Friday, October 9, 2015

Leave of Absence





Hey bibliophiles!
Unfortunately, while I have lots of inspiration for a post today, I'm out of time to put it together and mental energy to address it properly. It happens rarely, but even the most cast-iron blogger turns out to be human on occasion. :)

I have, however, written  a good 8,000 words in my current novel this week, and hope to log in a few more after I get back from work today. Such fun!

Here's a snippet. Because snippets are fun too.
 
“I’d rather have you than his enemies set after him.”

“Are you threatening him?”


"You have a friend at stake. I have an empire to protect. I’m giving you a choice because I want to control damages if he’s making his own plans. But if you refuse, I won’t hesitate to call in other reinforcements.” 

There is was, the knife edge to his throat. Held by a friend with the very best of intentions. If he didn’t take it, the knife would be turned on another friend. It was a strange kind of protection.



Tell me what you're reading and how you like it! Are you getting ready for NaNoWriMo in November? I am, and I can't wait to participate in my first year ever. Have a great weekend, and I'll see you back here on Tuesday!

~Schuyler

10 comments:

  1. No one can indeed ever blame you for neglecting your blog, Schuyler! You're an example to us all on writing-discipline and responsibility with looking after your blog, so don't you feel bad! Sometimes, we need those little breathers ;). I hope yours is refreshing!

    Wow, that's a lot of writing accomplished! Hurrah, keep up the work, dear friend! <3 I am so excited you're participating in NaNoWriMo this year - it is fantastic and so much fun (mostly!), but also so motivational. Alas, I will not participate this year because of schoolwork, but I do really hope to do NaNo next year, God will, if I've graduated by then! (Fingers crossed). However I *am* thinking of having an internet break during November to sort of NaNo my studies, if that makes sense!! Basically blitz on my homework ;). We'll have to see how that works.

    Well, I'm reading several books at the moment actually. I just finished a re-read of "Magician's Nephew" (it was beautiful!) and right now I've started a book called "Gilead" by Marilynne Robinson (a Pulitzer Prize-Winner), and so far, it seems good! It's got a very stream-of-conscience style of writing, with the story being about an old pastor called John Ames who is dying and he's writing a long letter about his life and faith and memories to his young son for when he grows up. Quite sad. And I'm reading a little devotional book about the the Cross by R.A. Finlayson called "The Cross in the Experience of our Lord" and so far, it's been a real blessing!

    What are you reading?

    Ooh, I love that snippet! It's so very intriguing :D. *is eager for more* ^_^ <3
    Much love and hugs, dear friend!

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    1. Thank-you, Joy. You are very encouraging!

      That NaNo blitz for school sounds like a grand idea!! I'm finding it works to do mini NaNos on a lot of things in my life to keep focused.

      I was intrigued by your stat about reading Gilead on Goodreads! I think I've heard of it....through World Magazine perhaps? I'll look forward to your rating/thoughts when you finish it. It sounds wonderful!

      And I shall have to keep you updated with snippets. ^_^ Maybe I should sign up for Viber and send you an audio one. :P

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    2. THAT WOULD BE SO COOL! :D

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  2. Very epic. o.o
    Unfortunately November is my busiest month, so I can't do NaNo this year. *sobs* But I wish you all the luck in the world. I'll be praying for you. =)

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    1. I will miss you!! But it is all in a good cause--so keep right at it, and I shall cheer for you later in November. :) Thank-you for your prayers, Victoria! Praying for you, too.

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  3. We look forward to seeing you back very soon, Lady B! :) I'm glad that you got to write this week and make some progress on your project.

    Right now I am reading "How to Read the Bible For All Its Worth". (You'd be proud of me--I picked it up used at the Local Wonderful Bookstore with a Used Book Section) It's a touch more scholarly than I am accustomed to, but I am hanging in there with it!

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    1. #SoProud That sounds like a good book. I've enjoyed seeing all the titles you've been reading this summer--so many good ones. Maybe we should do a post about what you've been reading lately!

      Go forth, and be victorious! :)

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  4. Love your snippets! Sounds exciting and...um...I'm worried about who is threatening who and who is pulling a knife on who. :tmi:

    I just finished reading Cranford! I really enjoyed it. It's not a super exciting or dramatic book, but yet the writer keeps you very much interested. But oh dear... Mrs. Poll. :P I loved the book and would definitely read it again. Hoping to get the BBC Cranford soon!

    Love,
    Lizzy

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    1. The knife is hypothetical in this quote, but the threat is very real. :D It is very exciting. I am about to write the most exciting scene I've been waiting for years to write. On Monday, hopefully!! (And knives may not be so hypothetical in that one.)

      So glad you enjoyed Cranford. Those ladies are wonderful!

      Love,
      Schuyler

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    2. Ahh, I see. Wow! I look forward to reading it someday! Sounds epic.

      Love,
      Lizzy

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