A Novel Idea

I’m thoroughly enjoying NaNoWriMo — mostly because I’m on target and that’s such a good feeling. Here’s an excerpt from one of my early chapters.

Grace and Christophe — No R

Grace said, “My parents trotted me off to confession where I’d stand in line waiting my turn to talk to the priest. Then I went into the dark little cubicle and knelt down, waiting again, until the priest opened his window. There was a dark screen and you could only hear him, not see him. I was so nervous all I could do was make things up. I remembered most of the Ten Commandments so I’d work my way through those. I told him things I never would have done…not in a million years, but they were the only sins I could think up. When I was eight, I confessed to adultery.”

Her husband burst out laughing, “You never told me that. Did you even know what it meant?”

“Of course not — I was eight!” Grace said.

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They say you should write what you know. I know church. For better or worse, I know church.

I’d love to stay and chat, but I’ve got a word count to meet. 50,000 words by November 30th.

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One Response to A Novel Idea

  1. I am so impressed that you are doing this! I am eager to hear about the book and the whole experience. Very inspirational, Betsy!

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