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Where did you do most of your writing for this fiction work? And please describe in detail. And can you please include a photo? My husband and I are empty-nesters. Ours was originally a four-bedroom home (but the fourth bedroom is very, very tiny.) Hubby is a remote staffer for a company out of Nashville, and his office is that fourth bedroom. I took son #2’s slightly larger bedroom for my own office, where I do 99.9% of my writing.
Can you give the reader just enough information for them to understand what is going on in the excerpt? Emlee has lived through an apocalyptic event caused by aliens. While on the run from some predators, she comes across an untouched basement that affords her protection. In this basement is a trunk of clothes, and she puts on some of those clean clothes since she hasn’t had a decent bath in weeks. But when she wakes up, she finds herself back in the past, just hours prior to the aliens attacking, and meets the man who lives in that basement. She then has to convince him of what’s about to come down, and find a way for them both to survive this second time around.
Why is this excerpt so emotional for you? And can you describe your own emotional experience of writing this specific excerpt? I’ve always loved time-travel stories and apocalyptic/post-apocalyptic stories. So any chance I get to come up with a unique and different twist on things are loads of fun to write. I wanted the story told from the heroine’s POV, and include how I might react if such an impossibility ever happened to me. Of course, I don’t think I’d have the same stamina and wherewithal to accomplish what Emlee does, but makes for a lot interesting “what ifs”.