Hello readers and writers, and welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors, the blog hop where authors post 8-10 sentences from their current, newly released, or upcoming work in progress. We’re continuing with Storm of the Gods, the urban fantasy novel I’m trying to find a literary agent for (more on that later). Last week, Derek and the dark-scion faced off… with magic! *cues Mortal Kombat music*
The dark-scion growled and shoved his left hand at my chest. Aether swirled out of the skin of his wrist and balled in his palm. His eyes crinkled at the edges. He was smiling at me, while probably creating the same acid-spell that would eat through my armour and flesh like paper.
Unfortunately for him, he wasn’t the only one who could play with magic.
I snapped up my free hand and called on my elemental fire. It responded instantly, soaring through my veins like flame over oil, pressing against my skin until it threaded out of my hand and exploded against his dark magic.
The acid-spell was erased by my fire, and his eyes widened.
I shoved my magic against his, forcing the sharp tongues of flame to snap over his tendrils of smoke and devour it whole. More aether rippled off the dark-scion’s hand and clashed against my fire.
I’d booked the day off to go out, but the day’s plans were canceled. It turned out to be (maybe?) fortuitous, because I spent three hours submitting over 40 query letters to literary agents. It was a mixed experience. The good? I submitted to every agent I wanted to reach, haven’t really missed anyone (aside from agents that were closed for queries), and it might, might lead to a book deal and a full time writing gig. The bad? I noticed a typo in the manuscript (a repeated word) for queries that wanted longer manuscript submissions (yes, I’d re-read it, but apparently not thoroughly enough). That was when I got to the half way point. I fixed it, kept going, then got to the three-quarter mark, I noticed another spelling error.
I’d been spelling it “Any” instead of “Amy.”
You can imagine how pissed off I was, but I kept going, and we’ll just have to see what happens. In the mean time, I’m going to be chilling out and indulging in some treats. I’d say I’ve earned it.
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