First of all, updates:
1. You can find my second instalment in my notebook series here
3. I’ll be doing a post on my own experiences at developing a language for my world on Monday, the 28th October. Get excited!
Onto the main event of the day, the WIPpet. This will be the second last WIPpet before NaNo, during which I hope to post snippets from my Nano novel provided they’re fit for human consumption. So today is the 23rd….
This excerpt is from the 23rd page of the manuscript and consists of 117 words in an attempt to appease those who get annoyed when I post short bits. To give you context, people are going places and yeah.
‘I hear you’re leaving.’ Rea remarked.
Tasyn jumped. He hadn’t thought she could see him where he stood in the shadows of the dim hut. In hindsight he was lucky she hadn’t misconstrued his intentions.
‘Yes. Tomorrow. How did you know?’
‘Oh.’ He cleared his throat.
‘When do you leave?’
‘Tomorrow. At first light.’
‘Can I ask where you’re going? Or is it a secret?’ she grinned.
He grinned back, relieved she wasn’t upset, ‘To Vestlichdas. There’s some boy Tekmal needs brought back to the valley.’
‘Vestlichdas,’ Rea mused, ‘is that far?’
‘And when will you return?’
‘It depends. Three months from now, perhaps. Five. A year if I’m unlucky. Never if I’m dead.’
And on the topic of NaNo, my user name for that is Amelia Browne so add me as a writing buddy. 😀