Weekend Writing Warriors #93!

Happy New Year, my dears! Hope your 2019 is off to a great, productive start! Instead of making resolutions, I have a big goal instead–to finish the first draft of Learning to Love by the end of April. Ambitious? Perhaps. But I think sharing a snippet here each week will help to motivate me to see it through. So, here’s another sneak peek! 🙂

Continuing from where we left off…

Just then, Addie waved her over to make her order. “Hey, Rebecca!”

“Hi, Addie. Got anything good left?”

“Well, I’m down to one flavor—banana-hazelnut—but I put some extra chocolate drizzle on them,” she said, waggling her eyebrows enticingly. A saleswoman to her core. As it happened, Rebecca had a weakness for anything hazelnut. And chocolate was a no-brainer.

 “I’ll take four. If you’ve got ‘em.”

Here’s the blurb:

Rebecca Ledgerwood is a Physical Education teacher who’s ready to invest some sweat equity into a lasting romance. On a whim, she has her palm read before summer vacation ends, and she’s told she’s an old soul who’ll find happiness with a younger man.

William Whitney leaves an unfulfilling career to pursue teaching and gets placed at Rebecca’s school for his Physical Education practicum. He’s desperate to make a difference, convinced that the choices he made in the past contributed to his younger sister’s death. Kendal High School is nothing like the prep school he attended as a teenager, but he’s determined to make the most of his time there, especially if it makes Rebecca notice him.

Though they come from vastly different backgrounds, there’s an undeniable chemistry that sparks between the two. They resist, as they must, until his practicum ends, but when he’s offered a teaching position at his former prep school, will he take the easy way out, or fight for what’s right in front of him?

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

Well, it’s a brisk day here in Ottawa, and I’m bundled up and ready to brave the elements on a winter hike. Hopefully it’ll help boost my creative energy, too. Enjoy the week ahead, my friends, and happy writing! 🙂

14 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors #93!”

  1. Ed Hoornaert says:

    Four banana-hazelnut goodies with extra chocolate drizzle?Ahem. Clearly your New Year’s Resolutions didn’t involve cutting back on sweets. Or are you sticking to virtual sweets instead of the real thing?

    1. Julie Evelyn Joyce says:

      Um…kind of a combo, I’d say? Hey, January is my birthday month. You can’t cut out sweets altogether in your birth month! 😀

      1. Ed Hoornaert says:

        I hadn’t heard of that rule. I’ll remember it, though, come June!

  2. Teresa Cypher says:

    Good descriptive writing, Julie–as always! I think your goal is marvelous! Kudos to you.

    I agree about your birthday month and the sweets. 🙂

  3. Botanist says:

    OK, you got my mouth watering 🙂 And good luck with your goal! I’m on the last stretch of my current draft, too, hoping to finish by March.

  4. Nancy Gideon says:

    Oh, I So agree!! Cute scene, Julie.

  5. Caitlin Stern says:

    Good luck with your goal!

    I, too, am a sucker for chocolate. 🙂

  6. Karen Michelle Nutt says:

    Did you say Hazelnut? I’ll take one to go too. lol Great snippet. 🙂

  7. Diane Burton says:

    Hazelnut and chocolate. My favs. Pass one of those over to me. 🙂 Great goal to finish this story. Suggestion: write down how you’re going to accomplish that, besides sharing here each week, of course. Good luck!

  8. Veronica Scott says:

    Sure making me hungry! Great snippet…

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