Friday, November 13, 2020

My Writing Journey - Part 2

This November, I embarked on a new journey. It's my first time participating in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). It was spur-of-the-moment, so I'm scrambling to get my prep in and still write those words! The internet has so much information that I'm researching more than writing. The goal with NaNoWriMo is to write 50,000 words in one month. If you manage it, then it's called a win. I'll probably not make it. However, I am reminding myself that I'm still a winner because I will have written more words than if I hadn't attempted it at all. I invite you to follow along on my journey here on the blog and in my brand new Facebook group!

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Below is another snippet from Chapter 1.
You can read the first two paragraphs here.

And here's the above paragraph along with the next one:

Myra’s knowledge of plants gave her more freedom than most. Sometimes she needed to replenish their herbs or search for wild mushrooms. That is how she first met Damien. It was springtime and the season for wild mushrooms. The first time she saw him, she thought he was a ghost. He stood so quietly and appeared as if out of nowhere. To ease her fear, he held out his fur cloak, offering her the mushrooms within that he had gathered. That memory still made her smile.

He was taller than her sister, whom she knew was just under six feet. He could pass as a Livanian with his fair complexion, but he spoke her language haltingly and with a strange accent. She liked the sound of his voice. It was rough and had a low timbre. His clothes also marked him as different, the fur being the most obvious. Something she could never figure out was how Damien managed to sneak past their scouts. The Livanians protected their land fiercely, enough to deter outsiders, but not Damien.


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