Thought I’d give you all a break from Song and Sword (I’ll probably come back to it in December) and spend the month posting excerpts from whatever I’ve written for NaNoWriMo the previous week.
I’m working on a prequel to the Academy of the Accord series. The tentative title is Creating Accord and it’s set a few generations before the series.
Zin isn’t the character’s full name but I don’t know it yet and [OLDEST SON] is because he doesn’t have any name yet. (Names are the bane of my existence. I think they are one step below blurb-writing on my most-hated list.)
“Father? Are you all right? You got really quiet and you look sad.”
Zin smiled and ruffled his son’s hair. “I’m fine, [OLDEST SON]. Just thinking about something I have to do but don’t really want to.”
“But you’re a grown up.”
“Grown ups don’t have to do things they don’t want to do.”
Zin shook his head and crouched down to be on a level with his son. “Sadly, [OLDEST SON], grown ups have to do a lot of things they don’t want to do. More than children, in fact.”
“Then what’s the point of being a grown up?”
(I have no idea how to answer that question, so if you have an answer feel free to share in the comments.)