Raven’s Undoing ~ Unedited Excerpt ~ Dying

I cry out as my legs give way and I slowly slump down onto the dock. I sit with my back against the railing and draw my knees up to my chest and bury my face in my gloved hands. I am sobbing uncontrollably. My heart is wrenching in pain and feels like it might explode through the front of my chest. For a moment I am thankful that no one else is here to witness my emotional breakdown. Lately the park has been secluded this time of evening, right before dusk. The temperatures are beginning to drop even more each day as that bitter cold northern air brings us closer to winter.

I continue to weep, for how long, I’m not sure. I feel my body eventually start to relax as my heavy sobs turn into just a slow steady stream of tears. I finally lift my face and realize that the sun is setting around me. The moon looks full as its light starts to dance across the lakes water. I am suddenly aware of the chill in the air as I start to shiver……….

The wave of dizziness passes and I let go of the railing in an attempt to stand up completely on my own. I really don’t feel so well. I take in a deep breath and start walking back towards my Jeep. I only make it a couple of steps though before I stumble and slam down onto the dock, barely catching myself with my hands before my face eats the wooden walkway. Damn that hurt! My head is spinning again and I feel very close to passing out. I can’t believe this is happening, not now……….

I feel my body weakening. My arms give out from underneath me as I start to relax down onto the cold dock, through no control of my own. My phone slips from my hand as my grip weakens, but before I can press the emergency dial button. Oh God. I can’t move. My eyelids are growing heavy. The light is fading away. I try to cry out for help, but the sound that escapes my lips is barely a whisper. It doesn’t matter anyways. No one is out here to hear my cry for help.

I guess this is it. It’s not so bad; peaceful and easy actually. Better than dying from a broken heart I guess…

Copyright ©2015 –ND White

Raven’s Undoing ~ Unedited Excerpts ARE COMING!

Nine and a half months of blood, sweat, and tears; I have finally finished writing Raven’s Undoing! With that being said, many of you know that there is a lot of work that has to now be done before it is ready to publish. All I know is that I’m hoping to launch it during one of the upcoming summer months. Raven’s story is only two books, so this second book will be a tell all. I won’t make you wait any longer on a third book for answers. (I will be writing a third book, but it will be someone else’s story, not Ravens.) Starting tomorrow, I am going to periodically post Unedited Excerpts from the book, to get you all excited.

When I wrote ~The End~ I felt such relief and also overwhelming sadness at the same time. This past year and a half, Raven and Grant’s story has been playing out in my head, consuming me. My characters have been telling me their story as I have been frantically writing it all down, for each and every one of you. These two have an Epic ending to their story, and I can’t wait to share it with you! For now, I bid Raven and Grant farewell. Maybe someday Raven’s snarky voice will pop back into my head demanding that I write another book starring her.


Raven’s Innocence is available on Amazon (& Barnes and Noble.)
This is a delicious read! I promise!

Raven’s Undoing ~ where am I?

I wanted to take the time to give everyone an update on where I’m at in the process of writing Raven’s Undoing. I have been asked this question a lot, especially lately. I am currently writing chapter 8. Yes, you read that right, I’m only on chapter 8. *insert frowny face here*

I did sit down and start writing Raven’s Undoing the day after Raven’s Innocence was released. And had I been on the same rigorous writing schedule as I was with my first book, then I should be writing the ending to this one by now. Yet, here I am, not even halfway through with it.

Instead of giving you a very long fluffy, yet detailed explanation as to why, I will sum it up for you here: Life Happens. These past five and half months have been by far, some of the busiest and also hardest months of my life, and as a result, my writing has been put on the back burner. And due to high stress and heartache, my muse hasn’t been talking much to me either. I am very disappointed by this, but life happens and sometimes you have to just pick and choose your battles. I wish that I was fortunate enough to spend all day every day writing, but between work and family, it just is not possible.

With that being said though, I am truly doing the best that I can to get Raven’s Undoing finished by this spring. Which means it will have taken almost a full year to put out the second book. Not exactly what I hoping for, but not everything always go as planned, right?

I do expect to start putting out some unedited excerpts though sometime in January. This book is proving to be a little more challenging to write than the first one because I have a couple of major plot twists taking place that are going to leave you on the edge of your seats. You may not know whether to scream and throw the book (but please be careful if you have a kindle, you don’t want to break such an expensive and precious item), or go down a fifth of whiskey in hopes to numb your feelings while slowly burning the confused yet disturbed emotions out of your system that you’re going to experience as Raven’s Undoing unravels you thread by delicate thread…

Either way, this book is not like the first one. Romance takes a back seat (for the most part) as emotions run high, lives are turned upside down, and some of the characters are hiding behind a delusional façade that they have created, and you have very much fallen victim to. You’re about to see that we’re all just a little unbalanced inside, in our own uniquely twisted ways…