Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Yes, we are a day early but still, it’s a festive time of year. Today will be another update and excerpt from my first attempt at the NaNoWriMo challenge. To be honest, I feel really good and I know that I can make the goal (as long as I am not comatose from the meal tomorrow). Thank you for hanging with us! I know I haven’t been as active as previous months, but with everything going on in November it has been super busy. I promise to be back to normal next month! If anyone is participating in NaNoWriMo or working on any projects, let me know! I will be happy to check out your work.
November 12th – 1822
November 13th – 1277
November 14th – 2099
November 15th – 1398
November 16th -1593
November 17th – 1888
November 18th – 1339
November 19th – 1364
November 20th – 2711
Total = 15491 Overall total =35378
Writing is going pretty well at the moment. With all of my updates, I will include an excerpt from the story. This time we are introduced to a new character in the mix, Roheysia.
My Chambers, February 4th, 1524.
So this is where all of the royal secrets are being kept. I have to admit, I thought there would be a little more spice in a royal journal. No matter. My name is Roheysia Thorngold and I am the head lady in waiting to our soon to be queen, Princess Ariana. Ari and I have been friends since we were 5, we’re 15 now. She’s such a great person and I have no doubt in my mind that she will usher in a new Golden Age for our kingdom. She has always been the loyal daughter in the eye of the court, but behind the doors of her personal court, there’s an entirely different game being played. I was 12 when I learned how to kiss. Ari and I would watch the queen’s ladies make their rounds at court. We figured they were gathering information because they were only being courted by court officials, high ranking nobles and diplomats.
Ari and I followed one of the most beautiful ladies I had ever seen. Her name was Ysmay. Her hair was auburn and her skin was as smooth as cocoa. Her hips were curved and her lips were lush. We would follow her and mimic her movements when we were alone. Ari has always been fascinated with women and the art of love. During feasts and gatherings we would watch the different dance styles from over the world shuffle into our court and across our tiled floors. Ari has always been fascinated with dance so she would ask questions to all of the musicians playing their foreign music.
You are probably wondering how I got my hands on the journal. I picked up a few tips from Ysmay and wanted to gather some information on my mistresses fiance. So I flirted with him and his advisor Sterling. Sterling always had a disapproving look at me and the prince when I would drop by to lighten his load. There was a lingering stare that Sterling would give me that gave me the idea of seducing him as well. When the prince and Sterling returned from their campaign in Mythonia, his grace sent for me to accompany him after his travel. I showed up in the finest silks that I could fine. The seamstress detailed the gown to accentuate my bust and peach shaped bottom. The gown was so tight that I felt as if I had nothing on at all. I followed the prince to his chamber that was connected to Sterling’s office and as the door shut I peered over my shoulder to see the advisor still admiring my assets.
After my visit with the prince, Sterling was staring at my bust and I noticed that he had this journal hidden underneath the papers on his desk. I engaged him in frivolous conversation and using the techniques that I had learned, enticed him to walk me back to my room. I planted a kiss on his cheek and he invited me to a picnic the next afternoon. My charms have never failed me, the nervous Sterling cleared his throat and walked off. Before the picnic the next day, I went back into the study and grabbed the journal. My Lord Sterling was predictably heading to the kitchen, I’m assuming he was checking on the dishes that he had prepared for our picnic. And now we are here!
Anyway, the journal entries from Lord Gabriel and Sterling are from outsiders looking in. I’m here to tell you the behind the scenes action only someone close to the princess would know. Great, Prince Adrian has called us all to the hall for an announcement. I will update the journal soon.
Have a great weekend! What are you currently working on? Any plans for the holiday? Let’s talk!