Hey all! It's been a few weeks now since I finished up posting the preview chapters for Part 1 of my work-in-progress novel Outcasts & Runaways. I have to say, there were some definite positives to the experience! One of the primary positives was viewing my work from the perspective of actively sharing it with … Continue reading RB – Thoughts on Posting Part 1 of My Novel
Beginning<– PreviousNext–> Chapter 16 – Earth, Two Months AgoThe Plan The note was slipped into her sleeve during a routine medical examination with Dr. Thomas. She read it in her room, blood pounding in her ears. “Finished hack. Tracers will be neutralized when time comes. Confirm if ready to go ahead. Need all kids on … Continue reading Outcasts & Runaways – Part 1.17
Beginning<– PreviousNext–> Chapter 15 - Thera Barrenger raced through endless hallways, but each one held a mirror. He would turn a corner as soon as he saw one, but there was another, and another, and another. All of them were his face – or were they his father’s? Or Salein’s? Or some other Rukilef he … Continue reading Outcasts & Runaways – Part 1.16
Beginning<– PreviousNext–> Chapter 12 - Earth, Five Months Ago The Secret Mercury was getting good at keeping secrets. The fact still felt strange to her; she’d always seen herself as a pretty open person, before. But the nightmare in which she lived, a nightmare of alternating painful horror and soul-deadening living conditions, required that she … Continue reading Outcasts & Runaways – Part 1.13
Beginning<– PreviousNext–> Chapter 11 - Thera Time crawled as Barrenger waited for night, prowling the hallways of his home, avoiding the suspicious stares of the temple guard and the worried whispers of the house staff. Marta was gone most of the day, no doubt up at the temple chewing the ears off the High Council. … Continue reading Outcasts & Runaways – Part 1.12
Beginning<– PreviousNext–> Chapter 9 - Thera Something woke Barrenger, leaving him blinking in the dark. A tap on the chargestone timepiece on his bedside table showed that it was an hour until dawn. What had made him wake up? He almost turned over to go back to sleep when he heard it again, more clearly … Continue reading Outcasts & Runaways – Part 1.10
<—PrologueNext—> Part 1 – Worlds Apart “O lowly minds of Theran soil,Who bask in Elo’s mighty gifts,And claim that powers used to toilBelong to hands that plow and sow: Know not thee of the veil betweenThe world of soul and that of fleshIs thin and frail and often seenThrough selah’s bright and holy glow? Beware … Continue reading Outcasts & Runaways – Part 1.2
Hello friends, and welcome back to the River Blog! On this special occasion, I have a happy announcement to share: I HIT MY FIRST BIG MILESTONE ON MY BOOK! More specifically, I finished the main rough draft of Part 1 of the first book of Outcasts & Runaways, the series I have in my WIP … Continue reading Book-Writing Milestone!