|Here’s a kitten! (circa 2006)|
Okay, I’m finally going to do what I said I was going to do three weeks ago and post an excerpt from the current chapter I’m working on.
First, an update. ^_^
I’m atrociously bad at coming up with titles. Last time I spent 2 weeks combing through more than sixty title ideas before I settled on Eternal Nightfall only to change it halfway through the query process to Stone of Darkness. I was starting to lean towards calling my current project something really stupid (Lol!) so I decided to get a jump on it. Yesterday I wrote down 31, today I’m down to 10. Naturally, when brainstorming a lot of stupid titles will come to mind. Of those 10, I have 6 flagged that I like best. As the story progresses I’ll narrow them down some more or come up with more, but at least I’m off my original title, which is so stupid I can’t even write it down. Lol!
To help me come up with titles, I drafted a query! To be able to draft anything this early in the process (I’m about a third of the way through the first draft, but I have the story mapped out except for the last chapter or two) is just amazing! It’s awful I’m sure, but I get so excited when I read it. When I clean it up a little bit I’ll post it. ^_^
Preamble: Every since I read Hunger Games last year I’ve been writing in present tense. I always wanted to do it but I had it in my head that it wasn’t allowed. Since then, I say, screw all the rules, I’m doing what I want. It’s creative writing. There are no rules in creative writing. ^_^
So, drumroll…here’s an excerpt from my lastest chapter. runs and hides
Chapter 13 (from working title Ispartia):
She wishes there was a clock in the room. How do people tell time here? She has no idea how long she’s been staring at the ceiling. She sighs and pushes herself up into a sitting position so she can look out the window. Darkest blue stretches out in every direction.
The ground explodes from under her feet.
To be continued….