Uhhh…was it something I said?”

“No, not you, my dead great-aunt won’t shut up.”

Here’s the blurb:

Addie Mitchell is a pie-on-the-fly entrepreneur who’s finally ready to settle down in the big, empty house her late great-aunt Edna left to her. Frustrated with her lack of success in romance, Addie turns to another gift her great-aunt passed on to her—the art of reading tea leaves—to aid her in her search for the ideal mate. 

Novelist Ethan Holtz is having a hard time sinking his teeth into his next project, but he finds Addie fascinating. Mainly for her ability to make her dates disappear in fifteen minutes or less. He can’t help but eavesdrop on her dates in the local coffee shop, his writing haven, and soon finds himself taking pointers on what not to do from her failed suitors.

Though her methods seem nothing short of mad, he falls fast and hard for the pixie-haired pie-pusher. She thinks they’re all wrong for each other, but Ethan teams up with the tea leaves to prove they’re so right.

Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to visit the other Weekend Writing Warriors!

Three weeks! Exactly three weeks till I’m on Christmas break! Not that I’m counting down the days or anything. Nope. Not at all. I officially entered the Golden Heart on December 1st, which means I’ll be spending most of this month polishing and re-polishing my entry until it’s as perfect as it can be! Wish me luck, my friends! I hope this month is kind to all of you. We’ll soon be in a new year, and I can’t wait to start fresh and make it the best one yet! Enjoy your week ahead! xo

26 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors #19!”

  1. Elyzabeth M. VaLey says:

    LOL I love her! Great snippet, Julie! I’m also counting the weeks until Christmas!!

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Thanks, Elyzabeth! So happy you’re enjoying it! We’re almost there!!! 🙂

  2. Charmaine Gordon says:

    Yay! Don’t spend one moment of your precious time with a jerk. Love a smart, clever woman. Hmm. She’s a lot like you, Miss.
    Enjoy every moment, my friend, not just the holidays, but every day.
    Thinking of you, Charmaine.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Awww, thank you, my friend! I think all of my characters somehow come out more like me than I intended. It just happens. 😀 I hope you enjoy every day too, and know that I’m thinking of you as well. *hugs*

  3. Amy Braun says:

    Hah! This is great in every way. 😀

  4. Veronica Scott says:

    Had to laugh at the last line which no doubt leaves him thoroughly confused but I loved it! Great snippet, love your ‘voice’ as an author.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Lol, I don’t think you can! Thanks for stopping by, Angelica! 🙂

  5. Christina Ochs says:

    Haha! Listening to the dead lady will probably turn out to be a smart move.

  6. Carol says:

    Love her directness. No use wasting time! I’ll have my fingers crossed for you, although this is such a great story, I think you’ve got it in the bag. Good luck!

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Aww, thank you so much, A-M! I hope you’re right! *hugs*

  7. Diane Burton says:

    Loved the line about her dead aunt. Great exit line. Enjoyed this snippet.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Thank you, Diane! That seems to be the consensus. 🙂

  8. Diane Burton says:

    Forgot to wish you well on the Golden Heart. That’s super that you’re entering. Good luck!

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Aww, thank you again! I’m so excited and hopeful! I’ll be sure to keep my fellow warriors posted! 🙂

  9. Nancy Gideon says:

    I bet that’s something he’s never heard before! Your clips always make smile, Julie!

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      And that makes ME smile! 😀 Thank you so much, Nancy!

  10. Caitlin Stern says:

    That was a little abrupt. I suspect her last line will have him fleeing and calling her names, he doesn’t seem in touch with his spiritual side.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Not so much. lol. Abrupt or not, this guy’s gotta go! 😉 Thanks, Caitlin!

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Well, he might have one, too, but this was all about her. lol. Thanks, Elizabeth! 😀

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