Monday, November 3, 2014

Read the first chapter of The Labyrinth of Flame

Happy November, everyone!  Good luck to those of you doing NaNoWriMo.  On Nov 1, 2007 I sat down to write the very first line of the first draft of The Whitefire  Crossing.  Now here I am, seven years and many, many words later, closing in on the end of Dev and Kiran's story.  (Seven years.  Good God.  Doesn't feel that long at all!  You might think I'd be bored with my characters by now, but nope.  Think I have even more fun writing them these days than I did in book 1.)

In celebration of my writing anniversary - and excitement over nearing the homestretch of my revision! - I'm offering up a first look at The Labyrinth of Flame.  The first chapter is up on my website: hope you enjoy.

The 2nd and 3rd chapters will follow in Dec & Jan.  Hey, and if you're going to World Fantasy, you won't even have to wait for Dec for Ch 2.  I'll likely share the first scene of Ch 2 at my reading, which is at 10am on Sun the 9th.

And now, back to picking out which books I'll get to read while traveling to WFC (yay for airports and reading time!)...


7 comments:

  1. Reaction on seeing this posted: YAY!

    Reaction on reading half yesterday: Just like old times!

    Reaction on just finishing it: Holy crap! And ACK! We have to wait a whole month to find what happens next? What is this, Dickens? : p

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hahaha. You can blame my critique group for always hammering on me to end chapters in such a way that the reader feels compelled to turn the page. (Or at least that's the hope!)

      Delete
  2. You torture us, Courtney; I can't wait to read what happens next!

    (shaking fist at you and your critique group) ;-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hooray! (For the wanting to read what happens next, not for the torturing. Well, maybe a little for the torturing. :)

      Delete
    2. Great to meet you at WFC, and great reading! :-D

      Delete
    3. Thanks, Kendall! So glad you came. (And even more glad you enjoyed the reading!)

      Delete