Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Teeny Tiny Excerpt for Dragon Blade Chapter 7

Keep in mind, this is raw. But I decided to tease you with a teeny tiny snippet of what's to come.

Remember, this is when Leiv escapes Talen by putting him to sleep with the powder. She has just defeated the guards who were on their way back to guard Talen's door, and now, a voice has pulled her back into the abandoned house she was hiding in earlier.

It wasn’t the creepiness in their voice, but the desperation in those two words that forced Leiv to turn and walk back into the dark house. “Hello?” She said slowly, her voice drifting off towards the corner shadows.

A stick-thin man emerged from the inner depths of the building, moving with the fragility of a scared animal. There was a pause in every step, a limp holding him back. He approached with forced courage, attempting to meet her eyes, but failing miserably. There was a slight slump to his posture, his body seemed almost unable to carry his own weight, as if it could give out at any time.

When his dark walnut eyes looked her way, she saw the fear in them, the storm brewing in their depths. It wasn’t until those eyes came into full view did Leiv see the pain hidden behind each one.

This man was, without a doubt, a slave. Red chaff marks ran around his wrists, the flesh peeling around that area. Bruised skin stretched over sharp protruding bones, his emaciated body dangerously deteriorating from years of servitude. Leiv couldn’t quite tell his age. His frail form made him seem closer to 40, but there was something about the man’s face, especially around the eyes, that made him seem younger.

“Who are you?” she asked.

Sunday, November 3, 2013


Growth. A little word. 6 letters. One syllable.

How could such a small thing, that takes less than an inch in the dictionary mean so much?

At some point in our lives we all have to learn to grow up. Some, have no problem making this sacrifice. I say 'sacrifice' only because in order to grow, you are required to give up a part of yourself in order to make room for something new, something more mature. Think of us like jigsaw puzzles. We are made up of many pieces that are scattered in this box called life, and eventually, to make this picture whole you have to find the pieces that fit. Sometimes, you grab a piece, and no matter how hard you think it will fit, and how many times you hope it's the correct one, it's not. But, why do we try so hard with one piece when there are lots of others scattered next to it?

Why this one?

It's because that's what we thought would fit. It's what we wanted it to be. We become stuck in our ways and believe there are no other pieces left when in fact theres still hundreds. That's where I'm at. I've recently removed a piece in my life and replaced with a new one. A new path. A new choice.

I made a personal decision in regards to Dragon Heir that I know will get both positive and negative feedback. Due to my horrible time restrictions and busy schedule, I've decided to halt the publication of Dragon Heir. This also means it won't be edited, and will be left as is. But no fear! Dragon Heir will be remain on Wattpad. The good news is, I will be continuing Dragon Blade. It feels wrong to leave Leiv in the middle of her journey. I know it's been a long while, but I'm hoping to continue with it soon. Dragon Heir had always been a sort of 'fun project' for me. To see if I could really write a story. Turns out I can write one, but my grammar was atrocious, as was my punctuation and sentence structures. The first pages of Dragon Blade will be most likely stay the same, so expect a shift of writing style in the next chapters.

As you may or may not know I am currently also working on another story 'The King's Empath', which is also available on my Wattpad. I'm honestly not sure how i'll be writing both of these stories simultaneously, but i'll sure as hell try. Seeing as I haven't read DB in months, I'll have to read and reacquaint myself with it before I begin writing it again.

I can't promise fast updates, but I can promise that I will certainly be finishing both stories over time. Be patient with me as I go down this new path. Along with my budding new business, classes, writing, and about a million other side jobs, I'm hoping for your consideration and support while slowly writing both stories. You've all been so amazing, and I thank you for every ounce of love you've shown my stories.

Read on!