Chaos. That’s my life until the first of August. I’ve a mountain of work needing done and so when I committed to drafting yet another novel this month I vowed I’d finish it by the 31st. Silly me. It’s running longer than expected, the problem one I’ve already identified and that’s a relatively easy fix in the editing stage.
Yeah, and I still haven’t finished editing Bk1. This, in case you don’t know, is Bk4. Another vow: no more drafting novels until revisions are done on two or three novels. If I get the drafting bug I’ll write a short story.
All of which leads to my blog post this week which is, yet again, an excerpt from the book I’m currently working on, Traversing the Astral Plane. I feel like I’m living on it lately. I’m at 116K, eating meals at my desk, and squeezing every available minute to make 5-6K/day so I can finish. I have a daily plan and so far I’m keeping up with it.
Anyway, this is from early in the first draft and is a pivotal moment in the story when Nate and Amatha meet for the first time (there’s been a long distance, across the Astral Plane connection, but that’s a long explanation—and the book). The city of Baris is under attack. To save a little girl who’s fallen out of a wagon, Amatha leaves her horse, Tempest, with her friend Prayleen to scoop up the child and return her. For clarity, Bandy is a gargoyle…
To read the full excerpt from the novel please join me on the website HERE.