I'm working on getting the next chapter in the first draft of Book 1 along with another excerpt from the first rewrite/second draft (sorry it's taking longer...some other stuff needed my attention and took longer than I thought) as I watch the second episode of Stephen King's "Under the Dome" (which is awesome, by the way).
I was also looking over what I have so far of the first draft of Book 2 and thought I'd share some excerpts. Keep in mind that they are unedited and in no particular order. ;)
Excerpt 1 (Book 3)
She set the charcoal down and stood, stretching her legs before heading to the sink to rinse away the charcoal stains from her fingers. She rubbed her hands together under the running water, turning it as hot to the point of scalding. The water began to loosen the band-aid on her left pinky finger. She shut the water off and caught a glimpse of herself in the mirror above the sink. Her reflection had been something she tried to avoid in recent times. She knew her appearance had changed and not for the better. Between poor diet, lack of sleep, and an addiction to sleeping pills to combat that lack of sleep, she had become a gaunt, pale shadow of herself...her face almost seemed to be lost in the long, black mane of hair. Her cheeks had a hollow look to them and her dark eyes were empty, ebony pools surrounded by dark circles. She was able to camoflauge her under eye circles by piling on black eyeliner. Her already petite frame had lost almost thirty pounds within only a couple of months. Some of the prissier girls at the school actually asked her what her secret was behind all the weight she had lost.
Excerpt 2 (Book 3)
Excerpt 3 (Book 3)
...And we will be back with Book 1 soon :)