Thursday, September 6, 2012


And then the day came,
when the risk
to remain tight
in a bud

was more painful
than the risk
it took
 -Anais Nin

We all know that taking risks is what makes us grow as human beings. It also becomes the pivotal point in our novels, when it's too painful for the protagonist to hold all of it inside, to hide their true selves.

 This is the moment where the reader is rooting for them to spread their wings and fly. So it's important not to rush it, to find the right words, to show the reader what they're thinking and how they've gotten to that point.

From a recent scene in my newest YA: And that’s when he knew. When he really knew. That he couldn’t pretend for one more day. One more minute. One more second. Without losing a piece of himself.

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Matthew MacNish said...

Yay for taking risks!

Natalie Aguirre said...

So true Christine. Loved your example from your book.

storyqueen said...

YES! That moment!!

Those are the best.


Heather Kelly said...

That is an awesome moment. Thanks for sharing your work!

Meredith said...

Yay! I love those moments. :) Beautiful snippet!

Stina said...

Man, I can't wait to get my hands on this ms. :D

Liz Mays said...

Oh I just love the line and everything it represents!

Christina Lee said...

Thanks, guys!

S.A. Larsenッ said...

Oh gosh, I love this!! Epic and so moving.

Tamara said...

I love those moments and, honestly, you're little excerpt from that part in your book gave me chills.

I'm a new follower, btw, so it's nice to meet you!!

Christina Lee said...

AW, thank you kindly, Tamara!