Here are some chapters, excerpts and snippets from books in progress. They may be near to publishing, in which case they will disappear when published. They may be isolated chapters, the start of books, or even short stories. They may be edited beyond recognition by the time they are published, or even excluded entirely!
I’ve put my favourite chapter from Book3, The Princelings and the Lost City, back on display, simply because I like it. It’s mainly based at the Inn of the Seventh Happiness, but nearly every main character goes through in a 24 hour period and I love how it came together! It’s called All Roads Lead to Rome.
Chapters 1 & 2 of the fifth book I wrote, Victor’s Story (again in his own words). I haven’t come up with a better title yet, and may never do so, since Victor’s style is somewhat unique!
A chapter from my Camp NaNoWriMo project in August 2012. This is a web challenge to write a 50,000 word novel in a month. My books are usually a little less than this, although Lost City is about that, so it may need quite a lot of editing to get it to publishing standard. I took the Prologue of Lost City as my starting point and decided to write a story about Humphrey’s adventures after he left Arbor. It’s called The Way West and I’ve picked a chapter early in the story for you. It will become the fifth book to be publishedas the action takes place before Victor’s Story.
The start of a later book. I had written about three chapters of this one, but went back to examine my overall timeline for the history of this world, and decided I didn’t want to introduce these two characters this late. Now I’ve done Humphrey’s story I have to work out how he gets so downtrodden between his story and this one. So I may never use this story, we’ll see.
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