Revision progress and first chapter of Tempting in Shade

Revision progress and first chapter of Tempting in Shade



Well the revision process is now properly underway. Perhaps some of you more experienced authors out there can tell me how long this is likely to take. I currently have around 150k words and its taken me the best part of a week to do one chapter, albeit a lot of new writing in it. Hopefully I will have it finished by the time I fly off to the UK and Europe in September.

Following is my new-ish first chapter, involving some existing descriptions and ideas from what was originally later in the novel, but reworked around new dialogue and made more whimsical. By the way, I don’t intend to bombard you with every chapter from now on but I need to know that I am going in the correct direction (my good old anxiety issues kicking in LOL).


Words among the tombs

Cello and fiddle throbbed the Green House, tumultuous and passionate. The wizard Verdant P


  1. A very different genre of fiction from my usual choice. Found your style and content interesting though and look forward to the characters’ development and that of the narrative itself.

  2. Thank you! 🙂 I hope I don’t disappoint. I feel very amateurish. LOL

  3. The style reminds me of someone (in a good way), but I can’t seem to understand whom exactly. Maybe even one of the Russian authors I read =)
    Overall, it’s an intriguing beginning that mostly poses questions that are hopefully going to be answered later.

    1. Thankyou so much! 🙂 I just hope that I can keep up a reader’s interest. I must admit that one crucial chapter has me struggling a bit with the pace. But all in all I like what I am writing so far 🙂

      1. I’d say you should be doing fine when it comes to the reader’s interest!

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