Tag: young adult

The first sentence I wrote yesterday…

…was, again, for Blue Fire: Amlinn slept through the night without waking and only found out about the Nightdweller patrol when she went to breakfast in the morning. Words yesterday: 1,252 Total thus far:  31,162 Not sure they were very successful words: my writing session, at the Atlantis coffee shop (see yesterday’s view-while-I-wrote photo, above) was …

Continue reading

The first sentence I wrote today…

…was for Blue Fire: It wore a scrap of green cloth as a shift and had yellow yarn for its hair. Words today: 2,234 Total thus far: 25,390 I didn’t do any writing over the weekend of the sitting-at-the-keyboard variety, but after I woke up on Saturday morning but before I actually got out of …

Continue reading

The first sentence I wrote today…

…or, if you want to get technical about it, the first sentence I re-wrote, from Blue Fire, was: There were still a half-dozen tents scattered around the grounds.  After today’s re-writing, the total word count stands at 22,016. Meanwhile, as Lee Arthur Chane, the first sentence I rewrote for Magebane was: If such thoughts are …

Continue reading

The first sentence I wrote today…

…as I went back to fix the Scene Where It All Went Wrong in Blue Fire, was: For a moment Petra couldn’t figure out what the blackened object was; then his chair clattered backward onto the wooden floor as he leaped to his feet without conscious volition. Not sure I like it much. That’s the …

Continue reading

Two, two, two writers in one!

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 …

Continue reading

The first sentence I wrote yesterday…

Brenna looked at the sleeping youth, pitying him. Total thus far: 18,786 Words yesterday: 2,514 Not sure I’ll add much to the total today–other things that need doing–but yesterday, as you can see, I had a good session. I just spoke to my agent this morning. There’s an editor interested in one of my–er, that …

Continue reading

Book review: City of Glass, by Cassandra Clare

City of Glass is the third and concluding book in Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments YA fantasy trilogy (the previous two being City of Bones and City of Ashes), and the proof that enjoyed the first two quite a bit (aside from the fact I said as much on this blog) is that I bought …

Continue reading

How’s this for an opening?

I’m in the process (or about to begin the process) of revising the most recent YA SF proposal I sent to my agent, and I’m leaning toward taking it an entirely different way, turning it into a first-person adventure a la my Andy Nebula: Interstellar Rock Star. Old beginning: Teetering on tiptoe atop a spindly …

Continue reading

Easy AdSense Pro by Unreal