Sunday Snippet: “My vision wasn’t wrong.”

Welcome to 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 the first chapter of Storm of the Gods, the first book in my new and upcoming urban fantasy series. Last week, there was some confusion between the characters about what they were looking for. As the storm-scion argues with his companion, currently held in place by our main hero, Derek, one thing becomes abundantly clear…

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“I thought you said they had it with them,” he shouted.

“I did,” the woman yelled back. “My vision wasn’t wrong.”

Vision… So she was a Seer. No wonder she’d been able to fight me so long. But Seers were supposed to have extremely accurate foresight into daily events when they focused, as she must have. I carried a huge magical presence with me. There was no way she wouldn’t have Seen that we’d be here.

What the hell had they been looking for?

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What indeed? More will be on the way in the coming weeks.

Is anyone else ready for NaNoWriMo? I think I finally am, and not exactly for the reason I want to be. Long story short, I’d intended to write the Storm of the Gods sequel for NanoWrMo, after I’d finished my YA Fantasy. But since my mind is a chaotic thing and I always end up lying when I say “I’m doing rewriting,” I ended up coming up with a new magic system that is super cool, will massively raise the stakes, and has given me the backbone for the entire series. I’m in love with this new magic system, but it means I have to change details about the world, roles of certain characters, and plan a lot more. So I’m focusing on minor tweaks for until I send Storm of the Gods to my editor in October, and then I’ll likely be sane enough to enter that YA Fantasy world again. I get that this happens to all writers, but holy hell is it ever frustrating!!

Anyone else gearing up for NaNoWriMo?

Be sure to check out the other Weekend Writing Warriors blogs and websites for your fill of sci-fi, fantasy, romance, and awesome book deals! Until next time, cheers!

Amy

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19 Comments

  1. Hywela Lyn

    Ooh, this gets more and more intriguing! Love the tension building up! I’ve ‘won’ NaNo five times, both the last two stories in my ‘Destiny Trilogy’ started in Nano and I’ve a further three stories I’m working on to hopefully be good enogh to submit to my publisher. Not sure whether I’ll do it this year or not, I really need to get the current WIP (one of the Nano’s) revised and submitted!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you, and good luck with your stories! 😀

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      1. Hywela Lyn

        Thanks Amy x

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  2. Author Jessica E. Subject

    Definitely an intriguing snippet! Yes, what are they looking for?

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you!

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  3. Teresa Cypher

    Great intrigue! What were they looking for?

    Best wishes with Nano!!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you!

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  4. racheldevineuk

    A lot of questions unanswered. Sounds fascinating. Good luck with Nano.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thanks!

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  5. Aurora Springer

    More questions – what exactly did they expect to find?

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Who knows?! Besides me… heh heh heh…

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  6. veronicascott

    This story is fascinating and I’m really wondered what the bad guys were after….great snippet!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you so much!

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  7. Ed Hoornaert

    This snippet hints at the brand new magic system you’ve devised. Sound interesting!

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      The new magic system is actually for an entirely different book. Derek’s adventures are just in the forefront of the publishing process, and thankfully I know his world’s magic like the back of my hand haha

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  8. Caitlin Stern

    Mysterious and very intriguing snippet.

    I haven’t even started on NaNo planning, I’m still staring at my four “wins” that I haven’t finished. But I’m going to do it, even if I have to pants it! 🙂

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Good thinking! 😀

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  9. Elyzabeth M. VaLey

    Intriguing snippet. I haven’t started Nano. I know what I’m going to write but other than that… nothing.

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    1. amybraunauthor (Post author)

      Thank you!

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