It’s time for Weekend Writing Warriors! Every Sunday, a bunch of writers post 8-10-sentence snippets from their WIPs on their blogs. There’s a lot of reading, commenting and great writing. Click on the link to see the full list.
Since I’m still busy wrangling Valley of the Shadow into some semblance of a reasonable timeline, I thought we’d continue with Arryk‘s pov a bit longer. If all goes well, he’ll get a character profile on this blog in the coming week. After barreling through the guards and into his sick father’s bedchamber, Arryk got nowhere very fast. His father the king is comatose and Count Classen, his adviser is not interested in getting involved in Gwynneth and Kendryk’s problems. So Arryk barges in on his younger brother, Aksel, who’s hard at work in his baby mad scientist lab.
Aksel looked up over the rim of his spectacles and said, “Stay right there and don’t move until I say so.”
“Good day to you too,” Arryk grinned.
“I’m not joking. This compound is highly volatile.” The boy poured a yellowish substance from one beaker into another, looked at it closely, then scrawled something into a book that lay open next to it. “Interesting,” he said, then pushed up the spectacles that had slid down his nose.
“Boring,” Arryk said.
Aksel shook his head, clapped lids on several jars and asked, “What emergency brings you here?”
Arryk handed over the letter.
Aksel read it quickly, frowning as he went, then said, “Poor Gwynn; I can’t imagine how she must feel right now.”
Previous snippets are here.
It’s been kind of a wild week, which means I’m refreshing my Amazon sales page several times an hour. I’m running a five-day free promo and so far have given away over 500 copies of Rise of the Storm. Be sure to grab one for yourself if you don’t have one already. Also, I was interviewed on fellow Weekend Warrior Amy Braun’s blog. She has also kindly reviewed Rise of the Storm there. While you’re there, check out her books. I’m most of the way through Demon’s Daughter and it’s amazing!by