Welcome back to Weekend Writing Warriors, the blog hop where authors post 8-10 sentences from their current, newly released, or upcoming work in progress. Still going through the first chapter of Storm of the Gods, the first book in my new and upcoming urban fantasy series (which is almost fully edited now, woo hoo!). Last time, Derek became reckless and charged the dracanae without a weapon, and now their brawl will finally come to a close… NOTE: This snippet is a little more graphic…
Dracanae flesh melted over my hands. They slid into the beast’s body like putty. The dracanae screamed in agony, but I did not relent. I kept pushing my hands through its skin, broiling the monster from the inside out. Its arms batted against my body, but if those claws stabbed me, I couldn’t tell. All I focused on was incinerating this monstrosity.
Howling death-throes echoed into my ears. My eyes were blinded by firelight and blood. The smell of burning flesh was so thick and cloying I could taste it.
Yup. So, that happened! I’m working on the blurb for Storm of the Gods, which has now had its release date pushed back until August. I didn’t want to do this, but after thinking about NetGalley and consulting the person helping with my blog tour, she let me know that it’s better to go through NetGalley after the cover reveal, which will help gain more readers and more attention for the book. I really want to try NetGalley and give Storm of the Gods the best exposure that I can, since it’s one of my dream projects. This also gives me a little more time to work on the formatting and uploading to Ingaram Spark, which I admit I’ve been slacking on. I’ll likely grit my teeth and get it over with next month. Better sooner than later, as I’ve learned!
Ironic that I say that because with my YA Fantasy, I admit: I didn’t do as much editing as I should have last week. In my defence, it was a stressful week and I was not my best self, but some questions I had have been falling together and I still *might* be able to get the big stuff done before the end of the month if I crunch down, so I really need to catch up. The only way to escape the Real Job is to work on the Career, the sooner the better!
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