My little side project about Baldr and Hel (mentioned here) has officially taken on a life of its own.
I’ve got a title. I’ve got a blurb. And now… I’ve got a finished rough draft, too.
Yes, I just typed “THE END.”
Of course, “THE END” is pretty damn far from the actual end, at least for me. I still need to have several cycles of revisions, incorporate feedback from beta readers (want to be a beta reader? email me!), and do the line edit. Plus I’m starting my third job in exactly one week…
Still, I’m nothing if not optimistic!
Here’s hoping you’ll see Death & Beauty in a virtual bookstore near you in, shall we say, June..?
And just to get you excited, here’s what I’ve got for a blurb!
Death & Beauty Blurb
Baldr the Beautiful is dead.
Desperate to get back to his privileged role as Óðinn’s favorite son, Baldr strikes a bargain with Hel, the terrifying half living and half skeletal queen of the realm of the dead. He offers her the only thing he’s got: knowledge from the living world. Hel gives him three days. If he can teach her something new, she will return him to the realms of the living.
But the icy Hel seems completely impervious to Baldr’s charms. What’s worse, she already knows everything. By the end of the third day, Baldr realizes he’s only got one chance left to impress her.
Returning to his former life looks like it’s going to depend on Baldr the Beautiful seducing the most formidable woman in the Nine Realms.
What do you think, my virtual friends? As always, feedback is much appreciated! 🙂
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