For starters, sorry for no posts last week. I’d expected to get a few up but clearly, that didn’t happen.
Anyway, NaNoWriMo is over in around three days. I’m both happy and sad. Happy because I can go back to my standard 500 words a day without fear of falling behind and because it means I can bust it with Lady Gwen (and by the way, I’m hoping to reveal the cover here pretty soon). But I’m sad because I’ll probably be slowing down with this project to work on Lady Gwen. Writers have problems.
If you missed my previous NaNo posts, here they are:
NaNoWriMo 2017: My Novel’s Characters, Part One
For today, I’ll be sharing the playlist I’ve created, which I’m still adding to periodically. It’s a mix of film scores, French songs, and English songs (and after two straight years of mostly French music, finding English music that I know the words to is much harder than I thought). Here’s the playlist if you’d like to give it a listen.
Now for some snippets! I’ve never shared snippets of my writing before, so this is kinda scary, especially with it being from a rough draft. But without further adieu….
She looks like she might laugh before she finally answers. “You want to draw me?”
“If you don’t want me to, that’s fine, just tell me. But I’ve been thinking you’d be an interesting drawing since, well, the day I met you.” It’s honest. I have wanted to draw her since that day in the gallery, when I lingered for what was probably too long on her portrait.
Silence fills the room as he looks at me, his expression going from shock to fear to regret.
“Amira…” he whispers, coming close to me.
“Don’t apologize. It’s my fault as much as it’s yours.”
I offer him the slender silver handle of a throwing knife. “Would you care to try?” I ask.
He shakes his head. “Not today.”
“You don’t know how.” For why else would he refuse?
He smirks. “Of course I know how, Amira Uverennost. Perhaps I just do not wish to show you my skill.”
So what do you think? Let me know in the comments! Have you shared any snippets of your writing? I’d love to read them!