Excerpts from the Novel

I thought that as I shift focus to my novel and have less time to blog, each week I would post an exerpt from the chapters as they are written. I'm focusing on a chapter a week until it's complete now that I have my firm story idea down. The title of the book remains a secret. Which is why I chose the following as the first tidbit.

Here is the first tiny exerpt from chapter one.

"There are two kinds of secrets. The first kind plagues on its keeper, like so many unrepentant termites biting and chewing at the base of an ancient oak until, under the furious storm of time, the mighty tree is felled by the weakness eaten into its roots".

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Deepanjan Ghosh said…
...and the second kind?
well now Deep, guess you're gonna have to buy the book when it comes out to find out...;)

I was about to ask the same question (...and the second kind?) ^^ ...it sounds mystifying, I'll be looking forward to the excerpts while you work! see you again soon. :)
Shadow said…
that is a strong exert! i'd like to read more for sure...
Cam said…
We'll have a shot at getting our copies signed, right?

I see so many oaks down here in the deep south. Big majestic oaks with that spooky spanish moss draping around its branches. I'll think of your excerpt and call them my secret bearing trees from now on...
absolutely Cam! Those mysterious trees have a secret for every acorn...
Renee said…
I like the excerpt.

Renee xoxo
Sylvia said…
Great! I love secrets and I love oaks!Looki forward to read more.
Chuck Dilmore said…
lots of deliciousness in this post!

i love your declaration!
that's exciting for you AND for us!
and your excerpt is a lovely teaser... definitely had me scrolling for more!

i t ' s h a p p e n i n g !
Thanks Chuck! Got my copy of your book back from my neighbour..she loved it. I'm counting on you to keep me on track Chuck. It's time to finish this thing once and for all!

Cheryl said…
Breeze, it is lovely to be here enjoying your entertaining and inspiring writing.
Love the exerpt and look forward to the completion of the novel.
Chuck Dilmore said…
thank you for the feedback
from your neighbour!

feels nice!