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 time, Derek’s fight with the dracanae became even more brutal, and it’s only going to keep going…
I lifted my sword and hacked down, severing the dracanae’s hand. Thick, bruise-coloured blood splattered against my ravaged armour. The amputated hand was still embedded in my side. I pulled the severed limb out, feeling the tug but not the torture. I clapped a hand to my side and sent a healing-spell into my body.
The skin around my wound heated and prickled slowly. My magic was starting to run low. The Rage had almost run its course.
This is my last day at work from the Real Job, which is fantastic because it means I get to go on holidays! Woo hoo! Unfortunately, I’m only going to have about two, maybe three, full days of writing. Hopefully I can finish my YA Fantasy story (which has about 10 more chapters and most of which are shorter chapters to move the action along and wrap things up) and keep going with the edits for Storm of the Gods. I really want to get as much done as possible during the holiday season, since I’ll need some time away from the YA Fantasy that’s been soaking up the last couple of months. I’m not looking forward to editing that bad boy, but if I’m going to send it to literary agents, I’ve got to make sure it’s the best it can be (can you tell I’m being a little too optimistic?).
That, and I’m sure that SOTG’s deadlines will worm their way closer to me before I’m ready. I already have to start prepping some details for the map (it’s going to look sooooo coooool) and figuring out how to use IngramSpark, which I’ve never done before, and doing the biggest launch I can. I love Derek and Liam and I want to share their story with as many urban fantasy lovers as possible. What are some of your favourite release day techniques?
This will be my last post of the year, since Christmas Eve and New Years Eve will be just around the bend. But be sure to stop by for my yearly recap post and news on what I have planned for 2018! It’s going to be an awesome year, I can feel it! And 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 2018! Happy Holidays!