My Favorite Lines… This Week!

Happy Monday!

You know there’s nothing like a really long really meandering sermon to get the creative neurons firing! I had an idea yesterday — yes, during the sermon –for another PB. I wrote the first draft this morning. I don’t know what the Spirit is doing, but recently I’ve been writing this lyrical, poetic stuff, in between jags of snarky middle-grade humor — and I LOVE IT!

Although I won’t post the entire manuscripts here, I thought I would give you a teaser. Email me if you would like to see the full text.

My favorite line from The Treasure Nest (today’s draft):

She built it out of twigs and ribbons, peacock feathers and candy wrappers,
buttons from her favorite winter coat, and gleaming silver tape.

My favorite line from Shadow Dance:

“I remember dancing the salsa in a crowd on the streets of San Juan, my arms like streamers before me, my legs so long they stretched into the ocean.
But that is not the tango.”

From “Once Upon A Duhhhh”:

But the next night was the same. His Mom tried to tell one of his favorites, the story about Drew and the Amazing Albatross from Alba, but all that came out was “the Amazing Duhhhhhh.”

And now back to your regularly scheduled programming… and revisions for me (oh, joy).


Posted in Children's Fiction, Miscellaneous on 05/04/2009 04:50 pm


  1. These sound great! You are a writing machine aren’t you? Thanks for letting me read your books! I’ll let you know when I talk to Kirsten this week. Also, let me know if anyone offers you rep. That’ll be awesome! Meanwhile I’m hosting an antique book giveaway on my blog if you’re interested. Don’t know if you’re like me, but I LOVE antiques. Sigh. love them. Jenni


    • Nikki Loftin

      You’re thanking me? Don’t be silly!
      I love antiques, although my Scottish husband doesn’t. He looks at them and thinks “old stuff.” Of course, the house he grew up in was older than the State of Texas, right? So old is relative….
      But I’m going to go on your site right now and see about that book….
      Maybe I’ll even figure out how to post about it here (if you haven’t guessed, I’m technically semi-proficient, no expert. Yet.)
      Hope you’re having a great writing day!


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