I entered Intrigue into Amazon's Breakthrough Novel Contest. 1st Round: 5,000 novels submitted; 2nd Round cuts to 1,000. I made it to the second round! Woot...Woot!!!! 3rd Round: is down to 250. I find out on March 20th....
I got some form of The Plague on Wednesday night that is still knocking me out. However, being quarantined in my condo has inspired me to be Muse productive....at least on Saturday and Sunday. I found some new great Detroit websites (some of which make me sad for all the amazing history in Detroit in ruins). It was like going on a Detroit Internet scavenger hunt.
I also mapped out the final third of the book and tied most of the pieces together. Looks like I'm still on schedule for early May first draft and early June final draft. Of course, the first draft hassssss to be done by May 17th cause I'm going to Key West to recover for a week:)
Now, I'm off for a little Once Upon a Time break.............................
Here is just a short unedited preview from Soul Sacrifice: Book 2 of the Night Muse Trilogy
I was typing up a slightly snarky homecoming story when I heard a voice from behind me. "Ignoring then evading. Anything else in your Hell hath no fury like a Calliope in a Snit playbook?"
I just kept typing as I ground out, "I coulda went for jealousy, but you seem to be more than willing to hand me over to Apollo, so I spared Thrace any lingering hope he might have had for our relationship."
"Wise choice. Do you really think that comparing homecoming to the Westminster Dog Show is an appropriate metaphor?"
"It is clear you have not been to a DAI homecoming. It is the perfect metaphor, but not a printable metaphor, I guess."
"I will have to judge this for myself. Are you in need of an escort to these festivities?"
I looked up into his mischievous eyes and replied, "Do I need an escort? No, I do not. Would I like my boyfriend to come as my date? Yes."
He picked my hand up from the keyboard and brought it to his lips as he performed a low bow. "Calliope Edonides, will you be my date to homecoming?"
I grabbed the neck of his tee nestled under his oxford shirt and pulled him down for a kiss. "Took ya long enough." I didn't know if I was referring to the homecoming invitation or the kiss, but both had just made my day much, much better.
I am about 2/3 the way through my second installment of the The Night Muse Trilogy. I have added a couple new goddess to the mix: Eris and Enyo, but am curious to see if anyone has any favorites from Greek mythology that they would like to see make an appearance.