I've been too absorbed in my current story to come up with any blog ideas lately so I've decided to share a few lines that I wrote this morning. This book is the first in a series about a family with a long history of mental illness. Sierra has been hired to work for the Venzetti's but her first day has been anything but ordinary. Vince is the grandson of the man who hired her. The working title is Pretty Enough.
“I could be sick in ways you can’t see. Here you are, alone with me, but you have no way of knowing what’s going on in my mind. I might hear voices telling me to hurt you.”
Sierra felt the thump of adrenaline in her chest, and automatically took a step backward, toward the exit.
“I’m not trying to scare you. I know what’s real and what isn’t---at least as much as anyone does.”
“Well, you sure do know how to activate a girl’s fight or flight instinct.”
Sierra wondered how many times Vince had apologized to her today. She was too tired to count. “You should get some sleep. I know I could use a good nine hours after this day.”
“I haven’t told you my story yet. What really happened the day Guido died.”
“It can wait until tomorrow.”
“No, it can’t. Tomorrow, I’ll be sober. I can’t talk about it sober, and I’ve already decided that I’m not going to get drunk again. This is a one time deal. Feel free to take advantage of it.”