In the wake of the contest, I have since been trying to wrap up the final-ish draft of my manuscript before sending it off to Inkshares to get shopped professionally. Expect a spring release. In the meantime, I wanted to let everyone know that I removed the old drafts of chapters one and two because they were, well, old and grievously not up to my current standards. In their place, I have uploaded a fancied-up version of Chapter One: The Smell of Rain if you would like to give it a re-read and leave me some comments.
I will not be posting any further excerpts from the book, as I'd like to keep everything a surprise until you're holding the physical copies in your hands.
Thanks for all the support, guys!
Less than an hour left of the contest and 6th place is closing in fast. If you haven't ordered my book yet, please consider doing so ASAP. We are so close to securing this book deal, and I'd hate to see all my hard work (and your endurance of my incessant emails) go to waste. Help me become a published author and pursue my dreams! I love you all. The End.