Saturday, 8 August 2015

Sunday Snippet: "They said it would be a simple assignment..."

In case you didn't hear the news on Twitter or Facebook, I finished the rough draft of Obsidian Sky! Aka, the final book in my Dark Sky series. Of course, this means that there's a ton of editing to be done and by the end it was a little bit of a mess, but I'm not going to worry about editing anything from the Dark Sky series until the edits for the second Cursed novel, Dark Divinity are completed. I've already begun, and am hoping to get the draft to my editor next week. The good thing about being an indie author? No deadlines!

So what am I up to now, some of you may be asking? Well, I'm happy to report that I've begun revamping and rewriting a series I hold very close to my heart, the Areios Brothers. If you've been around the blog for a long time, you might know about Hollow Hill. If you don't, no worries. Basically the idea was a gritty, more violent version of Percy Jackson. And don't get me wrong, writing the stories I did was an absolute blast. I think a lot of readers will like Derek and Liam when I finally get them out into the urban fantasy world. But it just wasn't diverse enough, in the end. I want the series to stand out, and I think I've accomplished that with the new angle– that instead of keeping the Greek gods behind closed doors and in secret, they've done exactly what they would do if they existed: be present and let the world clearly know they exist.

So the snippet below is from Trick of the Gods, the first installment of the series. I'll be approaching WeWriWa and 8Sunday a little differently now, adding a better post title and posting snippets from a single chapter rather than strolling along with random intervals. Partly because I want to keep a little consistency, and partly because I still don't know what's going to happen in Trick of the Gods. Yes, I am a seat-of-the-pants writer and proud.

So, without further adieu, here's the first ten sentences of chapter one of Trick of the Gods

They said it would be a simple assignment. Nothing we hadn’t done a hundred times before. 
That was when I knew we would get screwed over. I just didn’t realize how badly. 
I wiped the blood from my mouth and glared at the Heritor looming over me. He smiled back, eyes blazing with the madness every Titan descendant had. He thought he had the advantage.
Physically, he did. At six foot two, two hundred twenty-five pounds, I’m intimidating whether I try to be or not. But when your opponent stands nine feet tall, weighs around four hundred pounds, and is able to keep growing the longer he fights, it’s hard to feel confident. 

So that's my snippet! I'm clearly super excited to keep going and rebuild the world with the Olympians in it, especially now that I'm taking a Percy Jackson/Supernatural angle. On a side note, remember that the contest for a signed copy of Demon's Daughter is almost over! Be sure to get your entries in (because nobody else has, so your chances are good) before it's too late! And please check out the links/snippets/blogs of the other Weekend Writing Warrior authors. They're all fantastic and I can guarantee you'll find something you'll like. Until next time!

Cheers!

Amy

18 comments:

  1. Infamous last words! Oh my, this is going to get messy!
    Awesome snippet Amy, thanks for sharing.

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  2. They both seem confident of victory. Who is mistaken?

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  3. Congrats on finishing your rough draft. That's a fantastic opening! =D

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    1. Thank you! I'm really looking forward to this story and can't wait to work on it. :)

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  4. Enjoyed the excerpt, a very exciting way to open the story and hook the readers! Well done...

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  5. Like Veronica said, it's a great start. I particularly like the second sentence.

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  6. Oooo! I like this! Can't wait to read more . . .

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    1. I'll be picking up from here next week. ;)

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  7. Love the irony in the first line.

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    1. Yeah, nothing is ever really simple, is it? ;)

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  8. Oh my! Oh yeah, whenever they say "simple assignment", run for the hills. LOL. Nice snippet. I have to wonder how David is gonna take this Goliath down.

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    1. You'll just have to wait and see... ;)

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  9. Wow--that is a great snippet. Excellent description--I'd read on. :-)

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