Look! Winners!

First up, congratulations to these 5 winners of a Three Daves eBook from the Spooktacular Giveaway Hop! Thank you,thank you to everyone who played along.

Next up, I've been tagged by Jennifer Lane in U Got the Look (tell me you're not singing THIS in your head right now). This is how it works: take your current manuscript, search for the word “look,” and post the surrounding paragraphs. Lastly, tag 5 blogging authors.  Ready?  Here's my first instance of "look" in my upcoming novel, Divine Temptation

Maggie researched private schools in the area and presented the list to Carl. Although she and her ex--husband had attended Sunday Mass often enough to look respectable and dutifully fostered their children through the sacraments, Carl seemed surprised to see mostly Catholic schools on the list. “You do realize that divorced parents are going to be more a rarity at a parochial school than a public one, don’t you?” he cautioned.
“I can deal with the judgment of strangers” Maggie answered. “What I can’t take any more of is people who acted like my friends last year eyeballing me now like I’m a juicy piece of meat they can’t wait to tear into the second my back is turned.”
“You mean the way you looked at that mom after her, er, previous profession was exposed?”

She narrowed her eyes. “Fine. Maybe I deserve this. But…I just, I get such a strong feeling that this is the right thing to do.”
“Okay, as long as you don’t think switching schools is the ticket to a magical fairyland where all your troubles disappear.”
Maggie nodded and frowned, knowing he was right.
This time I'm not going to flake out on the tagging.  I hereby tag the following 5 bloggers with U Got the Look:


Janie Junebug said...

Well, my goodness. I am honored. I shall do my best to search for the word "look" in what I've written so far. I am most certainly looking forward to a look at your new book.


Suze said...

Hmmmmmm .....

Okay, first I liked your excerpt. Second,


Thanks for the tag. I might just throw my post up sooner than later.

And for good measure, hmmmmmmm......

(I'll stop.)

Suze said...

Also, I am just DYING to ask you if your entry in WRiTE Club is the one I think it is because it is one of my faves and I can't wait to vote for it in the playoffs!!


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations to the winners.
Really hope I've liked your Write Club entry. Now I'm worried!

Tara Tyler said...

ooo loved your look!
thanks for passing it to me!

and congrats to the winners!!

Neurotic Workaholic said...

Interesting excerpt! I like the idea of including Catholic schools in your story, especially because I went to one. A Catholic school is a very good source for many interesting stories.

Anonymous said...

EEP! I've never shown a WIP publicly before, but I like this! Give me a day or two, and my excerpt will be up :)

And I AM singing U Got the Look now. Yet another chance for my kids to look at me like I'm crazy-lol

Karen Jones Gowen said...

"look" has got to be one of the most overused words in any ms!!! Must be edited out the sooner the better LOL.

Jennifer Lane said...

Congrats to all the winners! I'm intrigued by Maggie's mother's former PROFESSION. All those judgers and gossipers can bite me!

Heather Murphy said...

WOW, I'm honored! Thank you
I always get nervous when I share my WIP, which I haven't done much work on lately either :0
This will be a good opportunity for feedback. I'll try to have it up in the next few days

Anonymous said...

Congrats to the winners.

I posted my "look" piece not too long ago. I was a bit self-conscious about it, but glad that I didn't overuse "look." That's a word to watch out for while editing.