I’ve been trying to get my writing folder in something resembling order, and I figured I’d post my first lines through the years. Some of them are beyond embarrassing. I’m doing this for you. So you can laugh at me and feel superior.
The Shattered Tower (this was my very first book, part of my grand fantasy trilogy. LOLZERS)
All around Dinah, the trees were crisply garbed in gold and occasional splashes of red.
The Bitter Sea (possibly THE worst book i have ever written)
Nyeni stood at the top of the stairs, holding the Kraken door open.
March (the first book where I started to feel something like MY voice and themes coming through)
“You will do it, of course?” Viveca pushed herself up onto one elbow and stared across the dim room. “Kill her?”
Dream and Bone
The dead didn’t clap as Bernard stepped down from the podium, his dandelion hair glowing in the spotlights.
The Lady’s temple was only half-lit.
A Crown of Falling Leaves (wooh CLUNKY, but this was my very first first POV)
I sit at my father’s table and look at his head torturer.
Another handful of hair drops to the ground
Hob an lam
There’s going to be a burning down on Lander’s Common.
Mapping the Dream
The King is dead. Long live the King.
The Whine of Tiny Violins Dogs Me Through My Morose Existence of Moroseness. (or: Rain) (i can’t find it…oh dear, lol)
Sea Rose Red
She’s not here.
Nulled and Void
A melange of citrus and almond scent almost throttles me when I open the tiny back door of the restaurant.
There had been three of them in the womb before Louise ate her sister.
The Madness of the Heart
Dawn in the Ives’ household was eerily quiet.
The Melancholy Raven
The house on Ivy is not at all what I expected
The empress wasn’t a real empress, being only sixteen
So there you have it. Anyone else wanna have a go?