I’m back, just in time for Weekend Writing Warriors! The past few week was absurd. I honestly thought I was going to lose my mind at some points. I knew buying a condo was tricky and the challenges I faced were pretty small in the grand scheme of things, but it was still pretty stressful at the time. And now that I’m back in the writing groove (I wrote 5432 words on Thursday, woo!), what better way to celebrate than sharing another snippet from my upcoming urban fantasy novel, Storm of the Gods, which will officially begin its query journey next week? In the previous instalment, someone had been foolish enough to sneak up on the back of our protagonist, Derek. Derek kindly repaid him with an elbow and kick to the face, though the attacker has drawn a sickle. Now Derek can finally see who he’s up against…
I couldn’t clearly tell his age, but he was at least fifty pounds lighter and nearly a head shorter than me. He wore a short black trench coat and black clothes over his lean frame. His whole face, save for his eyes, was covered by a black balaclava. The skin I could see was so pale, it was grey. If he hadn’t been glaring at me with eyes nearly as ashen as his skin, I would have thought he was halfway to his grave.
If the pale man was intimidated by me or the wicked sharp blade in my hand, he didn’t show it. Instead of coming at me with the sickle, he opened his left and called on his magic.
Coils of black smoke seeped out of his skin and pooled in his palm to form an inky black ball of dark magic.
Aether, the fifth element, my personal bane.
Which meant the bastard in front of me was a dark-scion.
What’s a dark-scion? Does this mean Derek can protect himself, or is he in way over his head? You’ll find out… next week! *evil laugh* In other news, I’m still plugging away at my YA fantasy story, which is going to need some serious work once it’s done. Such is the dread of re-writing when you change the world history and gender swap two of your main characters. Still, it’s getting done and is a lot stronger than before and will hopefully turn out to be a pretty good book that leads to a great series. And if I need inspiration… well, now that my books have been unpacked and stored in their new home, I’m not exactly lacking in it…
In case you were wondering: No, I haven’t counted them all. It took me three hours to do the largest shelf. The packed shelf has all my favourites. My mom did the wallpaper (no, it’s not real brick) on the unread shelf. Yes, I have more books and more shelves waiting to be filled.
I’ve got a couple new favourite reading spots (balcony and leather couch, woo!), and if you like to curl up with a great book like I do, be sure to check out the books in this massive 0.99 cent sale happening this weekend, which includes Crimson Sky!
Remember to check out the other Weekend Writing Warriors authors for romance, sci-fi, fantasy, and more. Happy reading! And to my fellow Canadians, happy Canada Day! 150 years young, woo!