Weekend Writing Warriors #23!

Merry January, my friends! Hope your New Year has started off swimmingly! Who’s ready for more from Steeped in Love? Comin’ right up!

Continuing from where we left off….

“So you’re a writer, I take it?” she asked, dropping her hand to her side. 


“I don’t have the patience for it. Don’t have much time to read, either, but there’s hardly anything worth reading anymore. Everyone’s an author now that self-publishing is a thing. That Save-Mart cashier over in Smith’s Falls who organizes the floats in the Christmas parade every year? She wrote a book. Sexy one, or so she says. It’s like everyone thinks they have this big story to share, ya know? I mean, to be perfectly honest, most people just aren’t that interesting—” she caught herself mid-tangent, realizing she’d insulted the man at least twice in the span of ten seconds.

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! 

My holidays have come to an end. *sniffle* I must return to work tomorrow, but there’s only a few weeks left before the end of the first semester! Yay! That means report card season will soon be upon us. Boo! Starting January 25th, I’ll be taking an Additional Qualifications Science course. I’m not too excited about it, but it will surely open up more doors to me in the teaching profession, and so take it, I must. Yoda would be proud. Have a fabulous week, my friends! 🙂

26 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors #23!”

  1. Kim Magennis says:

    What not to say to a writer in one short conversation. Love it!

  2. Christina Ochs says:

    Haha, whoops! I see some backpedaling ahead. 🙂

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Good thing she pedals a pie-cycle for a living. 😉 Thanks, Christina!

  3. Nancy Gideon says:

    Foot in mouth much? LOL. What a great awkward meet and example of what NOT to do. BTW, LOVE your hearts and teabags, especially the new cozy one for the 7-degrees outside this morning.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Hee! So glad you enjoyed it, Nancy!

      Aww, thank you! I hear you on those minus temperatures. Brrrr. Warm beverages are just the thing! 🙂

  4. Margaret Ethridge says:

    Oh, Addie, don’t make me slap you…

  5. Charmaine Gordon says:

    Oh too funny but I have a feeling he’ll get over it and find a way to communicate with her and so the story goes. Love her nonsensical babbling then oops. Life’s just like that.
    One big oops! Love, Charmaine

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Hee! So true, my friend. Happy 2017 to you, and thanks for all the smiles! 🙂 xoxo

  6. Jessica E Subject says:

    Wow, I’ve been in conversations like that. Though most people aren’t that knowledgeable about self-publishing that I know, unless they are in the industry. A great excerpt!

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      I’m sure many of us have. Glad it was something you could relate to! Thanks, Jessica! 🙂

  7. Botanist says:

    When in a hole … stop digging 🙂 Mind you, she’s only saying what many authors recognize as a problem with the ease of self-publishing. And, she must have enjoyed reading at some time to be aware of the situation.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Very true, on all counts. lol. We’ll see how well she can dig herself out of this hole. 😉 Thanks for stopping by!

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Yep, I think it’s something many of us can relate to, unfortunately. Things can only go up from here! 😀

  8. Ed Hoornaert says:

    LOL! I think her speech could safely (if grossly) called verbal diarhea.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Yeah-huh. 😀 I think that’s a fair description. lol. She’ll make it up to him, don’t worry.

  9. Veronica Scott says:

    Well, I’m sure he’ll have plenty of time to correct her misconceptions on writing. Interesting snippet!

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      He will indeed! No character of mine is gonna let her get away with that. 😉 Thanks, Veronica!

  10. Caitlin Stern says:

    Whoops! She just trashed his profession. (Though I do agree some people self-publish that perhaps need some more editing…) But maybe he can convince her otherwise. Readers are happier people!

    Good luck in your class!

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Amen to that! Not to worry, though, Addie will be back in Ethan’s good graces soon enough. 😉

      Thanks, Caitlin!

  11. Amy Braun says:

    Awkwaaaard… Loved it though. Your posts and snippets are always so adorable! 😀

  12. Elizabeth Alsobrooks says:

    LOL! No wonder he thinks she’s the one. It’s so obvious! Love it.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Hee! No man can resist a woman who insults him. 😉 Thanks, Elizabeth!

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