Watching Diana write (a brief Book 9 excerpt)
* * * SPOILER WARNING!! * * *
If you haven't read the last chapter of WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART'S BLOOD (Book 8 of the OUTLANDER series), then this particular excerpt contains a Major Spoiler.
If you've finished that book, this brief snippet from Book 9 isn't very spoilerish, in my opinion, but everyone's tolerance for spoilers is different, so use your own judgment.
I'm normally a strict excerpt-avoider (no, I don't read #DailyLines!), and in fact I think this is the first bit of Book 9 I've peeked at. I made an exception for this one because it's such a brief snippet, and I very much wanted to see how Diana deconstructed it. I think it's fascinating to see how she does that!
If you like this sort of thing, here are two more examples:
Annotated version of the "Coda in Three-Two Time" from WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART'S BLOOD. Diana Gabaldon included this piece in the OUTLANDISH COMPANION Volume 2 that was published last year.
Annotated version of the windowsill scene from THE FIERY CROSS, chapter 107, "Zugunruhe".
I hope she'll do more of these in the future.