Six Sentence Sunday

Hello once again Readers! How has your weekend been so far? My weekend was great, but I am beat! My eyes are burning from sleep deprivation!

But enough about that.

So I finally managed to do this on the proper day. Six Sentence Sunday, I mean. I’m going to choose six sentences from Embracing the Flames again since it’s still my WIP. I think I’m going to stick with just picking six from the page that I’m currently working on so I don’t over think trying to pick out the perfect sentences. Otherwise I’ll be sitting here second guessing myself all day. That’s not very productive…

I digress.

Let’s dive in, shall we?

Astral leaned forward, eyes darkening, and lowered his voice. “What I intend to teach you is something only for advanced Mages.”

I eagerly moved to the edge of the seat.

After a moment’s pause, he casually leaned back, his eyes mocking my assumption.

“But since you feel that going before the Counsel is unnecessary,” he mused lightly, “learning the ability to conserve your magical energy is in turn, pointless.”

I huffed and crossed my arms, sulking into the seat.

So for this scene, Astral (her mentor and caretaker), wants to teach her a technique Priests use to conserve their magical energy. This ability would keep her from depleting while casting.

Since being back in this realm, Aurora is supposed to go before the Counsel to earn her title as a lower ranking Mage. She doesn’t feel this is important because of what’s she’s been chosen by The Fates to do. She feels focusing on stopping her Arch Enemy, Zordon, should be where her attention is placed.

Aurora’s character is one that speaks her mind, sometimes without thinking, and is very passionate in her opinions. She has made it clear to Astral that she’d rather be going after Zordon, instead of being left behind to finish her training.

This way of thinking has finally come to bite her in the arse. Here Astral is, willing to share with her a trick that could make her life so much easier, but is denying her this knowledge due to her negative attitude towards the importance of her training. He is trying to teach her a small, but valuable lesson; when you’re focus is nearsighted, in the end, something so minute that you’ve missed, could be what saves you.

So what’d ya think?

I’m not sure if all of this is TMI as far as sharing goes, considering Born in Flames hasn’t even come out yet, but oh well. It’s mine and I may do as I please…:) And it ties into what I want to blog about next which I mentioned in my last blog, rebellion.

So to leave you with a question: If you’re a writer, does your character run into ruts where they believe they can do it all? And if you’re a reader, do the sentences and thoughts above intrigue you?

Now for a bit of silly:

This picture is a few months old. I was dressed for the midnight showing of The Hunger Games. In case you hadn”t guessed already, I was placed in District 7-the lumber district. My friend and I always dress up for midnight movies. I stuck branches in my hair and drew branches along the side of my eyes. Fun times…:)

Until tomorrow, Echelon out ♥

8 thoughts on “Six Sentence Sunday

  1. As a writer, my characters definitely find themselves in ruts due to their ego, or lack of ego. I guess it is a necessary tool for a writer to aid in the connection between character and reader, regardless of the genre.

    And as a reader, the last sentence leaves me wondering and anxious to see if she is eventually taught the lesson her mentor was teasing her with. So a job well done!

    • Thanks! Yeah, her big mouth puts her in troubling scenarios quite often. That’s when the fun begins though. Challenging her to see how she will make her way out of it is the best part.

  2. I am definitely interested in continue reading after those six sentences! It left me interested in what time and place they are in. Magic and the characters personalities also came out. Sounds like Astral is very passionate, but her young spirit may cause her trouble if she doesn’t listen to her mentor. I am not a writer but I do like reading here and there and this six sentences made me interested. I don’t like seeing midnight movies unless I go with a big group because it makes it more fun. But do you feel after the Darknight movie tragedy you will still go out to midnight showings? It is fun seeing all the costumes at those midnight showings though.

    • Thanks I’m glad you liked it!! And you know, that’s a really good question. I don’t know if I would anymore or even if I’d be allowed to for that matter. I’ve heard that they are thinking of banning it. It was such a tragedy…

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