Work in Progress Blog Challenge: Dark Energies


Dark Energies

It’s sharing time again!

I’ve been invited by fellow writer/blogger Zenobia Southcombe (you HAVE to love that name!!) to take part in the Work In Progress Blog Challenge…

This is probably the most fun blog hop I’ve come across. The idea is that I post the first line of the first three chapters of my current work-in-progress, then nominate four other bloggers to do the same. And not a bucket of ice-cubes in sight.

I’ve bent the rules ever-so slightly to also include the first line of the prologue/introduction, so there are actually four lines here. In my defence, the first line of Chapter 1 couldn’t really get much shorter.

These lines come from my first full-length novel Dark Energies; a contemporary urban mystery spiced with a healthy dose of romance and quantum physics. The story unfolds from the POV of Dan Carter, who is desperately in search of something to fill the void in his life. When he’s contacted out-of-the-blue by a mysterious young woman via a social networking site, it looks like he may just have found it. But you should be careful what you wish for…


Edward Stretton somehow knew that neither he, nor anyone else, would ever see his wife again.

Chapter 1:

Why am I writing this?

Chapter 2:

The hallucinations didn’t begin immediately, nor were they all that strong to begin with.

Chapter 3:

Sam’s flat could only be described as cluttered.

I hope you enjoyed that micro-peek into the dark and disturbing world into which Dan finds himself inexorably drawn. If nothing else, this challenge has shown me that the first line of Chapter 3 seriously needs some work!

And now to nominate the next 4 bloggers:

Jeni Frontera

Andrew Toynbee

Dyane Forde

Lauren Sapala

Over to you comrades, enjoy!


12 thoughts on “Work in Progress Blog Challenge: Dark Energies

  1. BRILLIANT!!! This is a GREAT blog hop! Not only does it let the author really evaluate their first sentences, lol, but it offers a fantastic glimpse into other people’s WIPs! For instance, yours. Holy cow. KILLER intro line there, mate. (… wait. Did I just really type “mate” …? I think I’ve been virtually hanging around you too long… O_o) These little tidbits are SUPER intriguing. I am just dying for more!!! MORE MORE MORE!!!!! Can I read it yet??? PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE????

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  2. so I took a risk you presented a while back..I have been publishing and blogging for four years and I was always so against Google+ until I read your blog post about it, and I chewed on it, checked it out, turned it off, repeat. But tonight I have explored. I have learned. I have…become. You were right, it’s damn fantastic.
    Amy (i’m following you on it too! you crack me the hell up)


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