March 1st, 2011

savannah

Teaser Tuesday: Sleeping Beauty Excerpt!

If you watch me on Twitter then you might have seen me talk a lot lately about writing this first draft of Roses of Ash, my sleeping beauty retelling. Oddly enough, it's going way better than I expected. I wrote 10k this weekend and am close to breaking 32k on the story itself. I will, of course, hope to end at around 80k but we'll see. The ending keeps wanting to spin off into a trilogy, yikes!

Anyway, because I'm thrilled to death with the story and the characters I thought I'd share an excerpt from the beginning. For context, our main character is Talia (Sleeping Beauty), and this scene takes place just after she's woken up with no memory of the past, and the servant with her, Soren, has explained what happened a hundred years ago. They're about to venture out into the winter to try and escape the frozen kingdom.

This is also pretty much the first fight scene I've ever written.
 

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