We’re back with Weekend Writing Warriors, the blog hop where authors post 8-10 sentences from their current, newly released, or upcoming work in progress. I’m still posting from the first chapter of Storm of the Gods, the urban fantasy novel I sent out to the literary agent world. It’s not looking too great on that front, but that might be because urban fantasy isn’t the hot market right now––young adult is… *looks at current WIP and sighs*. Anyway, onto the snippet! Last week, Derek was fighting against a dark-scion with magic, but now that he knows his brother Liam is in trouble and potentially getting surrounded, Derek has to change his tactics…
He was strong with his magic, an equal match for me, but I couldn’t keep toying with him. I needed to get to my brother.
I changed directions. Rather than trying to burn his hand, I launched a sharp blast of elemental fire at his face.
The flames would dissolve before they could strike him, but he didn’t know that. The dark-scion cursed and backed off, and by the time the blast of fire evaporated, I was in front of him. I pounced and jabbed my knee into his chest. He cried out and hacked a horrible cough that almost, almost, made me feel guilty about nearly caving in his chest, but he had attacked first.
And I needed to help Liam.
As I hinted at earlier, I’m currently working on a Young Adult fantasy series, which is probably going to give me more luck than Storm of the Gods *she says with stars blinding her eyes* That said, I love Derek and Liam and their story too much not to publish it, so if I don’t hear anything positive in the next month or so, I’ll be prepping and editing them for final, independent release. It’s been a long time since I released a book anyway, and I miss the feeling of it. Besides, if I manage to find an agent (or if I decide I want to), I can always re-release them down the road. I’m thinking about doing that with some of my books anyway once a few years have passed. It seems to work well for other authors, so I don’t see why I wouldn’t give it a shot. Maybe. We’ll see what happens!
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