Here is what I wrote from yesterday’s Jumpstart:
Sheridan’s fear: getting close to a guy
Sheridan turned, smacking right into Dominic.
“Oh, God, sorry.”
“My fault.” My whole body tensed. I backed away quickly, clutching my books to my chest, opening my mouth to breathe so I wouldn’t smell the mixture of soap, aftershave, toothpaste and boy smell that made up Dominic Amato.
“Do I smell that bad?” He smiled, cocking his head slightly.
No, I thought. You smell that good. And I don’t know what to do with that.
“Which way are you going?” He took a step toward her.
“I’m late,” I mumbled, then turned, hurrying away from him.
My character reacts to being physically close to a boy by freaking out because she was betrayed by someone she cared about the past spring. It was interesting how long it took me to actually identify a fear. She had several and most were so intertwined that I had to tease one out so I could use it.
I had fun writing this short scene and I think it’s going to find its way into the book!