Out of Light – Chapter 1 (Updated)

Chapter One – Nathalie

“Help me,” a ragged voice called.

Nathalie skidded to a halt, slipping on a patch of damp leaves. The beacons in her satchel shifted, sending out a soft clink of crystal against crystal as she caught herself on a low-hanging branch. “Hello?” she called, hoping for a repeat of the cry. If anyone answered, it was quickly lost in the din of water dripping from leaf to leaf, courtesy of the morning’s rain.

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Was, Was, Was.

Hello lovely readers.

You know that feeling when you look at a word for too long, or say it too many times, and you convince yourself it’s not a word? Yeah, I’m not entirely convinced that ‘was’ is a word anymore.

Anyway, editing is going… well? It feels like it’s going well, anyway. I’ve cut about 4k words since… Well, whenever I said it was at 109k words. I’m nearly done with this (annoying) round of edits, then will jump to more nitpicking because that’s just how I roll. I’m so ready to finish this so I can go back to the fun part.

Anyway, since there has been some more  editing (cleaning) done on Chapter 1, I reposted it! Here is a link! 

Work is work and I pretend it doesn’t exist outside work. (As is customary.)

I finished reading The Magicians (I didn’t like it, to be honest.) Now I’m reading (rereading)  The Redemption of Althalus because it popped into my head and it seemed like a good idea.

Okay, I guess I should probably stop procrastinating. I hope you enjoyed this “update.”

Out of Light Excerpt

Hello, lovely readers.

I decided to post a bit of Chapter 1 of Out of Light. I don’t know why, just seemed like the thing to do. I will note, however, that you should remember that this is not a final draft. It still needs a pass by a real editor, another pass by me, and any beta reader I manage to sufficiently bribe. Everything contained in this excerpt is subject to change, polish, and/or deletion.

This is a significant amount of time after Out of Darkness ended, and that’s all I’ll say about that. Enjoy 🙂

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I Got Bored, and then I Rambled.

So, a couple days ago I was bored and unsupervised and bought the little WordPress plan that lets me customize my domain name. Now I’m amberjademccracken.com instead of warofthesisters.wordpress.com I thought that was pretty nifty because I’m easily amused.  It seems to automatically redirect so I don’t think anyone has to do anything. I also put a new theme on, which promptly deleted all my widgets. They are back now, but that was super fun.

It’s only been a couple days since my last update, so I don’t have anything too interesting to say. I’m on chapter 31/49 on my readthrough of my paper copy. I’m moving things around, cutting a little. Killing my darlings so to speak. You know, the fun stuff.

I realized today there are quite a few steps AFTER editing that I’m going to have to deal with soon. Like summarizing, finding a cover, having someone do another read through to point out anything I’ve missed on my other read-throughs. More fun stuff.

This has all been a lot more work than I expected but it’s also been more fun than I expected too.

Anyway, thanks for reading, y’all have a good night!