Yay! Today is the day! The day of the Show Me Yours Blogfest!
Here's a refresher of the rules:
The point of this blogfest is to share an excerpt of your NaNoWriMo novel. It can be any scene but try to keep it at 500 words so we can all get around to as many blogs as possible.
Who's with us?!
The date as you may have noticed is January 3rd, 2011. This will give you time to choose a scene and edit it, revise it, change it...whatever. Feel free to give us a little background about your story or at the very least a title and a genre. That always helps, right?
So if you participated in NaNoWriMo 2010, now's the time to show your skills or your bad writing! Excitement!
So here we are, with my entry. Picking only 500 words was a little tough, so here's a bit of background:
Title: Glimpse of Another Shore
Genre: Fantasy, YA
Pier = MC
Lani = Pier's girlfriend.
Lani's Dad = vet
Rule = sea serpent.
Pier and Rule were chased by a bigger, meaner sea serpent and Rule was hurt, forcing Pier to ask Lani to ask her dad for help.
Umm, I think that's all that's needed. I hope, anyway (if you have any questions, just ask)
Here we go!
We walked around to Rule’s injured side. When I saw the wound again, I knew I’d made the right decision in telling Lani and her father. Even if it made Lani mad at me, and judging by her cold shoulder she was more than just a little angry, I had to do right by Rule. She was only an animal after all.
Lani’s father made a few noises as he carefully probed around the wound. Rule watched all three of us before she nudged Lani with her massive head. Lani stumbled in the water and I reached out to catch her. My sudden movement sent fire along my ribs and I hissed in pain.
Lani’s dad glanced at me. “You should get a doctor to look at those ribs.”
“I’m fine sir. Nothing a little rest won’t fix.”
He grunted and turned to his patient. Lani shot me a dirty look and then occupied herself by rubbing Rule’s head.
“It looks worse than it is,” Lani’s dad announced. “As people we look at this and think there’s no way something could survive such a loss of flesh, but for them it’s not so severe. I’ll get her some medication to help with any pain but that’s about it. She’ll have to heal from the inside out.”
Relief washed over me in a cool wave. I mumbled my thanks to Lani’s dad as he walked to shore to rummage through his case. I leaned against Rule’s shoulder and patted her.
Lani snorted. “You’re unbelievable.”
“I can’t believe you’ve been lying the whole time! When Nemmy’s over at our place, all she ever talks about is Rule, and the whole time you’re here having a blast.”
“Having a blast? I almost died today!”
“And whose fault is that? Also, not to mention, this is the second time you’ve almost died mucking about with Rule!”
“That first time is why I told Nemmy to stay away. You agreed with me!”
“I agreed with you when you said you were both keeping away! I wouldn’t have been so quick to agree if you were just going to sneak here by yourself and lie to Nemmy and me.”
Lani’s dad waded in the water towards us so I leaned closer to her.
“What do you want me to do?” I whispered. “Apologize? Fine, I’m sorry.”
“It doesn’t count if you’re only saying it because I caught you in your lie.”
“You didn’t catch me, I told you!”
Lani scoffed. “Just forget it, Pier. I don’t want to talk to you anymore.”
“Fine,” I snapped.
Lani’s dad appeared with a large syringe filled with a light blue liquid. “This should help her with some of the pain. It’s also got an antibiotic to help her start the healing process. Not that she’ll need it. The waters on this side of the island are notoriously restorative and she’s young. She should be back to normal in a few weeks. Maybe less.”
He gave Rule a series of small injections around the wound. If Rule noticed, she didn’t show any signs. When he was done, he capped the needle and slipped it into his pocket before he faced me.
And that's the end of the 500 words!
I'll be around everyone else's posts throughout the day. I'm so excited to see what everyone wrote for NaNo!
And for those of you who didn't sign up, but want to read everyone else's entries, Mr Linky is over on the right (and also posted on Hannah and Summer's blogs as well)