Like a huge bunch of young artists, I’ve just come out of the National Theatre Summit for Young and Emerging Artists, Watershed. Bit of a name, yes, but we talked about a lot of incredibly important things for our practice; the transition out of…
So, over the past few months, a few people have asked to see what I wrote during the NaNoWriMo last November. I’m loathe to share the whole thing, as it’s a bit botched towards the end and needs a lot of work, but I’d still like to share a little of the work I did.
With that in mind, here is the first chapter of the novel I began. Current working title is Lightbringer.
“Rest assured that any rumours of my demise are clearly false.”
The gathering surged around Kerolt, boiling with excitement. He grunted, shoving men and women aside as he edged across the dark courtyard. As the cheering and clapping swelled, so too do the number of onlookers. Kerolt kept his head down, cloak pulled across his face.
“I vow to you, my people, that Cosolleo shall have justice!”
As this pledge washed over them, the crowd reached a frenzy, the cheering and stamping of feet reaching a deafening level. Kerolt used the commotion to dart quickly through the crowd to the front. On the balcony far above, the Cosoll raised his hands for quiet.
“Even now, my guards search tirelessly. The assassin hides like a coward, but not for long. I shall find him and bring him before you, my people!”
Running from thirty well-armed and well-trained men isn’t cowardly, Kerolt thought.
Oh, and rather than fill up your tumblr feed with my writing, you can read the whole thing here.