Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Hump Day Hook #7

I know; bad blogger again.  But with everything going on (release date approaching, filling out interviews, deep cleaning the house, edits, and self-edits), I honestly didn't know if I was going to be able to participate this week.  And surprise, surprise, I can:)  So here's more of book #7, Love Weighs In (I'm open to title suggestions).

 Susan, who had watched her food intake all week, was still disgusted with the way her dress felt around her waistline.  She’d complained about it earlier in the week to another girl in one of her classes, and the girl had revealed her own secret to dieting.
             “If I don’t like the way I feel after I’ve eaten, I just stick my finger down my throat and throw it back up,” she’d confided in a whisper.  “I still eat, so I’m not anorexic.  I just do it when I eat too much.  No harm in that.”
             Susan had thought the idea was horrible, but kept her opinion to herself.  Now, inside the hall, surrounded by her friends, and seeing all the happy couples, she took a mental inventory.  The ones who look the happiest and most in love are the ones who are slim, or at least not overweight.  She patted her stomach, and felt the bulge straining against the material.  I just won’t eat anything else.  In a near panic, she pictured what she must look like, even though the mirror in her room several minutes earlier had showed a different story.

I'm ten pages away from being finished with the self-edits, then I can send this off for submission.  And in case you missed it, Endless Love releases next Wednesday, March 5th, so keep watching for the chance to win your copy, or any of the previous four books:)


Jessie Lansdel said...

Oh dear, it's going to be a slippery slope. Silly girl. Great hook and I'd like to read more.

Flossie Benton Rogers said...

A very serious subject. I'm looking forward to more.

Sandra Sookoo said...

Poor girl. Hope she realizes there's more to life than worrying about looks and weight.

Molly Daniels said...

@Jessie and Flossie: Thank you:) I'll hurry up and finish editing this so I can submit it. Hoping for a fall release date.

@Sandra: Everyone matures at a different rate:) I have the opposite problem: I look in the mirror and see a size 12....and then someone takes my picture and it's 'Who is that large person? Wait, is that ME? OMG!'