Weekend Writing Warriors #53!

Hello and good morning, my ghouls and goblins! Happy Sunday and happy almost Halloween! Instead of a trick, here’s a treat: more from Steeped in Love! 🙂

Continuing from where we left off….

But maybe the problem wasn’t what she saw on the surface. It was the fact that she didn’t really see him–not the way he wanted her to.

Waking his laptop, he opened a new document, rolled his shoulders, and typed the first line: The Girl Who Couldn’t See, Chapter One.

His fingers flew over the keys, and a flurry of words appeared on the screen, only to be deleted thirty seconds later. With a huff of frustration, he closed his laptop. If he thought she wasn’t even a little interested, he could let it go. Eventually. He’d get over it and move on, find a new writing spot in another coffee shop in another town. But the other night, during their walk, there was…something. A spark.

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!

I won’t be around next weekend, but it’s for a very good reason. I’m going on a little girlfriends getaway to NYC with my fabulous pals, Maggie Wells and Kristan Higgins! I’ve never been before, and I can’t imagine any two people I’d rather explore the city with. Shenanigans will undoubtedly ensue. Wishing you all a spooktacular Halloween, and happy writing! 🙂

18 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors #53!”

  1. Charmaine Gordon says:

    Soon some excitement will happen. Meanwhile, be careful in NYC. It’s not the safest city

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      I’ll have my two bodyguards with me, so I should be fine! 🙂 Thanks, Charmaine!

  2. Christina Ochs says:

    Aw, I thought Ethan was about to really get writing again. She’s done a number on his head. Have a great time in NYC!

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      The words will be flowing soon enough! 🙂 Thanks, Christina!

  3. Amy Braun says:

    I love how inspiration works like that! Have fun in NYC, I’m jealous! 😀

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      It’s a pretty cool thing! Thanks, Amy! I’m sure we will! 🙂

  4. Nancy Gideon says:

    A spark that’s about to take fire! I so love this story and can identify with his frustration.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Yay! I’m so glad to hear that, Nancy! Thank you! 🙂

  5. Kimberly Gould says:

    Jealous of that writing furor. I haven’t had an intense bout like that in far too long. I understand his resolve, though.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      I’m jealous of it, too. lol. Thanks, Kimberly! 🙂

  6. Veronica Scott says:

    Oh DEAR, he has problems all right – a block on writing and a block on getting further with her! Quite the double dilemma. But I know you’ll fix it for this couple, but not until we’ve all had a lot of enjoyment! Great snippet…

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      I promise it all ends with an HEA. 😀 Thanks so much, Veronica! So happy you’ve been enjoying it!

  7. Ed Hoornaert says:

    Maybe he won’t be able to write until he wins the girl. In the meantime he has the sympathy of all of us writers.

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      I think you might be on to something there, Ed! He’s got my sympathies, too. 😉

  8. Carol says:

    Darn, here I was hoping that writing it down was going to solve all of his problems! Have a fantastic time in NYC! So happy for you!

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      It might help, but he’s not quite there yet! 🙂 Thanks, A-M! I’m so excited!

  9. Diane Burton says:

    Enjoy your girlfriends’ getaway. What fun! NYC can be fun, just be careful.

  10. Caitlin Stern says:

    It’s probably for the best he doesn’t write about her–if he wants to explore that spark. Nothing like unflattering, thinly veiled fiction to ruin a romance!
    Have a great trip! 🙂

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