Welcome to the official blog of Hannah Hounshell. Here you can follow along with me as I stumble along the path to publication. Let's just hope I don't fall into too many potholes along the way. Wish me luck ^_~
I'm still on my little three day break between chapters(chapter 25 will be started on the 22nd), but I thought I'd share a scene snippet with you guys. Its too small to be stolen and used outside of the story, but hopefully it gives you a peek ahead anyway.
This is a scene between Shadow and Ricardo...
“Why are you afraid to touch me?”
“I am not afraid”, I replied, my voice a low whisper as I tried to ignore the blush that suddenly heated my cheeks. His newly healed palm was hot against mine, and his touch sent an odd tingle through my flesh.
“Then why won’t you?”
I bit my lip, my eyes still locked on the sight of my hand in his. “It is improper for me to touch a male, any male, so casually. We are not blood-family, or courting. It is not for me to do such a thing without your permission.”
He did not speak, and after a moment I looked up to see him smiling at me. The light in his eyes was gentle, unlike the fire I had glimpsed earlier when I had healed his bruises. Slowly he opened his hand until our palms were simply resting against each other. “And how do I grant permission?”, he asked softly.
As you can see, its just a brief bit. I picked this one because a friend of mine liked it, and it stands out to me. Don't ask me why, it just does. And I like it too.
I'm up waaay past my bedtime, so I'll keep this short and sweet.
I finished chapter 24 about an hour ago. As with all my chapters, it needs to be smoothed over, but it's done. Shorter then I thought it'd be at 14 pages, but its solid. I might tweak the end of it, but not tonight. Right now it is time to take a break and goto bed.
I realized today as I typed in the end of the chapter, that I'm almost done...and I'm shocked. I think a part of me never thought I'd get this far, much less finish it. Its really satisfying to sit back and look at the work I've done and know I've accomplished what I set out to do.
Very satisfying indeed.
I found a wonderful website last week. Its a place for author(published or not) to display thier manuscripts for others to read. It is a site created by Harper Collins publishing company, and its as secure as they can make it. You can't download the chapters, and you can't copy and paste them.
The site only retains the right to display your work as long as you're posting it, and you can make your book private if you wish. Agents and other publishing companies look through this site too, and if your book reaches a high enough rank in the site(go see thier FAQ to see what I mean), it ends up on the editor's desk at Harper Collins itself.
The site is www.authonomy.com and if you like to read or write, you should check it out.
I myself plan to post my book there once it's complete. And when I do have it up, I'd love for you to go and give me your opinion on it, ok?
And on that note, I'm off to bed. G'night folks, and sleep well.
Chapter 23 is finished! As always, it still needs to be touched up, but I think it looks good. I now have just six chapters to go(seven if you count chapter 24, lol). I'm almost done with this book and I'm pretty excited.
I got my first quotes written down for the next book in this trilogy. I'd post it here, but it would make absolutly no sense to ya'll, so nevermind.
As it is, I'm kinda tossing ideas around for the preface, and I have a good idea on how chapters one and two will start. In the next book Kris will still be one of the view points, but instead of Shadow, she will be joined by another griffen named Cara.
I'm not about to list the cast for the next book, but I'll probably be listing the cast from this book once I'm done. In the mean time, you'll just have to wonder, sorry.
On another note, I've given up trying to figure out a date I'll be done. However, I don't think it'll be much longer as I have a lot of chunks leading up to the end. From chapter 23 on, there are a lot of pre-written clips. I won't be able to use them all(some things have changed too much in the story line), but a good many of them will make it in. Not to mention Kris and Shadow's relationships are making for...interesting writting.
At least, it's interesting for me.
Anyway, I have to work tomorrow, so I'm off to bed. It's time for my after-chapter writting break, so work on chapter 24 will begin on wensday. I'll keep ya'll posted as always.