Finally getting back into stride after a few false starts. I have scheduled writing days at a place with no web connection and none of my normal distractions. I cranked out eight pages last week, half of which you’ll find over at The Great and Secret Thing as Chapter 18 of MAGICTOWN. I’m finally letting the characters push out where they want to go, as weird as that sounds. I’m letting David show himself more to me, and to you guys. Go check it out.
Here’s a snippet:
The sound quiets, but the laughter still resounds in Levi’s voice. “I understand now.”
“You.” The giant stands, the boards under him groaning in protest. “For years I thought that you had a plan for this, some greater vision of what this all could be. I told myself that the Burning was part of some larger stratagem of yours to keep us safe. But that wasn’t it at all, was it, Candlemass? You’re simply trying to hold on to the way things are. To keep things simple, keep them safe.” He pauses for a moment, slowly shaking his head in disappointment at the shortcomings of the man next to him.
“It is the potential of things that escape you completely.” He gestures out toward the activity before them with an open-palmed hand. “Here you see the ruins of a boat, where as I see the magics’ answer to the normals’ towers of concrete and steel. And the river? You see naught but water. I see a natural boundary between us and those that would do us harm, I see a source of power to be harnessed for our own electricity, I see a source of life for crops that we can grow, I see things that you do not.”