Hodge Podge - Anyone Doing NaNoEdMo?

Very all over the place sort of day today.

I got sidetracked in the morning by scene ideas for a story I'm not supposed to be working on until not only the current novel but its sequel is complete.


Then I got derailed by posting about my cats on the Compuserve Forum. And I still have two beta reads and two book review reads to get through, at least by the end of the week.

But enough about my lollygagging. Happy Saint David's Day! Is anyone else doing NaNoEdMo this year?

As I was editing like mad this past weekend, I discovered another WineLit snip! This one's short enough to include here...

From Out of the Water, the wedding night scene:

She was drowsing over the pages when a knock came at her door. She shook herself awake and crawled out of her bunk, holding the lantern aloft as she opened the door a crack.

"May I come in, Peri?"

She stepped back and he came through, bolting the door behind him.

"I have some wine," he offered, holding up a half-filled bottle. "The captain won a crate in a game of cards, apparently, and has been passing it around to all the hands not on duty. But I'd rather share it with you."

She buried her face in the cupboard, searching for glasses, thankful for the dimness that hid her blushing cheeks.

He poured her a glass and watched as she sipped it.

"It's very sweet," she suggested, not knowing what else to say. Shadows played across his face from the lantern light on the table, darkening his eyes to two black pools that threatened to drown her.

"It's meant to be drunk with biscuits," he advised, filling his own glass and sitting beside her on the bunk. "I'm afraid there was none left."

His body was very warm, the touch of his knee on hers like a shock of lightning, rattling her to the core. The wine sloshed in her glass as she raised it for another sip.

"Lantern light becomes you, my wife," he said gently.

She had no reply to that either, and hid her face in her cup. The wine coated her tongue and floated up her nose.

"Are you afraid of the dragon, Peri?"

"No," she whispered. "Not if you're my dragon now."

Comments

KarenG said…
There's another Nano contest? I did one last June. Altho I see the little *ed* which must mean time to edit your NaNo ms? Will check this out!
Deniz Bevan said…
Yup, it's all about editing. But I don't think it's hosted by the same people at all.
You're really into this WineLit. Next thing you know, you'll write the novel equivalent of "Sideways".
Deniz Bevan said…
I didn't plan it, Theresa! But now the wine stuff keeps catching my eye as I go through the novel...
Susan Fields said…
That's a lot of reading to do by the end of the week - good luck!
Len Lambert said…
I keep reading about NaNoEdMo but I don't think I'm able to join.

I love the excerpts of your writing.
Zan Marie said…
OOOH! Thanks for the snip, Deniz! And you took time out to edit my little bit, too. Back to work, lady. ; )
Tara said…
Ooo, Baha. Hot!
Talli Roland said…
Ooh, I love this scene, Deniz! I think I'm engaged in the Nano of my own accord! :)

PS - Yay WineLit!
Nas Dean said…
Thanks for the excerpt, Deniz!
Dempsey Sanders said…
great scene Deniz, hope you do well in the contest :)
Carol Riggs said…
I love the name Peri! That is so clever (can you tell i adore unusual names??). Is that short for Periwinkle? Now I'm curious for the REST of the story!
Deniz Bevan said…
Thanks Susan - done the review, now to work on the beta...

Thanks so much Len and Zan Marie! And thank you Tara, Talli, Nas and Dempsey - I'm so glad you guys liked it [g]

Thank you Carol! Well... I won't put up another snip so soon but maybe I have it... Aha! Here's an early draft of it that explains the nickname: http://community.compuserve.com/n/pfx/forum.aspx?msg=68175.53&nav=messages&webtag=ws-books
I've got to stop giving away dribs and drabs of this book before it's complete [g]
Savannah Chase said…
Another NaNo....Urm yeah I never did the normal NaNo...Never enough time...
Deniz Bevan said…
This was the first year I was successful at it - and even then, I didn't start a novel from scratch but pushed on toward finish my current one.
Trisha said…
I'm doing EdMo, but I haven't done much yet ;) Still have to log yesterday's hour.
Ciara said…
I'm not participating in NaNo Edit. I did the NaNowrimo in Nov. though. I'm a fellow crusader turned follower. :)
Deniz Bevan said…
Thanks for dropping by Trisha and Ciara! Gotta say, I'm not being as consistent with NaNoEdMo as I was with the last NaNoWriMo.

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