Saturday, November 24, 2012

Ziggy zig zag tag


I'VE GOT THE "LOOK" - ziggy zig zag tag

Thanks (!!! LOL) to a fellow author, Delia Latham, for tagging me with the ziggy zig zag tag—“You've got the LOOK!"

As part of this tag, I have to take my most recent work in progress or my current manuscript and search for the word "look," then post the surrounding paragraphs/text.

Look, I really don't know what this is all about, but I look my work over and make sure it doesn't look the same from line to line and page to page. So here, you can take a look for yourself at my soon to be released story, A Piece of Heaven. (I wish I had a cover to show you but I haven't had a chance to look at that yet.) So here's a bit of the story, look all you want!

Wow! That's almost as bad as "like", you know, "like" what she said!

Here's a little about A Piece of Heaven.


            Trina Wembly dreamt of owning a Christian coffee house for years –a Godly place where people could enjoy a good meal, and entertainment that was pleasing to God. A Piece of Heaven is that dream, and Trina the star entertainer.
Jared Larou, the construction foreman who helps design and build the coffee house, is a wounded soul with a soft heart, a soft heart that Trina is drawn to.
Trina knows God is the only one who can heal Jared’s wounded soul. Does she have the faith and patience to wait on God’s will – if it is God’s will? 

See! The word "look" doesn't appear in my blurb once even! LOL But the computer found it 66 times in the 90 pages that make up this short story! Hmmm, that can't be right. I don't think my computer knows how to count...

Trina whipped around, a hand to her throat. “Oh, I didn’t hear you.” She looked up, past broad shoulders covered by a white dress shirt that tightened around the man’s upper chest as he crossed his arms. Guaranteed, he didn’t spend all his time behind a desk.
Now that was worth a look, wasn't it???
I was quite amused when I found the frequency in this page. Here's a peek:

“No, no, actually, I want to reconstruct and restore, or whatever you want to call it, so the outside looks like it originally would have—well, other than my sign. I always loved it when I came to visit, and now that it’s mine, I’d like to help breathe a little life back into the area, but leave it looking quaint.”
He closed the folder and sat back. “Are you aware of how many restaurants end up closing within the first year?”
“Due to undercapitalization and high overheads, yes, I am.” She straightened in her chair. “But I don’t intend to fall into either of those quagmires.”
“And do you have the experience to make a go of it during a slow start up?” He lowered his chin to his steepled fingers.
Look, that’s my problem to deal with. Not yours.” She picked up her bag, blinking her eyes as heat flooded her face. No one was going to steal her dream. “If you don’t want the job you can just say so.” She pushed her chair back, ready to grab her drawings and leave. “I know those aren’t professional drawings—”

Watch for A Piece of Heaven, coming soon!

And now I get to surprise five other zig zaggy author friends by tagging them in the "I've Got the Look" tag game. Readers, if you're ready to look at a few more over-used "looks," follow me...

Pam Thibodeaux

Dana Pratola
Patty Froese
Mary Manners
Davalynn Spencer


  1. SOOO much fun! Just LOOK at you go, girl! lol I love your excerpt, Donna...sounds like a piece of Heaven! :D