Hey everyone! I can’t believe it’s already a week since I last updated my blog. But I’ve been busy working on Reunion and it’s going really well. I did over 1000 words on Saturday which is the most I’ve ever done in one day! Yay! So I’m happy.
I’ve also been working on the final finishing touches to publishing The Inheritance. More on that soon…
For now though, here’s another excerpt from Reunion. I’m sharing a little over 28 lines from chapter 8 in honour of it being the 28th August today. This scene takes place a few weeks after last week’s excerpt. Anna is telling Melissa about her invite from her agent Peter Fletcher to come up to London again so that they can discuss how her book’s going.
Anna is not too sure she should go… Enjoy! (And yes I am aware that I’m posting this early! It’s cos I can! )
Anna listened as Melissa banged about in the kitchen, slamming cupboards and clattering crockery around. What was she doing in there? It sounded like she was turning the kitchen upside down.
‘Coffee?’ she heard her yell.
‘Please.’ Anna smiled to herself wondering what had brought on this change of feeling in her friend.
Ten minutes later they were sitting in Anna’s front room drinking their coffee from Anna’s favourite coffee cups her parents had given her when she first got her own place. She was telling Melissa about Peter’s email and how it had made her feel.
Melissa told her she was being daft and that she should definitely go to London. He was her agent, she said in a no nonsense voice, and she had to go. Sometimes speaking to Melissa was like being told off by your mum, Anna thought to herself. And just like her conversations with her mother, she seemed to always end up being the one who did as she was told.
So Anna gave up her argument and agreed to go. Melissa was triumphant. You won’t be looking like that when it all goes wrong for me with Peter as it’s bound to, Anna thought darkly.
‘Why are you so happy anyway, Mel?’ she asked changing the subject.
‘Aren’t I allowed to be happy?’
‘Of course. But you know exactly what I mean and you’re being evasive again.’
Anna watched as a smile spread across her friend’s face.
‘Oh all right. I was going to keep it a secret until it’s definite. But I may as well tell you now as it seems fairly certain. I’ve been promoted.’
‘Oh yay!’ Anna leapt off the sofa and charged across the living room, giving her friend a big hug. ‘About time too.’
‘Exactly. And I needed something to celebrate. Anyway, when are you going to book that train ticket?’
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