Thank you, Sara, for the zig-zag challenge which, thank goodness, wasn’t too challenging. I was asked to find the word ‘look’ in my current novel or a work in progress then post the surrounding paragraph.
To ring the changes from my current novel Move Over Darling, I’ve gone to the work in progress. Or rather the work I’m battling with as usual. This is the first ‘look’ I found and it’s in the second chapter. Some of you may recognise the location…
“'My pleasure,' she exhaled, closing her eyes, ‘I look forwards to meeting you at the end of the week then.'
In the two years since Fiona and her husband, Paul, had opened Walton House, Little Spitmarsh had seen its financial tide beginning to turn thanks to the opening of Samphire, an upmarket restaurant which was still managing to attract food gourmets willing to make the long pilgrimage to the bleak east coast. The restaurant and an annual film festival had almost reinvigorated parts of the once seedy town to the point of gentrification, encouraging a smattering of galleries, cool vintage shops and a few of the hardier pilgrims to snap up some of the most attractive old buildings along the seafront as second homes. Foodie, film buff or Up-from-Londoner? She tried to guess which of the new category of visitor the man at the other end of the phone would turn out to be.
He laughed gently. ‘Well, I sincerely hope I don't disappoint you,' he murmured in a voice that hinted at emerald fields shimmering under the kiss of soft Kerry rain.”
Okay, I’m just trying to pass the zig-zag challenge on, but I think my
Oh wait, here she comes now! Looking good, Linda Mitchelmore!