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Soul of the Heart

A Writer's MusingsFollowing up from last week’s post about the benefits of writing for fun, I thought now was a good moment to share something I’ve been working on πŸ˜‰

I’ve hinted at it here and there, but today I can confirm that I’ve been working on a new WIP! It’s another fantasy series – how many books it’ll have hasn’t been decided yet – and Soul of the Heart is a temporary title only, so don’t get attached to it πŸ™‚ I thought it’d be easier than calling it Book 2 all the time πŸ˜›

Honestly, I don’t know how well I’ll be able to work on three WIPs at the same time. My main focus remains the sequel to Rise of the Sparrows, of course, and I should probably set this aside until the first draft, at least, of Immortals (temp. title) is done, but I’ve already been trying to pretend this wasn’t constantly at the back of my mind for months and it hasn’t worked. Ignoring it clearly isn’t the way forward! I’ll keep working on it whenever I can, and we’ll see what happens ^^

Here’s the very first excerpt – enjoy πŸ™‚

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Inspiration from my Pinterest research board

Naavah Ora stared into the soul of the Heart, and knew instinctively that it was dying. There was a presence there with her – her own presence should have been impossible – and it slowly corrupted the world.

The red grass beneath her feet swayed in the windless breeze as always, and the same breeze caressed her skin, but something wasn’t right. In the distance she saw the city – a haven for all dead – bright and shining as ever, but still something wasn’t right.

It was the missing whisper on the wind. It was the missing laughter in their eyes. It was the slow hiss that carried over the meadow and into the sky, and turned her blood to ice.

And all she could do was watch as it slithered invisibly to the city at the heart of their haven, and turned the dead against them.


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  1. Great excerpt! Sometimes we just have to cave in to that nagging new story. Good luck with the three WIPs πŸ™‚

    • Thank you, on both accounts ^^ I have no idea how I’ll juggle all three, but Immortals (Temp. Title) is still on a research break so that might help πŸ™‚

  2. Just need to say again how much I love this excerpt! The title has such a beautiful ring to it and the concept art is captivating <3
    Cannot wait to hear more about this project! Best of luck with it!

    • Thank you! Don’t get used to the title, though, it’s bound to change πŸ™‚

  3. Wow three at once. :O Great excerpt! It sounds interesting. As of now I don’t think so could write another fantasy series. The one I’m doing now is too much. Best of luck with your stories!

    • I do wonder if I’ve made a mistake πŸ˜›
      Your debut novel is going to be long, though! How many words was your draft again? 160K?? That’s 80K more than Rise of the Sparrows! I’d say you’ve got good reason for being busy πŸ™‚

      • My manuscript is near 180,000 words now. :O. It went up. I still have quite a lot to do.

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