Sneak Peak Excerpt #2: “The Price of Mendacity”

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A excerpt from “The Price of Mendacity”.  Chapter 11

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“Von?” Gamlefar asked without preamble,  “I hear you indulging in some unscheduled athletics last night.” He looked at the broken ankle in its clumsy splint.

“I was trying to, Jah, Herr,” Von replied, a smile on his lips at his own folly, steadfastly refusing to look at his father.  Rann took that moment to excuse herself, going out onto the veranda, watching Gamlefar like one watches a dangerous animal.  Wanting to stay but very sure she should not be seen.  Joost went out through the suite door.  Only Von, Lorelei, Gamlefar and Gamlemor remained.  The two women watched the exchange in increasing horror.

“At three in the morning?  What were you doing on the fairgrounds then?”

“I was running the boom, jumping from log to log.  They got too fast for me now.”

“Because you were drunk,” Gamlefar said accusing his son.  His voice a flat piece of iron.  Von turned to address his father with a rebellious arrogance on his face.

“Sober, I would not have even attempted running on the dock,” he responded, then turned back to storm watching.

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I wonder if anyone will be able to guess what I am adapting?  🙂

X-Post Fact Toast #6

NaNoWriMo project progress is going well.

As of 11/10

Wordcount: 19554  (Yes I updated a few seconds too late for it to count all on the 10th but who cares?)

11 chapters so far, and so far I’m happy.  I’ll cringe with how bad my writing is after I am done.

The First Five Days

Five days in, and binge writing is still the order of the day.

I discovered quickly I cannot dictate.  My mind just refuses… REBELS even… at speaking out in prose.  I need my fingers.  But I have decided to use Google Docs for a little, to see how well this will work.  And I’ve downloaded Scrivener to transfer my work to… ultimately.

So here’s how it sits:

2.4 chapters

5437 words

…and rising.  I’m not done for the day till I get closer to my goal of 10k.

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What I am finding odd is that since this is an adaptation, I’m going back pretty regularly to the source material to go over it as I write.  This is slowing me down a lot more than expected, but it’s nice to see it flow none the less.