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.
Time to introduce another new POV character! While everyone else gears up for more war, Gwynneth is far away, trying to broker peace between the two more distant countries of Sanova and Estenor, in hopes of bringing Estenor into the fight on her side. After a lot of sailing around and getting yelled at by bad-tempered queens (not Teodora at least), Gwynneth succeeds in arranging a marriage between Raysa, the daughter of the Sanovan queen, and Lennart, the king of Estenor. Gwynneth is telling Lennart about his future bride: (slightly edited)
“I’m afraid she’s terribly unhappy, since she’s spent her life being told you represented all the evil in the world and now she has to marry you.”
“Poor girl. Please tell me you lied to her about how wonderful I am.”
“I tried to console her, but I think she’s nearly as frightened of me. She’s quite timid.”
“I suppose I’ll try to not be so loud around her. I’m having a go at not swearing so much since my priest reckons I should set a better example. Maybe that will help. Do you think I ought to get rid of the beard too?” Lennart looked distressed at the prospect of so much domestication.
Previous snippets are here
Next week I’ll start posting excerpts from Hammer of the Gods. It’s back from most of my beta readers so I think it’s safe to launch into the final revision. It should be live by June 1, if not sooner!by