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Just a little something...

A snippet - Chapter three

Over two thousand participants awaited their turn to best their opponent before king and countrymen. They huddled as those at attention, known and unknown, of varied ages and backgrounds – journeymen, foreign born, and common brawlers. Within their ranks stood men of notoriety who gained fame in battle or past tournaments, and these too arrived from across the northern realm. The warriors stood fast at the blowing of a single horn upon the dais. Armond took a proud stance among the combatants, raising his right hand in the air in unison with the others, repeating the words of oath called out by the judges present: “For honor and service! To King and Country!” The tournament was set – elimination down to the last man. Blunted weapons were doled out: swords, axes, spears, and wooden shields. The judges kept order and awarded victory at their determination of any blow of certainty to the head, neck, or heart. Eleven rounds separated the beginning rabble down to the one champion. The first…

30,000 words...finally

30,000 words...finally. That took longer than I hoped, but if you knew how long the first book (parts one and two) took, it's not so bad.  I need to post some excerpts, but then again, this is a series and you would do better to start from the beginning. Right?  But I still have a long way to go.

I stumbled across some writing advice recently: "don't continue a series unless it sells".  Can't say that isn't sound direction, but if a series is what you are writing...forge ahead!!!  On to the next 30,000...