{Writing Journal} Day 14: Snippets from The Rebel’s Bride

I’m shifting toward my winter routine when my most productive time of the day is after everyone heads to bed instead of while everyone is at school or work. Today I had the kids the whole day since they didn’t have school. Good thing there was snow on the ground to occupy them with snow forts and sledding.

Total Word Count for Today: 1,625
Total Book Word Count: 29,529


Disclaimer: These snippets are unedited and might be entirely different in the final version.

“How is she in bed?” Gerit asked Cynel, interrupting the conversation.

The talk around the fire instantly stopped, and she took the chance to look around at the other ten people, judging their reactions. Most of the faces were turned toward Cynel, their faces curious. Two of the men were staring at her with speculative gazes.  Gerit was leering at her, making her skin crawl.

She glanced at Cynel and almost leapt away from him. He looked ready to commit murder and his gaze was locked on Gerit.

“I don’t believe that is any of your business, Gerit,” Cynel snarled, rising to his feet, hand on the hilt of his dagger.

“I’m just wondering if you want to sell her—”

Gerit sailed through the air, slamming into a tree with bone crushing ease. Mina had barely seen Cynel move, and by the looks around her, no one else had either.


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