So now I’m writing two books at once: my DAW fantasy, Magebane, as Lee Arthur Chane, and a YA fantasy, tentatively titled Blue Fire, as, presumably, Edward Willett. The former, of course, is contracted; the latter is not, but there is an editor who has expressed a strong interest in it, but can’t commit based on the partial manuscript I had to submit, so I’m going to press ahead on the book in the hope that, once it is complete or nearly so, I can get a contract for it, as well.
Thus, we now get TWO “the first sentence I wrote today”s. From Blue Fire:
In the forests near the village of Thunderfall, Illinen slipped in silence from tree to tree, shadowing the panicked Daydweller pounding through the early darkness of the night.
Words today: 1,314
Words thus far: 10,401
He had better, for he had not (since he was not a total fool) been completely honest with Mother Northwind.
Words today: 2,495
Words thus far: 23, 557