Snippets | February 2019

On February 11, I finally typed the last words of the second draft of Unto Ash! At 92,066 words, it’s the second-longest thing I’ve ever written and quite a bit longer than I expected this draft would be by its end. It’s far from a perfect draft, but there are a lot of things I like about this draft and the progress made, and I already have some ideas for the next one!
    “General?” Mahir’s voice drifted through the darkened council room, breaking through the stillness with gentle questioning.
    Eventually, the past would look at her and she would have to stare it down. Maybe it was best to do so in one solid and unyielding look, rather than these glances that gave her chances to think too much and talk herself out of feeling whatever sliver of bravery she was able to muster.
    Only courage on the battlefield, Aveirna, for fear will lead you astray.
  “You’ve taken enough lives.” A knot formed in her throat. “Where is their retaliation? Their recompense?”
    Silence sparked in the space between them.
    The idea was foolish and dangerous, but once it had taken root in Aveirna’s thoughts there was no denying some attempt to bring the plan to fruition.
    “I figured it best not to keep you waiting.”
    “And so, you will have my attention undivided.” He leaned against the wall and crossed his arms.
    They lingered in the quiet for a long moment. Faintly, the music of the ballroom carried through the corridors, a ghost of a song somewhere in the distance.

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  1. AAAAAHHHHH!!!! CONGRATULATIONS ON FINISHING! I know you've been working so hard on it. *THROWS ALL THE CONFETTI* It doesn't matter how many times we do it, finishing a draft is seriously the best feeling in the world. I'm so happy for you!

    And DA SNIPPETS. So, so gorgeous. That second one especially! So much emotion. This book looks like it's gonna be amazing!

    Congrats again! :D

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    1. Thank you so much! So true—it's a lovely feeling!

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  2. Yay!! Well done! I love these snippets---so so so intriguing. And what a monster of a draft! But I think that's amazing as you've a good bit to work with. Well done!

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    1. Thank you! I'm still so surprised at that word count, hehe! O_o

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